Biblical Names for boys

Many people use the bible to find a name for their baby. underneath a list of biblical names for boys. Behind the name you will find the meaning of the name and where in the bible you can find the names.



Aaron (Hebrew) - Ex. 4:14 - a teacher; lofty; mountain of strength.

Abel (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:2 - vanity; breath; vapor.

Abiathar (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 22:20 - excellent father; father of the remnant.

Abihu (Hebrew) - Ex. 6:22 - he is my father.

Abijah (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 7:8 - the Lord is my father.

Abner (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 14:50 - father of light.

Abraham (Hebrew) - Gen.17:5 - father of a great multitude.

Abram (Hebrew) - Gen. 11:27 - high father; exalted father.

Absolom (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 15:2 - father of peace.

Adam (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:17 - earthy; red.

Adonijah (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 3:4 - the Lord is my master.

Alexander (Greek) - Mark 15:21 - one who assists men; defender of men.

Amaziah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 12:21 - the strength of the Lord.

Amos (Hebrew) - Amos 1:1 - loading; weighty.

Ananias (Greek, from Hebrew) - Acts 5:1 - the cloud of the Lord.

Andrew (Greek) - Matt. 4:18 - a strong man.

Apollos (Greek) - Acts 18:24 - one who destroys; destroyer.

Aquila (Latin) - Acts 18:2 - an eagle.

Asa (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 15:9 - physician; cure.

Asaph (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 6:39 - who gathers together.

Asher (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:13 - happiness.

Azariah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 4:2 - he that hears the Lord.

Bible Names start with B (m)

Barak (Hebrew) - Judges 4:6 - thunder, or in vain.

Barnabas (Greek, Aramaic) - Acts 4:36 - son of the prophet, or of consolation.

Bartholomew (Aramaic) - Matt. 10:3 - a son that suspends the waters.

Baruch (Hebrew) - Neh. 3:20 - who is blessed.

Benaiah (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 8:18 - son of the Lord.

Benjamin (Hebrew) - Gen. 35:18 - son of the right hand.

Bildad (Hebrew) - Job 2:11 - old friendship.

Boaz (Hebrew) - Ruth 2:1 - in strength.

Bible Names start with C (m)

Cain (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:1 - possession, or possessed.

Caleb (Hebrew) - Num. 13:6 - a dog; a crow; a basket.

Christian (Greek) - Acts 11:26 - follower of Christ.

Claudius (Latin) - Acts 11:28 - lame.

Cornelius (Latin) - Acts 10:1 - of a horn.

Bible Names start with D (m)

Dan (Hebrew) - Gen. 14:14 - judgment; he that judges.

Daniel (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 3:1 - judgment of God; God my judge.

David (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 16:13 - well-beloved, dear.

Demetrius (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - belonging to corn, or to Ceres.

Bible Names start with E (m)

Ebenezer (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 4:1 - stone or rock of help.

Elah (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 17:2 - an oak; a curse; perjury.

Eleazar (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:25 - the Lord will help; court of God.

Eli (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:3 - the offering or lifting up.

Elihu (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:1 - he is my God himself.

Elijah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 17:1 - God the Lord, the strong Lord.

Eliphaz (Hebrew) - Gen. 36:4 - the endeavor of God.

Elisha (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 19:16 - salvation of God.

Elkanah (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:24 - God the zealous; the zeal of God.

Elnathan (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 24:8 - God hath given; the gift of God.

Emmanuel (Latin, Hebrew) - Isaiah 7:14 - God with us.

Enoch (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:17 - dedicated; disciplined.

Ephraim (Hebrew) - Gen. 41:52 - fruitful; increasing.

Esau (Hebrew) - Gen. 25:25 - he that acts or finishes.

Ethan (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 4:31 - strong; the gift of the island.

Ezekiel (Hebrew) - Ezekiel 1:3 - the strength of God.

Ezra (Hebrew) - Ezra 7:1 - help; court.

Bible Names start with F (m)

Bible Names start with G (m)

Gabriel (Hebrew) - Dan. 9:21 - God is my strength.

Gera (Hebrew) - Gen. 46:21 - pilgrimage, combat; dispute.

Gershon (Hebrew) - Gen. 46:11 - his banishment; the change of pilgrimage.

