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A great list of names from the Bible, taken from the 19th century public domain resource. Each name is given with its meaning. Please note that "names" refers to any name, which may be: people, places, cities, countries, angels, gods, mountains, etc.


Aaron, bearer of light 
Abaddon, the destroyer 
Abagtha, father of the wine-press 
Abana, made of stone; a building 
Abarim, passages; passengers 
Abba, father 
Abda, a servant; servitude 
Abdeel, a vapour; a cloud of God 
Abdi, my servant 
Abdiel, servant of God 
Abdon, servant; cloud of judgment 
Abednego, servant of light; shining 
Abel, vanity; breath; vapor 
Abel, a city; mourning 
Abel-beth-maachah, mourning to the house of Maachah 
Abel-maim, mourning of waters 
Abel-meholah, mourning of sickness 
Abel-mizraim, the mourning of Egyptians 
Abel-shittim, mourning of thorns 
Abez, an egg; muddy 
Abi, my father 
Abiah, (or Abia) the Lord is my father 
Abi-albon, most intelligent father 
Abiasaph, consuming father; gathering 
Abiathar, excellent father; father of the remnant 
Abib, green fruit; ears of corn 
Abidah, (or Abida) father of knowledge 
Abidan, father of judgment 
Abiel, God my father 
Abiezer, (or Abieezer) father of help 
Abigail, the father's joy 
Abihail, the father of strength 
Abihu, he is my father 
Abihud, father of praise; confession 
Abijah, the Lord is my father 
Abijam, father of the sea 
Abilene, the father of mourning 
Abimael, a father sent from God 
Abimelech, father of the king 
Abinadab, father of a vow, or of willingness 
Abinoam, father of beauty 

Abiram, high father; father of deceit 
Abishag, ignorance of the father 
Abishai, the present of my father 
Abishalom, father of peace 
Abishua, father of salvation 
Abishur, father of the wall; father of uprightness 
Abital, the father of the dew; or of the shadow 
Abitub, father of goodness 
Abiud, father of praise 
Abner, father of light 
Abram, high father 
Abraham, father of a great multitude 
Absalom, father of peace 
Accad, a vessel; pitcher; spark 
Accho, close; pressed together 
Aceldama, field of blood 
Achab, brother of the father 
Achaia, grief; trouble 
Achaicus, a native of Achaia; sorrowing; sad 
Achan, or Achar, he that troubleth 
Achaz, one that takes, or possesses 
Achbor, a rat; bruising 
Achim, preparing; revenging; confirming 
Achish, thus it is; how is this 
Achmetha, brother of death 
Achor, trouble 
Achsah, adorned; bursting the veil 
Achshaph, poison; tricks 
Achzib, liar; lying; one that runs 
Adadah, testimony of the assembly 
Adah, an assembly 
Adaiah, the witness of the Lord 
Adaliah, one that draws water; poverty; cloud; death 
Adam, earthy; red 
Adamah, red earth; of blood 
Adami, my man; red; earthy; human 
Adar, high; eminent 
Adbeel, vapor, or cloud of God 
Addi, my witness; adorned; prey 
Addin, adorned; delicious; voluptuous 
Addon, basis; foundation; the Lord 
Adiel, the witness of the Lord 
Adin, Adina, adorned; voluptuous; dainty 
Adithaim, assemblies; testimonies 
Adlai, my witness; my ornament 
Admah, earthy; red; bloody 
Admatha, a cloud of death; a mortal vapour 
Adna, pleasure; delight 
Adnah, eternal rest 
Adoni-bezek, (or Adonibezek) the lightning of the Lord; the Lord of lightning 
Adonijah, the Lord is my master 
Adonikam, the Lord is raised 
Adoniram, my Lord is most high; Lord of might and elevation 
Adoni-zedek, justice of the Lord; lord of justice 
