Biblical names.

(38 Posts)
Supercherry Wed 25-Feb-09 09:16:04

Are there any unusual biblical names or are they all really popular- eg. adam, Jacob, Mary etc

DeeBlindMice Sun 01-Mar-09 19:48:02

LynetteScavo you've just reminded me that when I was a child (9 or 10) I actually went through the bible and copied out a list of all the names in it blush

It took a while...

I guess I was a weird kid, although I have always been very interested in people's names for some reason.

2HotCrossBunsAnd1InTheOven Sun 01-Mar-09 20:12:36

I like the less commonly used OT names too. Favs being Asher for boys and Naomi for girls. DH was concerned about sounding too "jewish" - I was hmm about that considering my mother is Jewish. Also was hmm as his 2 favourite girls names were Jemima and Esther!!!

Incidentally all of my 3 sibs have OT names, my first name isn't but my middle name is.

LynetteScavo Sun 01-Mar-09 21:11:38

We were all given one from teh Bible, and one from Shakespere. grin

LynetteScavo Sun 01-Mar-09 21:12:11

Shakespear? blush Too much wine!

chaya5738 Mon 02-Mar-09 11:20:38

"You don't see many Jesus' around"

Actually Joshua is Jesus since Jesus' name was actually Yeshua (Jesus is the anglicised version).

For boys:

Isaiah
Isaac
Elijah
Menachem
Ezra
Avi
Ari
Gabriel

Girls:

Naomi
Dinah
Miriam
Sarai
Hadassah
Zipporah

Springhassprung Mon 02-Mar-09 12:19:38

Zillah and Adah are nice

is Kezia in the Bible?

Pasiphae Mon 02-Mar-09 12:20:49

Amos, Absolom,Cornelius, Solomon, Eleazar, Bartholomew, Azarias, Felix, Gideon, Ichabod, Philemon, Timon, Zebulun/Zebulon

Delilah, Eunice, Siloe, Damaris, Esther, Jezebel, Junia/Juno, Noa, Salome, Sapphira, Zilpah

MumOfBaby Mon 02-Mar-09 16:21:29

There's lots of boys on this thread so I'll add girls:

Delilah
Magdalen

Jemima's lovely.

dotnet Thu 28-Oct-10 13:20:53

Shem, Ham and Japheth (Noah's sons I think.)
Shadrach, Meshak and Abednigo (who went in the fiery furnace and survived - but I'm not too sure of the spelling of Meshak, I didn't check.)
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, Judas, James (disciples/apostles).
I think Josiah, which I like, is a biblical name.
How about Balthasar, Eli, Joshua, Levi, Obadiah, Saul, Zachariah, Zaccheus, Seth?
I don't like 'Aaron' being spelled as Arron -Aaron is a biblical name as well; he was Moses's son, I think, and the two As together make it much better than 'Arron', I think.

Flossiebelle Thu 28-Oct-10 17:04:46

We have got a baby Martha who is 7 weeks old. The other name we seriously considered was Esther smile

I have a row of girls in one of my classes that I call the Old Testament Row. Sarah, Leah, Naomi (and Aliyah which isn't christian but is old!).

I keep calling Leah Ruth by mistake as she is sat next to Naomi, and she doesn't get why.

Worth looking at who these people are as well. Some of the girls names are maids used to child-bear. (Not that that should bother you necessarily, but it might)

I have a Seth which I didn't even realise was OT till we chose it.

Lots of alternative pronunciations in Hebrew as well.

pickledbabe Thu 28-Oct-10 17:12:38

Dorcas.

that's another name for Tabitha.

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