Anglicisation of the Hebrew Aharon. In the Bible, Aaron was the brother of Moses. It is the name of 'the Moor', the lover of Tamora, in Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus'. Other famous bearers include TV producer Aaron Spelling, pop singer Aaron Carter and
According to the Bible, Abel has the distinction of being the first murder victim in history, having been slain by his brother, Cain. He was also considered to be the first shepherd or keeper of animals. The Bible indicates that he was the first person to
In the Bible, Abraham was originally named Abram, but was bestowed the name of Abraham by God for he wanted him to be the "father of many nations". Abraham was married to Sarah and had eight sons. He is said to be the father of the Jewish nations through
Abram was the original name of Abraham in the Bible. God renamed him thusly: "No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of many nations". Abram means "exalted father", where Abraham means "father
In Hebrew this is a generic word for 'man' not used as a name, but it is also associated with 'adama' (earth), from which God was supposed to have made the first humans. According to the Bible Adam and Eve were the first humans, and lived in the Garden of
Occasionally the meaning is given as "God is my majesty," but "followers of God" is more likely. In the Bible, Adriel was the son-in-law of Saul. Very occasionally used for a girl in English-speaking contexts, although the name is masculine.
Anglicised version of the Greek name Alexandros.
Alexander appears in the Bible as the one who helps Jesus bear the cross on the journey to Calvary.
Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedon king. Greece was unified by his
Amos was minor prophet who condemned idol worship and pagan ritual and spurned spiritual reform in Isreal. An evil priest, Amaziah, accused him of treason to Jeraboam II due to his unwelcome message. Amos was a contemporary of Isaiah, Micah and Hosea.
Greek root of names such as Andrew and André, the short form of names beginning with 'andr-' such as Androkles and Andronikos.
The San Andreas Fault is a geological transform fault in California that marks the boundary between the North Ame
Andrew was a disciple of Jesus and of John the Baptist, who it is said was martyred by being crucified on a cross in the shape of an "X". He became a saint. This symbol is now referred to as Saint Andrew's cross. Andrew was the brother of Peter.
In the Bible, Asa was the name of the third king of Judah. His father was the wicked Abijah. His grandmother was Maacah, a blasphemer. Against the odds of having a wicked father, Abijah, and a grandmother (Maacah) who was blasphemous, Asa became a righteo
In the Old Testament, Asher was the 8th son of Jacob and the second son of Zilpa, the maid of Jacob’s wife Leah. He was also the founder of the Tribe of Asher.
The male name Ben is from the Hebrew meaning "son", mentioned in the Old Testament.
Ben is also used as a nickname for Benjamin, the Anglicized form of Binyamin, meaning "son of my right hand". In the Bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob.<
Benjamin is the anglicized form of the Hebrew Binyamin. In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the twelfth and youngest son of Jacob. Benjamin was the 24th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and the 11th most popular in the UK. It is also commonly fou
In the Old Testament, Caleb and Joshua were among the Israelites who left Egypt for Canaan with Moses. They were the only two who lived to see the promised land. Caleb is sometimes translated as "faithful" or "loyal," probably because a dog displays the
The name of an ancient Roman gens (family). Its origin isn't certain, but it is believed to come from the Latin 'cornu' (horn).
Pope Cornelius was pope between 251 and 253 AD. Cornelius the centurion is considered to be the first Gentile co
Dan was the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Dan can also be used as a nickname for Daniel.
In the Old Testament, Daniel was a Hebrew prophet and the Book of Daniel contains prophecies concerning the future. Daniel was among the Jews who were taken captive in Babylon. He rose to a high position in the Babylonian government by interpreting the ki
St Denis was the martyr bishop of Paris in the 3rd century. He is usually depicted as headless, as he was beheaded.
Depending on the Hebrew writing, the name might mean "my God" (short form of Eliyahu), "pistil", "pestle", "ascend".
The name of the priest who raised Samuel (1. Sam. 4).
