Parents love to give unique and nice names to their child/children. Despite the fact that civilization has taken over every facet of life, thereby enabling some people to christen their little ones with whatever name comes to mind these days. It is still important for parents to note that the names given to their child may have an impact on him as he grows and answers the name throughout life.

Churches now emphasize on the need for people to know what the name they intend giving their child stands for. It is believed in Christendom that a child’s name can influence their destiny.

The Bible is a storehouse of meaningful, yet pretty names. People who are religious make a logical choice by referring to the bible for choice of names. Meanwhile, it may be difficult to pick one since there are numerous beautiful names.

Here are some handpicked bible names for boys with their meaning and biblical
references:

Bible Names for Boys

A
Aaron- high mountain; exalted; enlightened. (Exodus 28:1)
Abel – Breathing. (Genesis 4:2)
Abraham- father of many nations. (Genesis 17:5)
Adam- man. (1 Corinthians 15:45)
Andrew – strong man. (Matt 4:18)
Adriel- follower of God. (1 Sam. 18:19)
Amaziah- the strength of God. (2 Kings 12:21)
Aquila- an eagle. (Acts 18:2)

B
Barak – thunder. (Judges 4:6)
Baruck – the blessed one. (Nehemiah 3:20)
Barnabas – son of the prophet, or of consolation. (Acts 4:36)
Bartholomew – a son that suspends the waters. (Matthew 10:3)

Ben – right hand of God. (1 Chronicles 15:18).)
Benjamin – right hand’s son. (Genesis 35:18)

C
Cain – possession, or possessed. (Genesis 4:1)
Caleb – a dog; a crow; a basket. (Numbers 13:6)
Calah – favorable; opportunity. (Genesis 10:11–12)
Camon – his resurrection. (Judges 10:5)
Christian – follower of Christ. (Acts 11:26)
Claudius – lame. (Acts 11:28)
Cornelius – of a horn. (Acts 10:1)

D
Daniel- God is my judge. (1 chron3:1)
David – well-beloved, dear. (1 Samuel 16:13)
Demetrius – belonging to corn, or to Ceres. (Acts 19:24)

E
Ebenezer- Rock of help. (1 Sam. 4:1)
Eliphaz- the endeavor of God. (Gen. 36:4)
Eli – the offering or lifting up. (1 Samuel 1:3)
Elihu – he is my God himself. (1 Samuel 1:1)
Elijah – God the Lord, the strong Lord. (1 Kings 17:1)
Elisha – salvation of God. (1 Kings 19:16)
Esau- he who acts. (Gen. 25:25)
Ezekiel – the strength of God. (Ezekiel 1:3)
Emmanuel – God with us. (Isaiah 7:14)
Enoch – dedicated; disciplined. (Genesis 4:17)
Ephraim – fruitful; increasing. (Genesis 41:52)
Ethan – strong; the gift of the island. (1 Kings 4:31)
Ezekiel – the strength of God. (Ezekiel 1:3)
Ezra – help; court. (Ezra 7:1)

F

Felix – blessed; merry; fortunate; good; pleasant, desirable, happy. (Acts 23:24)
Festus – festive; belonging to the feast. (Acts 24:27–25:1)
Fortunatus – fortunate; lucky. ( 1 Corinthians 16:17)

G
Gabriel – God is my strength. (Daniel 9:21)
Gera – pilgrimage, combat; dispute. (Genesis 46:21)
Gershon – his banishment; the change of pilgrimage. (Genesis 46:11)
Gideon – he that bruises or breaks; a destroyer. (Judges 6:11)

H
Habakkuk – he that embraces; a wrestler. (Habakuk. 1:1)
Haggai – feast; solemnity. (Ezra 5:1)
Haman – mother; fear of them; alone, solitary. (Esther 10:7)
Hezekiah – Strength from God. (2 Chronicles 29:31)
Hosea – savior; safety. (Hosea 1:1)
Hur – liberty; whiteness; hole. (Exodus 17:10)
Hushai – their haste; their sensuality; their silence. (2 Samuel 15:37)

I
Immanuel – God with us. (Isaiah 7:14)
Isaac – laughter. (Genesis 17:19)
Isaiah – the Lord delivers. (2 Kings 19:2)
Ishmael – the Lord hears. (Genesis 16:11)
Issachar – reward; recompense. (Genesis 30:18)
Ithamar – island of the palm-tree. (Exodus 6:23)

