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100 Biblical Boy Names

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Biblical names have remained popular since the Bible was first written down. These names are often used as an inspiration for who the child will become and a way of guiding the child’s development. The prophets in the Old Testament often gave their children names that were symbolic of their prophecies. Hosea named his child Lo-ammi (It means not my people) because he thought that the children of Israel were no longer children of God.

If you need to get some baby name ideas, these Biblical boy names will get you started. If you are like most parents, you may also need a middle name as well. Different names on this list can be combined for an entirely Bible-based name.

100 Biblical Boy Names

1. Ezra

Ezra is a Hebrew name that also happens to be the name of a book in the Bible. It means court or help.

2. James

This Hebrew name appears in Matthew 4:21. It means he who supplants or undermines.



3. Jordan

The Jordan river features prominently in the Bible. It makes sense then that this Hebrew name means river of judgment.

4. Lot

In the Bible, Lot was the only man in Sodom and Gomorrah who was a truly good man. When those cities were destroyed, he was allowed to take his family away. This Hebrew name means hidden, myrrh, wrapped up, covered or rosin.

5. Omar

This is both a Hebrew and an Arabic name. It means he that speaks or bitter.

6. Silas

Silas is a Latin name that appears in Acts 15:22. It means third or woody.



7. Tobias

Tobias is a Hebrew name that means the Lord is good.

8. Matthias

This Hebrew name appears in Acts 1:23. It means the gift of the Lord.

9. Thaddaeus

This beautiful Aramaic name appears in Matthew 10:3. It means he who praises or confesses.

10. Rufus

Rufus is a Latin name that shows up in Mark 15:21. It means red.

11. Uriah

Uriah is a beautiful name from 2 Samuel 11:3. This Hebrew name means the Lord is my fire or light.

12. Philip

Philip is a Greek name from Matthew 10:3. It means a lover of horses or warlike. Interestingly, the father of Alexander the Great was called Philip, and he was known for being a talented warrior and general.

13. Lucas

Lucas is a Greek name that means luminous or white.

14. Gabriel

Gabriel is a Hebrew name that appears in Daniel 9:21. It means God is my strength.

15. Abel

Abel is famous for being the good brother in the story of Cain and Abel. This Hebrew name means breath, vanity or vapor.

16. Claudius

This Latin name means lame. Unfortunately, it also happens to be a name of a fairly evil Roman emperor as well.

17. Ebenezer

This Hebrew name means a rock or stone of help.

18. Isaiah

This Hebrew name means the salvation of the Lord.

19. John

John is a name of one of the Apostles. It means the grace or mercy of the Lord.

20. Luke

This is actually a Greek name, and it means white or luminous.

21. Paul

Paul is a Latin name that means little or small.

22. Saul

Saul is a Hebrew name that appears in 1 Samuel 9:2. It means lent, demanded or death.

23. Micah

Micah is a Hebrew name that means poor or humble. .

24. Stephen

This Greek name means crowned or crown.

25. Peter

This Greek name appears in Matthew 4:18. It means a rock or stone.

26. Joshua

Joshua is a Hebrew name that means a deliverer, a savior or the Lord is salvation.

27. Andrew

This Greek name means a strong man.

28. Abram

Abram is a Hebrew name that means exalted father or high father.

29. Apollos

Apollos is a Greek name that appears in Acts 18:24. It means destroyer or one who destroys.

30. Eli

Eli is a Hebrew name that means lifting up or the offering.

31. Jesse

This is a Hebrew name that means an oblation, gift or one who is.

32. Solomon

Solomon is a Hebrew name that means perfect, peaceable or one who recompenses.

33. Seth

Seth is a Hebrew name that means put or fixed.

34. Phineas

This Hebrew name means a face of trust, bold aspect or protection. It appears in Exodus 6:25.

35. Levi

Levi is a Hebrew name that means associated with him.

36. Jethro

Jethro is an unusual Hebrew name that means his posterity or his excellence.

37. Ishmael

This Hebrew name means God that hears.

