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100+ Popular Biblical Boy Names

Baby NamesUpdated October 13, 2022

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One of the most exciting parts of pregnancy is choosing a name for your baby! If you are considering Biblical names for boys, you’ve come to the right place! There are many biblical boy names to choose from in the New and Old Testaments. These names include those of well-known Israelite prophets, judges, generals and angels, apostles, and first-century church evangelists.

Biblical Boy Names for Your Baby

Old Testament Biblical Boy 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 son an Old Testament name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Abner, which means “my Father is a light;” Amos, which means “carried by God;” Daniel, which means “God is my judge;” Ezekiel, which means “God strengthens;” Immanuel, which means “God is with us;” Ishmael, which means “God listens;” Israel, which means “God contends;” Jacob, which means “may God protect;” Micah, which means “who is like the Lord;” Michael, which means “who is like God?;” Nathaniel, which means “gift of God;” Raphael, which means “God has healed;” Samuel, which means “God has heard or listener of God;” or Tobias, which means “God is good.”

Or you might like Elijah, which means “Yahweh is my God;” Isaiah, which means “Yahweh is salvation;” Jeremiah, which means “Yahweh will exalt;” or Jonathan, which means “Yahweh has given.”

Are you a nature lover? You might like Aaron, which means “high mountain;” Adam, which means “man, of the earth;” Barak, which means “lightning;” Cyrus, which means “sun;” Elon, which means “oak tree;” Jonah, which means “dove;” Moses, which means “delivered from the water;” or Samson, which means “sun.”

You also might consider Asa, which means “healer, physician, or born in the morning;” Asher, which means “fortunate, blessed, happy;” Caleb, which means “wholehearted;” David, which means “beloved;” Eli, which means “high, elevated;” Ephraim, which means “fruitful, fertile, and productive;” Ethan, which means “strong, firm;” Ezra, which means “help;” Gad, which means “fortune, luck;” Hillel, which means “praise;” Isaac, which means “laughter;” Jabin, which means “discerner, the wise;” Jesse, which means “gift;” Judah or Jude, which mean “praised;” Nathan, which means “given;” Noah, which means “rest, comfort;” or Seth, which means “appointed, placed.”

Or you might like Benjamin, which means “son of the south or son of the right hand,” or Reuben, which means “behold, a son.”

Popular Old Testament Biblical Boy Names

Here are a few of the most popular Old Testament biblical names for boys in alphabetical order:

Aaron

Abel

Abner

Abraham

Adam

Amos

Asa

Asher

Barak

Benjamin

Caleb

Cyrus

Daniel

David

Eli

Elijah

Elon

Ephraim

Ethan

Ezekiel

Ezra

Gad

Gideon

Hillel

Hiram

Immanuel

Isaac

Isaiah

Ishmael

Israel

Jabin

Jacob

Jared

Jeremiah

Jesse

Jethro

Joel

Jokim

Jonah

Jonathan

Joseph

Joshua

Josiah

Judah

Jude

Levi

Malachi

Meshach

Micah

Michael

Moses

Nathan

Nathaniel

Noah

Raphael

Reuben

Samson

Samuel

Seth

Simon

Tobias

Zion

New Testament Baby Names for Boys

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 son a New Testament biblical boy name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Gabriel, which means “God is my strength;” John, which means “God is gracious;” Matt, Matthew, or Matthias, which mean “gift of God;” Timothy, which means “honoring God;” or Zacharius or Zachary, which mean “the Lord has remembered.”

Do you love nature? You might like Lucas, Lucius, or Luke, which means “light;” Peter, which means “stone, rock;” Phillip, which means “lover of horses;” or Silas, which means “wood, forest.”

Or you might like Abraham, which means “father of many;” Andrew, which means “strong and manly;” Felix, which means “happy, fortunate;” or Paul, which means “small or humble;” Thaddeus, which means “courageous heart;” or Titus, which means “title of honor.” Or you might like Simon, from both the Old and New Testament, which means “the listener.”

Expecting two babies? You might consider Thomas, which means “twin.”

Popular New Testament Biblical Boy Names

Here are a few of the most popular New Testament biblical names for boys in alphabetical order:

Andrew

Barnabas

Bartholomew

Cornelius

Felix

Gabriel

James

Jason

Jesus

John

Lucas

Lucius

Luke

Mark

Matt, Matthew

Matthias

Paul

Peter

Phillip

Rufus

Saul

Silas

Simon

Stephen

Thaddeus

Thomas

Timothy

Titus

Zacharias

Zachary

Whether you want old testament or new testament biblical boy names, there are many great ones to choose from. I hope you found a few of these names to add to your list!

Want more baby names? Check out the hottest baby names for 2022 or the coolest boy names for your son. (You’ll find a few Biblical boy names, including Asher, Daniel, Eli, Gabriel, Isaiah, Isaac, Jacob, James, Levi, Matthew, Noah, Samuel, and Zion, on these lists!)

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