Combing through the entire Bible to find biblical boy names may be a daunting task. If you’re like some devout Christians, you read your favourite passages repeatedly, especially during trying times, but rarely read the entire book.
Our list of Bible names for boys includes less-used sacred names, as well as many of the favourites you’re likely familiar with. As you plan for the arrival of your baby, this list should be a timesaver for you.
Biblical Names for Boys and Meanings
If you’re looking for a holy or divine name for your baby boy, the Bible contains many options, some of which have held up well in the centuries since it was written.
With roots in Hebrew, Aaron means exalted or high mountain.
Aaron is one of those strong boy names that never seem to go out of fashion. Year after year, it reaches the top 1,000 names in the U.S. In 2019, it was the 61st most popular name for boys.
Abraham is a Hebrew name that means father of multitudes.
Abraham is honoured as an important figure in three popular faiths worldwide — Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. He is called God’s friend by James.
This Hebrew name means man from the red earth.
Adam is the first man, according to Christianity. Adam and his wife, Eve, were kicked out of the Garden of Eden because they ate fruit from the Knowledge of Good and Evil tree.
Coming from Latin and Greek origins, Aeneas means to praise.
A New Testament figure, Aeneas was a cripple who was healed by Jesus Christ.
Amal is Arabic in origin and means hope.
In the Bible, Amal is a man, but this name is a good unisex option.
Amos is a Hebrew name that means strong or brave.
Amos is another great name for people of faith. In the Old Testament, Amos is known as one of the Twelve Minor Prophets.
This Greek baby name means manly.
Andrew has been a popular boy’s name for centuries. In 2019, it ranked number 46 in the U.S. for boys. It’s a versatile name, lending itself to the nicknames of Andy and Drew.
Hebrew in origin, Asher means happy.
Asher first appeared briefly on the popularity charts in the U.S. in 1983. But ever since 1992, it has been there to stay, with 2019 ranking as Asher’s most popular year at number 43.
Stemming from Hebrew roots, Azriel means God is my help.
People who were children in the 1980s remember Azrael, with the slightly different spelling, as Gargamel’s cat in the Smurfs cartoon.
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