Aramaic Boy Names

Abba

Aramaic name meaning father

Abednego

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

Bar

Old English word meaning boar

Bar-abba

Aramaic name meaning son of the father

Bar-sabba

Aramaic name meaning son of the Sabbath

Bar-timay

Aramaic name, possibly meaning son of defilement or son of a whore

Bar-tolmay

Aramaic form of Bartholomew, meaning son of Talmai

Bar-yesu

Aramaic form of Bar-Jesus, meaning son of Jesus

Barnebhuah

Son of exhortation This is the original Aramaic form of Greek Barnabas. Originally named Joses, he was given the name Barnebhuah by the apostles after he sold all his belongings and gave the money to them.

Boanerges

Surname given to the brothers James and John by Jesus, meaning either sons of Thunder or sons of Tumult

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

Chama

Aramaic form of Hebrew Cham, meaning hot

Chanan

Variant of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Chanin

Abbreviated form of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Chanina

Aramaic name meaning compassionate

Chaninai

Variant of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Chinena

Variant of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Chunya

Variant of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Dikla

Aramaic unisex form of masculine Hebrew Dekel, meaning date/palm tree

Diklah

Variant of Aramaic unisex Dikla, meaning date/palm tree

Dinai

In the Talmud, this is the Aramaic name of the father of Elazar, meaning law

Dryhus

Aramaic form of Darius, meaning possesses a lot; wealthy

Hadad

Aramaic name of a Semitic god of storms and rain, meaning thunder *HAdad" >HAdad is equated with Babylonian-Assyrian Adad" >HAdad, and is also known by the byname Rimmon, meaning thunderer

Hanina

Variant of Aramaic Chanina, meaning compassionate

Joses

Aramaic form of Joseph, meaning (God) shall add, which is usually taken to mean God will add another son

Nahir

Variant of Aramaic Nahor, meaning light

Nahor

Aramaic biblical name of a brother of Abraham, meaning light

Nahur

Variant of Aramaic Nahor, meaning light

Nehor

Variant of Aramaic Nahor, meaning light

Nehorai

Variant of Aramaic Nahor, meaning light

Qayyafa

Aramaic biblical name of the father of the high priest Yehosef bar-Qayyafa who condemned Jesus. The name may be related to the south Arabic verb qâfa, meaning to raise up, set up

Raca

Variant of Aramaic Raka, meaning empty one; fool; empty head

Raka

Aramaic name meaning empty one; fool; empty head

Raz

Aramaic unisex name, meaning secret

Rimmon

Aramaic byname of the storm and thunder god Hadad, meaning thunderer

Sharar

Aramaic biblical name of the father of Ahiam, meaning firm, hard

Sheraga

Aramaic name meaning candle, light

Simon bar-jochanan

Aramaic name meaning Simon, son of John

Simon bar-yona

Aramaic name meaning Simon, son of Jonah

Tle

Aramaic word meaning young boy

Toma

Pet form of Russian Tamara, meaning "palm tree."

Yehosef bar qayyafa

Aramaic name meaning Joseph son of Qayyafa
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