🐏 all the best biblical names for boys

hello, friends! :nest_with_eggs:

since i was a little thing, i’ve loved biblical names. maybe it’s because i have one, maybe it’s because they have a spiritual kind of strength. either way, i’m looking for some rare gems (a la meshach and obadiah over ezra and jude) to add to my list. hit me with your favorites, berries!

thank you, much! :sunflower:

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OT:
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_m]Simon[/name_m]
[name_m]Simeon[/name_m]
[name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]
Zererah
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
[name_m]Hananiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Phanuel[/name_m]
[name_m]Azariah[/name_m]
[name_m]Mishael[/name_m]
Mephiboseth
Bereciah
[name_m]Ehud[/name_m]
Jepthah

NT:
[name_m]Apollos[/name_m]
[name_m]Saul[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_m]Herod[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ananias[/name_m]

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Some of my favourite less known ones:

[name_m]Omri[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebulon[/name_m]
[name_m]Tekoa[/name_m]
[name_m]Tertius[/name_m]
Zerubbabel
[name_m]Gamaliel[/name_m]
[name_m]Shadrach[/name_m]
[name_m]Zimri[/name_m]
[name_m]Adlai[/name_m]
[name_m]Zaccai[/name_m]
[name_m]Elim[/name_m]
[name_m]Javan[/name_m]

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Please excuse any repeats! I’m just going to list some of my own favorites –

I’m not including word names because I’m not sure that’s the vibe you’re looking for.

[name_m]Zephan[/name_m]
[name_m]Simeon[/name_m]
[name_m]Ebenezer[/name_m]
[name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Jericho[/name_m]
[name_m]Joah[/name_m]
[name_m]Noadiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Jorah[/name_m]
[name_m]Oziah[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilead[/name_m]
[name_m]Uriah[/name_m]
[name_m]Moses[/name_m]
Elead
[name_m]Zebedee[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebediah[/name_m]
[name_m]Hosea[/name_m]
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m]
[name_m]Lazarus[/name_m]
[name_m]Jubal[/name_m]
[name_m]Job[/name_m]
[name_m]Gadiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Shadrach[/name_m]
[name_m]Michaiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Timotheus[/name_m]
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_m]Kiah[/name_m]

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@cms1512 reuben, jethro, and azariah are definitely up our alley. thank you, friend!

@Greyblue omri has really been intriguing me lately. o names are just so fun. zimri and elim are great as well; thank you!

@seawillow thaddeus is one of my current favorites! not sure if you’re familiar with the movie the family stone, but that made me fall in love with sweet thad! jorah, moses, both the zeb’s, hosea, job, and boaz are amazing too. thank you!

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Some of these may be repeats, but:

[name_m]Abner[/name_m]
[name_m]Absalom[/name_m]
[name_m]Adlai[/name_m]
[name_f]Aquila[/name_f]
[name_m]Asa[/name_m]
[name_m]Barnabas[/name_m]
[name_m]Bartholomew[/name_m]
[name_m]Barzillai[/name_m]
[name_m]Boaz[/name_m]
[name_m]Bram[/name_m] (idk if this counts but I like it more than Abraham/Abram)
[name_m]Clemens[/name_m]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Cyrus[/name_m]
Eben/Ebenezer
[name_m]Elihu[/name_m]
[name_m]Gilead[/name_m]
[name_m]Hiram[/name_m]
[name_m]Jethro[/name_m]
[name_m]Jonas[/name_m]
[name_m]Judah[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Matthias[/name_m]
Pudens
Pyrrhus
[name_m]Reuben[/name_m]
[name_m]Sampson[/name_m]
[name_m]Simeon[/name_m]
[name_m]Theophilus[/name_m] (or the [name_m]French[/name_m] Théophile!)
[name_m]Zebulun[/name_m]
[name_m]Zephan[/name_m]

These are my favorites :heart:. But objectively I’d love to see these get used, too:

Esaias/Isaias
Josiah/Josias
[name_m]Joash[/name_m]
[name_m]Zadok[/name_m]
[name_m]Hosea[/name_m]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
Ananias/Hananiah
[name_m]Asaph[/name_m]
[name_m]Baruch[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephraim[/name_m]
[name_m]Justus[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
[name_m]Zophar[/name_m]

Good luck!

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[name_m]Abiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Abidan[/name_m]
[name_m]Aram[/name_m]
[name_m]Azarel[/name_m]
[name_m]Eliab[/name_m]
[name_m]Eran[/name_m]
[name_m]Gaius[/name_m]
[name_m]Haran[/name_m]
[name_m]Ichabod[/name_m]
[name_m]Issachar[/name_m]
[name_m]Jabin[/name_m]
[name_m]Javan[/name_m]
[name_m]Jorah[/name_m]
[name_m]Lael[/name_m]
[name_m]Mordecai[/name_m]
[name_m]Phineas[/name_m]
[name_m]Remiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Shem[/name_m]
[name_m]Silvanus[/name_m]
[name_m]Zebulun[/name_m]
Ziba
[name_m]Zimri[/name_m]

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Forgive me if some of these are not Biblical in origin! I am not aware of what is and what is not, but these are names I have seen frequently on topics like this. Here are some of my favourite:

[name_m]Isaiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Ezekiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Malachi[/name_m]
[name_m]Seraiah[/name_m]
[name_m]Remiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Ephraim[/name_m]
[name_m]Gabriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Azriel[/name_m]
[name_m]Thaddeus[/name_m]
[name_m]Elijah[/name_m]
[name_m]Nathaniel[/name_m]
[name_m]Azaiah[/name_m]
Oriphiel
[name_m]Elihu[/name_m]
[name_m]Ishmerai[/name_m]
[name_m]Cassiel[/name_m]
[name_m]Zephaniah[/name_m]
[name_m]Mihai[/name_m]
[name_m]Reuel[/name_m]

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@ashthedreamer my partner adores abner, and it might just make it to our shortlist. boaz, cyrus, hiram, jethro, reuben and sampson, are also lovely! josias and ephraim are family names as well, so that makes them all the more sweet.

@Shits_Giggles jorah, phineas, and zimri are so quirky cute!

@AStudyIn_Scarlet i’ve been trying to warm him
up to thaddeus. it’s one of my most favorites! i also love your suggestions of azaiah and zephanaiah!

thank you all :white_heart:

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One that I think gets so neglected is Elkanah. I almost never see him mentioned, but imo Elkanah doesn’t feel too far out. It fits the look of a lot of masculine bible name, while having the Elk- beginning gives it a little nature feel!

These may be a bit more out there
[name_m]Darius[/name_m]
[name_m]Joab[/name_m]
[name_m]Kenan[/name_m]
Sabrael | Sabriel

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