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100+ Popular Biblical Names For Boys

Baby NamesJuly 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 boys, you’ve come to the right place! There are so many baby boy names to choose from in both the New and Old Testaments. These names include those of well-known Israelite prophets, judges, and generals, as well as those of angels, apostles, and first-century church evangelists. Biblical Names for Boys Old Testament Baby Names for Boys 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… 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 boys, you’ve come to the right place!

There are so many baby boy names to choose from in both the New and Old Testaments. These names include those of well-known Israelite prophets, judges, and generals, as well as those of angels, apostles, and first-century church evangelists.

Biblical Names for Boys

Old Testament Baby Names for Boys

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 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 Boys Names

Here are a few of the most popular Old Testament biblical baby boy names 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 baby 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 mean “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.”

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

Popular New Testament Biblical Boys Names

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

Want more baby names? Check out the hottest baby names for 2021 or the coolest baby boy names for your son. (You’ll find quite a few Biblical baby boy names, including Asher, Daniel, Eli, Gabriel, Isaiah, Isaac, Jacob, James, Levi, Matthew, Noah, Samuel, and Zion, on these lists!)