Bible Names Meaning


A

 

1. Aaron - Enlightened; Shining –– Exodus 4:14

2. Abaddon - Destroyer; Destruction –– Revelation 9:11

3. Abba - Father –– Mark 14:36

4. Abel - Breath or Vapor –– Genesis 4:2 / Meadow ––(only in 1 Samuel 6:18 & 2 Samuel 20:18

5. Abraham - Father of a multitude –– Genesis 17:5

6. Abram - High Father; Exalted Father –– Genesis 11:26

7. Absalom - Father is Peace; Father of Peace –– 2 Samuel 3:3

8. Adam - Man; Mankind; Red (color of the earth) –– Genesis 2:19

9. Ahab - Father´s brother (uncle) –– 1 Kings 16:28

10. Ahasuerus - King –– Ezra 4:6

11. Ai - Heap (of ruins) –– Joshua 7:2

12. Alexander - Helper of men –– Mark 15:21

13. Amon - Worker; Builder – 1 Kings 22:26

14. Amorite - Mountaineer; Highlander –– Genesis 10:16

15. Amos - Burden (burden-bearer?) –– Amos 1:1

16. Anathema - Cursed –– 1 Corinthians 16:22

17. Andrew - Manly –– Matthew 4:18

18. Anna - Grace –– Luke 2:36

19. Apollyon - Destroyer –– Revelation 9:11

20. Aquila - Eagle –– Acts 18:2

21. Arabia - Wilderness; Desert –– 1 Kings 10:15

22. Aram - High place; High –– Genesis 10:22

23. Ararat - Holy land –– Genesis 8:4

24. Ariel - Lion of God –– Ezra 8:16

25. Arimathaea - Height –– Matthew 27:57

26. Aristarchus - Best ruler –– Acts 19:29

27. Aristobulus - Best counselor –– Romans 16:10

28. Armenia - Holy land –– 2 Kings 19:37

29. Artaxerxes - Great King –– Ezra 4:7

30. Asa -Physician –– 1 Kings 15:8

31. Ashekenaz - Spreading fire? –– Genesis 10:3

32. Asiel - Made by God –– 1 Chronicles 4:35

33. Asriel - Vow of God –– Numbers 26:31

34. Athaliah - Jehovah is strong; Afflicted by Jehovah –– Ezra 10:28

35. Augustus - Venerable; August –– Luke 2:1


B

 

36. Bela - Consuming –– Genesis 14:2

37. Belshazzar - Baal protects the king; Prince of Bel? –– Daniel 5:1

38. Benjamin - Son of the right hand –– Genesis 35:18

39. Bethel - House of the Lord –– Joshua 1:28

40. Bethany - House of dates –– Matthew 21:17

41. Bethesda - House of Mercy –– John 5:2

42. Bethlehem - House of Bread –– Genesis 35:10

43. Bethsaida - House of fishing or fish –– Matthew 11:21

44. Bethuel - House of God –– Genesis 22:22

45. Bilhah - Modest; Modesty –– Genesis 36:27

46. Boaz - Agility; (Strength?) –– Mark 3:17


C

 

47. Caiaphas - Depression –– Matthew 26:3

48. Cain - Spear; Acquisition –– Genesis 4:1

49. Caleb - Dog, Impetuous –– Numbers 13:6

50. Calvery - Skull –– Luke 23:33

51. Cana - Place of reeds? –– John 2:1

52. Canaan - Low land –– Genesis 9:18

53. Capernaum - Village of Nahum (comfort) –– Matthew 4:13

54. Carmel - Fruitful place –– Joshua 12:22

55. Christ - Anointed –– Matthew 1:1

56. Cush - Black –– Genesis 10:6

57. Cyrus - Sun –– 2 Chronicles 36:22

D

 

58. Dagon - Fish –– Judges 16:23

59. Dan - Judge –– Genesis 14:14

60. Daniel - God is my Judge –– 1 Chronicles 3:1

61. David - Believed –– Ruth 4:17

62. Deborah - Bee –– Genesis 35:8

63. Decapolis - 10 Cities –– Matthew 4:25

64. Deuteronomy - Second Law; Repetition of the Law


E

 

65. Ecclesiastes - The preacher

67. Edom - Red –– Genesis 25:30

68. El - God

69. Eleazar - God is helper; God has helped –– Exodus 6:23

70. Eliezer - (My) God is help –– Genesis 15:2

71. Elijah - God is Jehovah –– 1 Kings 17:1

72. Elisha - God is salvation –– 1 Kings 19:16

73. Emmanuel - God with us –– Matthew 1:23

74. Emmaus - Hot springs –– Luke 24:13

75. Enoch - Dedicated; Instructed, Teacher? –– Genesis 4:17

76. Enos - Human; Man –– Genesis 4:26

77. Ephraim - Double fruitfulness –– Genesis 41:52

78. Ephratah - Fruitfulness –– Ruth 4:11

79. Esau - Hairy –– Genesis 25:25

80. Esther - Star –– Esther 2:7

81. Ethiopia - Burned by the sun –– Genesis 2:13

82. Eve - Life; Living –– Genesis 3:20

83. Exodus - Going out

84. Ezekiel - God is Strengthen –– Ezekiel 1:3

85. Ezra - Help –– 1 Chronicles 4:17


F

 

