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Names And Meaning In The Bible

When you read the Bible, you’ll notice that the names of people, places and things are often significant. The names given to children have meaning and are often used to teach a lesson.

For example, Adam means “earth,” Eve means “life,” Sarah means “princess” or “noblewoman,” Moses means “draw out” or “to remove,” Joshua means “God is salvation” and David means “beloved.”

It’s important for us to know where these names came from so we can better understand what God wants us to learn from them.

Names And Meaning In The Bible


If you’ve ever wondered what names like Hosea, Shadrach, or Meshach mean in the Bible, you’ve come to the right place! There are a number of names in the Bible that have special meanings and can be used as a guide to learn more about the people they name. Because many of these names have special meaning, we can use them as tools to help us understand a person better and draw closer to God’s word.

Male names in the Bible

You can read a name like Gideon or Jehu and know that the person has been called to lead God’s people into battle. You can also see that a person like David was called as king over Israel, and no one else could replace him in this position.

You can also see that Jacob was seen as being favored by God because he used his name change from Jacob to Israel (meaning “he who prevails with God”) as an opportunity to be called upon by God in order to help build up His Kingdom on Earth, thus becoming known as one of the fathers of Judaism.

Bible Names Girl

A biblical name is a name that originates from the Bible. Names are important, and there are many different ways to find one for your baby girl or boy.

Some of the most popular biblical names include:

  • Noah (MALE)
  • Samuel (MALE)
  • Sarah (FEMALE)

Names have spiritual meaning and can help you understand a person better.

Through the use of names, you can learn a lot about a person. A name can be used to describe a person’s character, personality and attributes. In the Bible, many names are symbolic, meaning that they symbolize something about the person or situation that is being described.

In 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (CEV), Samuel anoints Saul as king over Israel. However, Saul becomes jealous of David after he performs great feats of strength before the people; therefore Saul seeks to kill him but cannot find him because God has made his hiding place “invisible” (v12). Later on in this chapter we read that when David was brought before Saul again by Abner he was given another name: “He will be my son-in-law!” (v20). This name was given to him because he had become part of their family through marriage with Saul’s daughter Michal (v29).


You can see that names in the Bible not only convey information, but they are rich in spiritual meaning. As you study Scripture, you will want to be aware of these deeper meanings and learn how to apply them to your own life and experience.

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