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200+ Biblical Girl Names With Profound Meanings For Your Heavenly Princess

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Why Are Biblical Girl Names Great Choices For Your Baby?

Biblical girl names are a powerful, inspiring choice for babies because of their links to religion and our faith in God.

One of these baby names, Ava, even made it to the list of the top 10 trending and popular girl names in the US and has been there since 2005. (1)

Many parents choose biblical names because they feel inspired by the stories of these characters from the Bible, or they simply want to pick a Christian name for their baby girl. 

Below are 200+ girl names with profound meanings and interesting stories for your heavenly little princess.

 

Where To Find The Meanings & Origins Of Biblical Girl Names

The Bible is the main source of these beautiful girl names, where some strong women’s stories are also shared.

Aside from their meanings and origins, we also share some biblical texts where these names are found.

 

Anna

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: 4-letter girl name that means “one who gives” or “gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #83
  • Namesakes: A prophetess in the Gospel of Luke; she was there when Jesus was presented at the temple
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Anna Cooke Kendrick and Russian former professional tennis player Anna Sergeyevna Kournikova
  • Also a Disney name after a princess in “Frozen
  • Bible Source: Luke 2:36-38
  • Variants: Annah, Ana, Annie, and Anka (Russian name)

 

Ariel

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name; originally a baby boy name but now also popular as a girl’s name
  • Meaning:Lion of God” or “victorious under God
  • Pronunciation: “ayr-yel”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 237
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as one of Israel’s minor leaders
  • The name is also used as another version of Jerusalem as the city of God
  • Also a Disney princess name for “The Little Mermaid” (also a mermaid name)
  • Bible Source: Ezra 8:16; 2 Samuel 23:20
  • Variants: Ariella and Arielle 

 

Diana

  • Origin: Roman and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Greek goddess name that means “divine,” “perfect,” or “luminous”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-a-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #228
  • Namesakes: The only pagan goddess mentioned in the Bible, Diana of the Ephesians is the virgin protectress of wild animals, woodlands, and the moon
  • Modern namesakes include American singer, record producer, and actress Diana Ross
  • Bible Source: Acts 19:21-35
  • Variants: Diane (French girl name), Dijana (Croatian), and Kiana (Hawaiian girl name)

 

Dorothy

  • Origin: Greek name for girls
  • Meaning:God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “dorr-uh-thee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #487
  • Namesakes: British singer-songwriter and YouTuber Dorothy “Dodie” Clark and American writer Dorothy Allison
  • Also a spiritual name after St. Dorothy (also known as Dorothea of Alexandria), a Christian maiden martyred (put to death because of faith or religion) by the Roman Emperor Maximinus II
  • Bible Source: Not directly from the Bible but has a spiritual and Christian meaning
  • Variants: Dorothea

 

Esther

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: Girl space name that means “star”
  • Pronunciation: “eh-str”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #139
  • Namesakes: After the Israelite who became a Persian queen in the Old Testament; she risked her life to save her people
  • Also after English actress Esther McCracken and American cultural anthropologist Esther Newton
  • Bible Source: The Book of Esther
  • Variants: Ester, Hester, Eistir (Irish girl name), and Estee (French name for girls)

 

Joanna

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jow-ah-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #321
  • Namesakes: After the wife of Chuza (King Herod Antipas’ steward) who became one of Jesus’ followers after she was cured of “evil spirits and infirmities (physical or mental weakness)”
  • Also after American actress Joanna Kerns and artist Joanna Pousette-Dart
  • Bible Source: Luke 8:2-3
  • Variants: “Iōanna,” “Joann,” “Joan,” “Joanne,” “Yohanna,” and “Johanna”
  • It’s another female version of the classic boy name, “John”

 

Leah

  • Origin: English and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Weary” or “delicate”; also a nature name means “lioness” in Latin
  • Pronunciation: “lay-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #52
  • Namesakes: She’s Jacob’s unloved wife (because he prefers her sister)
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Leah Remini and fashion designer Leah McSweeney
  • Bible Source: Genesis 29
  • Variants: Lea, Leia (Portuguese), and Liya (Amharic – Afro-Asiatic or African girl name)

 

Miriam

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Beloved” or “drop of the sea”
  • Also a rainbow baby name that means “wished-for child”
  • Pronunciation: “mee-ree-uhm”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #265
  • Namesakes: Older sister of Moses and Aaron
  • Also after Mexican ten-pin bowler Miriam Zetter and Kenyan artist Miriam Syowia Kyambi
  • Bible Source: Numbers 26:59; Exodus 2:4
  • Variants: Meriam, Mirriam, Myriam (French), and Miryam

 

Rachel

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:Ewe (female sheep)” or “one with purity”
  • Pronunciation: “ray-chuhl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #254
  • Namesakes: Jacob’s favorite wife; the mother of Joseph and Benjamin
  • Modern namesakes include Canadian actress Rachel Anne McAdams and British actress Rachel Hannah Weisz
  • Bible Source: Genesis 29 and 30
  • Variants: Rachele (Italian girl name), Rachelle (English), Raakel (Finnish), and Ráhel (Hungarian)

 

Rebecca

  • Origin: English and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “To tie or bind” or “captivating”
  • Pronunciation: “ruh-bek-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #296
  • Namesakes: Comes from the Hebrew name “Rebekah”; she’s Isaac’s wife and mom to twin boys Esau and Jacob
  • Also after Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist Rebecca Ballhaus and English cricketer Rebecca Duckworth
  • Bible Source: Genesis 25:19-28
  • Variants: Rebbekah and Rebbecca

 

Sarah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Princess”
  • Pronunciation: “sare-ruh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #94
  • Namesakes: She’s Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mom; originally named “Sarai,” she was childless for most of her life but gave birth to Isaac in her 90s
  • Also after American actress Sarah Jessica Parker and English singer Sarah Harding
  • Bible Source: Genesis 17:16
  • Variants: Sara, Sarahi, Sarai, Sariah, and Sariyah

 

The Best Traditional & Classic Biblical Girl Names

Abigail

  • Origin: English and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Joy of the father”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-buh-gayl”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #24
  • Namesakes: King David’s second wife; also considered a biblical prophet
  • Also after American actress Abigail Kathleen Breslin
  • Bible Source: Samuel 25:3
  • Variants: Comes from the Hebrew name “Avigail”

 

Elizabeth

  • Origin: English and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Long girl name that means “God is my oath”
  • Pronunciation: “ee-lez-uh-buhth”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #15
  • Namesakes: The mother of John the Baptist and the cousin of Mary (Jesus’ mother)
  • Also after English actress Elizabeth Jane Hurley
  • Bible Source: Luke 1:5
  • Variants: Comes from the Hebrew name “Elisheva”

 

Magdalena

  • Origin: Greek, German, Slavic, and Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Woman from Magdala”
  • Pronunciation: “mag-duh-ley-nuh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #915
  • Namesakes: She’s one of Jesus’ followers whom the Roman Catholic church venerated as Saint Mary Magdalene
  • Also after Romanian chemist Magdalena Titrici and Polish-American figure skater Magdalena Leska
  • Bible Source: Matthew 27:55-56
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Magdalene

 

Myra

  • Origin: Hebrew, Greek, and English girl name
  • Meaning: “Myrrh (fragrant material used in temple incense or fragrance)”
  • Pronunciation: “my-ruh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #561
  • Namesakes: A biblical place name (after a port city in Lycia, a place in Anatolia that’s now called Turkey)
  • Also after American actress Myra Turley and British computer scientist Myra Wilson
  • Bible Source: Acts 27:5
  • Variants: Myrah and Myrrah

 

What Are Holy & Good Biblical Names For A Girl?

