Looking for a Unique name with a Religious Meaning

My husband ("[name]Elijah[/name]") would really like to name our daughter (#2 expected in 3 months) a name with a religious/[name]Christian[/name] MEANING – not necessarily occurring in the scriptures. I would love to find a name I liked that fit this criteria as well.

*I want a name that is fairly uncommon (I’d love for it to not be on the top 1000 at all, but definitely not top 100.)

*Also, I would like to stay away from “E” names. My husband and first daughter both have E’s and I don’t want to create a theme.

EXAMPLE: My hubby likes “[name]Josephine[/name]”, but I’m not in love.

Any suggestions???

I also look for names with spiritual/religious meaning, and I’ve been liking:

[name]Shauna[/name], meaning “God is [name]Gracious[/name]”
[name]Eleanor[/name]/[name]Norah[/name], meaning “[name]Light[/name]” (many spiritual references)
[name]Elizabeth[/name], meaning “God is my Oath”
[name]Anouk[/name]/[name]Anna[/name] (I would use [name]Anouk[/name] if it fit with my last name!), meaning “[name]Favor[/name] or [name]Grace[/name]”

[name]Anthea[/name] - pronounced an-THEE-uh, flower-like (Consider the lilies), rank is not listed on Nameberry, so I assume it isn’t in the top one thousand.
[name]Ardith[/name] - flowering field (parable of the sowers), not in the top one thousand.
[name]Cecily[/name] [name]Faith[/name] - blind faith [name]Cecily[/name] is not in the top one thousand, I think.
[name]Elaine[/name] - light #742, also [name]Eleni[/name]
[name]Helena[/name] - light #612
[name]Irene[/name] - peace #636
[name]Paloma[/name] - dove #789
[name]Phoebe[/name] - radiant, shining one (in the 300’s)
[name]Selah[/name] - rock #773
[name]Veronica[/name] - true image #261

Ok so uncommon name with a religious meaning not starting with ‘E’

[name]Dorothy[/name] - Gift of God
[name]Seeley[/name] - Blessed
[name]Amariah[/name] - [name]Said[/name] of God (although biblically he was male)
[name]Briella[/name] - God is my strength
[name]Datyah[/name] - Belief in God
[name]Gila[/name] - [name]Joy[/name] of the [name]Lord[/name]
[name]Joella[/name] - The [name]Lord[/name] is God
[name]Mehitabel[/name] - God rejoices
[name]Nasia[/name] - God’s miracle
[name]Neriah[/name] - [name]Light[/name] of Jehovah
[name]Odelia[/name] - I will praise the [name]Lord[/name]
[name]Paziah[/name] - The gold of Jehovah
[name]Reuelle[/name] - [name]Friend[/name] of God
[name]Ronja[/name] - God’s joyful song
[name]Samala[/name] - Requested of God
[name]Shauna[/name] - God is gracious
[name]Amadea[/name] - God’s beloved
[name]Benedetta[/name] - Blessed
[name]Clemencia[/name] - [name]Mercy[/name]
[name]Osanna[/name] - [name]Praise[/name] the [name]Lord[/name]

Any of those take your fancy? [name]Hope[/name] that was helpful:)

Good [name]Luck[/name]!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

Sorry for the guarenteed repeats! There was a lot of names there! :wink:

[name]Arella[/name] - Meaning: “messenger from God, angel”
[name]Branwen[/name] - Meaning: “blessed raven”
[name]Gwyneth[/name] - Meaning: “blessed, happy”
[name]Tahira[/name] - Meaning: “pure and chaste”
[name]Inez[/name] - Meaning: “chaste, pure, sacred”
[name]Kirby[/name] - Meaning: “church settlement”
[name]Aleah[/name] - Meaning: “high, exalted; God’s being”
[name]Augusta[/name] - Meaning: “the exalted one”
[name]Amani[/name] - Meaning: “faith”
[name]Vera[/name] - Meaning: “faith; truth”
[name]Amina[/name] - Meaning: “trustworthy, faithful”
[name]Amariah[/name] - Meaning: “said of God”
[name]Gia[/name] - Meaning: “God is gracious”
[name]Celine[/name] - Meaning: “heaven”
[name]Talia[/name] - Meaning: “gentle dew from heaven”
[name]Khalida[/name] - Meaning: “immortal, everlasting”
[name]Annette[/name] - Meaning: “the [name]Lord[/name] has favored me”
[name]Rayna[/name] - Meaning: “song of the [name]Lord[/name]”
[name]Tierney[/name] - Meaning: “descendent of a lord”
[name]Orella[/name] - Meaning: “announcement from the gods, oracle”
[name]Odelia[/name] - Meaning: “I will praise the [name]Lord[/name]”

I like:
[name]Raziela[/name] (Aramaic) = My secret is God (pron. rah-zee-ella)
Merav (“abundance”), one of [name]King[/name] [name]Saul[/name]'s daughters (Merab in the Bible, Merav in modern Hebrew)
[name]Miriam[/name] (“bitter”), [name]Moses[/name]'s sister; her name is considered to denote a bitterly longed-for child
[name]Levana[/name] (poetic rabbinical Hebrew for “moon”, from the word for “white”, akin to [name]Laban[/name] in the Bible and to Lebanon)
[name]Talia[/name]/[name]Tahlia[/name] = heavenly dew (Hebrew)

[name]Josie[/name] (which is short for [name]Josephine[/name])

All forms of [name]Mary[/name]
All forms of [name]Elizabeth[/name]

[name]Miriam[/name] or [name]Miri[/name] or [name]Marin[/name] – several of hundreds of derivations of [name]Mary[/name]

[name]Liora[/name] – derived from [name]Eliora[/name], “The [name]Lord[/name] is my light.”