Famous bearers include spy Eli Cohen, cotton gin inven
In the Old Testament, Eliezer was Moses and Zipporah's second son.
Elijah was a Hebrew prophet who appeared mysteriously during the 9th century B.C.E. and left this earth in a blazing chariot ascending into the heavens. He appears in the Bible in 1 and 2 Kings, and is seen with Moses during the Transfiguration of Jesus.<
Latinate form of the Hebrew name Immanuel through the Greek cognate Emmmanouel.
The prophet Isaiah envisioned the name of the Messiah as being Immanuel in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, it is another name for Jesus Christ.
Enoch is an Anglicized form of the Hebrew name Chanok. It is a name borne by several biblical characters in the book Genesis: the eldest son of Cain, as well as a son of Jared and father of Metuselah. Jewish legends make Enoch the inventor of script, math
Name associated with Lord Shiva.
Eshan might also be a town of Judah in the uplands of Hebron (Josh 15:52).
Spanish cognate of Stephen (crown, garland).
Ethan means strong and optimistic, solid and enduring, or permanent. The name Ethan appears eight times in the Hebrew Bible. Ethan the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal-player in King David's court. He authored
Ezekiel was a major prophet of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel, like Jeremiah, is said to have been a descendant of Joshua by his marriage with the proselyte Rahab. He lived in Jerusalem until the Babylonian conquest and capt
Spanish and Portugese cognate of Ezekiel.
Ezra was a prophet of the Old Testament, a priest who returned to Judah from exile in Babylon.
Variant transcription of Gidon, from the Hebrew meaning "mighty warrior", "hewer", or "maimed".
In the Old Testament, the name is borne by an Israelite judge and leader in the defeat of the Midianites.
Biblically, Hezekiah was a good King of Judah.
From the Hebrew Yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh". In the Old Testament, Isaac is the son of Abraham and Sarah, the husband of Rebecca and the father of Jacob and Esau. Sarah could not bear children and was already very aged at the time of his conception.
Isaiah was a Jewish prophet in the Bible, the book of Isaiah was written by him. However, there is a curious jump in events and tone at Isaiah 40, which has led some scholars to believe that the two halves of the book were written by different authors. Th
This is a late Roman version of Isaiah. Found in some versions of the Bible it is also the name of a saint.
In the Hebrew Bible, Ishmael is the first son of the patriarch Abraham. According to tradition, it was Ishmael who engendered the Arab people. He is also reputed to have built the foundations of the Ka'aba in Mecca.
Ishmael is the name of
Transcription of the Hebrew Yisrael which is from the Hebrew words meaning "to struggle; wrestle; contend" and "God". Another suggested meaning is "Prince of God".
In the Old Testament, when Jacob wrestled with the angel, he received the new name
In the Old Testament, Jacob is the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau and the father of twelve sons and a daughter. From his sons came the twelve tribes of Israel - the Israelites. God later changed Jacob's name to Israel.
In the Old Testament, Jair was the father of one of King David's warriors.
There are many saints called James, the most famous being Saint James the Elder, one of the Apostles. As a common name it has many namesakes, such as the author James Joyce or the fictional British spy James Bond ("007"). The name has been used for royalt
In the Bible, Yared is the grandfather of Methuselah. Jared may also be taken as a variant of Yered, one of the names applied to Moses.
Actor and musician Jared Leto is a famous bearer.
Captain Jared Bilby is a main charac
Jason is a popular name in English-speaking countries. It was borne in Greek mythology by the great Thessalian hero who led the Argonauts in the quest for the Golden Fleece. A Jason is mentioned in the Biblical books of Acts and Romans, his house is used
From the Hebrew Yedidya, meaning "friend of God" or "God's beloved."
Yedidya was another name of King Solomon.
Biblically, Jeremiah was a prophet. He prophesied the besieging and taking of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon but was ignored by the princes of Jerusalem. His writings are found in the book of Jeremiah and, according to tradition, he wrote the book
Spelt Joël in French.
Joel was a prophet in the Old Testament.
