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21 Biblical baby boy names for your little gift from God

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Biblical boys names

While many traditional boys names are biblical, there are also some more unusual names to take advantage of. From conventional Christian names to modern meaningful ones, find the perfect name for you in our list of 21 biblical baby boy names.

  1. Adam - Possibly the most biblical name in the book, Adam is an Old Testament name and of course the first male creation of God. Still a classic name, it means son of the red earth.
  2. Cain - We love this cool, unusual name. While it doesn't have the best biblical meaning, it was the name of the first murderer, it is has lost its negative association and is now a modern name. But if you're still worried about the religious connotation, try spelling it Kaine.
  3. Matthew - A classic Christian name, Matthew means gift of God. It never goes out of style, and can be nicknamed Matt or Matty. In the bible, Matthew was the apostle who wrote the first Gospel.
  4. Moses - Unpopular before Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin namd their son it, Moses has burst onto the baby name scene with Elikaj, Isaiah and Isaac. One of the most familiar stories of the Old Testament, Moses means delivered from the water.
  5. Caleb - We are obsessed with this cool, traditional name. In the Old Testament, Caleb is an ancient Isrealite who set out from Egypt to enter the promised land. Never going out of style, your baby boy will join a host of legendary Calebs with this name.
  6. Elijah - As the prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire, Elijah is an extremely meaningful biblical baby boy name. It's increased in popularity since celebrities took favour to it for their baby names such as Elton John and David Furnish.
  7. Luke - A super traditional name, Luke is in the New Testament and the name of Saint Luke, a 1st century Greek physician and evangelist. Your boy will thank you once he watches Star Wars...
  8. Ethan - With both style and a great meaning, Ethan is a fabulous choice. While it generally means strong, the most prominent Ethan in the Old Testament is praised for his wisdom. Wise and strong, what more could you want for your baby boy?
  9. Jacob - We are obsessed with this adorable biblical name. In the Old Testament, Jacob was an important patriarch of the tribes of Israel. Despite its traditional religious roots, it remains a modern and stylish choice.
  10. Isaac - The long-awaited son of Abraham in the Old Testament, Isaac is a beautiful traditional name that has come back into style in recent years. It may also serve as inspiration for scientic parents, as the name of Isaac Newton. 
  11. Jeremiah - This more unusual option means appointed by God. It's a great time to jump on Jeremiah as a baby name, as it has slowly began to creep into popularity in recent years. The more conventional option is of course, Jeremy.
  12. Levi - A stylish choice with traditional roots, Levi was Matthews given name in the New Testament before he became an apostle. It is a celebrity favourite, with Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow naming their sons Levi.
  13. Seth - The third son of Adam and Eve, Seth is an adorable name with great religious roots. Meaning appointed, it is becoming more common with the rise of comedians Seth Rogen and Seth MacFarlane.
  14. Zachary - With lots of spelling variations, Zachary is a versalite name made popular by actors Zac Efron and Zach Galifianakis. Commonly used in the Bible, it is most notably attached to the father of John the Baptist and means appointed.
  15. Reuben - An underused choice from the Old Testament, we love how unique this is. In the Bible, Reuben was the son of Jacob and so carries the same meaning of son. 
  16. Noah - An adorable choice, Noah is one of our favourites and an obvious biblical option. The patriarch of the ark, Noah has stayed on the popular lists thanks to the blockbuster film The Notebook. 
  17. Jared - Another modern option, Jared was a descendant of Adam in the Bible and lived for eight hundred years. It's biblical association may not be immediately relevant, and may be seen as an ode to actor Jared Leto, but it's certainly a cool choice.
  18. Jonah- Having undergone somewhat of a style revival with the popularity of Jonah Hill, Jonah is now a cute and quirky name as oppose to a strictly religious one. In the Old Testament, Jonah was a prophet who was swallowed by a whale but left unharmed. 
  19. Ezra - With a heroic biblical legacy, Ezra is a cool choice for parents who want a meaningful name with a sense of style. Any Pretty Little Liars fans will recognise it as one of the main characters names, but with a long line of famous Ezra's to share the name with, your son can't complain about this one.
  20. Asher - A fabulously modern sounding choice, despite being used in the Old Testament as the name of one of Jacob's twelve sons. Meaning blessed, Asher is as stylish as it is touching.
  21. Samson - This name is not only adorable, but it also means sun. Samuel is a powerful biblical name, with Samson an unconventional twist on it. It can also be shortened to Sam with the cutest nickname possibility of Sammy.

If none of these names are the perfect fit for your new arrival, why not try our baby name generator?


Georgia Aspinall is senior features writer at Grazia UK, formerly at The Debrief. She covers news and features across women's health and fitness, sex and relationships, real-life stories, travel and politics.

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