The Ultimate list of Baby Girl Names from the Bible

November 27, 2018

Finding a Christian Baby Girl Name is a little more difficult than finding a biblical boy name. But there are some extraordinary biblical baby girl names to be seen. A Christian Baby Girl Name can hold a lot of meaning for your family and signify faith in God and His word. This list of baby girl names found in the Bible are ones with special name meanings, however, few of the baby girl names, although their definitions aren't unique, sound quite beautiful.

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A few of the names are words found in the Bible, which have incredible meanings for your baby girl name. Take Selah, for instance, it is not a person's name but rather a word used in Psalms & Habukkak signifying a pause or a reflection on what has been spoken or sung. How precious is that?

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Included in our list is the biblical reference where I found each baby girl name. If you choose a biblical baby girl name, it would be pretty cool to add the scripture to the nursery wall or birth announcement. I've learned a lot about brush lettering through this brush lettering course and highly recommend this course to learn how to create fantastic work. You could get very creative with your baby's name and scripture reference. I've been using my new skills in my bullet journal and Christmas tags! Between bullet journaling, brush lettering, and creative market, I've been a highly creative momma lately. 

Don't forget to write out your girl name choices and try them out with your last name. We had some really stellar names chosen for a few of our babies before writing it out with our last name. Some of the baby names we decided did not go well at all.  Although, if you adore a name, you could live with it sounding off a bit.

Please comment and share which names you love and which you don't love as well. It helps with our list building!

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Biblical Baby Girl Names:

Abigail

~means the father’s joy. 

In 1 Samuel 25, Nabal (her husband) is a stink to King David, showing no respect and Abigail his wife placate David to stop the future King from taking revenge. As the wife of the wealthy man, Abigail is a woman of high status! (spoiler alert Abigail's peace plan works out for her anyway!)

Bethany

~means house of song. 

Mentioned in Matt. 21:17 Bethany is a town that Jesus stays in overnight!

Chloe

~means green herb in Greek.

1 Cor. 1:11 Chloe mentioned in reference to her household and apparent quarrels that are happening in her house.

Dinah

~means judgment in Hebrew.

Mentioned in Gen. 30:21 Leah (Jacob's wife's servant who bears him children. Who said the Bible is boring?) gives birth to a daughter and names her Dinah!

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Esther

~means secret or hidden.

Esther is an orphan who was raised by her uncle. She becomes a queen and is used by God to save her people. Her character exemplified patience and respect. 

Eve

means living in Hebrew.

Eve mentioned throughout the Bible. Her story is in Genesis. She is the mother of all. Eve screwed up but so do I so, no judgment here.

Eden

~means pleasure or delight in Hebrew.

Genesis 2: 8 This is the perfect Garden that God created for Adam! 

Grace

 ~ means blessing in Latin.

An attribute of God!

2 Cor. 12: 8-9 My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness" This verse has carried me through suffering like none other. Check out my story!

Hannah

~means merciful in Hebrew.

1 Sam. 1 Hannah is married with no children. Her husband's other wife (ahem) taunts her for having no babies. Hannah pleads with God year after year and promises to give her child back to God. If you want a good laugh read 1 Samuel 1:8 and let me know how Hannah didn't deck her husband. God hears Hannah and blesses her with Samuel. Hannah gives Samuel back to God and leaves him with Eli, the priest. Samuel becomes a mighty prophet for God. Way to go momma! I give you creds.


Hope

~ means expectations.

Again, another characteristic of a Christians' life. (or it should be!) 

Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Joanna

~ means grace or gift of the Lord in Hebrew. 

Mentioned in Luke 8: 3

Susanna

~ means Lily

Mentioned in Daniel and Luke 8:3

Julia

~means soft and tender hair in Latin.

Mentioned in Romans 16:15

Jemimah

~ means as beautiful as the day in Hebrew. Jemimah is a lovely name and not typical. 

Job 42:14 Jemimah is the eldest daughter of Job.

Joy

~ means happiness in Latin.

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!!!! Amen!

Leah

~means ‘tired’ in Hebrew. 

Gen. 29:16 As the oldest daughter of Laban, given to Jacob as a wife. 

Lois

 ~ means ‘better’ in Greek.

2 Tim. 1:5 The faith-filled grandmother of Timothy. She passed down her faith to her daughter and grandson. What a legacy!

Eunice

~ means joyous victory.

2 Tim. 1:5 Daughter of Lois

 Lydia

~ means ‘standing pool’ in Greek.

Acts 16:14 Lydia is a Boss lady who sells rich Purple cloth and also worships God! Way to go Lydia! I love that God values women who work! (Check the Proverbs 31 woman, she is a Mompreneur for sure!)

Myra

~ means flow or pour out! 

Acts 27:5 Myra is a port city!

Michal

~ means resembling God in Hebrew.

1 Sam. 18:20 King Sauls' daughter who marries King David.

Miriam

~means rebellion in Hebrew.

First mentioned in Exodus 2. She is the big sister of Moses who saves his life.

Ophrah

~means ‘fawn’ in Hebrew. We all know an Oprah!

Judges 6:11 The angel of the lord sits under a tree in Ophrah.

Rachel

~means ‘sheep’ in Hebrew. 

Gen. 29:6 Jacobs' true love!

Rebecca

means join, tied, ensnared.

Gen. 24:14 Chosen by God as the wife of Isaac.

Ruth

~means content in Hebrew.

Ruth 1:4 Ruth is the Daughter in Law of Naomi and is a loyal and humble woman.

Sapphira

means ‘that relates or tells’ in English.

Acts 5:1 Sapphira and her husband a little shady. Lesson: Don't lie to God.

Sarai

  ~ means my princess in Hebrew.

Gen. 17 The wife of Abram. She becomes Sara!

Selah

~ means a pause in Hebrew.

It is a pause used throughout Psalms.

Tabitha

~means a gazelle in Aramaic.

Acts 9:36 A woman noted for her belief, kindness, and helping the poor.

Terah

~ means ‘to blow or scent’ in Hebrew.

Num. 33:27 mentioned as a place. 

Tirzah

~ means benevolent or pleasing in Hebrew.

Numbers 26:33 A daughter of Zelophehad.

You should check out our roundup of baby girl names:

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  3. Baby Girl Names from Another Era!

 

 

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