Famous bearers include film directors Joel Schumacher and Joel Coen, and singer Joel Madden.
It was the 124th most popular name in USA in 2006. It
John was the name of two characters in the New Testament.
John is the personal name of four US Presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Tyler, and John F. Kennedy.
A prophet of the Old Testament.
A prophet of the Old Testament.
Famous bearers include Jonas Salk, American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of the first safe and effective polio vaccine and Disney's The Jonas Brothers (joe,
In the Old Testament, Jonathan was the eldest son of King Saul and the best friend of the future king David. Jonathan was a courageous defender of Israel and was killed in battle against the Philistines.
There are several Josephs in the Bible, including the husband of Mary in the New Testament and Joseph, son of Jacob - nowadays known for his many coloured coat. Joseph of Arimathea donated his own tomb for the burial of Jesus.
Joseph was th
In the Old Testament, Joshua was appointed by God to lead the Israelites after Moses' death. The Greek form of Joshua is Jesus.
Joshua was the 3rd most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and 4th most popular in the UK.
Josiah is the name of the 16th king of Judah. The book of Deuteronomy was rediscovered during his time as king.
Josiah Wedgwood was an 18th century potter, who helped industrialize the pottery industry.
Josue [HO-su-eh; HO-sway] is the Spanish form of Joshua.
Josué [ZHO-zu-ay] is the French and Portuguese form of the name.
From the Hebrew meaning "thanks, gratitude", "praise." In the Old Testament, Judah was a son of Jacob and Leah, who later married Tamar.
It is also the name of one of the two kingdoms of Israel. The Kingdom of Judah was the kingdom ruled by
Levi is a Hebrew name used in the Old Testament of the Bible. Levi was the name of one of the sons of Jacob. His descendants, the Levites, were the priests of Israel.
It is also the name of a popular brand of jeans, Levi-Strauss.
St Luke was the author of the Biblical books of Luke and of the Acts of the Apostles. He is traditionally seen as being a physician or a doctor.
Luke was ranked as the 17th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006, but was rated 43rd in t
Modern variant of Malachi.
Swedish and Hawaiian variant of Malakhi.
English form of Marcus.
Saint Mark the Evangelist is traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel (Gospel of Mark) and a companion of Peter.
A famous Roman bearer of the name was Mark Antony (Marcus Antonius), politi
Finnish and Spanish form of Matthias.
New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew Mattathia.
Menachem is a Hebrew boy name, derived from 'nachum' meaning "comfort, console". It is pronounced with a gluttural 'ch'. In the Old Testament, Menachem was a king of Israel. Menachem is a symbolic name for boys born during the month of Av, or on the ninth
English name derived from the Hebrew Micha. It is often taken as short form of Micaiah, meaning "who is like God?".
It was the name of several characters of the Old Testament, including a Prophet titular of the Book of Micah.
Extended form of Micha, meaning "Who is like God?".
Michael is the name of several characters in the Old Testament. It is most famously that of one of the archangels, the one closest to God, who has the responsability of carrying out God's
Although originally a Jewish name, this is not generally used by Russian Jews.
Respelling of Mishael.
Spanish and Portuguese forms of Moses.
English form of Moshe.
According to the Bible, Moses was born to a Hebrew mother who protected him during a genocide of all newborn boys, and was adopted into the Egyptian royal family. He later freed the Hebrew slaves, leading them out of
Hebrew name of the Biblical figure Moses. Its meaning of 'drawn out of the water', also referring to the Pharaoh's daughter saving the baby Moses from the river, is said to come from the phrase "Min Hamayim Meshitihu' - "I drew him out of the water".
In the Old Testament, Nathan is a prophet who served King David and his son, who was also called Nathan. Nathan is also used as a short form of Nathaniel or Jonathan.
In the Gospel of John in the Bible, Nathaniel is named as one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. He is not mentioned in any of the other gospels, and so is normally associated with Bartholomew.
