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100+ Popular Biblical Boy Names

Are you searching for the perfect Biblical name for your little boy? Check out this list of popular and meaningful biblical boy names.

Updated March 27, 2024
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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 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:

1. Aaron

2. Abel

3. Abner

4. Abraham

5. Adam

6. Amos

7. Asa

8. Asher

9. Barak

10. Benjamin

11. Caleb

12. Cyrus

13. Daniel

14. David

15. Eli

16. Elijah

17. Elon

18. Ephraim

19. Ethan

20. Ezekiel

21. Ezra

22. Gad

23. Gideon

24. Hillel

25. Hiram

26. Immanuel

27. Isaac

28. Isaiah

29. Ishmael

30. Israel

31. Jabin

32. Jacob

33. Jared

34. Jeremiah

35. Jesse

36. Jethro

37. Joel

38. Jokim

39. Jonah

40. Jonathan

41. Joseph

42. Joshua

43. Josiah

44. Judah

45. Jude

46. Levi

47. Malachi

48. Meshach

49. Micah

50. Michael

51. Moses

52. Nathan

53. Nathaniel

54. Noah

55. Raphael

56. Reuben

57. Samson

58. Samuel

59. Seth

60. Simon

61. Tobias

62. 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:

1. Andrew

2. Barnabas

3. Bartholomew

4. Cornelius

5. Felix

6. Gabriel

7. James

8. Jason

9. Jesus

10. John

11. Lucas

12. Lucius

13. Luke

14. Mark

15. Matt, Matthew

16. Matthias

17. Paul

18. Peter

19. Phillip

20. Rufus

21. Saul

22. Silas

23. Simon

24. Stephen

25. Thaddeus

26. Thomas

27. Timothy

28. Titus

29. Zacharias

30. 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 rare boy names, powerful boy names, or the coolest boy names for your son. Good luck picking out the right one for your baby!

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Lauren Flake is a wife, mom to two girls, watercolor artist, seventh-generation Texan, and early-onset Alzheimer's daughter. She is the author and co-illustrator of two award-winning children's books for grieving… Read more

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