Names from Old Testament

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  • Aaron - Form of Aharon: Lofty or exalted (Old Testament—brother of Moses and Miriam; Hebrew).
  • Abbey - Form of Abigail or Abigayil. My father rejoices (Old Testament—the wife of Nabal and, later, the wife of King David; Hebrew).
  • Abbie - Form of Abigail or Abigayil. My father rejoices (Old Testament—the wife of Nabal and, later, the wife of King David; Hebrew).
  • Abby - Form of Abigail or Abigayil. My father rejoices (Old Testament—the wife of Nabal and, later, the wife of King David; Hebrew).
  • Abe - Form of Abraham: Father of the multitude (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Abe - Form of Abram: Exalted father (Old Testament—Abraham’s name before God changed it; Hebrew).
  • Abigail - From Abigayil. My father rejoices (Old Testament—the wife of Nabal and, later, the wife of King David; Hebrew).
  • Abijah - Yahweh is Father (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Abraham - Father of the multitude (Old Testament—first of the patriarchs, father of the Hebrew nation; Hebrew).
  • Abream - Form of Abraham: Father of the multitude (Old Testament; Hebrew). Name found among enslaved men in the South during the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Abream - Form of Abram: Exalted father (Old Testament—Abraham’s name before God changed it; Hebrew). Name found among enslaved men in the South during the mid-nineteenth century.
  • Absalom - Father of peace (Old Testament—son of King David; Hebrew).
  • Ad - Form of Adam: Mortal, man of the red earth; first human created by God (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Ada - Form of Adah: Beauty, pleasure; tiara, crown, or ornament; adornment (ah-DAH—Hebrew; Old Testament—two women—one of the wives of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal; the wife of Esau). Name found among free black women in early nineteenth-century New England.
  • Adah - Beauty, pleasure; tiara, crown, or ornament; adornment (ah-DAH—Hebrew; Old Testament—two women—one of the wives of Lamech and the mother of Jabal and Jubal; the wife of Esau). Name found among free black women in early nineteenth-century New England.
  • Adam - Mortal, man of the red earth; first human created by God (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Adams - Form of Adam: Mortal, man of the red earth; first human created by God (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Amos - Burdened, troubled; borne by God (Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Ann - Form of Hannah: Graceful one; merciful (Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Anna - Form of Ann, a form of Hannah: Graceful one; merciful (Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Anne - Form of Ann, a form of Hannah: Graceful one; merciful (Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Annette - French form of Ann, a form of Hannah: Graceful one; merciful (Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Annie - Form of Ann, a form of Hannah: Graceful one; merciful (Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Arianne - Blend of two names such as Ari (eagerness, self-respect—Swahili, East Africa; we see—Yoruba, Nigeria) and Anne (form of Ann, a form of Hannah: graceful one; merciful—Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Asa - Healer, physician (AY-suh—Old Testament; Hebrew).
  • Azariah - Help of God (az-ah-RY-ah—Old Testament—a king of Judah; Hebrew).
  • Barack - Form of Barak: Lightning, a flash of light (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Ben - Form of names beginning with “Ben”: Benedict (blessed one—Latin); Benjamin (son of the right hand—Hebrew; Old Testament); Bennett (little blessed one—Latin-French).
  • BendaLonne - Blend of two names such as Benjamin (son of the right hand—Old Testament; Hebrew) and London (place name—city in England).
  • Benjamin - Son of the right hand (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Benji - Form of Benjamin: Son of the right hand (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Benner - Form of names beginning with “Ben”: Benedict (blessed one—Latin); Benjamin (son of the right hand—Hebrew; Old Testament); Bennett (little blessed one—Latin-French).
  • Bennie - Form of names beginning with “Ben”: Benedict (blessed one—Latin); Benjamin (son of the right hand—Hebrew; Old Testament); Bennett (little blessed one—Latin-French).
  • Benny - Form of names beginning with “Ben”: Benedict (blessed one—Latin); Benjamin (son of the right hand—Hebrew; Old Testament); Bennett (little blessed one—Latin-French).
  • Beth - Form of Bethel: House of God (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Bethel - House of God (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Bomar - Form of Omar: Eloquent (Hebrew; Old Testament—grandson of Esau).
  • Cabell - Blend of two names such as Cain (smith, craftsman—Hebrew; Old Testament, first-born son of Adam and Eve) and Abel (breath—Hebrew; Old Testament, second-born son of Adam and Eve).
  • Caleb - Bold one; dog; one with a bold stance and faithful affection (Old Testament—a leader of the the Israelites; Hebrew).
  • Coeva - Created name from African-American culture, a form of Eva, a form of Eve: Life-giving (Hebrew; Old Testament—first woman, wife of Adam).
  • Crishana - Blend of two names such as Chris or Christopher (Christ-bearer; one who carries Christ in his heart—Greek) and Hana (happiness, bliss—hah-NAH—Arabic, North Africa), Hanaa (happiness—Swahili, East Africa), or Hannah (graceful one; merciful—Hebrew; Old Testament—mother of Samuel).
  • Dan - Judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—fifth son of Jacob by Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant).
  • Dan - Form of names beginning with “Dan” such as Dandridge, Daniel, Danny: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament).
  • Dandridge - Judge from the hill (English; Hebrew; Old Testament); surname or family name given for a first or middle name.
  • Danette - Form of Daniela, the feminine form of Daniel: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).
  • Daniel - God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).
  • Daniella - Form of Daniela, the feminine form of Daniel: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).
  • Danielle - Form of Daniela, the feminine form of Daniel: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).
  • Danilo - Spanish form of Daniel: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).
  • Danitra - Created name from African-American culture, a form of Daniela, the feminine form of Daniel: God is my judge (Hebrew; Old Testament—major prophet).

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