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist,
Nehemiah is a character in the Bible. He organized the rebuilding of Jerusalem following the Babylonian exile. The Book of Nehemiah is a continuation of the works set out in the Book of Ezra.
In the Old Testament, Noah rounded up two of every species and built an ark in order to survive the great Flood. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights and everyone on earth died except Noah and his family. After the Flood God sent a rainbow as a sign of the
Omar was borne in the Old Testament by a son of Eliphaz, Esau's eldest son. It is also a variant of Umar in Arabic, derived from the root 'umr meaning life.
Oren is a Hebrew Old Testament name meaning ash or pine. The son of Jerahmeel.
It may also be a variant of Irish name Oran, derived from Odhran.
St Paul was an early Christian missionary. Originally a persecutor of Christians named Saul, who witnessed the stoning of Stephen, he was converted whilst on the road to Damascus, prompting a name change. Paul travelled throughout the Mediterranean teachi
St Peter was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus, and became the first pope of the Church. Peter's original name was Simon, but it was changed by Jesus to the Aramaic name Cephas (rock). Peter is the Greek equivalent of Cephas.
The first R
Anglicised version of the Greek name Philippos.
St Philip was one of the twelve disciples.
Philip has long been used as a name in the ruling classes, from the Kings of Macedon (Philip II was the father of Alexander the Great
Reuben is the transliterated and anglicized form of the Hebrew name Re'uven. In the Bible, Reuben is the oldest son of Jacob and Leah and the founder of the tribe of Reuben.
Reuben is the name of a British alternative rock band. There is a
Well known from the Biblical story of Samson and Delilah. Samson was a prophet during the time that the Israelites were being attacked by the Philistines. He fell in love with Delilah, who was working for the Philistines, and revealed to her that the sour
In the Old Testament, Samuel was the son of Hannah, a prophet and a judge who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel. Samuel was the 25th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006 and the 8th most popular in the UK.
Biblically, Saul was the first king of Israel, as appointed by the prophet Samuel. He was replaced by David, who had fought against Goliath for him, but had later been his enemy as Saul did not want to give up the throne. Saul was also the name of the apo
In the Bible, Seth was the son of Adam and Eve, he was born after the murder of Abel by his twin brother Cain. Seth is noted as the son of Adam from whom Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph and consequently David and Jesus are descended. Seth or Set was also an
Nickname for Shadrach. This is also the name of a type of fish.
Shiloh (variant transcription of Shilo) is a Biblical place name. It was a gathering place and sanctuary of the Hebrew at the time of the Judges, between Jericho and Sachem.
It is also used as a reference to the Messiah, although this is l
Silas was an early convert to Christianity, and a companion to St Paul, and later St Peter.
'Silas Marner' is a novel by George Eliot.
In 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown, Silas is a murderous monk.
Simon appears several times in the New Testament of the Bible. Simon was the original name of St Peter, one of the twelve apostles and first Bishop of Rome or Pope. Simon the Zealot is named as one of the apostles in the gospel of Luke. It was at Simon t
In the Bible Solomon is King David's son and successor. He is famous for his wisdom, wealth and writings. He was also said to possess the ability to communicate with animals.
St Stephen was the first Christian martyr, his stoning is depicted in the New Testament book of Acts. St Stephen's Day is 26 December.
There have been nine Popes named Stephen, five kings of Hungary named Stephen and one King of England. G
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 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
St Timothy was a companion of Paul, and the recipient of the two letters to Timothy, contained within the New Testament.
The name has been borne by James Bond actor Timothy Dalton, 'The Goodies' comedian Tim Brooke-Taylor and actor Timothy
A Roman praenomen (given name), possibly related to Latin titulus "title of honour".
Romans bearing the name Titus include Emperor Titus Flavius Vespasianus, who reigned between the years 79 and 81, and Titus Livius - the historian who is m
In the Bible Uriah is the husband of Bathsheba. He was put on the front lines of battle to guarantee his death, after which King David married Bathsheba.
In the Old Testament, Yaakov is the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham.
