Male Bible Names

Aaron

Spanish form of Aaron, meaning "high mountain."

Abaddon

ABADDON: Biblical name of the dark angel of the abyss, meaning destruction; ruination

Abdon

Hebrew biblical name of one of the judges who ruled over Israel, meaning servant, worshiper

Abednego

Babylonian (Aramaic) biblical name given to Azariah, meaning servant of Nebo

Abidan

Abider; survivor From Old English ábidan, meaning to abide, wait, remain behind; survive; wait for; expect Not to be confused with Abidon, the one waited for

Abihu

Biblical name of a son of Aaron, meaning he is my father Aaron and his brother Nadab were killed for offering God unauthorized fire. God caused them to be consumed by the flames.

Abijah

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

Abiram

Hebrew biblical name of the eldest son of Hiel the Bethelite, and the name of a son of Eliab who joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses, meaning my father is exalted; proud

Abner

Biblical name of a cousin of Saul who was also a commander of his army, meaning father of [or is] light

Abraham

Biblical name of the founding patriarch of the Israelites, meaning father of a multitude

Absalom

Biblical name of the rebellious third son of King David. It is a variant of Hebrew Avishalom, meaning my father is peace

Achaicus

Latin biblical name derived from Greek Achaikos, meaning from Achaia This is the name of a Christian who, together with Fortunatus and Stephanas, carried a letter from the Corinthians to Paul and back again.

Achan

ACHAN: Aramaic biblical name of a man who stole forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death, meaning snake After his crime, he was called Achar, meaning one who troubles

Achar

Biblical name given to Achan after his crime of stealing forbidden items during the assault on Jericho, for which he was stoned to death, meaning one who troubles

Achbor

Hebrew and Aramaic biblical name of an officer of King Josiah, meaning mouse

Achim

Biblical name of an ancestor of Jesus. It is a nickname for Joachim, meaning established by God

Adalia

Biblical name of a son of Haman, meaning Yahweh is just

Adam

Hungarian form of Adam, meaning "earth."

Adnah

Biblical name of a general under Jehosaphat, who was chief over 300,000 men, meaning delight

Adonijah

Biblical name of a son of King David, meaning my lord is Yahweh

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."

Aharon

Original Hebrew form of biblical Aaron, meaning high mountain

Alon

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Simeon, meaning oak tree

Alphaeus

Latin biblical name of the fathers of James and Levi. It is the Latin form of Greek Alphaios, meaning changing

Alvah

Latin biblical name of a leader of the family of Esau, meaning white In Hebrew it is a transposed form of the word avla, meaning sin

Amal

Hebrew biblical name of a member of the tribe of Asher, meaning work

Amariah

Hebrew biblical name of a priest who lived in the time of King Jehoshaphat, meaning the word of God

Amarya

Original Hebrew form of biblical Amariah, meaning the word of God

Amasa

Biblical name of the son of Abigail, meaning burden

Ami

Ammiel

Hebrew biblical name of one of the spies of Moses, meaning Yahweh is my kinsman

Amminadab

Hebrew biblical name of several characters: a son of Kohath; a descendant of Uzziel the Levite; a king of Ammon; and a father-in-law of Aaron, meaning my people are generous

Amos

Hebrew biblical name of the author of the Old Testament Book of Amos, meaning to bear; to carry

Amram

Hebrew biblical name of the father of Moses, meaning exalted nation

Anah

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

Anan

ANAN: African Akan unisex name meaning fourth born child

Anani

Variant of Hebrew biblical Anan, meaning cloud

Ananias

Greek form of Hebrew Hananiah, meaning "compassion of God."

Andrew

Antipas

Variant of Antipater, possibly meaning against the father See Antipater for more information. This was the name of the biblical Herod Antipas of the New Testament who had John the Baptist beheaded.

Aquila

Roman biblical name meaning eagle In the New Testament, the apostle Paul stayed with Aquila and his wife Priscilla/Prisca.

Archelaus

Latin form of Greek Archelaos, meaning master of the people Biblical name of a son of Herod the Great.

