Appendix:Biblical names

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This is a list of names from the Bible and their meaning, mainly taken from a 19th century public domain resource: Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.

Please note that "names" refers to any noun, which may be: people, places, cities, countries, angels, gods, mountains, etc.

Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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  • Ibhar, election; he that is chosen
  • Ibleam, ancient people; people decreasing
  • Ibneiah, Ibniah, the building of the Lord; the understanding of the Lord; son by adoption
  • Ibri, passing over; being angry; being with young
  • Ibzan, father of a target; father of coldness
  • Ichabod, where is the glory? or, no glory
  • Iconium, coming
  • Idalah, the hand of slander, or of cursing
  • Idbash, flowing with honey; the land of destruction
  • Iddo, his band; power; praise
  • Idumea, red; earthy; bloody
  • Igal, redeemed; defiled
  • Igeal, a redeemer; redeemed; defiled
  • Igdaliah, the greatness of the Lord
  • Iim, heaps of Hebrews, or of angry men
  • Ije-abarim, heaps of Hebrews, or of passers over
  • Ijon, look; eye; fountain
  • Ikkesh, forward; wicked
  • Illyricum, joy; rejoicing
  • Imlah, plentitude; circumcision
  • Immanuel, God with us
  • Immer, saying; speaking; a lamb
  • Imnah, same as Jimnah
  • Imrah, a rebel; waxing bitter; changing
  • Imri, speaking; exalting; bitter; a lamb
  • India, praise; law
  • Iphedeiah, redemption of the Lord
  • Ir, watchman; city; vision
  • Ira, watchman; making bare; pouring out
  • Irad, wild ass; heap of empire; dragon
  • Iram, the effusion of them; a high heap
  • Iri, fire; light
  • Irijah, the fear of the Lord
  • Irpeel, the health, medicine, or exulting of God
  • Irshemesh, a city of bondage
  • Isaac, laughter
  • Isaiah, the salvation of the Lord
  • Iscah, he that anoints
  • Iscariot, a man of murder; a hireling
  • Ishbak, who is empty or exhausted
  • Ishbi-benob, respiration; conversion; taking captive
  • Ishbosheth, a man of shame
  • Ishi, salvation
  • Ishiah, it is the Lord
  • Ishma, named; marveling; desolation
  • Ishmael, God that hears
  • Ishmaiah, hearing or obeying the Lord
  • Ishmerai, keeper, or keeping
  • Ishod, a comely man
  • Ish-pan, hid; broken in two
  • Ish-tob, good man
  • Ishua, plainness; equal
  • Ishmachiah, cleaving to the Lord
  • Ispah, a jasper stone
  • Israel, who prevails with God
  • Issachar, reward; recompense
  • Isui, same as Ishuah
  • Ithai, strong; my sign; a plowshare
  • Italy, abounding with calves or heifers
  • Ithamar, island of the palm-tree
  • Ithiel, sign, or coming of God
  • Ithmah, an orphan
  • Ithran, remaining; searching out diligently
  • Ithream, excellence of the people
  • Ittah-kazin, hour, or time, of a prince
  • Iturea, guarded; mountainous
  • Ivah, iniquity
  • Izehar, Izhar, clearness; oil
  • Izrahiah, the Lord ariseth; the clearness of the Lord
  • Izri, fasting; tribulation


