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Biblical Baby Names!
See below for our favourite Biblical baby names and we
also provide the complete selection of over 2000
Biblical Baby name's to choose from! Still unsure? Then
check out over 50,000 other ones available via the
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Biblical Symbolism of the Stork.
Biblical Baby Names
The use of Biblical names explains the true sense of the
term Christian name. The church used to encourage the
use of Biblical name's and particularly those with
Christian significance when naming babies. The bible was
used as a principal source for naming babies. The
biblical name was selected from the Old Testament, which
were preferred by Protestants, and also from the New
Testament. The name's of Saints were also a useful
source of babynames and these were the ones that were
preferred by Roman Catholics. The Hebrew names came from
the Old Testament which were the source for naming which
has been encouraged by the Protestants since the 16th
century. Bible names also included those derived from
Greek and Latin.
USA - The legacy of Biblical Baby Names
The split between the Roman Catholic and Protestant
religions led to serious conflict between to two groups.
The Protestant faith led to the introduction of another
extreme religious faction called the Puritans. The
persecution of the Protestants and the Puritans led to
their immigration to the New Land - the USA. This
explains the dominance of Old Testament names in
America. Some of these were obscure, such as
Nebuchadnezzar, which have since diminished. But the use
of Biblical names in the USA was quite significant. An
example of this is illustrated in the famous MGM
Musical, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - In the story
the brothers were all given a Biblical name. When it
came to the letter 'F' there was a problem in finding a
biblical name so in desperation the baby was given the
name Frankincense (aka Frank)!
If you have ever wondered about the type of name
associated with virtuous characteristics, such as
Chastity or Charity, these were favoured by the Puritans
for the females in the family. This allowed them to move
to even more pure ones than even the Biblical source.
Biblical Baby Name
An understanding of Biblical names, why and how they
were used can reveal a religious persuasion. This can be
viewed as a great advantage creating an immediate sense
of belonging or conversely a great disadvantage arousing
an instant prejudice. A name is incredibly important and
people will always be judged by their name.
Once you are aware of any possible issues that might be
associated with choosing a Biblical name then the Bible
offers a fine array to choose from. Some of them are
truly beautiful as you will see from the list below.
choice is yours!
We hope that we have provided you a balanced view of the
pleasure and the pitfalls of choosing a Biblical Name.
To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator
- an essential aid when considering Biblical Baby Names.
Biblical Baby Names
Detailed below is a selection of some of our favourite
biblical baby names for both boys and girls. The range
of Biblical names available allows for an unusually
large source of boy and girl names. For a FULL list of
nearly 2000 please click the following link
Names List. Click the following link for a
comprehensive dictionary of
Biblical Names and the Meanings.