Gideon (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - he that bruises or breaks; a destroyer.

Bible Names start with H (m)

Habakkuk (Hebrew) - Hab. 1:1 - he that embraces; a wrestler.

Haggai (Hebrew) - Ezra 5:1 - feast; solemnity.

Hosea (Hebrew) - Hosea 1:1 - savior; safety.

Hur (Hebrew) - Exodus 17:10 - liberty; whiteness; hole.

Hushai (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 15:37 - their haste; their sensuality; their silence.

Bible Names start with I (m)

Immanuel (Hebrew) - Isaiah 7:14 - God with us.

Ira (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 20:26 - watchman; making bare; pouring out.

Isaac (Hebrew) - Gen. 17:19 - laughter.

Isaiah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 19:2 - the salvation of the Lord.

Ishmael (Hebrew) - Gen. 16:11 - God that hears.

Issachar (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:18 - reward; recompense.

Ithamar (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:23 - island of the palm-tree.

Bible Names start with J (m)

Jabez (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:55 - sorrow; trouble.

Jacob (Hebrew) - Gen. 25:26 - cheater; that supplants, undermines; the heel.

Jair (Hebrew) - Num. 32:41 - my light; who diffuses light.

Jairus (Hebrew) - Mark 5:22 - my light; who diffuses light.

James (Hebrew) - Matt. 4:21 - same as Jacob.

Japheth (Hebrew) - Gen. 5:32 - enlarged; fair; persuading.

Jason (Hebrew) - Acts 17:5 - he that cures.

Javan (Hebrew) - Gen. 10:2 - deceiver; one who makes sad.

Jeremiah (Hebrew) - 2 Chron. 36:12 - exaltation of the Lord.

Jeremy (Hebrew) - 2 Chron. 36:12 - exaltation of the Lord.

Jesse (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 16:1 - gift; oblation; one who is.

Jethro (Hebrew) - Exodus 3:1 - his excellence; his posterity.

Joab (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 26:6 - paternity; voluntary.

Joash (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - who despairs or burns.

Job (Hebrew) - Job 1:1 - he that weeps or cries.

Joel (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 8:2 - he that wills or commands.

John (Hebrew) - Matt. 3:1 - the grace or mercy of the Lord.

Jonah (Hebrew) - Jonah 1:1 - a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer.

Jonathan (Hebrew) - Judges 18:30 - given of God.

Jordan (Hebrew) - Gen. 13:10 - the river of judgment.

Joseph (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:24 - increase; addition.

Joses (Hebrew) - Matt. 27:56 - raised; who pardons.

Joshua (Hebrew) - Exodus 17:9 - a savior; a deliverer.

Josiah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 13:2 - the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord.

Josias (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 13:2 - the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord.

Jotham (Hebrew) - Judges 9:5 - the perfection of the Lord.

Judas (Latin) - Matt. 10:4 - the praise of the Lord; confession.

Jude (Latin) - Jude 1:1 - the praise of the Lord; confession.

Justus (Latin) - Acts 1:23 - just or upright.

Bible Names start with K (m)

Bible Names start with L (m)

Laban (Hebrew) - Gen. 24:29 - white; shining; gentle; brittle.

Lazarus (Hebrew) - Luke 16:20 - assistance of God.

Lemuel (Hebrew) - Prov. 31:1 - God with them, or him.

Levi (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:34 - associated with him.

Lot (Hebrew) - Gen. 11:27 - wrapt up; hidden; covered; myrrh; rosin.

Lucas (Greek) - Col. 4:14 - luminous; white.

Luke (Greek) - Col. 4:14 - luminous; white.

Bible Names start with M (m)

Malachi (Hebrew)- Mal. 1:1 - my messenger; my angel.

Manasseh (Hebrew) - Gen. 41:51 - forgetfulness; he that is forgotten.

Marcus (Latin) - Acts 12:12 - polite; shining.

Mark (Latin) - Acts 12:12 - polite; shining.

Matthew (Hebrew) - Matt. 9:9 - given; a reward.

Matthias (Hebrew) - Acts 1:23 - the gift of the Lord.

Melchizedek (Hebrew, German) - Gen. 14:18 - king of justice.

Micah (Hebrew) - Judges 17:1 - poor; humble.