Adoraim, strength of the sea 
Adoram, their beauty; their power 
Adrammelech, the cloak, glory, grandeur or power of the king 
Adramyttium, the court of death 
Adriel, the flock of God 
Adullam, their testimony; their prey; their ornament 
Adummim, earthy; red; bloody things 
Aeneas, praised; praiseworthy 
Aenon, a cloud; fountain; his eye 
Agabus, a locust; the father's joy or feast 
Agag, roof; upper floor 
Agar, or Hagar, a stranger; one that fears 
Agee, a valley; deepness 
Agrippa, one who causes great pain at his birth 
Agur, stranger; gathered together 
Ahab, uncle, or father's brother 
Aharah, a smiling brother; a meadow of a sweet savour 
Aharhel, another host; the last sorrow; a brother's sheep 
Ahasbai, trusting in me; a grown-up brother 
Ahasuerus, prince; head; chief 
Ahava, essence; being; generation 
Ahaz, one that takes or possesses 
Ahaziah, seizure; vision of the Lord 
Ahi, my brother; my brethren 
Ahiah, brother of the Lord 
Ahiam, mother's brother; brother of a nation 
Ahian, brother of wine 
Ahiezer, brother of assistance 
Ahihud, brother of vanity, or of darkness, or of joy, or of praise; witty brother 
Ahijah, same with Ahiah 
Ahikam, a brother who raises up or avenges 
Ahilud, a brother born, or begotten 
Ahimaaz, a brother of the council 
Ahiman, brother of the right hand 
Ahimelech, my brother is a king; my king's brother 
Ahimoth, brother of death 
Ahinadab, a willing brother; brother of a vow 
Ahinoam, beauty of the brother; brother of motion 
Ahio, his brother; his brethren 
Ahira, brother of iniquity; brother of the shepherd 
Ahiram, brother of craft, or of protection 
Ahisamach, brother of strength 
Ahishahur, brother of the morning or dew; brother of blackness 
Ahishar, brother of a prince; brother of a song 
Ahithophel, brother of ruin or folly 
Ahitub, brother of goodness 
Ahlab, made of milk, or of fat; brother of the heart 
Ahlai, beseeching; sorrowing; expecting 
Ahoah, a live brother; my thorn or thistle 
Aholah, his tabernacle; his tent 
Aholiab, the tent of the father 
Aholibah, my tent, or my tabernacle, in her 
Aholibamah, my tabernacle is exalted 
Ahumai, a meadow of waters; a brother of waters 
Ahuzam, their taking or possessing vision 
Ahuzzah, possession; seizing; collecting 
Ai, or Hai, mass; heap 
Aiah, vulture, raven; an isle; alas, where is it? 
Aiath, same as Ai; an hour; eye; fountain 
Aijeleth-Shahar, (or Aijeleth Shahar) the land of the morning 
Ain, same as Aiath 
Ajalon, a chain; strength; a stag 
Akkub, foot-print; supplanting; crookedness; lewdness 
Akrabbim, scorpions 
Alammelech, God is king 
Alemeth, hiding; youth; worlds; upon the dead 
Alexander, one who assists men 
Alian, high 
Alleluia, praise the Lord 
Allon, an oak; strong 
Allon-bachuth, the oak of weeping 
Almodad, measure of God 
Almon, hidden 
Almon-diblathaim, hidden in a cluster of fig trees 
Alpheus, a thousand; learned; chief 
Alush, mingling together 
Alvah, his rising up; his highness 
Amad, people of witness; a prey 
Amal, labor; iniquity 
Amalek, a people that licks up 
Aman, mother; fear of them 
Amana, integrity; truth; a nurse 
Amariah, the Lord says; the integrity of the Lord 
Amasa, sparing the people 
Amasai, strong 
Amashai, the people's gift 
Amashi-ali, same as Amaziah 
Ami, mother; fear; people 
Amaziah, the strength of the Lord 
Aminadab, same as Amminadab - my people is liberal 
Amittai, true; fearing 
Ammah, my, or his, people 
Ammi, same as Ammah 