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  • Jaakan, tribulation; labor
  • Jaakobah, supplanter; deceiver; the heel
  • Jaala, ascending; a little doe or goat
  • Jaalam, hidden; young man; heir
  • Jaanai, whom Jehovah answers
  • Jaasau, Whom Jehovah made
  • Jaasiel, God's work
  • Jaazaniah, whom the Jehovah will hear
  • Jaazah, Jaazar, Jehovah helps
  • Jaaziah, Jaaziel, the strength of the Jehovah
  • Jabal, which glides away
  • Jabbok, evacuation; dissipation; wrestling
  • Jabesh, dryness; confusion; shame
  • Jabez, sorrow; trouble
  • Jabin, Jabneh, he that understands; building
  • Jabneel, building of God
  • Jachan, wearing out; oppressing
  • Jachin, he that strengthens and makes steadfast
  • Jacob, that supplants, undermines; the heel
  • Jada, knowing
  • Jadau, his hand; his confession
  • Jadon, he will judge; thankful
  • Jaddua, known
  • Jael, he that ascends; a kid
  • Jagur, husbandman; stranger
  • Jah, abbreviation of Jehovah
  • Jahaleel, praising God; light of God
  • Jahath, broken in pieces; descending
  • Jahaz, Jahazah, quarrel; dispute
  • Jahaziah, the vision of Jehovah
  • Jahaziel, seeing God
  • Jahdiel, the unity, or sharpness, or revenge, of God
  • Jahdo, I alone; his joy; his sharpness of wit; his newness
  • Jahleel, waiting for, or beseeching, or hope in, God
  • Jahmai, warm; making warm
  • Jahzeel, God hasteth, or divideth
  • Jair, Jairus, my light; who diffuses light
  • Jakan, same as Achan
  • Jakim, rising; confirming; establishing
  • Jalon, tarrying; murmuring
  • Jambres, poverty; bitter; a rebel
  • James, same as Jacob
  • Jamin, right hand; south wind
  • Jamlech, reigning; asking counsel
  • Janna, Jannes, who speaks or answers; afflicted; poor
  • Janoah, Janohah, resting; tarrying; deriving
  • Janum, sleeping
  • Japhet, enlarged; fair; persuading
  • Japheth, same as Japhet
  • Japhia, enlightening; appearing
  • Japhlet, Japhleti, delivered; banished
  • Japho, fairness; comeliness
  • Jarah, a wood; honeycomb; watching closely
  • Jareb, a revenger
  • Jared, a ruling; commanding; coming down
  • Jaresiah, the bed of Jehovah; Jehovah hath taken away; poverty
  • Jarib, fighting; chiding; multiplying; avenging
  • Jarmuth, fearing, or seeing, or throwing down, death
  • Jarvah, breathing, or making, a sweet smell
  • Jashem, Jashen, ancient; sleeping
  • Jasher, righteous; upright
  • Jashobeam, the people sitting; or captivity of the people
  • Jashub, a returning; a controversy; a dwelling place
  • Jasiel, the strength of God
  • Jason, he that cures
  • Jathniel, gift of God
  • Jattir, a remnant; excellent
  • Javan, deceiver; one who makes sad
  • Jazeel, strength of God
  • Jazer, assistance; helper
  • Jaziz, brightness; departing
  • Jearim, a leap; woods
  • Jeaterai, Whom Jehovah searching out; leads
  • Jeberechiah, speaking well of, or kneeling to, Jehovah
  • Jebus, treading under foot; manger
  • Jebusi, trodden under foot; mangers
  • Jecamiah, resurrection, or confirmation, or revenge, of Jehovah
  • Jecoliah, perfection, or power, of Jehovah
  • Jeconiah, preparation, or stability, of Jehovah
  • Jedaiah, the hand of the Lord; confessing Jehovah
  • Jedeiah, one Lord; the joy of the Jehovah
  • Jediael, the science, or knowledge, of God
  • Jedidah, well beloved; amiable
  • Jedidiah, beloved of Jehovah
  • Jediel, the knowledge, or renewing, of God
  • Jeduthun, his law; giving praise
  • Jeezer, island of help
  • Jeffrey, God's peace
  • Jegar-sahadutha, heap of witness
  • Jehaleleel, Jehalelel, praising God; clearness of God
  • Jehaziel, same as Jahaziel
  • Jehdeiah, Whom Jehovah makes glad
  • Jeheiel, God liveth
  • Jehezekel, strength of God
  • Jehiah, Jehovah liveth
  • Jehiskiah, the strength, or taking, of Jehovah
  • Jehoadah, passing over; testimony of Jehovah
  • Jehoaddan, pleasure, or time, of Jehovah
  • Jehoahaz, possession of Jehovah
  • Jehoash, fire of Jehovah
  • Jehohanan, grace, or mercy, or gift, of Jehovah
  • Jehoiachin, preparation, or strength, of Jehovah
  • Jehoiada, knowledge of Jehovah
  • Jehoiakim, avenging, or establishing, or resurrection, of Jehovah
  • Jehoiarib, fighting, or multiplying, of Jehovah
  • Jehonadab, Jonadab, free giver; liberality
  • Jehonathan, gift of Jehovah; gift of a dove
  • Jehoram, exaltation of Jehovah
  • Jehoshaphat, Jehovah is judge
  • Jehosheba, fullness, or oath, of Jehovah
  • Jehoshua, same as Joshua
  • Jehovah, self-subsisting
  • Jehovah-jireh, Jehovah will provide
  • Jehovah-nissi, Jehovah my banner
  • Jehovah-shalom, Jehovah send peace
  • Jehovah-shammah, Jehovah is there
  • Jehovah-tsidkenu, Jehovah our righteousness
  • Jehozabad, Jehovah dowry; having a dowry
  • Jehozadak, justice of Jehovah
  • Jehu, himself who exists
  • Jehubbah, hiding, binding
  • Jehucal, mighty; perfect; wasted
  • Jehud, Jehudi, praising; conferring
  • Jehudijah, the praise of the Lord
  • Jehush, keeping counsel; fastened
  • Jekabzeel, the congregation of God
  • Jekamean, the people shall arise
  • Jekamiah, establishing, or revenging, of Jehovah
  • Jekuthiel, hope, or congregation, of Jehovah
  • Jemima, handsome as the day
  • Jemuel, God's day; son of God
  • Jephthah, Whom God sets free
  • Jephunneh, he that beholds
  • Jerah, the moon; month; smelling sweet
  • Jerahmeel, the mercy, or the beloved, of God
  • Jered, ruling; coming down
  • Jeremai, my height; throwing forth waters
  • Jeremiah, exaltation of Jehovah
  • Jeremoth, eminences; one that fears death
  • Jeriah, fear, or throwing down, of Jehovah
  • Jerebai, fighting; chiding; multiplying
  • Jericho, his moon; his month; his sweet smell
  • Jeriel, fear, or vision of God
  • Jerijah, same as Jeriah
  • Jerimoth, he that fears or rejects death
  • Jerioth, kettles; breaking asunder
  • Jeroboam, he that opposes the people
  • Jeroham, high; merciful; beloved
  • Jerubbaal, he that defends Baal, let Baal defend his cause
  • Jerubbesheth, let the idol of confusion defend itself
  • Jeruel, fear, or vision of God
  • Jerusalem, vision of peace
  • Jerusha, banished; possession; inheritance
  • Jesaiah, health, or salvation, of Jehovah
  • Jeshebeab, sitting, or captivity, of the father
  • Jesher, right; singing
  • Jeshimon, solitude; desolation
  • Jeshishai, ancient; rejoicing exceedingly
  • Jeshohaia, Jehovahpressing; the meditation of God
  • Jeshua, same as Joshua
  • Jesiah, sprinkling of the Lord
  • Jesimiel, naming, or astonishment, of God
  • Jesse, gift; oblation; one who is
  • Jesui, even-tempered; flat country
  • Jesus, Jehovah is salvation; deliverer; help
  • Jether, he that excels
  • Jetheth, giving
  • Jethlah, hanging up; heaping up
  • Jethro, his excellence; his posterity
  • Jetur, order; succession; mountainous
  • Jeuel, God hath taken away; God heaping up
  • Jeush, Jeuz, he that is devoured
  • Jew, same as Judah
  • Jezaniah, nourishment, or weapons, of Jehovah
  • Jezebel, chaste
  • Jezer, island of help
  • Jeziah, Jeziel, sprinkling of Jehovah
  • Jezoar, clear; white
  • Jezrahiah, Jehovah arises; brightness of Jehovah
  • Jezreel, seed of God
  • Jibsam, their drought, their confusion
  • Jidlaph, he that distills water
  • Jimnah, right hand; numbering; preparing
  • Jiphtah, opening
  • Jiphthael, God opening
  • Joab, paternity; voluntary
  • Joah, fraternity; brother of Jehovah
  • Joahaz, apprehending; possessing; seeing
  • Joakim, rising or establishing of Jehovah
  • Joanna, grace or gift of Jehovah
  • Joash, who despairs or burns
  • Joatham, same as Jotham
  • Job, he that weeps or cries
  • Jobab, sorrowful, hated
  • Jochebed, glorious; honorable
  • Joed, witnessing; robbing; passing over
  • Joel, he that wills or commands
  • Joelah, lifting up; profiting; taking away slander
  • Joezer, he that aids
  • Jogbehah, an exalting; high
  • Jogli, passing over; turning back; rejoicing
  • Joha (or Juha), who enlivens or gives life
  • Johanan, who is liberal or merciful
  • John, John the Apostle, John the Evangelist), the grace or mercy of Jehovah
  • Joiarib, chiding, or multiplying, of Jehovah
  • Jokdeam, crookedness, or burning, of the people
  • Jokim, that made the sun stand still
  • Jokmeam, confirmation, or revenge, of the people
  • Jokneam, possessing, or building up, of the people
  • Jokshan, an offense; hardness; a knocking
  • Joktan, small dispute; contention; disgust
  • Jonadab, who gives liberally
  • Jonah, or Jonas, a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer
  • Jonan, a dove; multiplying of the people
  • Jonathan, given of God
  • Joppa, beauty; comeliness
  • Jorah, Jorai, showing; casting forth; a cauldron
  • Joram, to cast; elevated
  • Jordan, the river of judgment
  • Jorim, he that exalts the Lord
  • Josabad, having a dowry
  • Josaphat, same as Jehoshaphat
  • Jose, raised; who pardons
  • Joseph, Saint Joseph, Joseph of Arimathea, increase; addition
  • Joses, same as Jose
  • Joshah, being; forgetting; owing
  • Joshaviah, the seat, alteration, or captivity of Jehovah
  • Joshbekesha, it is requiring or beseeching
  • Joshua, a savior; a deliverer
  • Josiah, the Lord burns; the fire of Jehovah
  • Josibiah, the seat, or captivity of Jehovah
  • Josiphiah, increase of Jehovah; Jehovah's finishing
  • Jotham, the perfection of Jehovah
  • Jothath, Jothatha, his goodness
  • Jozabad, same as Josabad
  • Jozachar, remembering; of the male sex
  • Jubal, he that runs; a trumpet
  • Jucal, mighty; perfect
  • Judah, the praise of Jehovah; confession
  • Judas, Jude, same as Judah
  • Judaea, Judea, same as Judah
  • Judith, same as Judah
  • Julia, downy; soft and tender hair
  • Julius, same as Julia
  • Junia, youth
  • Jupiter, the father that helpeth
  • Jushabhesed, dwelling-place; change of mercy
  • Justus, just or upright
  • Juttah, turning away