Micaiah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 22:8 - who is like to God?

Michael (Hebrew) - Num. 13:13 - poor; humble.

Mishael (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:22 - who is asked for or lent.

Mordecai (Hebrew) - Esther 2:5 - contrition; bitter; bruising.

Moses (Hebrew) - Exodus 2:10 - taken out; drawn forth.

Bible Names start with N (m)

Nadab (Hebrew) - - Exodus 6:23 - free and voluntary gift; prince.

Nahum (Hebrew) - Nahum 1:1 - comforter; penitent.

Naphtali (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:8 - that struggles or fights.

Nathan (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 5:14 - given; giving; rewarded.

Nathanael (Hebrew) - John 1:45 - the gift of God.

Nehemiah (Hebrew) - Neh. 1:1 - consolation; repentance of the Lord.

Nekoda (Hebrew) - Ezra 2:48 - painted; inconstant.

Nicodemus (Greek) - John 3:1 - victory of the people.

Noah (Hebrew) - Gen. 5:29 - repose; consolation.

Bible Names start with O (m)

Obadiah (Hebrew)- 1 Kings 18:3 - servant of the Lord.

Omar (Arabic, Hebrew) - Gen. 36:11 - he that speaks; bitter.

Onesimus (Latin) - Col. 4:9 - profitable; useful.

Othniel (Hebrew) - Joshua 15:17 - lion of God; the hour of God.

Bible Names start with P (m)

Paul (Latin) - Acts 13:9 - small; little.

Peter (Greek) - Matt. 4:18 - a rock or stone.

Philemon (Greek) - Phil. 1:2 - loving; who kisses.

Philip (Greek) - Matt. 10:3 - warlike; a lover of horses.

Phineas (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:25 - bold aspect; face of trust or protection.

Phinehas (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:25 - bold aspect; face of trust or protection.

Bible Names start with Q (m)

Bible Names start with R (m)

Reuben (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:32 - who sees the son; the vision of the son.

Rufus (Latin) - Mark 15:21 - red.

Bible Names start with S (m)

Samson (Hebrew) - Judges 13:24 - his sun; his service; there the second time.

Samuel (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:20 - heard of God; asked of God.

Saul (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 9:2 - demanded; lent; ditch; death.

Seth (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:25 - put; who puts; fixed.

Shadrach (Babylonian) - Dan. 1:7 - tender, nipple.

Shem (Hebrew) - Gen. 5:32 - name; renown.

Silas (Latin) - Acts 15:22 - three, or the third.

Simeon (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:33 - that hears or obeys; that is heard.

Simon (Hebrew) - Matt. 4:18 - that hears; that obeys.

Solomon (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 5:14 - peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses.

Stephen (Greek) - Acts 6:5 - crown; crowned.

Bible Names start with T (m)

Thaddaeus (Aramaic) - Matt. 10:3 - that praises or confesses.

Theophilus (Greek) - Luke 1:3 - friend of God.

Thomas (Aramaic) - Matt. 10:3 - a twin.

Timothy (Greek) - Acts 16:1 - honor of God; valued of God.

Titus (Latin) - 2 Cor. 2:13 - pleasing.

Tobiah (Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - the Lord is good.

Tobias (Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - the Lord is good.

Bible Names start with U (m)

Uriah (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 11:3 - the Lord is my light or fire.

Uzziah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 15:13 - the strength, or kid, of the Lord.

Bible Names start with V (m)

Victor (Latin) - 2 Timothy 2:5 - victory; victor.

Bible Names start with W (m)

Bible Names start with X (m)

Bible Names start with Y (m)

Bible Names start with Z (m)

Zacchaeus (Hebrew) - Luke 19:2 - pure; clean; just.

Zachariah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 14:29 - memory of the Lord

Zebadiah (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 8:15 - portion of the Lord; the Lord is my portion.

Zebedee (Greek) - Matt. 4:21 - abundant; portion.

Zebulun (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:20 - dwelling; habitation.

Zechariah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 14:29 - memory of the Lord.

Zedekiah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 22:11 - the Lord is my justice; the justice of the Lord.

Zephaniah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 25:18 - the Lord is my secret.

Zerubbabel (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 3:19 - a stranger at Babylon; dispersion of confusion.