Female Bible Names

Abijah

My father is Yahweh Hebrew biblical unisex name of the second king of Judah and several other biblical characters, both male and female.

Abilene

Biblical name of a place mentioned in the New Testament, possibly meaning grass

Agrippa

Latin biblical name of the Herod Agrippa of the New Testament who ordered the execution of the apostle James, and the imprisonment of Peter. The name is used as a feminine name in Russia, it is therefore a unisex name, meaning "wild horse."

Ahava

Water Hebrew name derived from the biblical name of either a city, or a stream (perhaps both), possibly in Mesopotamia, where the Jewish exiles assembled under Ezra (Ezra 8:21).

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Anah

Hebrew biblical name unisex of several Old Testament characters, both male and female, meaning answer

Anna

Latin form of Hebrew Chana, meaning favor; grace This is the name of a prophetess who knew Jesus was the Messiah.

Apphia

Greek biblical name mentioned in the New Testament, meaning "increasing."

Atarah

Hebrew biblical name of the wife of Jeremiel, meaning crown

Basemath

Biblical name of a wife of Esau, meaning fragrance

Bathsheba

Hebrew biblical name of a wife of King David and mother of Solomon, meaning daughter of the oath Also name of the daughter of the Queen of Sheba, ruler of Abyssinia/Ethiopia.

Berenice

French form of Berenice, meaning bringer of victory

Bernice

English abbreviated form of biblical Berenice, meaning bringer of victory This form, too, is a biblical name used in the Authorized Version.

Bethany

Aramaic biblical name of a place near Jerusalem where Jesus stayed during the Holy Week, meaning house of figs

Bethel

Biblical name of the place where Abraham built an altar to God, meaning house of God

Bethesda

House of grace Biblical name of a pool in Jerusalem where Jesus healed a man. Many cities were given this name and it is occasionally used as a forename.

Beulah

Hebrew name meaning she who is married Biblical place name mentioned in Isaiah 62:4.

Bilhah

Hebrew biblical name of a handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel, meaning bashful

Bithiah

Hebrew biblical name of the daughter of Pharaoh, meaning daughter of God

Bosmat

Hebrew form of biblical Basemath, meaning fragrance

Candace

English name derived from the title of the Queen Mothers of Ethiopia. It is also a biblical name; one of the Ethiopian candaces is mentioned in Acts of the New Testament when the apostle Philip baptizes an Ethiopian eunuch of great authority under Candace Queen of the Ethiopians The origin is uncertain; it derives either from the Greek, meaning fire-white; incandescent or from the Latin, meaning pure, unsullied, or from a Nubian word meaning Queen mother

Carmel

From the biblical name of a mountain in the Holy Land, meaning vineyard

Chava

Original Hebrew form of Eve, the biblical name of the first woman, the wife of Adam, derived from the Hebrew word hayya, meaning alive, living, and animal

Cheftzi-ba

Hebrew biblical name of the wife of king Hezekiah, meaning she is my desire

Chloe

"Green shoot." In Greek mythology, this is another name of the goddess Demeter. This name is also mentioned in the bible by Paul.

Damaris

Greek biblical name of a woman Paul converted to Christianity. Possibly a late Greek form of Damalis, meaning "calf."

Delilah

Hebrew biblical name of the mistress of Samson, from the root dal, meaning delicate, weak

Dinah

Hebrew biblical name of a daughter of Jacob, meaning judgment

Dorcas

Greek biblical form of Aramaic Tabitha, meaning "gazelle." See Acts 9:36 in the New Testament.

Elisabeth

God is my oath This is the usual biblical spelling of Elizabeth used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament and in most European languages. This was the name of the mother of John the Baptist.

Elisheba

Hebrew biblical name of the wife of Aaron. Etymologically, this name is identical with Elisabeth, meaning God is my oath

Esther

Biblical name of the central character in the Book of Esther. The name is probably of Persian origin, from stara, meaning star

Genesis

Birth Name of the first book of the Old Testament.

Gethsemane

Oil vat Name of the garden on the Mount of Olives where Jesus was arrested.

Gomer

To finish/complete Hebrew biblical unisex name of both the son of Japheth and the wife of the Prophet Hosea.

Hagar

Hebrew biblical name of the Egyptian mother of Ishmael. The name means "forsaken" in Hebrew according to most sources.

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Havilah

Hebrew unisex name meaning stretch of sand It is also the biblical name of a grandson of Noah.