Areli

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Gad, meaning lion of God

Arieh

Hebrew biblical name of a bodyguard, meaning lion

Aristarchos

Greek name derived from the elements aristos "excellence" and arche "origin/source." It is a biblical name as well as the name of several historical figures: a companion of St. Paul; a Greek tragic poet; a Greek critic and grammarian; and a Greek astronomer and mathematician. It is also the name of an asteroid and a crater on the Moon.

Artaxerxes

"Righteous ruler." Greek biblical form of Persian Artakhshathra, name of a 3rd century king of Persia.

Asa

Swedish nickname for Old Norse names beginning with the element áss, meaning "god."

Asaph

Name of several biblical characters in the Old Testament, meaning collector

Asher

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Jacob, derived from the Hebrew word osher, meaning happy

Azaziah

Hebrew biblical name of several minor Old Testament characters, meaning strength of Yahweh

Azel

Hebrew biblical person and place name, meaning reserved

Barak

Hebrew biblical name of a military commander, meaning lightning

Barnabas

Hungarian form of Greek Barnabas, meaning "son of exhortation."

Bartholomew

Biblical name of an apostle in the New Testament, derived from Greek Bartholomaios, meaning son of Talmai

Baruch

Hebrew biblical name of a companion of Jeremiah, and author of the Book of Baruch, meaning blessed

Benoni

Son of my sorrow Biblical name of Benjamin given to him by his mother who died giving birth to him.

Bethuel

Hebrew biblical name of the father of Rebecca, meaning man of God

Buz

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Nachor, meaning contempt

Caiaphas

Greek form of Aramaic Qayyafa, possibly meaning "to raise up, set up."

Cainan

Biblical name of a descendant of Adam, meaning possession; smith

Caleb

Dog Biblical name of one of the twelve spies sent into Israel by Moses. He was probably so-named for his loyalty and devotion to God.

Carmi

Hebrew biblical name of a son of Reuben and grandson of Jacob, meaning my vineyard

Carpus

Latin name meaning fruit, profits In Greek mythology, this is the name of a son of Chloris and Zephyrus. The name is mentioned in the second epistle of Timothy.

Cephas

Aramaic biblical nickname given by Jesus to Simon son of Jona, to distinguish him from Simon Zelotes. It is usually translated via Greek Petros into English Peter meaning rock

Chenaniah

CHENANIAH: Established by God Biblical name of a Levite who was the chief of the Temple singers who conducted the music when the Ark of the Covenant was moved from the house of Obed-edom to Jerusalem.

Chever

Hebrew biblical name of a descendant of Asher, meaning association

Chevron

Hebrew biblical name of a Levite and a place. It is a variant of Hebrew Chever, meaning association

Christ

Modern abbreviated form of Latin Christos, meaning anointed

Cleophas

Glory of the father New Testament spelling of Greek Cleopas. Biblical name of two disciples to whom the risen Jesus appeared at Emmaus.

Clopas

Name of a biblical character present at the Crucifixion of Jesus. It is a form of Cleophas, meaning glory of the father

Cornelius

Roman biblical name of a Centurion who appears in Acts and who was directed by an angel to seek out Peter who converted him. Derived from Latin cornu, meaning horn

Cyrus

Biblical name of the conqueror of Babylon, Cyrus the Great, who freed the captive Jews. It is the English form of Greek Kyros, meaning like the sun

DANIEL

Dathan

Belonging to a fountain Hebrew biblical name of a son of Eliab who, with his brother Abiram, joined Korah in his rebellion against Moses.

david

Delaya

Hebrew biblical name of a descendant of Zerubbabel, meaning Yahweh has drawn

Devil

Biblical title borne by Satan, derived from Greek Diabolos, meaning accuser, slanderer

Dismas

Sunset Name not actually found in the bible but given by Christians to the thief who was crucified beside Jesus.

Ebenezer

English form of Hebrew Evenezer, first used as a forename by 17th century Puritans, meaning foundation stone; stone of help It is the biblical name of the place where the Israelites were defeated by the Philistines. After they got their revenge, Samuel set up a memorial stone by this name.

Eber

Biblical name of a descendant of Shem, meaning pass over; the other side (of the Euphrates River)
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