Ammiel, the people of God 
Ammihud, people of praise 
Ammi-nadab, my people is liberal 
Ammishaddai, the people of the Almighty; the Almighty is with me 
Ammizabad, dowry of the people 
Ammon, a people; the son of my people 
Amnon, faithful and true; tutor 
Amok, a valley; a depth 
Amon, faithful; true 
Amorite, bitter; a rebel; a babbler 
Amos, loading; weighty 
Amoz, strong; robust 
Amplias, large; extensive 
Amram, an exalted people; their sheaves; handfuls of corn 
Amraphel, one that speaks of secrets 
Amzi, strong, mighty 
Anab, a grape; a knot 
Anah, one who answers; afflicted 
Anaharath, dryness, burning, wrath 
Anak, a collar; ornament 
Anamim, a fountain; answer; affliction 
Anammelech, answer; poverty of the king 
Anani, a cloud; prophecy; divination 
Ananias, or Ananiah, the cloud of the Lord 
Anathema, separated; set apart 
Anathoth, or Anath, answer; song; poverty 
Andrew, a strong man 
Andronicus, a man excelling others 
Anem, or Anen, an answer; their affliction 
Aner, answer; song; affliction 
Aniam, a people; the strength or sorrow of people 
Anim, answerings; singings; afflicted 
Anna, gracious; one who gives 
Annas, one who answers; humble 
Antichrist, an adversary to Christ 
Antioch, speedy as a chariot 
Antipas, for all, or against all 
Antipatris, for, or against the father 
Antothijah, answers or songs of the Lord; afflictions 
Anub, same as Anab - a grape; a knot 
Apelles, exclusion; separation 
Apharsathchites, Apharsites (from a root meaning) dividing or rending 
Aphek, Aphekah, strength; a rapid torrent 
Aphik, Aphekah, Aphik; a rapid torrent 
Aphiah, speaking, blowing 
Apocalypse, uncovering, revelation 
Apocrypha, hidden 
Apollonia, perdition, destruction 
Apollonius, destroying 
Apollos, one who destroys; destroyer 
Apollyon, a destroyer 
Appaim, face; nostrils 
Apphia, productive; fruitful 
Aquila, an eagle 
Ar, awakening; uncovering 
Ara, cursing; seeing 
Arab, multiplying; sowing sedition; a window; a locust 
Arabia, evening; desert; ravens 
Arad, a wild ass; a dragon 
Arah, the way; a traveller 
Aram, highness, magnificence, one that deceives; curse 
Aran, an ark; their curse 
Ararat, the curse of trembling 
Araunah, ark; song; joyful cry 
Arba, four 
Archelaus, the prince of the people 
Archippus, a master of horses 
Arcturus, a gathering together 
Ard, one that commands; he that descends 
Ardon, ruling; a judgment of malediction 
Areli, the light or vision of God 
Areopagus, the hill of Mars 
Aretas, agreeable, virtuous 
Argob, a turf, or fat land 
Ariel, altar; light or lion of God 
Arimathea, a lion dead to the Lord 
Arioch, long; great; tall 
Aristarchus, the best prince 
Aristobulus, a good counsellor 
Armageddon, hill of fruits; mountain of Megiddo 
Arnon, rejoicing; sunlight 
Aroer, heath; tamarisk 
�rp�d, the light of redemption 
Arphaxad, a healer; a releaser 
Artaxerxes, the silence of light; fervent to spoil 
Artemas, whole, sound 
Arumah, high; exalted 
Asa, physician; cure 
Asahel, creature of God 
Asaiah, the Lord hath wrought 
Asaph, who gathers together 
Asareel, the beatitude of God 
Asenath, peril; misfortune 
Ashan, smoke 
Ashbel, an old fire 
Ashdod, effusion; inclination; theft 
Asher, happiness 
Ashima, crime; offence 
Ashkenaz, a fire that spreads 
Ashnah, change 
Ashriel, same as Asareel 
Ashtaroth, Ashtoreth, flocks; sheep; riches 
Ashur, who is happy; or walks; or looks 
Asia, muddy; boggy 
Asiel, the work of God 