J

Jabez – sorrow; trouble. (1 Chronicles 2:55)
Jacob – cheater; that supplants, undermines; the heel. (Genesis 25:26)
Jair – my light; who diffuses light. (Numbers 32:41)
Jairus – my light; who diffuses light. (Mark 5:22)
James  – same as Jacob. (Matthew 4:21)
Japheth – enlarged; fair; persuading. (Genesis 5:32)
Jason – he that cures. (Acts 17:5)
Jeremiah  – exaltation of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 36:12)
Jeremy – exaltation of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 36:12)
Jesse – gift; oblation; one who is. (1 Samuel 16:1)
Jethro – his excellence; his posterity. (Exodus 3:1)
Job – he that weeps or cries. (Job 1:1)
Joel – he that wills or commands. (1 Samuel 8:2)
John – the grace or mercy of the Lord. (Matthew 3:1)
Jonah – a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer. (Jonah 1:1)
Jonathan – given of God. (Judges 18:30)
Joseph – increase; addition. (Genesis 30:24)
Joses – raised; who pardons. (Matthew 27:56)
Joshua – a savior; a deliverer; the Lord is Salvation. (Exodus 17:9)
Josiah – the Lord burns; the fire of the Lord. (1 Kings 13:2)
Judas – the praise of the Lord; confession. (Matthew 10:4)

K
Kamon – his resurrection. (Judges 10:5)

Kemuel – God hath raised up. (Genesis 22:21)
Kenaz – this purchase; this lamentation. (Genesis 36:11)
Kenan – buyer; owner. (Genesis 5:9–14)
Kerioth – the cities; the callings. (Jeremiah 48:24)

L
Laban – white; shining; gentle; brittle. (Genesis 24:29)
Lazarus  – assistance of God. (Luke 16:20)
Levi – associated with him. (Genesis 29:34)
Lot – wrapped up; hidden; covered; myrrh; rosin. (Genesis 11:27)
Lucas – luminous; white. (Colossians 4:14)
Luke- luminous; white. (Colossians 4:14)

M
Malachi- my messenger; my angel. (Malachi 1:1)
Manasseh – forgetfulness; he that is forgotten. (Genesis 41:51)
Marcus- polite; shining. (Acts 12:12)
Mark – polite; shining. (Acts 12:12)
Matthias- the gift of the Lord. (Acts 1:23)
Matthew – given; a reward. (Matthew 9:9)
Micah – poor; humble. (Judges 17:1)
Micaiah – who is like to God? (1 Kings 22:8)
Michael – poor; humble. (Numbers 13:13)
Moses- taken out; drawn forth. (Exodus 2:10)

N
Nadab – free and voluntary gift; prince. (Exodus 6:23)

Nahum- comforter. (Nahum 1:1)
Naphtali – that struggles or fights. (Genesis 30:8)
Nathan – given; giving; rewarded. (2 Samuel 5:14)
Nathanael – the gift of God. (John 1:45)
Nehemiah – consolation; repentance of the Lord. (Nehemiah. 1:1)
Noah – repose; consolation. (Genesis 5:29)

O
Obadiah- servant of the Lord. (1 Kings 18:3 )
Obed – a servant; workman. ( Ruth 4:17)
Omar – he that speaks; bitter. (Genesis 36:11)
Onesimus – profitable; useful. (Colossians 4:9)
Othniel – lion of God; the hour of God. (Joshua 15:17)

P
Paul – small; little. (Acts 13:9)
Peter – Matthew 4:18 – a rock or stone.
Philemon – loving; who kisses. (Philippians 1:2)
Philip – warlike; a lover of horses. (Matthew 10:3)
Phineas/Phinehas- the face of trust or protection. (Exodus 6:25)

S
Samson – his sun; his service; there the second time. (Judges 13:24)
Samuel – heard of God; asked of God. (1 Samuel 1:20)
Saul  – demanded; lent; ditch; death. (1 Samuel 9:2)
Seth – put; who puts; fixed. (Genesis 4:25)
Shadrach – tender. (Daniel 1:7)

Shem – renown. (Genesis 5:32)
Silas – three, or the third; woody. (Acts 15:22)
Simeon/Simon – Genesis 29:33 – that hears or obeys; that is heard.
Solomon – peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses. (2 Samuel 5:14)
Stephen – crown; crowned. (Acts 6:5)

T
Thaddaeus – that praises or confesses. (Matthew 10:3)
Theophilus – friend of God. (Luke 1:3)
Thomas – a twin. (Matthew 10:3)
Timothy – honor of God; valued of God. (Acts 16:1)
Titus – pleasing. (2 Corinthians 2:13 )
Tobiah – the Lord is good. (Ezra 2:60 )
Tobias – the Lord is good. (Ezra 2:60)

U
Uriah – the Lord is my light or fire. (2 Samuel 11:3)
Uriel – the Lord is my light or fire (1 Chronicles 6:24)
Uzziah – the strength, or kid, of the Lord. (2 Kings 15:13)

V
Victor – victory; victor. (2 Timothy 2:5)

Z
Zachariah – memory of the Lord. (2 Kings 14:29)
Zacchaeus – pure; clean; just. (Luke 19:2)
Zebadiah – portion of the Lord; the Lord is my portion. (1 Chronicles 8:15)
Zebedee – abundant; portion. (Matthew 4:21)
Zebulun- dwelling; habitation. (Genesis 30:20)

Zechariah- memory of the Lord (2 Kings 14:29)
Zedekiah – the Lord is my justice; the justice of the Lord. (1 Kings 22:11)
Zephaniah- the Lord is my secret. (2 Kings 25:18)

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