Aramaic Names

Male Names
  • Thaddeus (Aramaic) - Uncertain, perhaps praised or heart [English speaking countries]

    Latin form of Lebbaeus, which is of uncertain origin but is possibly Aramaic (possibly meaning praised or heart) and a variant of the Greek Theodoros/Theodotos (God's gift).
    In the New Testament Thaddeus is listed as one of the apostles, probably e

  • Thomas (Aramaic) - Twin [Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries]

    Thomas has been very popular in the UK for several years, staying at second place in 2007. In the US it ranked 51st. St Thomas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He is often known as 'doubting Thomas' as he requires proof of the resurrection of Jes

Female Names
  • Mariam (Aramaic) - Uncertain, maybe bitter [Arabic, English, French, Greek and Armenian speaking countries]

    Aramaic alternative form of the Hebrew name Miriam.
    It is also the form of Mary used in the Greek translation of the Bible.
    It was mistaken as a Latin accusative case and gave the well-known name Maria.

    It can also be conside

  • Martha (Aramaic) - Lady [English and Greek speaking countries]

    Martha is a name of Aramaic origin, meaning "lady, mistress".

    She was a figure in the New Testament. According to the gospel of John, she was the sister of Lazarus and Mary, and she witnessed her brother's resurrection.
    The image of

  • Rebecca (Hebrew) - To tie [English speaking countries]

    Sometimes touted as meaning 'to tie/to bind' or 'heifer', this name is of doubtful meaning and probably has its roots in Aramaic. The Biblical Rebecca was the wife of Isaac in the Old Testament and the mother of Jacob and Esau.

    This is al

  • Rebekah (Hebrew) - To tie [English and Polish speaking countries]

    This spelling is seen as a more faithful transliteration of the Hebrew. It is commonly used by the Jewish people of Poland.

  • Samantha (Aramaic) - Listener [English speaking countries]

    As Samantha is likely an English variation on Samuel, it does not retain the original Hebrew meaning "heard by God," as it is not a Hebrew name.

    Samantha is a relatively new name, arising in the latter part of the 18th century. It was popu

  • Tabitha (Aramaic) - Gazelle [English speaking countries]

    In the New Testament, Tabitha is a woman whom the apostle Peter raised from the dead.

    Tabitha was the name of the magical protagonist in the popular mid-century U.S. sitcom "Bewitched."

Gender Neutral Names