In the Old Testament, Yamin was a son of Simeon.
From the Hebrew meaning "thanks, gratitude", "praise."
In the Old Testament, Yehuda was a son of Jacob and Leah, who later married Tamar.
From the Hebrew meaning "the Lord is God" or "God is willing."
The name of a prophet in the Old Testament.
In the Old Testament, Yosef (Joseph in English) was the 11th son of Jacob and the first son of Rachel.
Zacharias is originally the Greek cognate of the Hebrew name Zechariah.
From the Hebrew Zevulun.
In the Old Testament, Zebulon is one of Jacob's twelve sons and brother to Joseph and Benjamin.
In the Old Testament, Zebulun is one of Jacob's twelve sons.
In the Old Testament, Zechariah was the 14th king of Israel after the monarchy split. Another bearer of the name was one of the 12 Minor prophets.
In the Greek Bible, Zechariah was the husband of Elizabeth and the father of John the Baptist.
Respelling of Abigail.
Abigail was an Old Testament character who saved her negligent husband from the wrath of King David. After her husband's death, she later married David. David's sister was also named Abigail.
Abigail was quite commonly used in English-sp
A respelling of Abigail.
A respelling of Abigail.
Ada (AH dah) is a Hebrew biblical name meaning "adornment". An English form of the name is Adah. Ada was the wife of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal. Another Ada was a wife of Esau and the daughter of Elon the Hittite. It can also be a short form
Berenice is the name of several Ptolemaic and Seleucid queens in Cyrenaica and Egypt and of two Judean princesses.
"Bérénice" is a tragedy by the French 17th-century dramatist Jean Racine.
The subject was taken from the Roman histori
Biblically, the village of Bethany was identified as being approximately 2 miles from Jerusalem, on the slope of the Mount of Olives. It was in Bethany that Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, and was anointed with expensive perfume by a woman. A religiou
Damaris appears in Acts 17.34 in the Bible.
Deborah is a Biblical judge and prophetess who guided the Israelite forces under Barak to victory over the Canaanites led by Sisera. Sisera himself was killed by another woman - Jael - who drove a tent peg into his skull. A different Deborah is mentioned
A Biblical name of uncertain origin. Delilah may come from the Hebrew 'dal' meaning "weak, poor", or maybe from the words meaning "hair" or "slender; delicate". In the Old Testament, Delilah was the Philistine woman who betrayed Samson by cutting off his
The name of the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. Also a diminutive of many Spanish female names ending in "dina" such as Bernardina and Geraldina.
Can also be a nickname for the Russian name Dinara.
Derived from the Hebrew, Edna is found in the apocryphal book Tobit, as the name of the mother of Sarah and stepmother of Tobias.
Edna is also an anglicized form of Irish Eithne.
Usual form of Elizabeth in European languages. It occurs commonly in English-speaking countries.
From Elisabet, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Elisheva meaning "my God is a vow".
In the Old Testament, Elisheva is the wife of Aaron.
In the New Testament, the name is borne by a kinswoman of the Virgin Mary and mother of John the Bapti
Esther is a name of debated origin. It might be from the Persian, meaning "star", or a Hebrew form of the Persian goddess Ishtar.
In the Old Testament, Esther is the name of the Jewish queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia who save her people from the
Eunice is the Latinized form of the Greek name Eunike, composed of the elements 'eu' ('well, good, fair') and 'nike' ('victory'). Eunike appears in Greek mythology as a Neriad and a nymph. There is also a Eunike in the Bible. She is the mother of Timothy
From the Hebrew name Chava, which was derived from the Hebrew word Chai "life". In the Genesis, Eve was the first woman, wife of Adam and "the mother of all that lives". It is her role as a mother that is put forward in this name.
Eve is al
The first book of the Torah and the Old Testament.
In the Old Testament, Hannah was the mother of the prophet Samuel. She had been unable to bear her husband Elkanah a child, and so prayed at the temple that if God gave her a son then she would give him up to be a priest. When the child, Samuel, was born,
From the Latin and Greek form Ioanna. In the New Testament, the name is borne by a woman who was one of Jesus's followers.
