Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity Christian Baby Girls Names: From Abigail to Zemira The Ultimate List of Biblical Girl Names and Meanings Share Flipboard Email Print selimaksan / Getty Images Christianity Practical Tools for Christians Cultivating Prayer as a Way of Life Essential Bible Verses Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Christian Entertainment Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Mary Fairchild Christianity Expert General Biblical Studies, Interdenominational Christian Training Center Mary Fairchild is a full-time Christian minister, writer, and editor of two Christian anthologies, including "Stories of Cavalry." our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Mary Fairchild Updated June 03, 2020 In Bible times, a name often represented a person's reputation or nature. It was common to choose a name that would reflect the characteristics of the person or the parents' aspirations for the child. Most Hebrew names had well-known, easy-to-understand meanings. The Old Testament prophets drew on this tradition by giving their children names symbolic of their prophetic statements. For example, Hosea named his daughter Lo-ruhama, which means "not pitied," because he said God would no longer have pity on the house of Israel. Today, Christian parents continue to value the ancient custom of choosing a biblical name with important significance for the life of their child. This collection of biblical girl names brings together actual names from the Bible and names derived from biblical words, including the language, origin, and meaning of the name (see also Baby Boy Names). Biblical Girl Names: From Abigail to Zipporah A Abia (Hebrew) - 2 Chronicles 13:20 - Jehovah is (my) father. Abiah (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 8:2 - Jehovah is (my) father. Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 25:3 - the father's joy. Abihail (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 2:29 - the father is strength. Abijah (Hebrew) - 1 Kings 14:31 - Jehovah is (my) father. Abishai (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 26:6 - present of my father. Abra (Hebrew) - Genesis 17:5 - father of multitudes (the feminine form of Abraham). Abran (Hebrew) - Joshua 19:28 - alliance. Adah (Hebrew) - Genesis 4:19 - an assembly. Adina (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 11:42 - adorned; voluptuous; dainty; slender. Adriel (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 18:19 - the flock of God. Angela (Greek) - Genesis 16:7 - angelic. Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives. Apphia (Greek, from Hebrew) - Philemon 2 - to push aside. Ariel (Hebrew) - Ezra 8:16 - altar; light or lion of God. Artemis (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - whole, sound. Atarah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 2:26 - a crown. B Bathsheba (Hebrew) - 2 Samuel 11:3 - the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety. Bekah (Hebrew) - Exodus 38:26 - half a shekel. Bernice (Greek) - Acts 25:13 - one that brings victory. Bethany (Hebrew) - Matthew 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction. Bethel (Hebrew) - Genesis 12:8 - the house of God. Beulah (Hebrew) - Isaiah 62:4 - married. Bilhah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:29 - who is old or confused. C Calah (Hebrew) - Genesis 10:11–12 - favorable; opportunity. Camon (Latin) - Judges 10:5 - his resurrection. Candace (Ethiopian) - Acts 8:27 - who possesses contrition. Carmel (Hebrew) - Joshua 12:22 - circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn. Charity (Latin) - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 - dear. Chloe (Greek) - 1 Corinthians 1:11 - green herb. Cilicia (Latin) - Acts 6:9 - which rolls or overturns. Claudia (Latin) - 2 Timothy 4:21 - lame. Clement (Greek) - Philippians 4:3 - mild; good; merciful. Cleophas (Latin) - Luke 24:18 - the whole glory. D Damaris (Greek, Latin) - Acts 17:34 - a little woman. Daniela (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 3:1 - judgment of God; God my judge. Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee. Delilah (Hebrew) - Judges 16:4 - poor; small; head of hair. Diana (Latin) - Acts 19:27 - luminous, perfect. Dinah (Hebrew) - Genesis 30:21 - judgment; who judges. Dorcas (Greek) - Acts 9:36 - a female roe-deer. Drusilla (Latin) - Acts 24:24 - watered by the dew. E Eden (Hebrew) - Genesis 2:8 - pleasure; delight. Edna (Hebrew) - Genesis 2:8 - pleasure; delight. Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - the salvation of God. Elisheba (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:23 - pledged of God. Elisheva (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:23 - pledged of God. Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God. Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden. Eunice (Greek) - 2 Timothy 1:5 - good victory. Eva (Hebrew) - Genesis 3:20 - living; enlivening. Eve (Hebrew) - Genesis 3:20 - living; enlivening. F Faith (Latin) - 1 Corinthians 13:13 - loyalty; belief. Fortunatus (Latin) - 1 Corinthians 16:17 - fortunate; lucky. G Gabriela (Hebrew) - Daniel 9:21 - God is my strength. Grace (Latin) - Proverbs 3:34 - favor; blessing. H Hadassah (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - a myrtle; joy. Hagar (Hebrew) - Genesis 16:1 - a stranger; one that fears. Hannah (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 1:2 - gracious; merciful; he that gives. Havilah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 1:9 - sandy; circle. Helah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 4:5 - rust. Honey (Old English) - Psalm 19:10 - nectar. Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief. Hosanna (Hebrew) - Psalm 118:25 - deliver us; save us, we pray. Huldah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 22:14 - the world. J Jael (Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends. Jahel (Variation of Jael, Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends. Jasper (Greek) - Exodus 28:20 - treasure holder. Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - as beautiful as the day. Jerusha (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 15:33; 2 Chronicles 27:1 - dispossessor. Jewel (Old French) - Proverbs 20:15 - delight. Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord. Jochebed (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:20 - glorious; honorable. Jordan (Hebrew) - Genesis 13:10 - the river of judgment. Joy (Old French, Latin) - Hebrews 1:9 - happiness. Judith (Hebrew) - Genesis 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession. Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair. K Kamon (Latin) - Judges 10:5 - his resurrection. Kerioth (Hebrew) - Jeremiah 48:24 - the cities; the callings. Keturah (Hebrew) - Genesis 25:1 - incense; fragrance. L Leah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:16 - weary; tired. Lillian or Lily (Latin) - Song of Solomon 2:1 - elegant flower; innocence; purity; beauty. Lois (Greek) - 2 Timothy 1:5 - better. Lydia (Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool. M Magdalene (Greek) - Matthew. 27:56 - a person from Magdala. Mara (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness. Marah (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness. Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking. Mary (Hebrew) - Matthew 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness. Mercy (English) - Genesis 43:14 - compassion, forbearance. Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted. Michal (Hebrew) - 1 Samuel 18:20 - who is perfect?; who resembles God? Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion. Mishael (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:22 - who is asked for or lent. Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep. N Naomi (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:2 - beautiful; agreeable. Neriah (Hebrew) - Jeremiah 32:12 - light; lamp of the Lord. O Olive (Latin) - Genesis 8:11 - fruitfulness; beauty; dignity. Ophrah (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - dust; lead; a fawn. Oprah (Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - dust; lead; a fawn. Orpah (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:4 - the neck or skull. P Paula (Latin) - Acts 13:9 - small; little. Phoebe (Greek) - Romans. 16:1 - shining; pure. Prisca (Latin) - Acts 18:2 - ancient. Priscilla (Latin) - Acts 18:2 - ancient. R Rachel (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:6 - sheep. Rebecca (Hebrew) - Genesis 22:23 - fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased. Rebekah (Hebrew) - Genesis 22:23 - fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased. Rhoda (Greek, Latin) - Acts 12:13 - a rose. Rose (Latin) - Song of Solomon 2:1 - a rose. Ruby (English) - Exodus 28:17 - the red gemstone. Ruth (Hebrew) - Ruth 1:4 - drunk; satisfied. S Sapphira (English) - Acts 5:1 - that relates or tells. Sarah (Hebrew) - Genesis 17:15 - lady; princess; princess of the multitude. Sarai (Hebrew) - Genesis 17:15 - my lady; my princess. Selah (Hebrew) - Psalm 3:2 - the end; a pause. Serah (Hebrew) - Genesis 46:17 - lady of scent; song; the morning star. Sharon (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 5:16 - his plain; his song. Sherah (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 7:24 - flesh; relationship. Shiloh (Hebrew) - Joshua 18:8 - peace; abundance; his gift. Shiphrah (Hebrew) - Exodus 1:15 - handsome; trumpet; that does good. Susanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - lily; rose; joy. Susannah (Hebrew) - Luke - lily; rose; joy. T Tabitha (Aramaic)- Acts 9:36 - clear-sighted; a roe-deer. Talitha (Aramaic)- Mark 5:41 - little girl; young woman. Tamar (Hebrew)- Genesis 38:6 - palm or date palm; palm-tree. Tamara (Hebrew) - Genesis 38:6 - palm or date palm; palm-tree. Terah (Hebrew) - Numbers 33:27 - to breathe; scent; blow. Tirzah (Hebrew) - Numbers 26:33 - benevolent; complaisant; pleasing. V Victoria (Latin) - Deuteronomy. 20:4 - victory. Z Zemira (Hebrew) - 1 Chronicles 7:8 - song; vine; palm. Zilpah (Hebrew) - Genesis 29:24 - distillation from the mouth. Zina (Greek) - 1 Chronicles 23:10 - shining; going back. Zipporah (Hebrew) - Exodus 2:21 - beauty; trumpet; mourning.