Carmen

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “His resurrection,” “garden,” “orchard,” or a musical girl name that means “song”
  • Pronunciation: “kar-mehn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 456
  • Namesakes: After “Carmen Christi,” the biblical text from Philippians 2:6-11 that means “Hymn to Christ”
  • Also after American actress Carmen Electra and Estonian supermodel Carmen Kass
  • Bible Source: Philippians 2:6-11
  • Variants: Karmen, Carmine, and Carman
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Eliana

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek unisex name
  • Meaning: God answered my prayer
  • Also a name that means “light” or “daughter of the sun” (a name that means “sun”)
  • Pronunciation: “el-eeh-ah-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #41 (girl)
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as a boy name after a man known as “the son of Saraia,” but the name has become popular as a girl name in modern times
  • Bible Source: Ezra 8:4
  • Variants: Elliana and Elyana

 

Jochebed

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “YHWH is glory (YHWH means “Yahweh,” one of God’s names in the Bible)”
  • Pronunciation: “jok-uh-bed”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Brave Israelite midwife who saved newborn baby boys from getting killed by Pharaoh (the king of Egypt); she’s the mother of three important biblical figures: Aaron, Miriam, and Moses
  • Bible Source: Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59
  • Variants: Yokheved

 

Selah

  • Meaning: “Rock,” “boulder,” “forever,” or “praise”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 364
  • Namesakes: American fashion model Selah Louise Marley
  • Bible Source: Psalm 3:4
  • Variants: Sela and Sellah

 

Talia

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Dew of God,” “by the water,” or “gentle dew from heaven”
  • Pronunciation: “tahl-eeh-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #303
  • Namesakes: Canadian gymnast Talia Chiarelli and American TV actress Talia Balsam
  • Bible Source: Not directly mentioned in the Bible but has a spiritual meaning
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Taaliah,” “Thalia,” and “Taaliyah”

 

Biblical Girl Names With Beautiful Meanings

Biblical Girl Names Meaning “Miracle”

Amari

  • Origin: Latin, Hebrew, Sanskrit, and Yoruba – African girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Miracle,” “promised by God,” “immortal,” or “eternal”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-mahr-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #320
  • Namesakes: American professional wrestler Amari Miller (ring name of Camron Clay)
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 6:52-54
  • Variants: Amariah, Amaris, and Amarri

 

Mireya

  • Origin: Spanish and Latin girl name
  • Pronunciation: “mee-reh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV personality Mireya Mayor and Chilean actress Mireya Véliz
  • Bible Source: Not specifically mentioned in the Bible but has a Christian meaning
  • Variants: Mireia

 

Nasya

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Miracle of God” or “immortal”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-see-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Indonesian actress Nasya Marcella and Bulgarian volleyball player Nasya Dimitrova
  • Bible Source: Not directly mentioned in the Bible but has a biblical meaning
  • Variants: Nasiya, Nasiyah, Nasyah, and Nasiah

 

What Girl Name Means Light Of God?

Aalok

  • Origin: Sanskrit girl name
  • Meaning: “Light of divinity” or “light of God
  • Pronunciation: “ah-lohk”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: Not directly found in the Bible but has a spiritual meaning
  • Variants: Alok

 

Neriah

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lamp of God” or “light of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “nuh-rah-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #993 (up from #1683 in 2021)
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as the “son of Mahseiah”; this started as a boy name but is now also used for girls
  • Modern namesakes include American actress and model Neriah Davis
  • Bible Source: Jeremiah (32:12 and 51:59)
  • Variants: Neria and Nerriah

 

Uriela

  • Meaning: “Angel of light” (angel name) or “light of God
  • Pronunciation: “ooh-ree-yeh-lah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: 2 Esdras 4:1-25 (for “Uriel”)
  • Variants: Female version of the boy name “Uriel”; also spelled as Uriella, Uriyella, and Uriela

 

What Girl Name Means God’s Gift?

Aavya

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God” or “first rays of the sun”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-vee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: Not mentioned in the Bible but has a spiritual meaning
  • Variants: Aavyah and Avya

 

Abishai

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex girl name
  • Meaning: “Present of my father” or “gift from God
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bish-ie”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After a military leader during the biblical King David’s reign; started as a boy name but now considered a gender-neutral name
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 26:5-12
  • Variants: Abija and Abiah

 

Aishi

  • Origin: Indian and Japanese unisex name
  • Meaning:God’s gift,” “affection,” or a name that means “love”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-eeh-shee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: Not mentioned in the Bible but with biblical meaning
  • Variants: Ashi and Ayishi

 

Dolly

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God” or “a vision”
  • Pronunciation: “daa-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After American country musician Dolly Parton 
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Dolley and Doll

 

Gia

  • Origin: Italian name for girls
  • Meaning: 3 letter girl name that means “God’s gracious gift” or “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jee-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #267
  • Namesakes: American fashion designer Gia Ventola and model Gia Carangi
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Jia and Giah

 

Janina

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious” or “gift from God
  • Pronunciation: “jah-nee-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American actress-musician Janina Gavankar and Polish journalist Janina Paradowska
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Gianina 
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Jarshika

  • Origin: Indian girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “jar-shee-kah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Jarsheeka

 

Teodora

  • Origin: Spanish, Swedish, Italian, and Polish girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “tee-uh-doh-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Serbian singer Teodora Džehverović 
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Theodora; also a feminine form of the Greek boy name “Theodore”

 

What Are Powerful Names For A Girl?

You might notice that most of the biblical baby names are for boys. 

That’s because the Bible was written in patriarchal times, back in the day when women and children were considered merely as the men’s property. (2)

Still, a number of women are mentioned in both the Old and New Testaments. The following are some of the brave and powerful baby girl names from the Bible:

 

Baara

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Flame” (name that means fire)
  • Pronunciation: “bah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters,  2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as the wife of a Benjaminite called Shaharaim
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 8:8
  • Variants: Barah and Baarra

 

Bernice

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Bringer of victory” or “one who brings peace”
  • Pronunciation: “bur-nis”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: King Herod Agrippa I’s daughter and King Herod Agrippa II’s sister
  • Bible Source:  Acts 25:13,23; 26:30
  • Variants: Berenice

 

Candace

  • Origin: Latin and Ethiopian girl name
  • Meaning: “Pure and innocent,” “clarity,” “whiteness, ”or “who possesses contrition (remorse)”
  • Pronunciation: “kan-dis”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s described in the Bible as the Queen of the Ethiopians who converted to Christianity
  • Bible Source: Acts 8:27-39
  • Variants: Kandace, Candice, and Candyse

 

Eunice

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Good victory”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-nis”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mother of Timothy, who was an early Christian and Paul’s traveling companion
  • Also after American opera singer Eunice Alberts
  • Bible Source: 2 Timothy 1:5
  • Variants: Euniss, Eunise, and Eunyce

 

Jael

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Wild mountain goat”
  • Pronunciation: “yah-el”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name of the Israelite woman who killed the cruel Canaanite army commander using just a tent peg and a hammer, bringing victory and liberation to her people
  • Also after English writer Jael Henrietta Pye (pen name of Jael Mendez)
  • Bible Source: Judges 4:17-21
  • Variants: Jahel or Yael

 

Judith

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Woman from Judea (a biblical place name)” or “praised”
  • Pronunciation: “joo-deeth”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #873
  • Namesakes: Heroine who defended the Israelites against King Nebuchadnezzar by tricking him, then killing him in his sleep
  • Bible Source: Book of Judith (in the Catholic Bible)
  • Also after American philosopher Judith Pamela Butler
  • Variants: Judite, Judyta, and Yodit

 

Junia

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Queen of heaven” or “youthful‘
  • Also given to a baby born in June
  • Pronunciation: “joo-nee-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Jesus’ followers who was imprisoned along with the Apostle Paul; considered one of the very few women in the Bible distinguished as an ‘apostle’ (Christian missionary)
  • Goddess name after the Roman chief goddess Juno 
  • Bible Source: Romans 16:7
  • Variants: June and Juno

 

Lilith

  • Origin: Hebrew, Assyrian, and Babylonian girl name
  • Meaning: “Belonging to the night”
  • Also a name that means death
  • Pronunciation: “lil-ith”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  #270
  • Namesakes: Known as an evil demon or spirit in Assyrian mythology
  • Modern namesakes include American author Lilith Saintcrow
  • Bible Source: Isaiah 34:14
  • Variants: Lilithe, Lyllyth, and Lilyth

 

Milcah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Queen”
  • Pronunciation: “milk-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The daughter of Haran and Rebecca’s grandmother in the Bible
  • Bible Source: Genesis 11:29
  • Variants: Milkah and Milca

 

Sheba

  • Origin: Hebrew name for girls
  • Meaning: “Promise” or “to bind with an oath”
  • Pronunciation: “shee-buh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon after hearing stories of his famed wisdom
  • Also after American novelist Sheba Karim
  • Bible Source: 1 Kings 10:1-12; 2 Chronicles 9:1-13
  • Variants: Shebba and Shebah

 

Sheerah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Kinswoman”
  • Pronunciation: “shee-rah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:1,000+ 
  • Namesakes: She built three cities in the Old Testament times: Upper Beth-horon, Lower Beth-horon, and Uzzen-sheerah
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 7:24
  • Variants: Shirah and Sheera
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What Girl Names Mean Sent From Heaven?