Other famous Joannas include actress Joanna Lumley and author Joanna Trollope.
'Joanna' is cockney rh
In the Old Testament, Judith was the wife of Esau, who was a son of Isaac and Rebecca.
The Book of Judith is an Apocryphal book of the Bible, meaning that it is not always contained in Bibles as it's reliability and accuracy has been ques
This name may also be taken from the Hebrew word meaning "wild cow" or "gazelle".
Biblically, Leah is the wife of Jacob and the older sister of Rachel. Jacob laboured for seven years for Leah's father Laban to win Rachel's hand. On his wed
A name from the New Testament.
Of uncertain origin.
Lydia is the name of a historic region of Asia Minor, that included Troy and Ephesus. Lydia is also the name of a purple goods seller, in the Bible. She is considered the first European convert to Christianity. She was living in Thyatira which was on the
Variant of Madeleine.
French cognate of Magdalene, also in common use in English-speaking countries.
A madeleine is a famous sort of French butter cookie or cake. Several French communes and geographical features are named Madeleine after Mary Magdalene.
Latinate form of Madgalene.
Latin form of Mary.
It arose as a back-formation from the early Christian Greek name Mariam, which was taken as a Latin accusative case, and is ultimately derived from Hebrew Miryam.
In the English-speaking world, Maria was the writ
The pronunciation of our modern "Mariah" was actually a common pronunciation of the name "Maria" in nineteenth-century England. This alternate spelling has retained the nineteenth-century pronunciation. The "h" was probably added to appear more Biblical
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 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
Originally a Middle English Anglicized form of the French "Marie," derived from the Latin "Maria," and ultimately from the Hebrew name of uncertain origin "Miryam".
This is the New Testament form of Miriam, which St. Jerome derives from ele
Latinate feminine form of Michael.
Mikal is a variant spelling of Mikhal or Michal, a contrated form of Michael.
In the Old Testament, Mikhal was a daughter of King Saul, who married David.
Miriam is the form of the Hebrew Miryam most commonly found in English. In the Old Testament Miriam was the sister of Moses and Aaron.
Its meaning is disputed. It may come from the Hebrew 'leharim' (to raise), thus giving "she who raises".
English form of Moriya.
In the Bible, Moriah is the name given to the mountain or mountain range where Abraham led his son Isaac for the sacrifice ordered by God.
The meaning of the name Moriya is debated.
Jewish scholars have
In the Old Testament, Naomi was the mother-in-law of Ruth.
The name is borne by supermodel Naomi Campbell, actress Naomi Watts and journalist Naomi Klein.
It is noted by some playground-goers that "Naomi" spells "I moan" bac
The Hebrew girls' name Noa is derived from the Hebrew, meaning "motion; movement".
In the Old Testament, Noa was a daughter of Zelophehad.
The Japanese name Noa may be written with the characters for "from; possessive particle; where
In Greek mythology Phoebe was the Titan mother of Leto, who was in turn mother of Apollo and Artemis. In popular culture Phoebe is a character from the popular sitcom Friends.
A spelling variant of Priscilla that has fallen into disuse.
Priscilla was an early convert to Christianity, she is mentioned in the book of Acts and some of Paul's letters.
Priscilla Wagner was the wife of Elvis Presley.
'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' was a film ab
In the Old Testament of the Bible, Rachel was a wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.
Famous bearers include actresses Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, and artist Rachel Whiteread. Rachel Green was a character on the TV sitco
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.
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This spelling is seen as a more faithful transliteration of the Hebrew. It is commonly used by the Jewish people of Poland.
Of uncertain etymology, most think it is derived from a contraction of the Hebrew re'uth ("companion, friend"). The name is borne in the Bible by the wife of Mahlon and daughter-in-law of Naomi. After the death of her husband, father-in-law, and brother-i
Variant of Sarah. Sara may also be a Sanskrit male name [sah-ruh] meaning "the Essence."
