Bible Names for Boys
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Things to consider when naming a child...

The name should sound nice. The Bible name Abialbon has a good meaning ("father of understanding") but it doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it?

The name should have a pleasant meaning.

  • Be sure you look up any name's meaning before hanging it on your child. Or ring the e-mail Bell and I'll check it out for you.

The short form of the name should also be pleasant.

  • For example, "Hagar" is an okay Bible name for a girl. The problem is, little Hagar's schoolmates might tease her by calling her "the hag."
  • In school, I had a pal named Enos. Enos hated his name because kids always rhymed it with a particular part of the male anatomy.

The name should be special, but not out-and-out weird.

  • When I went to school, there were always several boys in my class named Robert -- which made me GLAD my parents had not chosen that name for me.
  • On the other hand, weird names are a real burden to kids. When I was young there was a very popular book called "Little Lord Fauntleroy," which was later made into a movie. I knew a poor kid whose parents stuck him with Fauntleroy as a first name. OUCH!
  • It's also best to avoid names which aren't sufficiently gender specific, such as Frances or Francis.

Send in your suggestions...

If your favorite Bible name has been omitted from the list, please ring the e-mail Bell and we will be happy to consider adding it. (We will give the name's meaning if you don't happen to know it.)

Names for Boys


Aaron Light-bringer; brightness
Abdiel Servant of God
Abel Transitory; won't endure; vapor; vanity (as denoting futility); fading away; withering
{analysis HERE}
Abiah My Father is Yah(weh)
Abiathar Excellent father; father of abundance
Abiel My Father is God
Abilene A grassy place
Abiram Exalted father
Abner Father of light
Abraham Father of a great multitude
Abram Father is exalted; exalted father
Absalom Father of peace
Adam, Adama Man; red earth; ruddy
Adiel Ornament of God
Adin To be soft or pleasant; given to pleasures
Adlai Justice; my witness
Adonijah My Lord is Yah(weh)
Adriel My shepherd is God
Ahio Brotherly
Ajah Falcon
Alexander Protector; defender of mankind
Alian Highest; my surpassing
Allon An oak tree
Alpha First letter of the Greek alphabet
Amad People of eternity
Amariah YaH(WeH) has said; YaH(WeH) has promised
Amaziah Made strong by Yah(weh); strength of Yah(weh)
Amittai True; truthful; my faithfulness
Amon Faithful one; master craftsman; nourisher
Amos Burden-bearer
Anaiah, Anayah YaHWeH has answered
Andrew Manly
Andronicus Conquerer; victorious man
Aquila (ah-KWILL-ah) Eagle
Arad Wild ass
Areli God's lion; God is a lion; heroic or bold {by inference}
Ariel Lion of God
Arioch Mighty lion; lionlike
Armoni My palace (2 Sam 21.8)
Artemas Safe and sound
Asa Healer; physician
Asher Happy
Azaliah Whom YaH(WeH) has reserved; whom YaH(WeH) has set aside (Strong's #683)
Azariah Helped by Yah(weh)
Barabbas Father's son; son of father
Barak Lightning; thunderbolt
Baruch Blessed
Barnabas Son of prophecy; son of consolation
Benjamin Son of the right hand - The right hand side is the place of honor and trust because this was the side of the weapon hand.
Berachiah, Berechiah Blessed of Yah(weh)
Boaz In him is strength
Cain Smith, spear {Adam's son, Cain, was the first murderer}
Calamus Sweet stalk; reed
Caleb A dog; whole-hearted
Canaan Merchant; trader; trafficker
Cedron Dark; very black
Chenaniah, Kenaniah Perpetuated of Yah(weh); established of Yah(weh)
Christian, Kristian A follower of Christ; Christ-like
Clement Merciful; kind
Coniah Established by Yah(weh)
Corban An offering; a gift offered to God
Cornelius Like a horn; the ray of the sun
Cyprus Love; a blossum
Cyrus Sun; heir of the throne
Dan A judge
Daniel My judge is God (Elohim)
Darius He who investigates and governs {analysis HERE}
Dathan Law; decree
David Beloved
Demas Of the people; popular
Dimnah Dung hill
Dodavah Beloved of Yah(weh)
Ebenezer Stone of help
Edrei Strong; goodly pasture; valley for a flock
Elah Strong tree - usually refers to an oak tree, but sometimes to a terebinth tree
Elasah God has wrought
Elealeh God ascended
Eleazar, El`azar God is helper; the help of God; God has helped
Elhanan God is a gracious giver
Eli 1- My God (Strong's Hebrew Lexicon #410 with pronomial suffix, as spoken by Lord Jesus in Mt 27.46)
2- Exalted; lofty (Strong's Hebrew Lexicon #5941)
Elias My God is Yah(weh) - "Elias" transliterates the Greek form of the Hebrew name which is transliterated Elijah
Eliezer God of help; God is my help
Elijah God-Yah(weh); My God is Yah(weh)
Elisha My God is salvation
Elisheba God of the oath; God of the 7; God of the covenant; fullness of God
Elkanah God has purchased (redeemed)
Elnaam (el-NAY-am) God is delight
Elnathan God has given; God is a giver; whom God gave
Emmanuel, Immanuel with us is God
Enan Their fountain; place of fountains
Enoch Dedicated; teacher
Ephraim (Efrem; Ephrem) Doubly fruitful
Erastus Beloved
Esau Covered with hair; hairy
Eshton Effeminate
Ethan Strength; perpetuity
Euphrates Fruitfulness
Ezekiel God strengthens
Ezra Help
Felix Happy; prosperous
Festus Joyful; festive; prosperous
Gabriel Man of God
Gamaliel (gahm-al-ee-ALE) God is my reward; God is my recompense
Gideon A cutter of trees; logger; woodsman
Gilboa Bubbling water of a spring; a pouring out (of joy)
Gilead Heap of witness (a pile of stones that bears witness to an agreement or covenant; a memorial cairn); perpetual fountain

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