38. Adam

This Biblical boy name appears in Genesis 3:17. It means red or earthy.

39. Elijah

Elijah is a Hebrew name that means the strong Lord or God the Lord.

40. Barnabas

This is both an Aramaic and a Greek name. It means son of the prophet or consolation.

41. Ezekiel

Ezekiel is a Hebrew name that appears in Ezekiel 1:3. It means strength of God.

42. Jason

This Hebrew name means he that cures.

43. Judas

This is a Latin name that appears in Matthew 10:4. It means the praise of the Lord or confession. Unfortunately, Judas was also the one who betrayed Jesus, so it might not be the most auspicious Biblical name for a little boy.

44. David

This Hebrew name appears in 1 Samuel 16:13. It means well-beloved or dear like King David was in the Bible.

45. Samson

This Hebrew name appears in Judges 13:24. It means his service, his sun or there the second time.

46. Christian

This Greek name is a popular Biblical boy name. It means a follower of Christ.

47. Enoch

This is a Hebrew name that means dedicated or disciplined.

48. Jonathan

Jonathan is a Hebrew name that shows up in Judges 18:30. It means given of God.

49. Simon

This is a beautiful Hebrew name from Matthew 4:18. It means one who hears or obeys.

50. Joseph

This Hebrew name shows up in Genesis 30:24. It means addition or increase.

51. Thomas

This Aramaic name actually means a twin. Christians will also recognize the name from doubting Thomas, the Apostle who doubted Jesus.

52. Matthew

In Matthew 9:9, this Hebrew name appears. It means a reward or given.

53. Reuben

This Hebrew name shows up in Genesis 29:32. it means the vision of the son or one who sees the son.

54. Nathan

This Hebrew name appears in 2 Samuel 5:14. It means giving, given or rewarded.

55. Jonah

This is a Hebrew name from Jonah 1:1. Jonah means he that oppresses, a dove or a destroyer.

56. Emmanuel

This is both a Hebrew and a Latin name. It comes from Isaiah 7:14 and means God with us.

57. Cornelius

Cornelius is actually a Latin name that has an old-fashioned ring to it. It appears in Acts 10:1 and means of a horn.

58. Alexander

Alexander is a Greek name that shows up in Mark 15:21. It means defender of men or one who assists men. It also happens to be the name of the legendary conqueror, Alexander the Great.

59. Abraham

Abraham is a Hebrew name from Genesis 17:5. It means a father of a great multitude.

60. Dan

Dan is a Hebrew name from Genesis 14:14. It means he that judges or judgment.

61. Jacob

This Hebrew name shows up in Genesis 25:26. It means he that supplants or undermines. It can also mean the heel or cheater.

62. Michael

Michael is a Hebrew name that means poor or humble.

63. Timothy

Timothy is a Greek name that shows up in Acts 16:1. It means valued of God or honor of God.

64. Jude

Jude is a Latin name from Jude 1:1. It means confession or the praise of the Lord.

65. Jeremiah

Jeremiah is a Hebrew name that comes from 2 Chronicles 36:12. It means the exaltation of the Lord.

66. Gideon

Gideon is a Hebrew name from Judges 6:11. It means a destroyer. It can also mean he that breaks or bruises.

67. Elisha

This Hebrew name means salvation of God. It shows up in 1 Kings 19:16.

68. Bartholomew

This Aramaic name comes from Matthew 10:3. It means a son that suspends the waters.

69. Abner

This Hebrew name appears in 1 Samuel 14:50. It means father of light.

70. Asa

This is a Hebrew name that hails from 1 Kings 15:9. This short, sweet name means a cure or a physician.

71. Caleb

Caleb is a Hebrew name from Numbers 13:6. It can mean a crow, a dog or a basket.

72. Daniel

Daniel is a Hebrew name from 1 Chronicles 3:1. It means God my judge or judgment of God. The name Daniel was made famous by the story of Daniel in the lions’ den.

73. Immanuel

This Hebrew name shows up in Isaiah 7:14. It means God is with us.