[name]Liana[/name]-- lee-[name]AH[/name]-nah Derived from [name]Eliana[/name], “The [name]Lord[/name] has answered.”

[name]Adalia[/name] – “YAHWEH is just.” There’s a little girl in my church with this name and they pronounce it ah-[name]DAY[/name]-lee-ah and call her [name]Addie[/name]. I love it!

[name]Vera[/name] – “[name]Faith[/name].”

[name]Verity[/name] – a lesser used virtue name.

[name]Beata[/name] – bay-[name]AH[/name]-tah, “Blessed.” [name]Love[/name] this one too.

[name]Irene[/name] – “[name]Peace[/name].”

[name]Junia[/name] – found in the New Testament

[name]Lucia[/name] – “[name]Light[/name].” The name of a saint.

[name]Noemi[/name] – form of [name]Naomi[/name].

[name]Abiah[/name] – form of [name]Abijah[/name], “My father is YAHWEH,” which appears in the OT.

[name]Abilene[/name] – place name mentioned in the New Testament.

[name]Dinah[/name] – Daughter of [name]Jacob[/name] and [name]Leah[/name] in the OT. Unfortunately circumstances surround her though.

[name]Hadassah[/name] – [name]Esther[/name]'s Hebrew name, meaning “myrtle tree”

[name]Ariel[/name] - “[name]Lion[/name] of God” - Another name used for Jerusalem
[name]Bethel[/name] - “House of God” - Town near Jerusalem
[name]Bridget[/name] - “Exalted one”
[name]Joan[/name] - Like [name]Joan[/name] of [name]Arc[/name]
[name]Trinity[/name] - Holy trinity
[name]Vera[/name] - “[name]Faith[/name]” or “[name]True[/name]”
[name]Janae[/name] - (Ja-NAY) - “God has answered”
[name]Judith[/name] - “From Judia”
[name]Ophira[/name] - Biblical place name
[name]Eartha[/name] - “Strong faith”

[name]How[/name] about [name]Bethany[/name]

A couple more:

[name]Havilah[/name] – place name in the OT meaning “stretch of sand.”

[name]Keziah[/name] – “cassia” or spice tree. Was the name of a daughter of [name]Job[/name].

[name]Micaiah[/name] – “Who is like YAHWEH?”

[name]Sarai[/name] – [name]Sarah[/name]'s name before God changed it

[name]Selah[/name] – musical term in the Psalms

[name]Tirzah[/name] – “Favorable.” One of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament as well as a place name.

[name]Zillah[/name] – “[name]Shade[/name].” Second wife of Lamech in the OT.

[name]Zipporah[/name] – “[name]Bird[/name].” Wife of [name]Moses[/name] in the OT.

One that I think is beautiful and biblical and not heard much is [name]Eden[/name], there is a thread about it on this same board.
Our first daughter’s name is [name]Hannah[/name] [name]Grace[/name], which is biblical, but not terribly unique, I realize.

[name]Ora[/name]- on who prays to God
Evangela- messenger of good news
[name]Liberty[/name]- in [name]Christ[/name] we have freedom from our sins
Emsley- a gift from God

Here is my list of favourite, mostly unusual, saints’ names :

(A lot of the boys’ names would work well, and possibly better, in a feminised version.)

[name]Christopher[/name] (most probably only a legendary saint, but there are some beautiful stories attached to him)
[name]Louis[/name] (also a variant of [name]Aloysius[/name])
[name]Nathaniel[/name] (another name for [name]Saint[/name] [name]Bartholomew[/name])
[name]Raphael[/name] (one of my sons” names)
[name]Theodore[/name] (I love the nn [name]Teddy[/name])

[name]Ramona[/name] (feminine version of [name]Raymond[/name] - he was inspirational, but I just don”t like his name)

I also think that [name]Evangeline[/name]/a, [name]Seraphine[/name]/a and [name]Dorothea[/name] are beautiful names.

Good luck!

[name]Eliza[/name]=gods promise.

[name]Anastasia[/name] - resurrection
[name]Bianca[/name] - white

[name]Veronica[/name] is the name of the woman who wiped the face of [name]Christ[/name] clean as he made his way to Golgotha.

love [name]Zipporah[/name]…

[name]Lilah[/name] - sister of…i think [name]Nehemiah[/name]?

[name]Gwyneth[/name] (I might have spelled that wrong) and [name]Tierney[/name] have semi-religous meanings but I’m not sure what… Sorry, thats all that came to mind. Good luck.