86. Felix - Happy –– Acts 23:24


G

 

87. Gabriel - Man of God –– Daniel 8:16

88. Gad - Fortune; Troop –– Genesis 31:11

89. Galilee - Circle –– 1 Samuel 25:44

90. Gamaliel - Reward of God –– Numbers 1:10

91. Gaza - Strong –– Genesis 10:19

92. Gedeon - Felles; Cutter; Warrior –– Hebrews 11:32

93. Genesis - Beginning; Generation

94. Gethsemane - Oil press –– Matthew 26:36

95. Gog - Mountain –– 1 Chronicles 5:4

96. Golgotha - Place of a skull ––– Matthew 27:33

97. Goliath - Exile; Exiled –– 1 Samuel 17:4

98. Gomer - Consummation; Complete –– Genesis 10:2

99. Gomorrah - Submersion –– Genesis 10:19


H

 

100. Habakkuk - Embrace –– Habakkuk 1:1

101. Hagar - Flight –– Genesis 16:1

102. Ham - Black; Hot –– Genesis 5:32

103. Havilah - Sandy –– Genesis 2:11

104. Hebron - Union; Association –– Genesis 13:18

105. Herod - Heroic –– Matthew 2:1

106. Hittites - Sons of Heth (terror) –– Genesis 15:20

107. Horeb - Desert –– Exodus 3:1

108. Harem - Sacred –– Joshua 19:38

109. Hosea - Salvation –– Hosea 1:1

110. Hosanna - Save now; Save we plead –– Matthew 21:9


I

 

111. Idumaea - Red –– Mark 3:8

112. Immanuel - God with us –– Isaiah 7:14

113. Isaac - Laughter –– Genesis 17:19

114. Isaiah - Jehovah has saved; Jehovah is help –– 2 Kings 19:2

115. Ishmael - God hears –– Genesis 16:11

116. Israel - He that fights with God; He will reign with God; Soldier of God –– Genesis 32:38

117. Issachar - He will bring a reward –– Genesis 30:18


J

 

118. Jacob - Supplanter –– Genesis 25:26

119. James - Supplanter –– Matthew 4:21

120. Japhet - He will deliver –– 1 Chronicles 7:32

121. Jared - Descent –– Genesis 5:15

122. Jason - Healing –– Acts 17:5

123. Jehoiachin - Jehovah establishes –– 2 Kings 24:6

124. Jehoiakim - Jehovah rises up or establishes –– 2 Kings 23:34

125. Jehoram - Jehovah is exalted; Exalted by Jehovah –– 1 Kings 22:50

126. Jehoshaphat - Jehovah judges; Jehovah is judge –– 2 Samuel 8:16

127. Jehovah - Self-Existent One –– Exodus 6:3

128. Jehu - Jehovah is He –– 1 Kings 16:1

129. Jeremiah - Jehovah establishes –– 2 Kings 23:31

130. Jericho - Fragrant place; Moon city –– Numbers 22:1

131. Jeroboam - He contends for the people –– 1 Kings 11:26

132. Jerusalem - Founded in peace –– Joshua 10:1

133. Jesse - Jehovah is or exists –– Ruth 4:17

134. Jesus - Savior; Jehovah is Salvation –– Matthew 1:1

135. Jezebel - Chaste; Not married –– 1 Kings 16:31

136. Joel - Jehovah is God –– 1 Samuel 8:2

137. John - Jehovah is gracious –– Matthew 3:1

138. Joktan - Small; Made little –– Genesis 10:25

139. Jonah - Dove –– 2 Kings 14:25


K

 

144. Kadmiel - In the presence of God–– Ezra 2:40

145. Kemuel - Assembly of God; Raised by God –– Genesis 22:21


L

 

146. Laban - White –– Genesis 24:29

147. Lamech - Vigorous; Powerful –– Genesis 4:18

148. Lazarus - God has helped –– Luke 16:20

149. Leah - Fatigued, Wearied –– Genesis 29:16

150. Lebanon - White –– Deuteronomy 1:7

151. Lemuel - Consecrated to God –– Proverbs 31:1

152. Levi - Joined; Adhesion –– Genesis 29:34

153. Leviticus - Pertaining to the Levites

154. Linus - Linen –– 2 Timothy 4:21

155. Lot - Covering –– Genesis 11:27

156. Lucifer - Light-Bearer; Shining one –– Isaiah 14:12

M

 

156. Madian - Strife; Contentation –– Acts 7:29

157. Mahalaleel - Praise of God –– Genesis 5:12

158. Manasseh - One who makes to forget –– Genesis 41:51

159. Mary - Bitterness; Rebellion –– Matthew 1:16

160. Matthew - Gift of Jehovah –– Matthew 9:9

161. Megiddo - Place of troops –– Joshua 12:21

162. Mesopotamia - Between the rivers –– Genesis 24:10

163. Messiah - Anointed –– Daniel 9:25

164. Methuselah - Man of the dart –– Genesis 5:21

165. Michael - Who is like God –– Jude 1:9

166. Moriah - Jehovah provides –– Genesis 22:2

167. Moses - Drawn out of waters –– Exodus 2:10


N

 