Alya

  • Origin: Hebrew and Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Sent from heaven,” “loftiness,” or “sky”
  • Pronunciation: “ahl-yuh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Egyptian journalist Alya Mooro
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Alyah

 

Angela

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Messenger of God” (angel name for girls)
  • Pronunciation: “an-juh-luh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #226
  • Namesakes: Saint Angela Merici, patron saint of disabled and physically challenged people, sickness, or those grieving the loss of their parents
  • Also after German artist Angela Anderson
  • Bible Source: Matthew 4:6-11 (for “angel”)
  • Variants: Angelica, Anjela, and Angelina

 

What Are Spiritual Names For A Girl?

Abigaia

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Cause of joy,” “my father’s joy,” or “my father is joyful”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-gah-yuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Abbigaya

 

Anaiah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh has answered” or “the answer of God
  • Pronunciation: “ah-nah-eeh-yuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Started as a boy name after an Israelite priest in the Bible but now also used as a girl name
  • Bible Source: Nehemiah 8:4
  • Variants: Anayah

 

Asenath

  • Origin: Egyptian and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “She belongs to the father (might also mean “God”)” or “gift of the sun-god
  • Pronunciation: “ah-zuh-nuhth”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The aristocratic Egyptian woman who became the wife of Joseph (Jacob’s 11th son)
  • Bible Source: Genesis 41:45, 41:50, and 46:20
  • Variants: Assenath

 

Bithiah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Daughter of Yahweh” or “worshiper of God
  • Pronunciation: “bih-thay-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A daughter of Pharaoh and the Egyptian princess who saved the baby Moses from the water
  • Bible Source: I Chronicles 4:18
  • Variants: Bitthiah

 

Camon

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “His resurrection” or a nature name that means “full of stalks”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-mohn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible after the place where Jair (one of Israel’s judges or leaders) was buried
  • Bible Source: Judges 10:5
  • Variants: Cammon and Kamon

 

Michal

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Who resembles God?” or “who is perfect?”
  • Also means “brook” or “little stream of water” (a name that means “water”)
  • Pronunciation: “mee-chal”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: King Saul’s younger daughter and one of King David’s wives
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 14:49
  • Variants: A female form of the angel boy name “Michael”

 

What Bible Name Means Grace Or Beautiful?

Ahlai

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful ornament,” “adornment,” “sorrowing,” “expecting,” or “beseeching”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-ley-yeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Unisex name that appeared twice in the Bible: as a woman (Sheshan’s daughter) and a man (Zabad’s father)
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 2:31-34; 1 Chronicles 11:41
  • Variants: Allai

 

Hannah

  • Origin: Latin, English, and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “grace” or “God’s gift to the world”
  • Pronunciation: “han-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #47
  • Namesakes: The mother of the prophet Samuel in the Bible
  • Modern namesakes include American snowboarder Hannah Teter and poet Hannah Weiner
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 2:1-11
  • Variants: Also a form of the Disney girl name “Anna

 

Sepphora

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Pretty” or a name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-faw-ruh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A variant of “Zipporah,” Moses’ wife who was described in the Bible as a beautiful woman
  • Bible Source: Exodus 18:2-12
  • Variants: Also spelled as Sifforah, Sipporah, Sephora, and Zipora

 

Shifra

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Lovely,” “good,” or “beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “shif-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Israeli poet and writer Shifra Shifman Shmuelevitch
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Siffra and Shiffra

 

Shiphrah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “sheep-rah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the midwives (together with Moses’ mom, Jochebed) who disobeyed Pharaoh’s command to kill the Israelite baby boys
  • Bible Source: Exodus 1:15-21
  • Variants: Shiprra and Shippra

 

What Are Rare & Unique Girl Names From The Bible?

Abiah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Jehovah is my father” or “God is my father”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as the wife of Hezron and the mother of Ashur from the tribe of Judah
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chronicles 2:24
  • Variants: Abiyyahu, Abia, and Abiyyah

 

Achinoam

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “My brother is pleasant
  • Pronunciation: “ah-kee-no-uhm”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of King David’s wives and the mother of Amnon (his eldest son)
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Ahinoam

 

Adalia

  • Origin: Hebrew and German unisex name
  • Meaning: “Noble one” or “God is my refuge”
  • Pronunciation: “ahd-ahl-eeh-yuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as one of the “ten sons of Haman” but now considered a gender-neutral name
  • Bible Source: Esther 9:8
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Adalya” or “Adalla”

 

Agar

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Stranger” or “one that fears”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-gar”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Variant of “Hagar,” Abraham’s concubine and mother of Ishmael
  • Also a last name (e.g., English landscape designer Madeline Agar)
  • Bible Source: Genesis 16:1-16; 21:8-21
  • Variants: Aggar

 

Areli

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Vision of God,” “golden,” or “God’s lioness”
  • Pronunciation: “uh-reh-lee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Name of one of Jacob’s grandchildren (the son of Gad)
  • Also after the main character and author of “Areli Is a Dreamer: A True Story” written by Areli Morales
  • Bible Source: Genesis 46:16; Numbers 26:17
  • Variants: Arreli and Arelie

 

Bekah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Half a shekel (Israeli currency),” “part,” or “division”
  • Pronunciation: “beh-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as a currency 
  • Bible Source: Exodus 38:26
  • Variants: Also spelled as Beka and Bekka

 

Carmel

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Orchard,” “garden,” or “vineyards of God
  • Pronunciation: “kar-mel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible after a mountain range in Palestine
  • Bible Source: Joshua 12:22
  • Variants: Karmel and Carmela

 

Cilicia

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Overturns” or “which rolls”
  • Pronunciation: “si-li-shuh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name after an early Roman province considered an important political entity in biblical times
  • Bible Source: Acts 6:9; Galatians 1:21; and Acts 9:30
  • Variants: Cillicia

 

Drusilla

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Fruitful” or “watered by the dew ”
  • Pronunciation: “droo-si-luh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the early Christians who, together with her husband Felix, visited Paul in jail to hear him preach about the gospel (good news or teachings of Jesus)
  • Also after King Herod Agrippa’s daughter who died during the Mount Vesuvius eruption
  • Modern variants include Australian novelist Drusilla Modjeska and English actress Drusilla Wills
  • Bible Source: Acts 24:24-25
  • Variants: Drusila

 

Shoshannah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name for “Lily” or “Rose
  • Pronunciation: “show-sha-nuh”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Name used in the Bible to mean the Jewish nation or Israel
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Shoshannah Stern
  • Bible Source: Song of Songs 2:2
  • Variants: Also a form of “Susannah

 

Tabitha

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name for girls that means “gazelle” or “gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-bee-tha”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A faithful disciple of Jesus, also known in other biblical texts as Dorcas
  • Modern namesakes include American novelist Tabitha King and choreographer Tabitha D’umo
  • Bible Source: Acts 9:36-42
  • Variants: Tabytha and Tabatha

 

Tzipporah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Bird”
  • Pronunciation: “tzee-poh-rah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A variant of “Zipporah” (Moses’ wife and the daughter of a Midianite priest)
  • Bible Source: Exodus 4:24-26
  • Variants: Tzipora

 

Beautiful Christian Names For Baby Girls

Athalia

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “The Lord is exalted”
  • Pronunciation: “ath-uh-lee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as the wife of Jeham (a king of Judah) and the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel
  • Bible Source: II Kings 11:1-3
  • Variants: Athaliah

 

Bethel

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “The house of God
  • Pronunciation: “beth-el”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical place name after a town located south of Judah; it’s identified as the location where Jacob dreamed about the ladder leading to heaven
  • Also a last name after African American poet and author Lorraine Bethel
  • Bible Source: Genesis 12:8; 35:1
  • Variants: Betthel

 

Dinah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God will judge,” “vindicated,” or “judgment”
  • Pronunciation: “dai-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Jacob’s only daughter (he has 12 sons); also considered a female form of the Hebrew boy nameDaniel
  • Also after American singer and actress Dinah Shore
  • Bible Source: Genesis 30:21
  • Variants: Dina and Dinnah

 

Elisheba

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Pledge of God,” “my God,” or “God is abundance”
  • Pronunciation: “ehl-eeh-sheh-bah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After the High Priest Aaron’s wife and Amminadab’s daughter 
  • Bible Source: Exodus 6:23
  • Variants: Elizheba

 

Hodiah

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Majesty of Yahweh” or “the praise of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “ho-dai-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Used in the Bible as a boy name after one of the Levites (a tribe of priests) who sealed the covenant of Nehemiah; now considered a unisex name
  • Bible Source: Nehemiah 8:7, 9:5, and 10:10,13
  • Variants: Hodia and Hoddiah

