Bible Names

All you need to know about bible names. Girls name, boys name and meanings

Bible Names - All you need to know about bible names. Girls name, boys name and meanings

Girl Bible Names

Girl Bible Names

When you are having a baby, you want to pick out a name that they will love, and that you will love.  The name that you pick will be their name forever, and parents often agonize over what to name their baby.  Names are important and everything has a name; often the names are chosen because it has a special meaning to the parents.  For parents who are religious, picking a biblical name is something that is common.  A girl bible names is not only a way to show your faith, by honoring the people in the bible and the things that they stood for, but they are names that have meaning as well.

This article will go over some of the better known, and the lesser known, biblical names for girls and explain a little bit about each name.

Abigail

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced AB-ih-gayl
  • Abigail was the third wife of King David
  • My father is joyful is the meaning of the name

Anna

  • Of Hebrew origin – Anna is the Latin and Greek version of the name Hannah
  • Pronounced  An-a
  • Anna was a devout woman, who was at the temple in Jerusalem to see the baby Jesus presented
  • Grace or my god has favored me two meanings of the name

Ariel

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced AHR-ee-el
  • Ariel is a biblical place name for Jerusalem
  • Lion of god is the meaning of the name

Bethany

  • Of Hebrew Origin
  • Pronounced BETH-a-nee
  • Bethany is the name of the village that Jesus stayed at during Holy Week; it is near Jerusalem
  • House of figs is the meaning of the name

Beulah

  • Of Hebrew Origin
  • Pronounced BYOO-lah
  • Beulah is a symbolic name of the heavenly Zion
  • Bride is the meaning of the name

Claudia

  • Of Latin origin; the female version of Cladius
  • Pronounced KLAW-dee-ah
  • Claudia was a Roman Christian woman who was greeted by Paul in the second letter to Timothy
  • Lame is the meaning of the name

Deborah

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced Deb-er-ah
  • Deborah was a biblical prophetess
  • Bee is the meaning of the name

Elizabeth

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced ee-LIZ-a-beth
  • Elizabeth was John the Baptist’s mother
  • God’s promise and God is my oath are the two meanings of the name

Esther

  • Of Persian origin
  • Pronounced ESS-ter
  • Wife of Ahasuerus, a Persian king
  • Myrtle leaf and star are the two meanings of the name

Eve

  • Of Hebrew and Latin origin; it is a version of the Latin Eva and the Hebrew Havva
  • Pronounced EEV
  • Eve was the first woman
  • Life and animal are the two meanings of the name

Hannah

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced HAN-ah
  • A barren women who asked God to provide her with a child; God answered her prayers and she became the prophet Samuel’s mother
  • God has graced me with a son or God has favored me are the two meanings of the name

Joanna

  • Of English Origin; polish version of the Hebrew Johanna
  • Pronounced joh-AN-ah
  • Christ had several disciples named Joanna
  • God is gracious is the meaning of the name

Judith

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced JOO-dith
  • By urging the Hebrew army to achieve victory over the Assyrians, Judith became a Jewish heroine
  • From Judea is the meaning of the name

Leah

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced LEE-ah or LAY-ah – depending on preference
  • Leah was the first wife of Jacob
  • Weary and delicate are two of the meanings of the name

Lois

  • Of Greek origin
  • Pronounced LOH-iss
  • A Christian woman in the bible from the 1st century
  • Superior is the meaning of the name

Lydia

  • Of Greek origin
  • Pronounced LED-ee-ah
  • An affluent Christian woman in the bible
  • From Lydia is the meaning of the name

Marlene

  • Of German origin; from the Latin Maria and the Greek Madgalene
  • Pronounced mar-LEEN or mar-LAY-nah
  • The name refers to Mary Magdalene
  • The meaning is most closely linked to the Latin Maria, which is star of the sea

Martha

  • Of Aramaic origin
  • Pronounced Mar-tha
  • Martha is the sister of Lazarus and Mary and also the patron saint of helping/service professions
  • Lady of the house or lady are the meanings of the name

Mary

  • Of Latin origin
  • Pronounced MARE-ee
  • Mary is the mother of Christ; the virgin mother
  • Star of the sea is the Latin meaning of the name and the Hebrew meaning of the name is wished for child, sea of bitterness, and rebellion

Miriam

  • Of Hebrew origin; an older version of the name Mary
  • Pronounced MEER-ee-em
  • Miriam is the sister of Moses, the one who hid him in the basket along the river’s edge
  • The meanings of the name Miriam are the same as the name Mary

Naomi

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced nay-OH-mee
  • Ruth’s mother in law
  • Pleasant is the meaning of the name

Olivia

  • Of Latin origin
  • Pronounced oh-LIV-ee-ah
  • Derived from the olive tree, which is a biblical symbol for dignity, beauty, fruitfulness and peace
  • Olive tree is the meaning of the name


Phoebe

  • Of Greek origin
  • Pronounced FEE-bee
  • A Christian woman noted in the bible, she helped Paul
  • Bright and radiant are two meanings of the name

Rachel

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced RAY-chel
  • Rachel is the wife of Jacob
  • Ewe, a female sheep, is the meaning of the name Rachel

Rebecca

  • Of Hebrew origin; derived from Rebekah (how it appears in the bible)
  • Pronounced ree-BEK-ah
  • Rebecca was the wife of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham
  • To bind is the meaning of the name

Ruth

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced rooth
  • Daughter-in-law to Naomi
  • Friend and companion are the meanings of the name

Sarah

  • Of Hebrew Origin; derived from Sarai(how it appears in the bible)
  • Pronounced SARE-ah
  • Abraham’s wife
  • Princess is the meaning of the name

Sharon

  • Of Hebrew origin
  • Pronounced SHARE-en
  • Sharon is a place in the bible rather than a name, it is the area of land at the base of Mount Carmel
  • Fertile plain is the meaning of the name

Tabitha

  • Of Aramaic origin
  • Pronounced TAB-i-thah
  • Tabitha is the Aramaic version of Dorcas; a woman noted in the bible
  • Gazelle is the meaning of the name

This is a list of some of the more commonly used girl bible names, their meanings, their origins and who or what the name references in the bible.  This list will help you if you are considering using a biblical name for your new baby girl.