Christian Baby Girl Names

Comprehensive List of Bible Names for Girls With Meanings and References

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In biblical times, a name often represented a person's reputation or nature. It was common to choose a name that would reflect characteristics of the person or the parents' aspirations for the child. Most Hebrew names had well-known, easy-to-understand meanings.

The Old Testament prophets drew on this tradition by giving their children names symbolic of their prophetic statements. For example, Hosea named his daughter Lo-ruhama, which means "not pitied," because he said God would no longer have pity on the house of Israel.

Today, Christian parents continue to value the ancient custom of choosing a biblical name with important significance for the life of their child. This collection of biblical girl names brings together actual names from the Bible and names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin, and meaning of the name.

Biblical Names for Girls

A

Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 25:3 - the father's joy.

Abihail (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 2:29 - the father is strength.

Abishai (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 26:6 - the present of my father.

Adah (Hebrew) - Genesis 4:19 - an assembly.

Adina (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 11:42 - adorned; voluptuous; dainty; slender.

Adriel (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 18:19 - the flock of God.

Angela (Greek) - Genesis 16:7 - Angelic.

Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives.

Ariel (Hebrew) - Ezra 8:16 - altar; light or lion of God.

Artemis (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - whole, sound.

Atarah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 2:26 - a crown.

B

Bathsheba (Hebrew) - 2 Samuel 11:3 - the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety.

Bernice (Greek) - Acts 25:13 - one that brings victory.

Bethany (Hebrew) - Matthew 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction.

Bethel (Hebrew) - Genesis 12:8 - the house of God.

Beulah (Hebrew) - Isaiah 62:4 - married.

Bilhah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:29 - who is old or confused.

C

Candace (Ethiopian) - Acts 8:27 - who possesses contrition.

Carmel (Hebrew) - Joshua 12:22 - circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn.

Charity (Latin) - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - dear.

Chloe (Greek) - 1 Corinthians 1:11 - green herb.

Claudia (Latin) - 2 Timothy 4:21 - lame.

D

Damaris (Greek, Latin) - Acts 17:34 - a little woman.

Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee.

Delilah (Hebrew) - Judges 16:4 - poor; small; head of hair.

Diana (Latin) - Acts 19:27 - luminous, perfect.

Dinah (Hebrew) - Genesis 30:21 - judgment; who judges.

Dorcas (Greek) - Acts 9:36 - a female roe-deer.

Drusilla (Latin) - Acts 24:24 - watered by the dew.

E

Eden (Hebrew) - Genesis 2:8 - pleasure; delight.

Edna (Hebrew) - Genesis 2:8 - pleasure; delight.

Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.

Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God.

Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden.

Eunice (Greek) - 2 Timothy 1:5 - good victory.

Eva (Hebrew) - Genesis 3:20 - living; enlivening.

Eve (Hebrew) - Genesis 3:20 - living; enlivening.

F

Faith (Latin) - 1 Corinthians 13:13 - loyalty; belief.

G

Grace (Latin) - Proverbs 3:34 - favor; blessing.

H

Hadassah (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - a myrtle; joy.

Hagar (Hebrew) - Genesis 16:1 - a stranger; one that fears.

Hannah (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 1:2 - gracious; merciful; he that gives.

Honey (Old English) - Psalm 19:10 - nectar.

Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief.

Huldah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 22:14 - the world.

J

Jael (Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends.

Jasper (Greek) - Exodus 28:20 - treasure holder.

Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - as beautiful as the day.

Jewel (Old French) - Proverbs 20:15 - delight.

Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord.

Jochebed (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:20 - glorious; honorable.

Joy (Old French, Latin) - Hebrews 1:9 - happiness.

Judith (Hebrew) - Genesis 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession.

Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair.

K

Keturah (Hebrew) - Genesis 25:1 - incense; fragrance.

L

Leah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:16 - weary; tired.

Lillian or Lily (Latin) - Song of Solomon 2:1 - elegant flower; innocence; purity; beauty.

Lois (Greek) - 2 Timothy 1:5 - better.

Lydia (in the Bible and Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool.

M

Magdalene (Greek) - Matthew. 27:56 - a person from Magdala.

Mara (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.

Marah (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.

Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking.

Mary (Hebrew) - Matthew 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness.

Mercy (English) - Genesis 43:14 - compassion, forbearance.

Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted.

Michal (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 18:20 - who is perfect?; who resembles God?

Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.

Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep.

N

Naomi (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:2 - beautiful; agreeable.

Neriah (Hebrew) - Jeremiah 32:12 - light; lamp of the Lord.

O

Olive (Latin) - Genesis 8:11 - fruitfulness; beauty; dignity.

Ophrah (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - dust; lead; a fawn.

Oprah (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - dust; lead; a fawn.

Orpah (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:4 - the neck or skull.

P

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

Phoebe (Greek) - Romans. 16:1 - shining; pure.

Prisca (Latin) - Acts 18:2 - ancient.

Priscilla (Latin) - Acts 18:2 - ancient.

R

Rachel (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:6 - sheep.

Rebecca (Hebrew) - Genesis 22:23 - fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased.

Rebekah (Hebrew) - Genesis 22:23 - fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased.

Rhoda (Greek, Latin) - Acts 12:13 - a rose.

Rose (Latin) - Song of Solomon 2:1 - a rose.

Ruby (English) - Exodus 28:17 - the red gemstone.

Ruth (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:4 - drunk; satisfied.

S

Sapphira (English) - Acts 5:1 - that relates or tells.

Sarah (Hebrew) - Genesis 17:15 - lady; princess; princess of the multitude.

Sarai (Hebrew) - Genesis 17:15 - my lady; my princess.

Selah (Hebrew) - Psalm 3:2 - the end; a pause.

Serah (Hebrew) - Genesis 46:17 - lady of scent; song; the morning star.

Sharon (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 5:16 - his plain; his song.

Sherah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 7:24 - flesh; relationship.

Shiloh (Hebrew) - Joshua 18:8 - peace; abundance; his gift.

Shiphrah (Hebrew) - Exodus 1:15 - handsome; trumpet; that does good.

Susanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - lily; rose; joy.

Susannah (Hebrew) - Luke - lily; rose; joy.

T

Tabitha (Aramaic)- Acts 9:36 - clear-sighted; a roe-deer.

Talitha (Aramaic)- Mark 5:41 - little girl; young woman.

Tamar (Hebrew)- Genesis 38:6 - palm or date palm; palm-tree.

Tamara (Hebrew) - Genesis 38:6 - palm or date palm; palm-tree.

Terah (Hebrew) - Numbers 33:27 - to breathe; scent; blow.

Tirzah (Hebrew) - Numbers 26:33 - benevolent; complaisant; pleasing.

V

Victoria (Latin) - Deuteronomy. 20:4 - victory.

Z

Zemira (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 7:8 - song; vine; palm.

Zilpah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:24 - distillation from the mouth.

Zina (Greek) - 1 Chronicles 23:10 - shining; going back.

Zipporah (Hebrew) - Exodus 2:21 - beauty; trumpet; mourning.

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