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Unique Biblical Boy Names: Faith-Based Baby Names for Parents

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What are some unique biblical boy names? Options abound, with common and not-so-common options. Great Bible names for boys are in both the Old Testament and New Testament, from A to Z.

For boys, baby names can come from Bible books (Samuel, Isaiah, Matthew, John) and Bible stories or people (Adam, David, Paul). They can also derive from scriptural concepts (Hiram, for example, means “exalted brother” in Hebrew).

Today’s Christian parents can choose from a variety of unique biblical boy names. The meanings of these monikers are important for parents—and for the child himself. As Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is more desirable than great riches. To be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

So keep reading for insights about some classic and unique biblical boy names.

Unique Biblical Boy Names and Their Meanings

  1. Aaron: Teacher, son of Amram and elder brother of Moses.
  2. Asher: Happiness, one of Jacob’s sons.
  3. Darius: Richly or kingly, a historical figure.
  4. Ezra: Helper, a Jewish scribe and leader.
  5. Israel: One who struggles with God, a patriarch and ancestor of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  6. Joel: Jehovah is God, a minor prophet.
  7. Kenan: Born of the tribe of Judah, a descendant of Adam.
  8. Levi: Joined in harmony, a member of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
  9. Nathan: Given, a prophet and advisor to King David.
  10. Omar: Strong, a name associated with various historical figures.
  11. Phinehas: Firmness, a grandson of Aaron and a high priest.
  12. Ram: Exalted, a name associated with various historical figures.
  13. Seth: Appointed, a son of Adam and Eve.
  14. Stephan: Crown, a deacon and first martyr in Christianity.
  15. Timon: Honoring God, a name associated with various historical figures.
  16. Uriel: Fire of God, an angel mentioned in the Book of Enoch.
  17. Victor: Conqueror, a name associated with various historical figures.
  18. Xavier: New house, a name associated with various historical figures.
  19. Yehoshua: Salvation, a variant of Joshua.
  20. Zachary: Remembered by God, a father of John the Baptist.

Many of the best biblical boy names work well as either first or middle names. Different spellings are available too. So consider each name’s meaning and what sounds good with your last name.

Be sure to welcome each new baby to your congregation. After a baby arrives, the church nursery and children’s ministry program can play key roles. Print customized baby dedication or baptism certificates for each infant. Volunteers can create baptism banners or other keepsakes featuring the child’s name.

Lists of Unique Biblical Boy Names

For families playing the name game, God’s Word is a rich source. So check out all these unique Bible names for boys!

1. 200 Bible Names for Boys

Browse this alphabetical list, which contains Scripture references and definitions. (Did you know Ezra means “my helper”?)

2. Boy Names From the Bible

These biblical boy names are listed in order of current popularity on the website. Rather unique Bible names are mentioned too, such as Abiah, Azariah, Boaz, Lazarus, Lucius, Phineas, and Rufus.

3. Classical Boy Names From Scripture

Here you’ll find summaries of each Bible name or character. (Example: Levi means “joined in harmony.”)

4. Boys Names Derived From the Bible

Next up, this resource offers charts of Bible-based names. For example, the name of Gospel-writer Luke means “light-giving.”

5. Boy Names From Aaron to Zephaniah

Check out the language of origin of these biblical boy names. Stephen, from Greek, means “crown” or “crowned.”

6. Biblical & Spiritual Boy Names

Ethan, a popular boy’s name these days, has roots in the Bible. He served in King David’s court, wrote Psalm 89, and was known for his wisdom. The name Ethan means “strong” or “firm.”