 

Jescha

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God beholds” or “to behold”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-see-kuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The sister of Milcah and also called “Iscah” in other biblical versions
  • Bible Source: Genesis 11:29
  • Variants: Iscah, Jessica, and Jeshka

 

Biblical Girl Names For Twins

Daniella & Donatella 

Daniella

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God is my judge” or “judgment of God
  • Pronunciation: “dan-eeh-yel-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #449
  • Namesakes: Another variant of the boy name “Daniel”
  • Modern namesakes include American actress and fashion model Daniella Alonso
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 3:1 (as “Daniel”)
  • Variants: Danielle and Danila

 

Donatella

  • Origin: Hebrew and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God
  • Pronunciation: “don-uh-tel-uh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Italian fashion designer Donatella Francesca Versace
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Donatela

 

Martha & Mary

Martha

  • Origin: Latin and Ancient Greek name
  • Meaning: “The lady” or “mistress of the house”
  • Pronunciation: “marth-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  #725
  • Namesakes: She’s one of Lazarus’ two sisters in the Bible; Lazarus was the man who died but was resurrected by Jesus
  • Modern namesakes include American businesswoman and writer Martha Stewart
  • Bible Source: Luke 8:1-3, 10:38-42; John 12:2
  • Variants: Martah, Marthe, and Marrtha

 

Mary

  • Origin: Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Bitter” or “beloved”
  • Pronunciation: “may-ree”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #136
  • Namesakes: There are many women named “Mary” in the Bible, including Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ mother.
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Bible Source: Luke 1:5, 34-38, 43-45
  • Variants: Mari, Marie, and Maria

 

Naomi & Ruth

Naomi

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:Pleasantness” or “gentle”
  • Pronunciation: “nah-oh-mee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #46
  • Namesakes: An Israelite widow and Ruth’s mother-in-law (see name below)
  • Modern namesakes include English model Naomi Elaine Campbell
  • Bible Source: Ruth 1:20-21
  • Variants: Noemi

 

Ruth

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Compassionate friend”
  • Pronunciation: “rooth”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #179
  • Namesakes: A Moabite widow who showed unwavering loyalty to her Israelite mother-in-law, Ruth; she remarried and became the great-grandmother of King David 
  • Bible Source: The Book of Ruth
  • Variants: Ruthi, Ruta (Polish name), and Ruthia

 

Poetic & Musical Girl Names From The Bible

Bethany

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “The house of affliction,” “the house of song,” “house of happiness,” “house of figs,” or “desire for goodness”
  • Pronunciation: “beth-uh-nee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #666
  • Namesakes: Place name after the town mentioned in the New Testament; identified as the hometown of Lazarus (the man that Jesus raised from the dead)
  • Modern namesakes include English stand-up comedian Bethany Black
  • Bible Source: Matthew 21:17; John 11:18
  • Variants: Bethania

 

Hope

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “belief” or “expectation”
  • Pronunciation: “howp”
  • Length: 4 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #260
  • Namesakes: American beauty queen Hope Anderson and pop singer Hope Partlow
  • Bible Source: Romans 15:13; 1 Peter 1:21
  • Variants: None

 

Zemira

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: Musical name meaning “song,” “joyous melody,” “palm,” or “vine”
  • Pronunciation: “zeh-mee-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as one of the sons of a man named Becher but now considered a unisex name
  • Modern namesakes include Israeli scientist Zemira Mevarech
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 7:8
  • Variants: Zemirah

 

Aesthetic Biblical Girl Names That Are Easy To Spell & Pronounce

Daphne

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name meaning “laurel” or “bay tree”
  • Pronunciation: “daf-nuh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #278
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible
  • Modern names include American actress Daphne Zuniga
  • Also a magical name after the nymph Princess Daphne in the Italian cartoon series “Winx Club
  • Bible Source: 2 Maccabees 4:33
  • Variants: Dafne, Dapine, and Defne

 

Eve

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Life-giving,” “life,” or “full of life”
  • Pronunciation: “eev”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1-syllable girl name
  • Popularity/Rank: #554
  • Namesakes: She’s known as the first woman created by God out of Adam’s rib, according to the creation story in Genesis
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Eve Gordon
  • Bible Source: Genesis 2:18
  • Variants: Eva, Aoife (Gaelic), Efa (Welsh), Ewa (Polish girl name), and Hawa (Arabic girl name)

 

Julia

  • Origin: Latin and Roman girl name
  • Meaning: “Youthful”
  • Pronunciation: “jool-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #112
  • Namesakes: She’s one of the early Christians mentioned in the Bible; she’s venerated as a saint
  • Also after American actresses Julia O’Hara Stiles and Julia Fiona Roberts
  • Bible Source: Romans 16:15
  • Variants: Julie, Giulia (Italian), and Džūlija (Latvian)

 

Sharon

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Fertile plains” or “His song”
  • Pronunciation: “sharr-uhn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible after the flat lands at the foot of Mount Carmel
  • Bible Source: Song of Solomon 2:1-10
  • Variants: Sharron, Sharona, and Sharyn

 

Angel Names From The Bible

Angelina

  • Meaning: Also a Hispanic name that means “little angel” or “God’s messenger” 
  • Also an angel name for girls
  • Pronunciation: “an-jel-eeh-nuh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 305
  • Namesakes: American actress Angelina Jolie and Russian ice dancer Angelina Telegina
  • Bible Source: None; only as a variant of “Angel” (Luke 1:19)
  • Variants: Angeline, Angelika, and Angelica

 

Arella

  • Origin: Hebrew and Latin girl name
  • Meaning/Description: “Golden” or “angel”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-rel-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Puerto Rican basketball player Arella Guirantes
  • Bible Source: None; only as a variant of “Ariel” (Isaiah 29)
  • Variants: Ariela and Ariella

 

Serafina

  • Origin: Latin and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: “Burning ones” or “fiery” 
  • Pronunciation: “seh-rah-fee-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Saint Serafina, also called Fina, a 13th-century Italian child saint
  • Bible Source: A female form of the biblical angel name “Seraphim” (refers to the fiery angels standing beside God’s throne, according to the Bible)
  • Variants: Seraphina

 

Biblical Girl Names From A To Z

Biblical Girl Names Starting With A

Abihael

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “The father of strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-hah-el”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Used as a unisex name in the Bible, such as the daughter of King David’s brother, Eliab
  • Bible Source: 2 Chronicles 11:18
  • Variants: Abihail

 

Abijah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Jehovah (God) is my father”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-huh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Used as a boy name in the Bible after King Abijah, the son of King Rehoboam 
  • Bible Source: 2 Chronicles 13:21
  • Variants: Abiyyah, Abiah, and Abijam

 

Abilene

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Land of the meadows” or “grass”
  • Pronunciation: “ab-uh-leen”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible after a district in Coele-Syria
  • Also a place name in modern times (e.g., Abilene, Texas)
  • Bible Source: Luke 3:1
  • Variants: Abillene

 

Abital

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “My father is the night dew”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-bee-tahl”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the wives of King David
  • Bible Source: 2 Samuel 3:4; 1 Chronicles 3:3
  • Variants: Abhital and Abbital

 

Ada

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Nobility”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the wives of Lamech (a descendant of Cain) and the mother of his children, Jabal and Jubal
  • Bible Source: Genesis 4:19
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Adah
  • Can be a pet name or moniker for “Adeline,” “Adelaide,” or “Adalya”

 

Adina

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Noble” or “delicate”
  • Pronunciation: “ah-dee-nuh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After a male soldier in King David’s army, according to the Bible, but the name is now commonly used for boys and girls
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Adina Porter and Czech actress Adina Mandlová
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 11:42
  • Variants: Adinah and Addina

 

Adriel

  • Origin: Hebrew nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “The flock of God” or “my help is God
  • Pronunciation: “ayd-ree-yel”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: Mentioned as a boy name in the Bible after a man known as the “son of Barzillai the Meholathite” but now also used for girls
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 18:19; 2 Samuel 21:8
  • Variants: Adrielle

 

Anya

  • Origin: Hebrew, Hungarian, Kurdish, and Russian girl name
  • Meaning: “Grace,” “mother,” “power,” and “strength”
  • Pronunciation: “ahn-yah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #486
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter Anya Marina
  • Bible Source: Luke 2:36-38 (mentioned as “Anna”)
  • Variants: A form of “Anna

 

Apphia

  • Origin: Greek and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “To push aside,” “fruitful,” or “productive”
  • Pronunciation: “aff-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A girl name mentioned in the Bible, and believed to be the wife of Philemon
  • Bible Source: Philemon 1:2
  • Variants: Apphiah and Affia

