Why Biblical names?
Many common names come from the Bible or other religious texts. They’ve been anglicized from their Hebrew and Latin roots as the texts were translated.
There are several reasons parents may want to find a biblical name for their child. Some of the reasons are:
- Familiarity — Names like Mary, Sarah, Peter, and John are all biblical names. It’s important to some parents that their child has a name that peers can easily distinguish to avoid confusion.
- Religious background — For religious families, choosing names suited to their faith can give their children a rich history and connect them to the family’s moral values.
- Family history — Some families have a tradition of giving children “themed” names, such as natural elements, religious names, or names from a specific time period. Sometimes it’s because the older children have biblical names and you want to keep the tradition with your newborn.
Whatever your reasons for looking for these names, check out the lists below. They’ve been separated and categorized into names for boys, names for girls, unique names, and classic names.