Askelon, weight; balance; fire of infamy 
Asnapper, unhappiness; increase of danger 
Asriel, help of God 
Assir, prisoner; fettered 
Asshurim, liers in want; beholders 
Assos, approaching; coming near 
Assur, same as Ashur 
Assyria, country of Assur or Ashur 
Asuppim, gatherings 
Asyncritus, incomparable 
Atad, a thorn 
Atarah, a crown 
Ataroth, crowns 
Ataroth-addar, crowns of power 
Ater, left hand; shut 
Athach, thy time 
Athaiah, the Lord's time 
Athaliah, the time of the Lord 
Athlai, my hour or time 
Attai, same as Athlai 
Attalia, that increases or sends 
Attalus, increased, nourished 
Augustus, increased, augmented 
Ava, or Ivah, iniquity 
Aven, iniquity; force; riches; sorrow 
Avim, wicked or perverse men 
Avith, wicked, perverse 
Azaliah, near the Lord 
Azaniah, hearing the Lord; the Lord's weapons 
Azareel, help of God 
Azariah, he that hears the Lord 
Azaz, strong one 
Azazel, the scape-goat 
Azaziah, strength of the Lord 
Azekah, strength of walls 
Azgad, a strong army; a gang of robbers 
Azmaveth, strong death; a he-goat 
Azmon, bone of a bone; our strength 
Aznoth-tabor, the ears of Tabor; the ears of purity or contrition 
Azor, a helper; a court 
Azotus, the same as Ashdod 
Azriel, same as Asriel 
Azrikam, help, revenging 
Azubah, forsaken 
Azur, he that assists or is assisted 
Azzan, their strength 
Azzur, same as Azur 


Baal, master; lord 
Baalah, her idol; she that is governed or subdued; a spouse 
Baalath, a rejoicing; our proud lord 
Baalath-Beer, subjected pit 
Baal-berith, idol of the covenant 
Baale, same as Baalath 
Baal-gad, idol of fortune or felicity 
Baal-hamon, who rules a crowd 
Baal-hanan, Baal is gracious 
Baal-hermon, possessor of destruction or of a thing cursed 
Baali, my idol; lord over me 
Baalim, idols; masters; false gods 
Baalis, a rejoicing; a proud lord 
Baal-meon, idol or master of the house 
Baal-peor, master of the opening 
Baal-perazim, god of divisions 
Baal-shalisha, the god that presides over three; the third idol 
Baal-tamar, master of the palm-tree 
Baal-zebub, god of the fly 
Baal-zephon, the idol or possession of the north; hidden; secret 
Baanah, in the answer; in affliction 
Baara, a flame; purging 
Baaseiah, in making; in pressing together 
Baasha, he that seeks, or lays waste 
Babel, confusion; mixture 
Babylon, same as Babel 
Baca, a mulberry-tree 
Bahurim, choice; warlike; valiant 
Bajith, a house 
Balaam, the ancient of the people; the destruction of the people 
Baladan, one without judgment 
Balak, who lays waste or destroys 
Bamah, an eminence or high place 
Barabbas, son of shame, confusion 
Barachel, that bows before God 
Barachias, same as Barachel 
Barak, thunder, or in vain 
Barjesus, son of Jesus or Joshua 
Barjona, son of a Jona; of a dove 
Barnabas, son of the prophet, or of consolation 
Barsabas, son of return; son of rest 
Bartholomew, a son that suspends the waters 
Bartimeus, son of the honourable 
Baruch, who is blessed 
Barzillai, son of contempt; made of iron 
Bashan, in the tooth, in ivory 
Bashemath, perfumed; confusion of death; in desolation 
Bathsheba, the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety 
Bathsuha, same as Bathsheba 
Bealiah, the god of an idol; in an assembly 
Bealoth, cast under 
Bebai, void, empty 
Becher, first begotten; first fruits 
Bechorath, first fruits 
Bedad, alone; solitary 
Bedaiah, Bedeiah, the only Lord 
Bedan, according to judgment 
Beeliada, an open idol 
Beelzebub, same as Baalzebub 
