Obscure Biblical or otherwise Christian names?

Hello everyone.

A family friend of mine is currently pregnant with a baby girl and asked for any suggestions

She wants a unique name that is either biblical or [name_u]Christian[/name_u] in some other way for example she likes [name_f]Christabel[/name_f]

Thanks for any input lovelies!!

[name_f]Sarai[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamar[/name_f]
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]
[name_f]Hosanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Gloriana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f]
[name_f]Keturah[/name_f]
[name_u]Yael[/name_u]
[name_f]Vashti[/name_f]

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[name_f]Christabel[/name_f] is pretty! Good feminist credentials too.

Maybe…

[name_f]Galilee[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Raphaela[/name_f]
[name_f]Angelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Avital[/name_f]
[name_f]Casiphia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elisheva[/name_f]
[name_f]Apphia[/name_f]
[name_u]Damaris[/name_u]
[name_u]Aquila[/name_u]
[name_f]Keturah[/name_f]
[name_f]Hosanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Hallelujah[/name_f] (heard this one “in the wild” the other day, shortened to [name_f]Lu[/name_f] :blush:)
[name_f]Jerusha[/name_f]
[name_f]Zipporah[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalen[/name_f]
[name_f]Persis[/name_f]
[name_f]Sapphira[/name_f]
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamar[/name_f]
[name_f]Vashti[/name_f]
[name_f]Sarai[/name_f]
[name_f]Salome[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
Caritas
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]

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[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f] my favorite
[name_f]Miriam[/name_f], another loved one
[name_f]Ester[/name_f], it’s more unusual than [name_f]Esther[/name_f]
[name_f]Estera[/name_f]/ [name_f]Hester[/name_f], other forms of [name_f]Ether[/name_f]
[name_f]Atarah[/name_f], it’s the word used in the Bible for crown
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Keturah[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f], might be less obscure than the others but it’s such a gorgeous name
[name_f]Lydia[/name_f], it’s biblical and has this mysterious and old fashioned vibe also
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]

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This is adorable!!! And [name_u]Halle[/name_u] would work, too!

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Yes!

I don’t know if you can access this, but here’s the podcast I heard it on :point_down:

It’s a fantastic series called “[name_f]Soul[/name_f] [name_f]Music[/name_f]” from BBC Radio 4. Each episode focuses on a different song, with interviews from a selection of people talking about the personal meaning the song has for them. Guaranteed to raise a :cry:

@jonquils You’d love this too, if you can access it :blush:

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This is right up my alley, so I suppose I’ll just list some favorites!

[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]
[name_f]Hosanna[/name_f]
[name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]
[name_f]Morwenna[/name_f]
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_u]Havilah[/name_u]
[name_f]Olivet[/name_f]
[name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u]

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I would suggest:
Biblical
[name_f]Apphia[/name_f] (a super obscure Biblical name)
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Zipporah[/name_f]
[name_f]Vashti[/name_f]
[name_f]Sarai[/name_f]
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]
[name_f]Keziah[/name_f]
[name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Salome[/name_f]
[name_f]Tirzah[/name_f]
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]/[name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Priscilla[/name_f] (might be more common than the others but it’s not very popular)

Variants/derivatives of Biblical names
[name_f]Anneliese[/name_f]/[name_f]Annelise[/name_f] ([name_f]Anna[/name_f] plus [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f])
[name_f]Annabeth[/name_f] (ditto)
[name_f]Galilea[/name_f] (“from [name_f]Galilee[/name_f]”)
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

Religious meanings
[name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]/Séraphine
[name_f]Angelina[/name_f]/[name_f]Angeline[/name_f]/[name_f]Angelica[/name_f]
[name_f]Theodora[/name_f]
[name_f]Dorothea[/name_f]
[name_f]Celeste[/name_f]/[name_f]Celestine[/name_f]
[name_f]Solange[/name_f]
[name_f]Pia[/name_f]

Virtues
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_f]Amity[/name_f]
[name_f]Patience[/name_f]
[name_f]Mercy[/name_f]
[name_u]Honor[/name_u]
[name_f]Honora[/name_f]

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So good!

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Justice
[name_f]Emmanuelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_u]Haven[/name_u]…?

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Adah/[name_f]Ada[/name_f] - This is a more traditionally favored [name_u]Christian[/name_u] baby name IE, popular in the 20th century. It’s simple and especially nice if you have a longer last name. It means adornment.
[name_u]Ariel[/name_u] - of course this is not completely uncommon or unique and if the [name_m]Little[/name_m] Mermaid connection bothers you then it’s not great. I always liked the name [name_u]Ariel[/name_u] though, and it’s actually unisex! It means altar/light.
[name_f]Bernice[/name_f] - You could use a nickname like [name_u]Bernie[/name_u] or Nicey. “One who brings victory”.
[name_f]Bethany[/name_f] - Not uncommon but a great choice to be easily pronounced and spelled.
Candance - NN [name_f]Candy[/name_f]. It means pure/innocent.
[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] - I was surprised that this spunky name came from the Bible. It means blooming.
[name_f]Claudia[/name_f] - Also unaware this was biblical.
[name_f]Galilee[/name_f] - Choosing a place name is always a cool twist
[name_f]Hosanna[/name_f] - “prayer”
[name_f]Huldah[/name_f] - “one who is covered”
[name_u]Jael[/name_u]
[name_f]Jerusha[/name_f] - “inheritance”
[name_f]Junia[/name_f] - I love this one. I first heard it from a TV character and thought it was a cooler version of [name_u]June[/name_u].
[name_f]Kezia[/name_f]/[name_f]Keziah[/name_f] - This one was popular in the 19th century. It means “sweet-scented spice”
[name_f]Myra[/name_f] - “extraordinary”
[name_u]Neriah[/name_u] - “God is my lamp”
[name_f]Rhoda[/name_f] - “[name_f]Rose[/name_f]”
[name_f]Salome[/name_f] - “[name_u]Peace[/name_u]”
[name_f]Sapphira[/name_f]
[name_f]Tabitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Tamar[/name_f]/[name_f]Tamara[/name_f] - “palm tree”

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Check out the blog Sancta Nomina. It is all about obscure [name_u]Christian[/name_u] names.

Sorry for any repeats.
[name_f]Kateri[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
Azelie/Zelie
[name_f]Stella[/name_f] [name_f]Maris[/name_f]
[name_f]Sunniva[/name_f]
[name_f]Faustina[/name_f]
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f]

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