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Beautiful and Meaningful Biblical Names for Girls

Baby NamesAugust 5, 2021
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One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is choosing a name for your baby! If you are pregnant or adopting and considering Biblical names for girls, you’ve come to the right place! There are so many baby girl names to choose from in both the New and Old Testaments. These names include those of well-known Israelite prophetesses and places and those of disciples and first-century church missionaries. (My oldest daughter’s name is Samantha, which is the feminine form of the Hebrew prophet and judge Samuel’s name in the Old Testament.) Biblical Names for Girls Old Testament Biblical Baby Names for Girls The vast majority of names in the Old Testament have Hebrew origins, of course. Many… Read More

One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is choosing a name for your baby! If you are pregnant or adopting and considering Biblical names for girls, you’ve come to the right place!

There are so many baby girl names to choose from in both the New and Old Testaments. These names include those of well-known Israelite prophetesses and places and those of disciples and first-century church missionaries. (My oldest daughter’s name is Samantha, which is the feminine form of the Hebrew prophet and judge Samuel’s name in the Old Testament.)

Biblical Names for Girls

Old Testament Biblical Baby Names for Girls

The vast majority of names in the Old Testament have Hebrew origins, of course. Many of them mean something about God. A few of them have meanings that relate to nature. And several of the names have meanings that are positive traits.

Want to give your daughter an Old Testament name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Abigail, which means “my Father is joyful,” or Samantha, which means “listener of God, God has heard, or name of God.”

Are you a nature lover? You might like Deborah, the name of the only female judge and general mentioned in the Bible, which means “bee;” Esther, which means “star;” Jemima, which means “dove;” Keziah, which means “cassia tree;” or Rachel, which means “ewe.”

You also might consider Ada, which means “noble;” Delilah, which means “delicate;” Eden, which means “place of pleasure, delight;” Edna, which means “rejuvenation, delight;” Eve, which means “life;” Hannah, which means “grace;” Naomi or Noemi, which means “pleasantness or my delight;” Noa, which means “motion;” Ruth, which means “compassionate friend;” Sarah, which means “lady or princess;” or Shiloh, which means “tranquil.”

Or you might like Miriam, the earliest form of Mary, which means “wished-for child or drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved.”

Popular Old Testament Biblical Names for Girls

Here are a few of the most popular Old Testament baby girl names in alphabetical order:

Abigail
Ada
Ariel
Deborah
Delilah
Eden
Edna
Esther
Eve
Faith
Hannah
Hope
Jemima
Judith
Jezebel
Keziah
Leah
Mara
Mercy
Miriam
Naomi or Noemi
Noa
Rachel
Rebecca
Ruth
Samantha (derived from Samuel)
Sarah
Shiloh

New Testament Biblical Baby Names for Girls

New Testament names are primarily Greek, Aramaic, or Latin (Roman) in origin, but a few are Hebrew. Like Old Testament names, many mean something about God. A few of them have meanings that relate to nature. And several of the names have meanings that are positive traits.

Want to give your daughter a New Testament name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Elizabeth, which means “pledged to God,” or Gabriella, which means “God is my strength.”

Greek or Roman mythology enthusiast? You might like Artemis or Diana, which mean “divine.”

Do you love nature? You might like Ariel, which means “lion of God;” Bethany, which means “house of dates or house of figs;” Carmel, which means “garden;” Chloe, which means “young green shoot;” Maria, Marie, or Mary, which all mean “drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved;” Rhoda, which means “rose;” Susannah, which means “lily or rose;” or Tabitha, which means “gazelle or small deer.”

Or you might like Anna, the Latin form of Hannah, which means “grace;” Candace, which means “shining or bright;” Lois, which means “most desirable;” Martha, which means “lady;” Phoebe, which means “radiant, shining one;” Sapphira, which means “beautiful;” or Selah, which means “praise.”

Here are a few of the most popular New Testament baby girl names in alphabetical order:

Popular New Testament Biblical Names for Girls

Anna
Artemis
Berenice
Bethany
Candace
Carmel
Chloe
Claudia
Diana
Elizabeth
Eunice
Gabriella (derived from Gabriel)
Joanna
Julia
Lois
Lydia
Magdalena (derived from Mary Magdalen)
Maria, Marie, or Mary
Martha
Phoebe
Priscilla
Rhoda
Sapphira
Selah
Susannah
Tabitha

Want more baby names? Check out the hottest baby names for 2021 or the coolest baby girl names for your daughter. (You’ll find a few Biblical baby names for girls, including Anna, Leah, Lydia, and Naomi, on these lists.)