Beer, a well 
Beera, a well; declaring 
Beerelim, the well of Elim, or of rains 
Beeri, my well 
Beer-lahai-roi, the well of him that liveth and seeth me 
Beeroth, wells; explaining 
Beersheba, the well of an oath; the seventh well 
Behemoth, beasts 
Bekah, half a shekel 
Belah, destroying 
Belial, wicked, worthless 
Belshazzar, master of the treasure 
Belteshazzar, who lays up treasures in secret 
Ben, a son 
Benaiah, son of the Lord 
Ben-ammi, son of my people 
Beneberak, sons of lightning 
Bene-jaakan, sons of sorrow 
Benhadad, son of Hadad, or noise 
Benhail, son of strength 
Benhanan, son of grace 
Benjamin, son of the right hand 
Benimi, our sons 
Beno, his son 
Benoni, son of my sorrow, or pain 
Benzoheth, son of separation 
Beon, in affliction 
Beor, burning; foolish; mad 
Bera, a well; declaring 
Berachah, blessing; bending the knee 
Berachiah, speaking well of the Lord 
Beraiah, the choosing of the Lord 
Berea, heavy; weighty 
Bered, hail 
Beri, my son; my corn 
Beriah, in fellowship; in envy 
Berith, covenant 
Bernice, one that brings victory 
Berodach-baladan, the son of death 
Berothai, wells; a cypress 
Berothath, of a well 
Besai, a despising; dirty 
Besodeiah, counsel of the Lord 
Besor, glad news; incarnation 
Betah, confidence 
Beten, belly 
Bethabara, the house of confidence 
Bethanath, house of affliction 
Bethany, the house of song; the house of affliction 
Betharabah, house of sweet smell 
Beth-aram, house of height 
Beth-aven, the house of vanity; of iniquity of trouble 
Beth-azmaveth, house of death's strength 
Beth-baalmeon, an idol of the dwelling-place 
Beth-barah, the chosen house 
Beth-birei, the house of my Creator, the house of my health 
Beth-car, the house of the lamb 
Beth-dagon, the house of corn, or of fish 
Beth-diblathaim, house of dry figs 
Bethel, the house of God 
Bethemek, house of deepness 
Bether, division, or in the trial 
Bethesda, house of pity or mercy 
Beth-ezal, a neighbor's house 
Beth-gader, a house for a mouse 
Beth-gamul, house of recompense, or of the camel 
Beth-haccerem, house of the vineyard 
Beth-haran, house of grace 
Beth-horon, house of wrath 
Beth-lebaoth, house of lionesses 
Beth-lehem, house of bread 
Beth-marcaboth, house of bitterness wiped out 
Beth-meon, house of the dwelling-place 
Beth-nimrah, house of rebellion 
Beth-palet, house of expulsion 
Beth-pazzez, house of dividing asunder 
Beth-peor, house of gaping, or opening 
Bethphage, house of my month, or of early figs 
Beth-phelet, same as Beth-palet 
Beth-rapha, house of health 
Bethsaida, house of fruits, or of food, or of snares 
Bethshan, Beth-shean, house of the tooth, or of ivory, or of sleep 
Beth-shemesh, house of the sun 
Bethuel, filiation of God 
Beth-zur, house of a rock 
Betonim, bellies 
Beulah, married 
Bezai, eggs 
Bezaleel, in the shadow of God 
Bezek, lightning; in the chains 
Bezer, vine branches 
Bichri, first-born; first fruits 
Bidkar, in compunction, or sharp pain 
Bigthan, in the press; giving meat 
Bigvai, in my body 
Bildad, old friendship 
Bileam, the ancient of the people; the devourer 
Bilgah, ancient countenance 
Bilhah, Bilhan, who is old or confused 
Bilshan, in the tongue 
Binea, son of the Lord 
Binnui, building 
Birsha, an evil; a son who beholds 
Bishlam, in peace 
Bithiah, daughter of the Lord 
Bithron, divisions 
Bithynia, violent precipitation 
Bizjothjah, despite 
Blastus, that buds or brings forth 