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  • Obadiah, servant of the Lord
  • Obal, inconvenience of old age
  • Obed, a servant; workman
  • Obed-edom, servant of Edom
  • Obil, that weeps; who deserves to be bewailed
  • Oboth, dragons; fathers; desires
  • Ocran, a disturber; that disorders
  • Oded, to sustain, hold or lift up
  • Og, a cake; bread baked in ashes
  • Ohad, praising; confessing
  • Ohel, tent; tabernacle; brightness
  • Olympas, heavenly
  • Omar, he that speaks; bitter
  • Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet; long O
  • Omri, sheaf of corn
  • On, pain; force; iniquity
  • Onam, Onan, same as On
  • Onesimus, profitable; useful
  • Onesiphorus, who brings profit
  • Ono, grief or strength or iniquity of him
  • Ophel, a tower; darkness; small white cloud
  • Ophir, fruitful region
  • Ophni, wearisomeness; folding together
  • Ophrah, dust; lead; a fawn
  • Oreb, a raven
  • Ornan, that rejoices
  • Orpah, the neck or skull
  • Oshea, same as Joshua
  • Othni, my time; my hour
  • Othniel, the hour of God
  • Ozem, that fasts; their eagerness
  • Ozias, strength from the Lord
  • Ozni, an ear; my hearkening