 

Artemis

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “The twin of Apollo (Greek god of the sun and music)”
  • Pronunciation: “art-ehm-ees”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #904
  • Namesakes: A goddess name mentioned in the Bible, referring to the Greek goddess of the wild animals and the hunt
  • Bible Source: Acts 19:24
  • Variants: Artemisia and Artemesia

 

Asa

  • Origin: Hebrew gender-neutral name
  • Meaning: “Healer” or “doctor”
  • Pronunciation: “ass-uh”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: Originally a powerful boy name after a king of Judah (one of Israel’s kingdoms); now a gender-neutral name
  • Bible Source: 1 Kings 15:8-14
  • Variants: Assah, Assa, and Asah

 

Atarah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “A crown”
  • Pronunciation: “at-uh-ruh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A noblewoman identified in the Bible as “the mother of Onam” and “one of Jerahmeel’s wives”
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 2:26
  • Variants: Attarah and Atara

 

Azubah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Assisted” or “deserted”
  • Pronunciation: “azz-ooh-buh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: According to the Bible, she’s the wife of Israel’s King Asa and also the mother of King Jehoshaphat 
  • Bible Source: 1 Kings 22:42; 2 Chronicles 20:31
  • Variants: Aazubah, Azzuba, and Azuba

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With B

Beulah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Married” or “bride”
  • Pronunciation: “byoo-luh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A name associated with Jerusalem
  • Modern namesakes include American sculptor Beulah Woodard
  • Bible Source: Isaiah 62:4
  • Variants: Beullah

 

Bilhah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Confused” or “bashful”
  • Pronunciation: “bil-huh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:
  • Namesakes: Rachel’s handmaid; Rachel gave Bilhah to her husband so she could bear children for their family
  • Bible Source: Genesis 29:29
  • Variants: Bilha

 

Bathsheba

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “The daughter of satiety,” “daughter of an oath,” or “the seventh daughter”
  • Pronunciation: “bath-shee-buh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of King David’s wives; the mother of King Solomon
  • Also after American actress Bathsheba Garnett
  • Bible Source: 2 Samuel 11 and 12; 1 Kings 1 and 2
  • Variants: Bathshebba

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With C

Callidora

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of beauty”
  • Pronunciation: “kayl-eeh-doh-rah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Kallidora

 

Cleophas

  • Origin: Latin unisex name
  • Meaning: “The whole glory”
  • Pronunciation: “klee-oh-fahs”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Started as a boy’s name but is now also used for girls; one of the disciples who encountered Jesus after His resurrection (but they didn’t recognize Him)
  • Bible Source: Luke 24:13-32
  • Variants: Kleophas

 

Charity

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Dear” or a virtue name meaning “kindness” and “giving”
  • Pronunciation: “cha-ree-tee”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: According to the Bible, charity never fails and it comes from a pure heart
  • Modern namesakes include Nigerian Olympic runner Charity Opara and American actress Charity Shea
  • Bible Source: 1 Timothy 1:5
  • Variants: None

 

Chloe

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Green herb,” “fertility,” or “blooming”
  • Pronunciation: “kloh-eeh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank:  #18
  • Namesakes: One of the early Christians mentioned in the New Testament; she was among the apostle Paul’s acquaintances in Corinth (a city in Greece)
  • Also after American actress, fashion designer, and model Chloë Stevens Sevigny
  • Bible Source: 1 Corinthians 1:11
  • Variants: Khloe, Khloey, Cloee, Cloe, and Cloey

 

Claudia

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lame” or “enclosure”
  • Pronunciation: “klaw-dee-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: An early Christian mentioned by Paul in the New Testament
  • Also after American children’s author Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
  • Bible Source: 2 Timothy 4:21
  • Variants: Klaudia, Cloudia, and Claudea

 

Calah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Favorable” or “opportunity”
  • Pronunciation: “kah-lah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Biblical place name after an ancient Assyrian city and the empire’s capital; one of Assyria’s most ancient cities 
  • Bible Source: Genesis 10:11-12
  • Variants: Kalah and Cala

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With D

Damaris

  • Origin: Greek and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Calf,”  “gentle,” “to tame,” or “a little woman”
  • Pronunciation: “dah-mah-rees”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: An early Christian venerated as a saint of the Greek Orthodox Church; she became a Christian after hearing the apostle Paul’s preaching in Athens
  • Bible Source: Acts 17:34
  • Variants: Damiris, Damaryss, and Damarys

 

Deborah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Heroine,” “bee,” “prophet,” “word,” or “judge”
  • Pronunciation: “deb-uh-ruh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #918
  • Namesakes: One of the prominent judges (leaders) of Israel who led them under the Canaanites’ attack
  • Bible Source: Judges 4:4-5
  • Variants: Debbora

 

Delilah

  • Origin: Ancient Arabic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Delicate” or “amorous”
  • Pronunciation: “duh-ly-luh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #58
  • Namesakes: Known in the Bible as Samson’s girlfriend who gave him a haircut that made him lose his incredible strength, leading to the Israelites’ defeat under the Philistines 
  • Also after American contemporary artist Delilah Montoya
  • Bible Source: Judges 16:4-20
  • Variants: Delila and Dalila

 

Dorcas

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “a female roe-deer” or “gazelle”
  • Pronunciation: “dork-uhs”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Charitable early Christian who made clothes and distributed these to the poor in Joppa
  • Bible Source: Acts 9:36-42
  • Variants: Dorkas and Dorcass 

 

Dorinda

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God,” “bountiful gift,” or “beautiful girl”
  • Pronunciation: “doh-reen-dah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American TV personality Dorinda Medley
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Dorinnda, Dorrinda, Dyrinda, and Derinda

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With E

Eden

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Place of pleasure or delight”
  • Pronunciation: “eeh-dn”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #117
  • Namesakes:  Place name for the garden that God created for Adam and Eve
  • Also after American TV actress Eden Sher
  • Bible Source: Genesis 2:8-10
  • Variants: Edde, Edena, and Edyn

 

Edna

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Delight and pleasure,” “rejuvenation,” or “renewer”
  • Also a girl name derived from the place name “Eden
  • Pronunciation: “ed-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The mother of Sarah (not Abraham’s wife; identified as the wife of Tobias) and the mother-in-law of Tobias whose story was narrated in the Book of Tobias (in the Catholic Bible)
  • Modern namesakes include American character actress Edna May Oliver
  • Bible Source: Tobias 8:12
  • Variants: Ednah and Eithne (Gaelic and Irish girl name)

 

Elisha

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “The salvation of God
  • Pronunciation: “el-eeh-shah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+ (girl)
  • Namesakes: Originally a boy’s name but is now used as a gender-neutral name; he’s an Old Testament prophet and the successor of Elijah
  • Bible Source: 1 Kings 19:19; 2 Kings 2:19-22
  • Variants: Eleisha

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With F

Faith

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Loyalty,” “devotion,” “trust,” or belief
  • Pronunciation: “fayth”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #191
  • Namesakes: American singer Faith Hill and actress-singer Faith Prince
  • Bible Source: Hebrews 11:1-6; Romans 10:17; 2 Corinthians 5:7
  • Variants: None

 

Fortunata

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Lucky” or “fortunate”
  • Pronunciation: “for-too-nah-tah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: An early Christian and disciple in Corinth, an ancient city in Greece; she’s sometimes identified as the messenger who brought the apostle Paul’s first letters to the Corinthians
  • Bible Source: 1 Corinthians 16:17 (mentioned as “Fortunatus”)
  • Variants: Feminine form of the Latin boy name “Fortunatus”

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With G

Genesis

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Beginning,” “origin,” or “birth”
  • Pronunciation: “jen-uh-sis”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #65
  • Namesakes: Gender-neutral name after the first book in the Bible
  • Bible Source: The Book of Genesis
  • Variants: Jenesis

 

Grace

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Generosity and goodness,” “blessing,” or “favor”
  • Can also mean “God’s grace”
  • Pronunciation: “grays”
  • Length: 5 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #35
  • Namesakes: American actress Grace Kaufman and Canadian actress Grace Lynn Kung
  • Bible Source: 1 Corinthians 15:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  • Variants: Gratia and Grazie

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With H

Hadassah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name that means “myrtle tree” or a virtue name meaning “compassion”
  • Pronunciation: “had-uh-sah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #615
  • Namesakes: Israeli woman who became Queen Esther of Persia; she’s known for risking her life to face the king to save her people
  • Bible Source: Esther 2:7
  • Variants: Hadassa

