Our Favorite Boy Names from the Bible
Since the beginning of time, names have been an important thread throughout the Bible. From Adam and Eve to Mary and Joseph, they’ve woven the fabric that makes up the human race. Choosing a name is a significant task of being a parent and the chance to help define a child’s character. When it comes to boy names, there is a bit more to think about. Has the father’s name been passed down through generations? If so, hopefully it’s a name that both Mom and Dad can agree on! Or do you want to skip the Jr., III, or even the IV but stay traditional? If you like traditional names, a good place to begin your search is in the Bible. Most of these names have been popular for centuries. While there were countless important men in the Bible, we would be hard-pressed to name our baby boy Shadrach or Abednego. Meanings of names make for an interesting study. While you probably wouldn’t choose a name strictly based on its meaning, it could be a tipping point if you’re undecided. Say you’re wavering between Ainsley and Aidan then take a look at their meaning. Ainsley means “from the field of hermits” while Aidan means “like a fire.” Nothing wrong with hermits but it could be the determining factor. All the men in my family have biblical names: Andrew, Michael, Matthew, Thomas, and John (I guess we’re not very creative). My dad impressed upon us that our “name” was our most valuable asset and in the end it was all we had. My dad comes from a long line of proud people who were associated with their “good name" and he sure didn't want my brother or me damaging it. We may have dinged it a bit over the years but overall, I think it’s safe to say it's still intact.