Beautiful Old Testament Baby Names That Withstand the Test of Time

Beautiful biblical baby names for boys and girls.

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Picking out a child's name is one of the most exciting things to do once you find out you're going to become a parent. You can find inspiration for baby names all over the place, whether you look back on the family tree, fondly remember friends and loved ones, take a cue from your favorite books and movies, or turn to the Bible. Biblical names have long been popular. Some biblical baby boy names from the Old Testament, like Noah and Elijah, have been repeated favorites on the list of most popular baby names in recent years. There are plenty of beautiful biblical baby girl names, and some of our favorites are found right in the Old Testament. If you're set on choosing a biblical baby name for your child, these Old Testament names are beautiful.

Give Meaningful Names

Some people pick names because they have a personal connection to them, others because they like the way they sound, and others because of the meaning behind the name. A name can evoke strength, nature, or positivity. We included some name meanings here, which are linked to the Hebrew words from which these names were derived. They're not all exact, and several have alternate meanings we didn't list, so don't put too much thought into changing the name of your future child based on the possible meaning behind his or her name.

Old Testament Baby Boy Names

Aaron

Meaning: High Mountain, Exalted

Abel

Meaning: Breath

Abner

Meaning: My Father Is a Light

Abraham

Meaning: Father of Many

Adam

Meaning: Man

Amos

Meaning: To Carry

Benjamin

Meaning: Son of the Right Hand

Caleb

Meaning: Whole Heart

Daniel

Meaning: God Is My Judge

David

Meaning: Beloved

Elijah

Meaning: My God

Ezra

Meaning: Help

Ira

Meaning: Watchful

Isaac

Meaning: He Will Laugh; He Will Rejoice

Isaiah

Meaning: Yahweh Is Salvation

Jacob

Meaning: May God Protect

Jeremiah

Meaning: Yahweh Will Exalt

Jesse

Meaning: Gift

Jonah

Meaning: Dove

Jonathan

Meaning: Yahweh Has Given

Jordan

Meaning: Descend

Joseph

Meaning: He Will Add

Joshua

Meaning: Yahweh Is Salvation

Levi

Meaning: Joined

Michael

Meaning: Who Is Like God?

Nathan

Meaning: He gave

Noah

Meaning: Rest

Reuben

Meaning: Behold, a Son

Samson

Meaning: Sun

Samuel

Meaning: God Has Heard

Seth

Meaning: Placed; Appointed

Solomon

Meaning: Peaceful

Old Testament Baby Girl Names

Abigail

Meaning: My Father Is Joy

Deborah

Meaning: Bee

Delilah

Meaning: Delicate

Dinah

Meaning: Judged

Esther

Meaning: Star

Eve

Meaning: To Breathe; To Live

Hannah

Meaning: Favor; Grace

Judith

Meaning: Jewish Woman

Leah

Meaning: Weary

Michal

Meaning: Brook

Miriam

Meaning: Wished for Child

Naomi

Meaning: Pleasantness

Rachel

Meaning: Ewe

Rebecca

Meaning: Join

Ruth

Meaning: Friend

Sarah

Meaning: Lady

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