 

Hagar

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “One that fears,” “a stranger,” or “flight”
  • Pronunciation: “hay-gr”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s Abraham’s Egyptian concubine and the mother of his firstborn son Ishmael, who became the patriarch of the Arab nations
  • Bible Source: Genesis 16:1-16; 21:8-21
  • Variants: Agar and Hagarr

 

Havilah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Circle,” “sandy” or “stretch of sand”
  • Pronunciation: “haev-eeh-lah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible for the territory inhabited by the Ishmaelites
  • Bible Source: Genesis 2:10-11 and 10:7
  • Variants: Havilla, Havila,  and Havillah

 

Heaven

  • Origin: English unisex name
  • Meaning: “Paradise” or “sky”
  • Also known as God’s primary dwelling
  • Pronunciation: “heh-vn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #496
  • Namesakes: Actor/comedian Kevin Hart’s daughter Heaven Leigh Hart
  • Bible Source: John 14:1-3; Matthew 6:19-20; Luke 6:23; Matthew 5:12
  • Variants: Haven

 

Helah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Rust”
  • Pronunciation: “hel-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Among the women mentioned in the Bible as one of the two wives of a man named Ashur
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 4:5 and 7
  • Variants: Hela

 

Hosanna

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Praise,” “deliver us,” or “a prayer or acclamation”
  • Pronunciation: “hoh-zan-uh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as an exclamation of praise or adoration
  • Bible Source: Psalm 118:25; Matthew 21:9
  • Variants: Osanne (French)

 

Huldah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Loved one,” “lovable,” or “sweet”
  • Pronunciation: “hool-dah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Old Testament female prophet during the reign of King Josiah
  • Bible Source: 2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chronicles 34:22-28
  • Variants: Hulda

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With I

Ivah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift from God” or “overturning”
  • Pronunciation: “ay-vaah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name for a city in Assyria
  • Bible Source: 2 Kings 17:24, 18:34, and 19:13
  • Variants: Can also be spelled as “Ava” or “Avah”

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With J

Janet

  • Origin: English girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gracious gift” or “God is merciful”
  • Pronunciation: “jan-iht”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and actress Janet Jackson
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Another form of “John”

 

Jani

  • Origin: Hebrew, Hungarian, Sanskrit, Finnish, and Indian – Hindi unisex name
  • Meaning: “Gift from God,” “knowledge,” or “God is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-nee”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: South African journalist Jani Allan
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Also another form of “John” or “Jane”

 

Janna

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Flourishing” or “Yahweh is gracious”
  • Pronunciation: “jah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Jesus’ ancestors; it started as a boy’s name but is now used as a gender-neutral name
  • Bible Source: Luke 3:24
  • Variants: Jana, Janah, and Jannah

 

Jehosheba

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh is an oath,” “fullness,” or “of the Lord”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-ho-sheb-uh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s described in the Bible as one of the “great righteous women” of Israel and a princess (she’s the daughter of King Jehoram)
  • Bible Source: 2 Kings 11:2
  • Variants: Jehoshebah and Jehoshebba

 

Jemimah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name for girls that means “dove”
  • Pronunciation: “jeh-my-mah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Job’s three daughters; in the Bible, she’s described as one of the most beautiful women of their time
  • Modern namesakes include English actress Jemima Rooper and American evangelist Jemima Wilkinson
  • Bible Source: Job 42:14 
  • Variants: Jemima 

 

Jordan

  • Origin: Hebrew nonbinary name
  • Meaning: “One who descends” or “to flow down”
  • Pronunciation: “jor-dahn”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #504 (girl)
  • Namesakes: Considered the holiest river of Israel and the location where Jesus (and many others) were baptized by mission preacher John the Baptist
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Jordan Ladd
  • Bible Source: Plenty of mentions in the Bible, including the following: Genesis 13:10; Joshua 3:11; Mark 1:5
  • Variants: Jordyn

 

Joy

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “happiness” or “great pleasure”
  • Pronunciation: “joy”
  • Length: 3 letters, 1 syllable
  • Popularity/Rank: #467
  • Namesakes: American comedian and actress Joy Behar
  • Bible Source: Mentioned at least 20 times in the Bible, including in the following texts: Romans 12:15; Psalm 32:11; Philippians 4:4
  • Variants: Joie and Joi

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With K

Keren

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Glorious dignity,” “horn of antimony (used as cosmetic in ancient times),” or “ray of light”
  • Pronunciation: “ker-ehn”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s Job’s youngest daughter; she’s also described as beautiful
  • Also after American singer-songwriter Keren DeBerg and Israeli crossover soprano Keren Hadar
  • Bible Source: Job 42:14
  • Variants: Kerren

 

Keziah

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: Nature name meaning “cassia tree (also a sweet-scented spice)” or a spiritual name meaning “restored to the heart of God
  • Pronunciation: “keh-zee-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The second of Job’s beautiful daughters
  • Modern namesakes include British rhythmic gymnast and Olympic player Keziah Gore
  • Bible Source: Job 42:14-17
  • Variants: Other forms include “Cassia”

 

Kiara

  • Origin: Hindi, Irish, and Italian girl name
  • Meaning: God’s gracious gift”
  • Surprisingly, this name has contrasting meanings in some languages. For example, it means “dark” or “black” as an Irish girl name, but it’s a name meaning “light” or “clear” in Italian.
  • Pronunciation: “key-ah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #252
  • Namesakes: American writer Kiara Brinkman and Canadian mountain biker Kiara Bisaro
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Chiara (Italian girl name), Kearah (Irish name for girls), and Ciara (Irish Gaelic)

 

Kriva

  • Origin: Hindi girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift from God” or “unique”
  • Pronunciation: “kree-vah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a place name after Kriva Rijeka, a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Krivva

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With L

Lois

  • Origin: Greek and Old German girl name
  • Meaning: “Most beautiful” or “superior”
  • Pronunciation: “loh-ihs”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s an early Christian and the grandmother of Timothy, an early Christian evangelist who became the first Christian bishop of Ephesus
  • Also after American actress Lois Smith and Canadian singer Lois Lilienstein
  • Bible Source: 2 Timothy 1:5
  • Variants: Louise, Loise, Loyce, and Louisa

 

Lydia

  • Origin: Hebrew and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Noble one” or “beautiful one” (a name that means “beautiful”)
  • Pronunciation: “leed-yah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 93
  • Namesakes: She’s the first Christian in Philippi, an ancient Roman colony
  • Modern namesakes include American singer Lydia Lunch and fashion model Lydia Marie Hearst-Shaw
  • Bible Source: Acts 16:11-20
  • Variants: Lidia, Lidka (Polish girl name), and Lidija

 

Lillian

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name meaning “lily” or “pledged to God
  • The lily flower is the symbol of purity and elegance
  • Pronunciation: “lil-eeh-uhn”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #50
  • Namesakes: American author Lillian Smith and French ice hockey player Lilian Prunet
  • Bible Source: Luke 12:27 (mentioned as “Lily”)
  • Variants: Also spelled as Lily, Lilian, Lilliane, and Lilliann

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With M

Mara

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Strength” or “bitter” 
  • Pronunciation: “mar-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #620
  • Namesakes: From “Marah,” a place name for the fountain or oasis that the wandering Israelites found but couldn’t drink from because the water was bitter
  • Also after American journalist Mara Schiavocampo and Puerto Rican actress Mara Croatto
  • Also a last name (e.g., American actress Kate Mara)
  • Bible Source: Exodus 15:23
  • Variants: Marah

 

Merab

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God will increase” or “abundant”
  • Pronunciation: “mehr-ab”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: King Saul’s eldest daughter who was first promised to become King David’s wife but was given to another man (Meholathite) for marriage, and David had to marry her younger sister instead
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 18:17-19
  • Variants: Marrab, Merrab, and Marab

 

Miesha

  • Origin: Hebrew and Slavic girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift from God
  • Also means “alive and well” as an Arabic girl name
  • Pronunciation: “meesh-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: 2 Kings 3:4 (mentioned as “Misha”)
  • Variants: A form of “Misha”; can also be spelled as Miessha

 

Mikelle

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Who is like God?”
  • Pronunciation: “my-kel”
  • Length: 7 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Female variant of the angel name “Michael,” the leader of the archangels
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Michelle

 

Mishael

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Lent” or “who is like God
  • Pronunciation: “meesh-ah-el”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Unisex name that started as a boy’s name for a young Israelite trained by Daniel to become a Levite (priest assistant) in Babylon
  • Bible Source: Exodus 6:22; Leviticus 10:4; Nehemiah 8:4
  • Variants: Misshael; also considered a variant of “Michael”