Hepzibah

Variant of Hebrew Hepziba, meaning she is my desire Biblical name of a queen and mother of Manasseh.

Huldah

Hebrew biblical name of a prophetess, derived from an Aramaic word meaning to creep, crawl, hence a mole or weasel

Jael

Biblical name of a Kenite woman who killed Sisera, a Canaanite general and enemy of the Israelites, meaning wild she-goat

Jedidah

Biblical name of the mother of Josiah, meaning beloved

Jerusha

Hebrew biblical name of the wife of King Uzziah, meaning possession

Jesca

Biblical name meaning God sees From Gen 11:29.

Jezebel

Hebrew biblical name of the evil wife of King Ahab, meaning impure, unexalted She was eaten by dogs as prophesied by Elijah.

Joanna

Feminine form of English John, meaning God is gracious This is the biblical name of a follower of Jesus.

Jochebed

Biblical name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses, meaning God is glory

Jordan

English unisex name derived from the biblical name of the river in which Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, meaning flowing down

Kerenhappuch

Biblical name of a daughter of Job, meaning "horn of antimony," a black paint used for eye-shadow.

Kezia

Cinnamon tree Biblical name of a daughter of Job, who named her after a spice tree similar to cinnamon.

Lois

Biblical name of the mother of Eunice and grandmother of Timothy. The etymology is uncertain, but it may have been derived from Greek loion, meaning desirable It is often wrongly connected with Louise or Eloise.

Lydia

Biblical name of a woman converted to Christianity by Paul, meaning of Lydia

Magdalene

Biblical form of Latin Magdalena, meaning of Magdala In the New Testament, Mary Magdalene was cleansed of sin by Jesus and remained with him throughout his ministry, and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection.

Mahalath

Hebrew biblical name of the wife of Esau, meaning lyre

Makeda

Hebrew name derived from the biblical place name in Judah, near Beth Horon, mentioned in Joshua 15:41, meaning bowl, cup It is also the name of an Ethiopian Queen who may be the same person as the Queen of Sheba mentioned in the Old Testament who visited Solomon.

Mara

Hebrew biblical name which Naomi gave herself after the death of her husband and sons, meaning bitter

Martha

Aramaic biblical name of the sister of Lazarus, meaning lady

Mary

Biblical name of the mother of Jesus and several other characters. It is the English form of Latin Maria, meaning beloved

Merab

Biblical name of a daughter of Saul, meaning abundant

Michal

Czech and Slovak form of Michael, meaning "who is like God?"

Miriam

Hebrew biblical name of the elder sister of Aaron and Moses. It is the Hebrew form of Mary, meaning beloved

Moriah

Biblical name of the mountain where Abraham prepared to sacrifice Isaac to God, meaning teacher

Naamah

Hebrew biblical name of a wife of Solomon, and daughter of Lamech, meaning pleasant

Nehushta

Minor biblical character from the 2nd book of Kings. Wife of King Jehoiakim, daughter of Elnatan, and mother of Jehoiachin.

Noa

Hebrew biblical name of a daughter of Zelophehad, meaning motion, shake, tremble

Nogah

Hebrew unisex name. It is the biblical name of a son of King David, meaning brightness

Ophrah

Hebrew unisex name derived from the biblical name of a descendant of Judah and a city in Manasseh, meaning young fawn; young mountain

Peninah

Biblical name of a wife of Elkanah, meaning coral

Persis

Greek biblical name of a woman mentioned by Paul in his epistle to the Romans, meaning "Persian woman."

Rahab

Biblical name of a prostitute of Jericho who aided the Israelites, meaning spacious

Rebecca

French form of Rebecca, meaning one who snares or traps

Rhoda

Greek biblical name of a servant in the house of Mary mother of John, meaning "rose."

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Sarai

Contentious Biblical name of the wife of Abraham before God changed her name to Sarah. (see Gen. 17:15).

Sela

Hebrew unisex name meaning cliff; rock This is the biblical name of the capital city of Edom in the Old Testament.

Sharon

Biblical name of a valley in Palestine, meaning plain, level ground The name is sometimes given because of its association with the flowering shrub called Rose of Sharon.

Sheba

Oath Biblical name of a place in Ethiopia and several characters including the queen of Sheba who visited Solomon after hearing of his great wisdom.

Sherah

Biblical name of a daughter of Ephraim, meaning kinswoman

Shiphrah

Biblical name of a midwife, meaning beautiful
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