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 many baby girl names to choose from in the New and Old Testaments. These names include well-known Israelite prophetesses and places and those of disciples and first-century church missionaries. (My oldest daughter’s name is Samantha, the feminine form of the Hebrew prophet and judge Samuel’s name in the Old Testament.)
Biblical Girl Names
Old Testament Biblical Girl Names
Of course, the vast majority of names in the Old Testament have Hebrew origins. 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 Girl Names
Here are a few of the most popular Old Testament biblical girl names in alphabetical order:
Naomi or Noemi
Samantha (derived from Samuel)
New Testament Biblical Girl Names
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 means “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.”
Popular New Testament Biblical Girl Names
Here are a few of the most popular New Testament biblical girl names in alphabetical order:
Gabriella (derived from Gabriel)
Magdalena (derived from Mary Magdalen)
Maria, Marie, or Mary
Whether you want old testament or new testament biblical girl names, there are many great ones to choose from. I hope you found a few of these names to add to your list!