 

Moriah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “The hill country” or “the Lord is my teacher” 
  • Pronunciation: “moh-rai-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Old Testament for the mountain Abraham climbed to comply with God’s command to sacrifice his only son, Isaac (it’s a test of Abraham’s faith)
  • Also after American singer and songwriter Moriah Peters
  • Bible Source: Genesis 22:1-24
  • Variants: Moria and Morriah

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With N

Naamah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:Pleasant,” “agreeable,” “sweetness,” “grace,” ”or a name that means “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “ney-ah-mah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of King Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines; she’s the mother of his heir, King Rehoboam
  • Also a mythical name after the Goddess Naamah in Jacqueline Carey’s “Kushiel Series
  • Bible Source: 1 Kings 14:21-31; 2 Chronicles 12:13
  • Variants: Naama

 

Naarah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Girl” or “maiden”
  • Pronunciation: “ney-ah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: She’s one of the wives of a man named Ashhur, as mentioned in the Old Testament; the other is Helah
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 4:5-6
  • Variants: Naarai, Naara, and Naarrah

 

Noa

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Motion,” “consolation,” or “comfort”
  • Not to be confused with “Noah
  • Pronunciation: “noh-wah”
  • Length: 3 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #298
  • Namesakes: One of Zelophehad’s five daughters; they challenged the law for ownership of their father’s property after he died
  • Modern namesakes include American actress Noa Lindberg
  • Bible Source: Numbers 27:1-11
  • Variants: Nooa (Finnish)

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With O

Oashni

  • Origin: Hindi unisex name
  • Meaning:God’s precious gift”
  • Pronunciation: “oh-wash-nee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Oashnee

 

Omica

  • Origin: Indian girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift” or “God’s blessing”
  • Pronunciation: “ohm-ai-kah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Omika and Omicca

 

Orpah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Fawn,” “gazelle,” or “back of the neck”
  • Pronunciation: “Ohr-pah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Naomi’s Moabite daughters-in-law (the other is Ruth)
  • Modern namesakes include Orpah Gail Winfrey (the real name of Oprah Winfrey)
  • Bible Source: Ruth 1:3-4
  • Variants: Orrpah and Orpa

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With P

Parisha

  • Origin: Arabic girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God,” “beautiful,” “daughter of angels,” or a magical name that means “fairy”
  • Pronunciation: “pah-ree-shah”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Parrisha

 

Peninnah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Pearl,” “the face,” or “precious stone”
  • Pronunciation: “puhn-ay-nah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Identified in the Bible as one of Elkanah’s two wives; Elkanah is the prophet Samuel’s father
  • Bible Source: 1 Samuel 1:2, 6-20
  • Variants: Peninah and Penina

 

Phoebe

  • Origin: Latin and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Radiant” or “bright” (a name that means “light”)
  • Pronunciation: “fee-bee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #214
  • Namesakes: A notable early Christian trusted by Paul to secretly deliver his letter to the Romans
  • Bible Source: Romans 16:1-2
  • Variants: Phebe, Febe, and Fhobe

 

Prahya

  • Origin: Indian girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift”
  • Pronunciation: “pruh-yah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Pragya and Praha

 

Priscilla

  • Origin: Roman girl name
  • Meaning: “Ancient” or “venerable”
  • Pronunciation: “pree-seel-uh”
  • Length: 9 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #716
  • Namesakes: One of the earliest known converts to Christianity from Rome
  • Also after American model and actress Priscilla Taylor
  • Bible Source: Romans 16:3
  • Variants: Priscille and Priscila

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With Q

Qianna

  • Origin: American and Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Gracious,” “queen,” or “living with grace”
  • Pronunciation: “key-ah-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: A form of “Diana”; also spelled as Qiana and Qiannah

 

Quella

  • Origin: Old English girl name
  • Meaning: “To quell” or “pacify”
  • Pronunciation: “kwell-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Quelle

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With R

Rhesa

  • Origin: Persian and Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Prince,” “lord,” “course,” or “will”
  • Pronunciation: “ree-sah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of Jesus’ ancestors identified as the son of a man named Zorobabel and the father of Joanna; although it started as a boy name, it’s more commonly used as a girl name in modern times
  • Bible Source: Luke 3:27
  • Variants: Rheza and Resa

 

Rhoda

  • Origin: Latin and Greek girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name meaningRose” or “from Rhodes”
  • Pronunciation: “rhod-ah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Christian woman in the New Testament who was among the first to see Peter get out of prison
  • Modern namesakes include American voice actress Rhoda Elaine Williams
  • Bible Source: Acts 12:13-18
  • Variants: Rodda, Rhodie, and Rhodda

 

Rizpah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Floor,” “pavement,” “bed,” or “extension”
  • Pronunciation: “reez-pah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Devoted Christian mother and one of King Saul’s concubines
  • Bible Source: 2 Samuel 21:1-14
  • Variants: Rizzpah and Rizpa

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With S

Salem

  • Origin: Ancient Greek name for boys and girls
  • Meaning: “Perfect,” “peaceful, “safe,” or “complete”
  • Pronunciation: “say-lehm”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #453
  • Namesakes: Ancient Middle Eastern town in the Bible
  • Also a last name after British film and TV actress Pamela Salem
  • Bible Source: Genesis 14:8
  • Variants: Sallem, Saleem, Salim, and Sallim

 

Salome

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Peace”
  • Pronunciation: “sahl-oh-may”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Salome was the wife of Zebedee and the mother of Jesus’ disciples James and John
  • Modern namesakes include Argentine alpine skier Salomé Báncora
  • Bible Source: Matthew 27:56
  • Variants: Solomiya, Sallome, and Solomiia

 

Sapphira

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Pretty one” or “blue sapphire”
  • Pronunciation: “suh-fy-ruh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the early Christians
  • Bible Source: Acts 5:1-11
  • Variants: Sapphire

 

Serah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Noblewoman,” “lady,” “song,” “lady of scent,” or a girl space name that means “the morning star”
  • Pronunciation: “ser-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A daughter of Asher (one of Jacob’s sons)
  • Bible Source: Genesis 46:17; Numbers 26:46
  • Variants: Can also be a form of “Sarah

 

Shani

  • Origin: Irish name for girls; also a gender-neutral Swahili – African name
  • Meaning: Color name meaning “crimson,” “scarlet (a name that means “red”),” “wondrous,” or “marvel”
  • Pronunciation: “shan-ee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Word mentioned in the Old Testament
  • Also after English actress and singer Shani Wallis
  • Bible Source: Genesis 38
  • Variants: Shanni

 

Shauna

  • Origin: Irish girl name
  • Meaning:God is gracious,” “present,” or “graced by Yahweh”
  • Pronunciation: “shaw-nah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American singer-songwriter and pianist Shauna Burns
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Shaunie, Shaunagh, and Shonagh

 

Sherah

  • Origin: Hebrew and Aramaic girl name
  • Meaning: “Brightness”
  • Pronunciation: “sher-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Badass girl name after the female biblical character who built three cities
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 7:24
  • Variants: Sheerah 

 

Shiloh

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Peace,” “abundance,” and “tranquil”
  • Pronunciation: “shy-loh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #344
  • Namesakes: Place name in the Bible after a hill country located in Samaria
  • Bible Source: Genesis 49:10
  • Variants: Shilo and Shilloh

 

Shua

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Crying for help” or “saving”
  • Pronunciation: “shoo-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Used in the Bible as a boy name after the Canaanite whose daughter got married to Judah (one of Jacob’s sons)
  • Bible Source: Genesis 38:2
  • Variants: Shuah 

 

Shulammite

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Peace,” “recompenses,” or “perfect”
  • Pronunciation: “shoo-lam-ayt”
  • Length: 10 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The Shulammite maiden is identified as the bride of Solomon in the Bible’s “Song of Songs”
  • Bible Source: Song of Solomon 6:13
  • Variants: Shulamite

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With T

Talitha

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:Little girl
  • Pronunciation: “tah-lee-tha”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The young girl that Jesus resurrected in Capernaum
  • Modern namesakes include American athlete Talitha Diggs 
  • Bible Source: Mark 5:41
  • Variants: Tallitha

 