Sara Lee is a food company that specialises in frozen and packaged foods. Sara Ramírez is an actress, and Sara Evans is a country singer-songwriter.
In the Old Testament, Sarah was the wife of Abraham, and the mother of Isaac.
Her name was first Sarai ("my princess"), which God changed to Sarah ("princess") as her descendants were to be the future nation of Israel.
In the Old Testament, Sarai is the original first name of Sarah who changed it when she embraced faith in God.
Sarai is said to mean "my princess; my woman of high rank", maybe referring to her relationship with her husband, or perhaps as the princ
From the Greek form of the Hebrew name Shoshanah, traditionally translated as "lily" or occasionally as "rose".
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."
Adin is a masculine Hebrew name meaning either "slender" or "voluptuous."
In the Old Testament Adin (also found as Adina - which is now the feminine form) was a son of Shiza and one of King David’s warriors (I Chronicles 11:42).
Adin is al
As a masculine name Ana is the Malayalam for 'elephant'. As a feminine name it is derived from Anna (ultimately Hannah) and used in Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia and Spain. It is also used in English-speaking countries.
Variant spelling of the Hebrew name Anaia, meaning "God answered". The standard English form of the name is Anaiah.
In a greater part of the world seen as a Latinate form of Hannah and used on females.
On the Indian subcontinent it is considered masculine and derived from the Sanskrit, meaning 'grain'. There was also a king of East Anglia named Anna.
Found in the Bible as the originator of the Arelites. Son of Gad.
This name and its re-spelling, Arely, is often also used for girls in the modern day.
Ariel is generally regarded as the masculine spelling of this name, with the feminine forms Ariela and Arielle. A famous male Ariel is Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Ariel appears in the Bible as a name for the city of Jerusalem and a
As a Hebrew male name, Dara may be derived from 'dar' meaning "mother-of-pearl", if written with the letters Dalet Resh Hey. Dara may also be written with the letters Dalet Resh Ayin. It is in such case a Biblical name of unknown meaning. Dara was a son o
Name of a man of the Levi tribe in later Biblical texts.
The Garden of Eden is described in the Book of Genesis as being the place where the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, lived after they were created by God.
A male name in Hebrew, pronounced "eh LY shah." In the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet - the disciple and successor of Elijah.
In modern times Elisha ("eh LEE shah") has gained popularity as an alternate spelling of the feminine name A
In the Old and New Testament, the angel Gabriel makes several appearances; he is the angel who informs Mary that she will give birth to Jesus. According to Hebrew tradition, Gabriel is one of the seven archangels.
Bearers include Columbia
In the Bible Ira is King David's priest. Popular in the early part of the twentieth century it has since become rare. This is said EYE rah.
It is also used as a female name in Germany and other European countries. This use comes from it be
Jada is an English transcription of the Biblical male name Yada, from the Hebrew meaning "he knew". In the Old Testament, Yada was a man of the Tribe of Judah.
Today Jada is also used on girls as an elaboration of Jade, from the precious gr
Jude, a form of Judah, is a male name, but it is also used as a feminine nickname (usually for Judith). Jude is used in the Bible opposite Judas Iscariot to distinguish between the two apostles of the same name. In popular culture the name is associated w
As a Spanish girls' name, Luz means "light". As a Hebrew boys' name, Luz means "almond tree" or "hazel tree". Luz was the ancient name of the biblical town, Beth El. It is also a symbolic name for children born on Tu b’Shvat, the Jewish Arbor Day.
Mara is a name that appears in many mythologies.
A Hebrew name meaning "bitter, bitterness", Mara is one with the Biblical figure of Naomi. She changed her name from Naomi (pleasant) to Mara after she suffered the deaths of her husband and
Michele is the Italian form of boys name Michael.
Michèle is the feminine form of French name Michel, also related to Michael. It is also used in the English-speaking world (with or without the accent). It is pronounced 'mee-SHELL'.