Boanerges, son of thunder 
Boaz, or Booz, in strength 
Bocheru, the first born 
Bochim, the place of weeping; or of mulberry-trees 
Bohan, in them 
Boskath, in poverty 
Boson, taking away 
Bozez, mud; bog 
Bozrah, in tribulation or distress 
Bukki, void 
Bukkiah, the dissipation of the Lord 
Bul, old age; perishing 
Bunah, building; understanding 
Bunni, building me 
Buz, despised; plundered 
Buzi, my contempt 


Cabbon, as though understanding 
Cabul, displeasing; dirty 
Caiphas, he that seeks with diligence; one that vomiteth 
Cain, possession, or possessed 
Cainan, possessor; purchaser 
Calah, favourable; opportunity 
Calcol, nourishing 
Caleb, a dog; a crow; a basket 
Caleb-Ephratah, see Ephratah 
Calneh, our consummation 
Calno, our consummation; altogether himself 
Calvary, the place of a skull 
Camon, his resurrection 
Cana, zeal; jealousy; possession 
Canaan, merchant; trader; or that humbles and subdues 
Candace, who possesses contrition 
Capernaum, the field of repentance; city of comfort 
Caphtor, a sphere, buckle, or hand 
Cappadocia, the same as Caphtor 
Carcas, the covering of a lamb 
Charchemish, a lamb; as taken away; withdrawn 
Careah, bald; ice 
Carmel, circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn 
Carmi, my vineyard; lamb of the waters 
Carpus, fruit; fruitful 
Carshena, a lamb; sleeping 
Casiphia, money; covetousness 
Casluhim, hopes of life 
Cedron, black; sad 
Cenchrea, millet; small pulse 
Cephas, a rock or stone 
Cesar, a name applied to those who are cut out of the womb 
Chalcol, who nourishes, consumes, and sustains the whole 
Chaldea, as demons, or as robbers 
Charran, a singing or calling out 
Chebar, force or strength 
Chedorlaomer, roundness of a sheaf 
Chelal, as night 
Chelub, a basket 
Chelluh, all 
Chelubai, he altogether against me 
Chemarims, black ones 
Chemosh, handling; stroking; taking away 
Chenaanah, broken in pieces 
Chenani, my pillar 
Chenaniah, preparation, or disposition, or strength, of the Lord 
Chephirah, a little lioness 
Cheran, anger 
Cherethims, Cherethites, who cut or tear away 
Cherith, cutting; piercing; slaying 
Chesed, as a devil, or a destroyer 
Chesil, foolishness 
Chesulloth, fearfulness 
Chidon, a dart 
Chiliab, totality; or the perfection of the father 
Chilion, finished; complete; perfect 
Chilmad, teaching or learning 
Chimham, as they; like to them 
Chios, open; opening 
Chisleu, Cisleu, Casleu, rashness; confidence 
Chislon, hope, trust 
Chisloth-tabor, fears; purity 
Chittem, those that bruise; gold 
Chloe, green herb 
Chorazin, the secret; here is a mystery 
Chozeba, men liers in wait 
Christ, anointed 
Chun, making ready 
Chushan-rishathaim, blackness of iniquities 
Chuza, the seer or prophet 
Cilicia, which rolls or overturns 
Cis, same as Kish 
Clauda, a lamentable voice 
Claudia, Claudius, lame 
Clement, mild; good; merciful 
Cleophas, the whole glory 
Cnidus, age 
Colhozeh, every prophet 
Colosse, punishment; correction 
Coniah, strength of the Lord 
Coos, top, summit 
Corinth, Greece, which is satisfied; ornament; beauty 
Cornelius, of a horn 
Cosam, divining 
Coz, a thorn 
Cozbi, a liar; sliding away 
Crescens, growing; increasing 
Crete, carnal; fleshly 
Crispus, curled 
Cush, Cushan, Cushi, Ethiopians; blackness 
Cuth, Cuthah, burning 
Cyprus, fair; fairness 
Cyrene, a wall; coldness; the floor 
Cyrenius, who governs 
Cyrus, as miserable; as heir 


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