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  • Raamah, greatness; thunder; some sort of evil
  • Raamiah, thunder, or evil, from the Lord
  • Rabbah, great; powerful; contentious
  • Rabbi, Rabboni, my master
  • Rabmag, who overthrows or destroys a multitude
  • Rab-saris, chief of the eunuchs
  • Rabshakeh, cup-bearer of the prince
  • Raca, worthless; good-for-nothing
  • Rachab, same as Rahab
  • Rachal, to whisper; an embalmer
  • Rachel, sheep
  • Raddai, ruling; coming down
  • Ragau, friend; shepherd
  • Raguel, shepherd, or friend of God
  • Rahab, proud; quarrelsome (applied to Egypt)
  • Rahab, large; extended (name of a woman)
  • Raham, compassion; a friend
  • Rakkath, empty; temple of the head
  • Rakkon, vain; void; mountain of enjoyment
  • Ram, elevated; sublime
  • Ramah, same as Ram
  • Ramath, Ramatha, raised; lofty
  • Ramathaim-Zophim, the two watch-towers
  • Ramath-lehi, elevation of the jaw-bone
  • Ramath-mizpeh, elevation of the watch-tower
  • Ramiah, exaltation of the Lord
  • Ramoth, eminences; high places
  • Raphah, Raphu, relaxation; physic; comfort
  • Reaiah, vision of the Lord
  • Reba, the fourth; a square; that lies or stoops down
  • Rebekah, fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased
  • Rechab, square; chariot with team of four horses
  • Reelaiah, shepherd or companion to the Lord
  • Regem, that stones or is stoned; purple
  • Regemmelech, he that stones the king; purple of the king
  • Rehabiah, breadth, or extent, of the Lord
  • Rehob, breadth; space; extent
  • Rehoboam, who sets the people at liberty
  • Rehoboth, spaces; places
  • Rehum, merciful; compassionate
  • Rei, my shepherd; my companion; my friend
  • Rekem, vain pictures; divers picture
  • Remaliah, the exaltation of the Lord
  • Remmon, greatness; elevation; a pomegranate-tree
  • Remphan, prepared; arrayed
  • Rephael, the physic or medicine of God
  • Rephaiah, medicine or refreshment of the Lord
  • Rehpaim, giants; physicians; relaxed
  • Rephidim, beds; places of rest
  • Resen, a bridle or bit
  • Reu, his friend; his shepherd
  • Reuben, who sees the son; the vision of the son
  • Reuel, the shepherd or friend of God
  • Reumah, lofty; sublime
  • Rezeph, pavement; burning coal
  • Rezin, good-will; messenger
  • Rezon, lean; small; secret; prince
  • Rhegium, rupture; fracture
  • Rhesa, will; course
  • Rhoda, a rose
  • Rhodes, same as Rhoda
  • Ribai, strife
  • Riblah, quarrel; greatness to him
  • Rimmon, exalted; pomegranate
  • Rinnah, song; rejoicing
  • Riphath, remedy; medicine; release; pardon
  • Rissah, watering; distillation; dew
  • Rithmah, juniper; noise
  • Rizpah, bed; extension; a coal
  • Rogelim, a foot or footman
  • Rohgah, filled or drunk with talk
  • Romamti-ezer, exaltation of help
  • Roman, strong; powerful
  • Rome, strength; power
  • Rosh, the head; top, or beginning
  • Rufus, red
  • Ruhamah, having obtained mercy
  • Rumah, exalted; sublime; rejected
  • Ruth, drunk; satisfied