74. Jeremy

Jeremy has become a fairly common name over the last few decades. This Hebrew name comes from 2 Chronicles 36:12. It is said to mean the exaltation of the Lord.

75. Josiah

This pretty Hebrew name hails from 1 Kings 13:2. It means the fire of the Lord or the Lord Burns.

76. Lazarus

Lazarus is a Hebrew name from Luke 16:20. It means the assistance of God. In the Bible, Lazarus died. Because of his sister’s faith, Jesus was able to raise him from the dead.

77. Samuel

Samuel is a Hebrew name that appears in 1 Samuel 1:20. It means asked of God or heard of God.

78. Mark

This is actually a Latin name. It comes from Acts 12:12, and it means shining or polite.

79. Victor

Victor is a Latin name that shows up in 2 Timothy 2:5. This name means victor or victory.

80. Jesus

In Hebrew, Jesus means God saves. It also happens to be the name of the Son of God, which makes it a very fortuitous choice for a little boy.

81. Zachariah

Zachariah would be a wonderful name for a baby boy. This Hebrew name can be shortened into nicknames like Zack. It appears in the Bible in 2 Kings 14:29. It means the memory of the Lord.

82. Ephraim

This unique Biblical boy name comes from Hebrew. It appears in Genesis 41:52. This name means increasing or fruitful.

83. Jabez

This would be another unusual sounding name for a baby boy. This lovely Hebrew name appears in 1 Chronicles 2:55. It means trouble or sorrow.

84. Jotham

This pretty Hebrew name comes from Judges 9:5. It means the perfection of the Lord.

85. Laban

This is a Hebrew name from Genesis 24:29. It means gentle or brittle. It can also mean shining or white.

86. Marcus

Marcus is a Latin name that shows up in Acts 12:12. It means shining or polite.

87. Shem

Shem is a Hebrew name. It shows up in Genesis 5:32. It means renown or name.

88. Titus

Titus is a Latin name from 2 Corinthians 2:13. It means pleasing.

89. Esau

This simple Hebrew name comes from Genesis 25:25. It means he who acts or he who finishes.

90. Moses

Moses is a famous Biblical name. Moses led his people from enslavement in Egypt and wandered the desert for 40 years. During that time, God gave him the commandments. This Hebrew name initially appears in Exodus 2:10. It means drawn forth or taken out.

91. Job

While Job may not have had an easy time, it is still a good name for a boy. In the Bible, Job was faithful to the Lord and the Lord blessed him. The devil pointed out that Job could be faithful only because of his blessings, so God put Job through many struggles to see if he was truly faithful. Through it all, Job remained true to his faith. This Hebrew name means he that weeps or cries.

92. Ira

Ira is a Hebrew name that shows up in 2 Samuel 20:26. It means making bare, watchman or pouring out.

93. Ethan

Ethan is a Hebrew name that comes from 1 Kings 4:31. It means the gift of the island or strong.

94. Demetrius

Demetrius is a Greek name that appears in Acts 19:24. It means belonging to Ceres or belonging to corn.

95. Benjamin

Benjamin is a fairly common name to hear today. This popular baby boys’ name comes from a Hebrew name that means son of the right hand. It appears in Genesis 35:18.

96. Aaron

Aaron is another Biblical name that parents often give their baby boys. This Hebrew name comes from Exodus 4:14. It means lofty, teacher or a mountain of strength.

97. Amos

Amos is a Hebrew name that means weight or loading.

98. Cain

Cain is the other brother in the story of Cain and Abel. As the “bad” brother, his name is probably not one that you want to give to your son. If you do, then you can know that this name means possessed or possession.

99. Isaac

Isaac is another popular name from the Bible. This Hebrew name appears in genesis 17:19. It is a good name for a baby boy since it means laughter.

100. Noah

Noah is a Hebrew name that appears in Genesis 5:29. It means consolation or repose. Noah was the one who built the ark to carry all of God’s creatures through the flood.

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