Tamara

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Date palm”
  • Pronunciation: “tah-mah-rah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: After Judah’s daughter-in-law, who later became his wife after the death of his sons (both became her husbands) and first wife because according to Jewish law, a dead man’s brother must marry his wife to give him an heir (or his parents must provide her with a suitable husband); amazingly, Judah and Tamara’s union was so favored by God that they became the ancestors of King David and Jesus
  • Bible Source: Genesis 38:7; 2 Samuel 13
  • Variants: Forms include “Tamar

 

Tayja

  • Origin: Indian – Hindi girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift” or “little gem from the heavens”
  • Pronunciation: “tay-jah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Tayjah

 

Terah

  • Origin: Latin and Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Flourishing,” “wild goat,” or an earthy name meaning “earth” or “hillside”
  • Pronunciation: “tehr-uh”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Started as a boy’s name for Abraham’s father but is now considered a unisex name
  • Bible Source: Genesis 11:26-32
  • Variants: Terrah and Terra

 

Thea

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Gift of God,” “godly,” or “goddess”
  • Pronunciation: “thay-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #300
  • Namesakes: American writer Thea E. Smith
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Theia and Teah

 

Thomasina

  • Origin: Aramaic and Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Twin” (twin name for girls; comes from the boy name “Thomas”)
  • Pronunciation: “thom-uhs-eeh-nah”
  • Length: 9 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: American blues musician Thomasina Winslow
  • Bible Source: John 11:16; 20:24 (mentioned as “Thomas”)
  • Variants: Thomasine and Thomasena

 

Timna

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Withhold,” “keep back,” or “restraint”
  • Pronunciation: “tim-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A woman in the Old Testament identified as the concubine of Esau’s son
  • Bible Source: Genesis 36:12
  • Variants: Timnah

 

Tirzah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: “Pleasing,” “benevolent,” and “complaisant”
  • Description: One of Zelophehad’s five brave daughters
  • Pronunciation: “teer-zah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as one of the five daughters of Zelophehad
  • Bible Source: Numbers 26:33; 27:1-11
  • Variants: Thyrza, Tirtza, and Thersa

 

Tryphena

  • Origin: Greek girl name
  • Meaning: “Delicate” or “dainty”
  • Pronunciation: “trif-eeh-nuh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Addressed by the Apostle Paul as one of the women who work hard for the Lord
  • Bible Source: Romans 16:12
  • Variants: Also spelled as “Tryphaena”

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With U

Ulalume

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Sorrow” or “ballad”; also a name that means “light”
  • Pronunciation: “yool-uh-loom-eh”
  • Length: 7 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also after the title of a poem made by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Ullalume

 

Unity

  • Origin: Latin and English girl name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “oneness” or “together”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-nee-tee”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Fantasy girl name after the fictional character Unity Kincaid in Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series
  • Bible Source: Mentioned at least 20 times in the Bible, including in these verses: 1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Peter 3:8
  • Variants: None

 

Uria

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning:God is my light” or “my light is Jehovah”
  • Pronunciation: “yoo-rai-uh”
  • Length: 4 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Unisex form of the boy name “Uriah” (one of King David’s elite soldiers)
  • Bible Source: 2 Samuel 11:8
  • Variants: Urria

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With V

Vashti

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Goodness,” “best,” or “beautiful”
  • Pronunciation: “vash-tee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A Persian queen in biblical times
  • Also a middle name for girls after English singer-songwriter Jennifer Vashti Bunyan
  • Bible Source: Esther 1:11
  • Variants: Vassthi

 

Victoria

  • Origin: Latin girl name
  • Meaning: “Victory”
  • Pronunciation: “vik-tohr-eeh-yah”
  • Length: 8 letters, 4 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: #43
  • Namesakes: English fashion designer Victoria Caroline Beckham and American actress-singer Victoria Dawn Justice
  • Bible Source: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (mentioned as “victory”)
  • Variants: Victory, Viktoria, and Victori

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With W

Washti

  • Origin: Persian girl name
  • Meaning: “Lovely” or “goodness”
  • Pronunciation: “wash-tee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: Esther 1:12-15 (mentioned as “Vashti”)
  • Variants: A form of “Vashti”

 

Wisdom

  • Origin: Latin and English nonbinary name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “wise,” “good judgment,” “knowledge,” or “experience”
  • Pronunciation: “wiz-duhm”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Also a last name (e.g., English racing driver Elsie Mary Wisdom)
  • Bible Source: There are 20+ verses about wisdom in the Bible, including the following: James 1:5; Proverbs 4:7
  • Variants: None

 

Worthy

  • Origin: English androgynous name
  • Meaning: Virtue name that means “deserving of praise,” “worth it,” or “valuable”
  • More commonly used as a middle name than a first name
  • Pronunciation: “wur-thee”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: Philippians 1:27
  • Variants: None

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With X

Xafifa

  • Origin: Uzbek girl name
  • Meaning: Name that means “light” or “fine”
  • Pronunciation: “sha-fee-fah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Xaffifa

 

Xanna

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Flower name that means “lily,” “blond,” or “golden-haired”
  • Pronunciation: “zahn-ah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Other forms include Zanna and Zana

 

Xuda

  • Origin: Kazakh unisex name
  • Meaning:God
  • Pronunciation: “xoo-dah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Sometimes considered to be another form of “Judah”

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With Y

Yedoash

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:God’s gift” or “a flowering tree”
  • Pronunciation: “yee-dow-ash”
  • Length: 7 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Yeddoash

 

Yoana

  • Origin: Spanish girl name
  • Meaning: “Yahweh is gracious,” “God’s gift,” or “a blessing from God
  • Pronunciation: “yow-ah-nah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: None
  • Bible Source: None
  • Variants: Yohana

 

Biblical Girl Names Starting With Z

Zarah

  • Origin: Arabic and Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Blooming flower” or “princess”
  • Pronunciation: “zah-rah”
  • Length: 5 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Started as a boy name after the son of Judah and Tamar, but now considered a unisex name
  • Bible Source: Genesis 38:30; Matthew 1:3
  • Variants: Also spelled as Zara or Zerah

 

Zeruah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Nature name meaning “hornet” or “wasp”
  • Pronunciation: “zehr-ooh-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: King Jeroboam’s mother
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 11:39; 2 Samuel 19:22
  • Variants: Zeruiah

 

Zibiah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Deer,” “goat,” or “the Lord dwells”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-bee-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: The consort of Judah’s King Ahaziah and King Jehoash’s mother 
  • Bible Source: 2 Chronicles 24:1; 2 Kings 12:1
  • Variants: Sibia

 

Zillah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: Gothic name that means “shade,” “protection, ”or “shadow”
  • Pronunciation: “zeel-uh”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: One of the wives of a man named Lamech (an ancestor of the Israelites)
  • Modern namesakes include English musician Zillah Minx
  • Bible Source: Genesis 4:23
  • Variants: Zilla and Zilah

 

Zilpah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning:  “Frailty”
  • Pronunciation: “zeel-pah”
  • Length: 6 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Leah’s handmaid given to Jacob like a wife so she can bear more children for her
  • Bible Source: Genesis 30:9-13
  • Variants: Zilppah and Zillpah

 

Zina

  • Origin: Hebrew unisex name
  • Meaning: “Stranger,” “guest,” “welcoming,” “hospitable,” or “shining”
  • Also a black girl name of African origin, meaning “a secret spirit”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-nah”
  • Length: 4 letters, 2 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: Mentioned in the Bible as a boy name after a man identified as one of the sons of Shimei
  • Modern namesakes include American actress and dancer  Zina Bethune
  • Bible Source: 1 Chronicles 23:10
  • Variants: Zinah and Zinna

 

Zipporah

  • Origin: Hebrew girl name
  • Meaning: “Bird”
  • Pronunciation: “zee-pore-uh”
  • Length: 8 letters, 3 syllables
  • Popularity/Rank: 1,000+
  • Namesakes: A Midianite woman who became the wife of Moses during his escape from Egypt
  • Modern namesakes include Miss Kenya World 1967 Zipporah Mbugua
  • Bible Source: Exodus 4:24-26
  • Variants: Ziporah, Zippora, and Tzipporah

 

Bonus: Biblical Boy Names

  • Adam
  • Daniel
  • Isaac
  • Israel
  • John 
  • Joseph
  • Samuel
  • Timothy

 

Tips When Finding Biblical Names For Your Baby

  • Many Bible names have unique spellings and are rarely used in the US because they’re Hebrew words. So, choose a name with the spelling that appeals to you.
  • Check the name’s meaning or the biblical character’s story.
  • You can also use variations or different spellings of their name.

 

 

You can also find ideas from the top 15 baby name generators.

 

References

(1) https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/

(2) https://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1039&context=consensus

 

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