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  • Ucal, power, prevalency
  • Uel, desiring God
  • Ulai, strength; fool; senseless
  • Ulam, the porch; the court; their strength; their folly
  • Ulla, elevation; leaf; young child
  • Ummah, darkened; covered; his people
  • Unni, poor; afflicted; that answers
  • Uphaz, pure gold; gold of Phasis or Pison
  • Upharsin, divided
  • Ur, fire, light, a valley
  • Urbane, courteous
  • Uri, my light, my fire
  • Uriah, or Urijah, the Lord is my light or fire
  • Uriel, same as Uriah
  • Urim, lights; fires
  • Uthai, my iniquity
  • Uz, counsel; words
  • Uzai, he
  • Uzal, wandering
  • Uzzah, strength; goat
  • Uzzen-sherah, ear of the flesh
  • Uzzi, my strength; my kid
  • Uzziah, Uzziel, the strength, or kid, of the Lord

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Xerxes

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  • Some people of the Biblical period are not listed here, if their names are not in the canonical Bible.
  • Sometimes the same name refers to several individuals in the Bible, for example there are three people named Joseph.

Usage notes[edit]

The actual name of the Hebrew God (Jehovah/Yahweh) has been entered instead of Lord. The name of the Hebrew God is usually found in Hebrew names as "-iah" or "-jah" in the anglicized form. The substitution of the word lord is inaccurate as the Hebrew word for lord is adhohn or adhonim adhonai and "god" is el, elim, or elohim. See ‎Tetragrammaton.

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