168. Nahor - Snorting (one) –– Genesis 11:22

169. Nahum - Comforter; Consolation –– Nahum 1:1

170. Naomi - Pleasant; My delight –– Ruth 1:2

171. Nephtali - My Westling –– Genesis 30:8

172. Nathan - Gift; He gave –– 2 Samuel 5:14

173. Nathanael - Gift of God –– John 1:45

174. Nazareth - Branch –– Matthew 2:23

175. Nazarite - Separated; Consecrated –– Numbers 6:2

176. Nehemiah - Jehovah comforts –– Ezra 2:2

177. Nemuel - Day of God –– Numbers 26:9

178. Nicodemus - Victorious (among the people) –– John 3:1

179. Niger - Black –– Acts 13:1

180. Noah - Rest; Comfort –– Genesis 5:29

181. Numbers - Numbering


O

 

182. Orion - Giant, Strong –– Job 9:9

183. Othniel - God is my strength –– Joshua 15:17


P

 

184. Padan-Aram - Plain of Aram (height) –– Genesis 25:20

185. Paul - Small; Little –– Acts 13:9

186. Pekah - Alert –– 2Kings 15:25

187. Pekaniah - Jehovah has observed or opened the eyes –– 2 Kings 15:22

188. Peleg - Division –– Genesis 10:25

189. Pentecost - Fiftieth day –– Acts 2:1

190. Pergamos - Citadel –– Revelation 1:11

191. Peter - Stone; Rock –– Matthew 4:18

192. Pharez - Breach; Break forth –– Genesis 38:29

193. Pharisee - Separated –– Matthew 3:7

194. Phenicia - Palm tree –– Acts 21:2

195. Philadelphia - Brotherly love –– Revelation 1:11

196. Philemon - Loving; Friendly –– Philemon 1:1

197. Philip - Lover of horses –– Matthew 10:3

198. Philistine - Migratory –– Genesis 21:32

199. Pleiades - Grouping –– Job 9:9

200. Pontus - The sea –– Acts 2:9

201. Potiphar - Belonging to Ra (sun-god) –– Genesis 37:36

202. Praetorium - Judgement hall –– Mark 15:16

203. Psalms - Book of Praises

R

 

204. Rabbi - My Master –– Matthew 23:7

205. Rachel - Ewe –– Genesis 29:6

206. Rameses - Son of the sun –– Genesis 47:11

207. Rebekah - Noose –– Genesis 22:23

208. Reu - Friend –– Genesis 11:18

209. Reuben - Behold a son –– Genesis 29:32

210. Reuel - Friend of God –– Genesis 36:4

211. Reboam - He or Jehovah enlarges the people –– Matthew 1:7

212. Rome - Strength –– Acts 2:10

213. Ruth - Friend; Friendship –– Ruth 1:4


S

 

214. Salah - Sprout –– Genesis 10:24

215. Salem - Peace –– Genesis 14:18

216. Samaria - Watchtower, Watchman –– 1 Kings 13:32

217. Samson - Like the sun; Strong –– Judges 13:24

218. Samuel - Heard of God; God has heard –– 1 Samuel 1:20

219. Sapphira - Beautiful –– Acts 5:1

220. Sarah - Princess –– Genesis 17:15

221. Satan - Adversary –– 1 Chronicles 21:1

222. Saul - Asked for –– Genesis 36:37

223. Seir - Rough; Hairy –– Genesis 14:6

224. Selah - 1) Pause; Elevation –– Psalm 3:2 / 2) Rock; only 2 Kings 14:7

225. Serug - Brach; Tendril –– Genesis 11:20

226. Seth - Substituted; Named; Substitution –– Genesis 4:25

227. Shem - Name; Renown –– Genesis 5:32

228. Sidon - Fishing –– Genesis 10:15

229. Silas - Wood; Woody –– Acts 15:22

230. Simeon - Hearing –– Genesis 29:33

231. Sinai - Thorny –– Exodus 16:1

232. Sodom - Place of burning –– Genesis 10:19

233. Solomon - Peace; Peaceful – 2 Samuel 5:14

234. Stephen - Crown; Crowned –– Acts 6:5

235. Syria - High land –– Judges 10:6


T

 

236. Terah - Place –– Genesis 11:24

237. Thomas - Twin –– Matthew 10:3

238. Timothy - Honoring or Worshipping God –– 2 Corinthians 1:1


U

 

239. Ur - Light –– Genesis 11:28

240. Uriah - Flame or Light of Jehovah – 2 Samuel 11:3

241. Uzziah - Strength of Jehovah –– 2 Kings 15:13


V

 

242. Vashti-Beautiful –– Esther 1:9


Z

 

243. Zacchaeus - Pure –– Luke 19:2

244. Zara - Sun-rising –– Matthew 1:3

245. Zerubbabel - Born; Sown or scattered in Babylon (confusion) –– 1 Chronicles 3:19






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