Truly Unique and Meaningful Biblical Names for Girls

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If you’ve already exhausted tons of unique baby girl name lists and still haven’t found the baby name you’re looking for, you might want to take a closer look at the bible for a source of inspiration. From Eve to Miriam, the Bible is full of incredible women. Regardless of your religious affiliation, biblical baby names come from several diverse cultures. So if you’re a fan of unique names with history and tradition behind them, look no further. You might be surprised at these unique biblical girl names that you don’t hear every day. 

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Abilene

Abilene is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “grass.” In the New Testament, Abilene is a region of the Holy Land.
Similar names: Abiah, Abigail, Abra

 

Adina

Adina is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “slender.” Originally Adina is a male name derived from the Hebrew adin. However, in modern times, it is more commonly a female name due to the feminine -a ending.
Similar names: Adah, Anna, Ada

 

Aphra

This girl’s Hebrew name means “dust,” and was used as a given name in the 17th century by Puritans, who misread a Biblical verse: “in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.” The Puritans took Aphrah to be a given name, rather than a word meaning “dust.”
Similar names: Ariel, Apphia, Aquila

 

Atarah

Atarah is a girl’s name of Hebrew and Biblical origin, meaning: “crown.” Atarah was known as one of the wives of Jerahmell (1 Chronicles 2:26).
Similar names: Ahirah, Amasa, Artemis

 

Asherah

Asherah is a girl’s name of Sumerian origin, meaning: “Semitic goddess.” According to the Bible, Asherah was an ancient Semitic goddess who was associated with lions, serpents, and sacred trees.
Similar names: Asa, Ahlai, Azariah

 

Athaliah

Athaliah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “God is exalted.” In the Old Testament, the female Athaliah is known for taking revenge after her son’s assassination.
Similar names: Avital, Azubah, Atara

 

Bathsheba

Bathsheba is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “daughter of the oath.
Similar names: Bethel, Vashti, Timna

 

Beulah

Beulah is a girl’s name of Hebrew and Biblical origin, meaning: “to own, rule.” The prophet Isaiah mentions Beulah as a nickname for Jerusalem and Zion (Isaiah 62:4).
Similar names: Bethany, Bela, Bekah

 

Bina

Bina is a girl’s name of Hebrew or Yiddish origin, meaning: “bee or understanding.” Bina is a name mentioned in the genealogy of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:37: = 1 Chronicles 9:43).
Similar names: Berenice, Bilhah, Reumah

 

Damaris

Damaris is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “calf.” A woman in the New Testament who was converted to Christianity by Saint Paul (Acts 17:34).
Similar names: Gabrielle, Dorcas, Drusilla

 

Dinah

Dinah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “judged.” Dinah is known as Jacob’s daughter in the Old Testament.
Similar names: Deborah, Delilah, Daniela

 

Euodia

Euodia is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “prosperous or fragrant.” Euodia is a name mentioned very briefly in the Bible in Paul’s letter to the Philippians, in which he urges her to live in harmony with the Lord (PHILIPPIANS 4:2).
Similar names: Elizabeth, Eden, Elisheva

 

Haya

Dinah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “life.” Haya is the Bible’s common verb “to be,” but it is seldom used to denote the existence or the identification of a thing or person.
Similar names: Hannah, Hadassah, Hagar

 

Iscah

Iscah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “to behold.” In the bible, Iscah is the daughter of Haran and the niece of Abraham (Genesis 11:29).
Similar names: Elisha, Ira, Israel

 

Jemima

Jemima is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “dove or bright as day.” Jemima is the eldest of Job’s three daughters. She and her sisters (Keziah and Keren-happuch ) are described as being the fairest in the land (Job 42:15).
Similar names: Lily, Jahel, Johanna

 

Jezebel

Jezebel is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “not exalted.” There may be two women named Jezebel in the Bible. The famous Jezebel is the notorious wife of Ahab, king of Israel in the Old Testament. (1 Kings 16:31).
Similar names: Jerusha, Jescha, Junia

 

Jubilee

Jubilee is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “anniversary or to carry along.” Jubilee is an anniversary that marked every fiftieth year on the calendar (Leviticus 25:13-54, 27:17-24, Numbers 36:4).
Similar names: Grace, Jordan, Judith

 

Keturah

Keturah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “incense.” Keturah is the second wife of Abraham, who he married after the death of his first wife Sarah (Genesis 25:1-2).
Similar names: Leah, Keren, Rhesa

 

Keziah

Keziah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “Cassia tree.” Keziah is the second of three daughters of Job (Job 42:14), the others being Jemimah and Keren-happuch.
Similar names: Lydia, Rizpah, Rhoda

 

Mahalia

Mahalia is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “tenderness.” A cross between two biblical names: Mahali (Exodus 6:19) and Mahalah (1 Chronicles 7:18). This name is borne by several characters in the Bible.
Similar names: Magdalena, Martha, Miriam

 

Naarah

Naarah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “girl, maiden.” Naarah is a Biblical name borne by one of the wives of Asshur (1 Chronicles 4:5).
Similar names: Naomi, Neriah, Noemi

 

Peninnah

Peninnah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “coral or pearl.” In the bible, Peninnah is one of two wives of Elkanah; his other wife is Hannah.
Similar names: Phoebe, Persis, Ruth

 

Prisca

Prisca is a girl’s name of Latin origin, meaning: “ancient.” Prisca is a Latin name of New Testament origin, a feminine form of the Roman family name Priscus.
Similar names: Priscilla, Rebecca, Reba

 

Sapphira

Sapphira is a girl’s name of Greek origin, meaning: “sapphire.” Sapphira is a character in the bible who is mentioned in a story with the disciple Peter  (ACTS 5:1).
Similar names: Rachel, Selah, Shifra

 

Seraphina

Seraphina is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “burning ones.” Seraphina is a derivative of Hebrew seraphim, the name of an order of angels that had six wings each (Isaiah 6:2).
Similar names: Susanna, Susannah, Sarai

 

Tabitha

Tabitha is a girl’s name of English origin, meaning: “gazelle.” The name Tabitha is borne by a woman in the New Testament, she is the female disciple who Peter raises from the dead (ACTS 9:36 and 9:40).
Similar names: Talitha, Sheba, Serah

 

Tamar

Tamar is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning “date palm.” Tamar was a princess of Israel, and the daughter of King David she was also the daughter-in-law of Judah, as well as the mother of two of his children.
Similar names: Tamara, Terah, Sheerah

 

Tirzah

Tirzah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “pleasantness or delight.” Tirzah is a name borne by a character mentioned in genealogy (Numbers 26:33). It is also a Biblical place name.
Similar names: Tryphena, Ruby, Shiloh

 

Yael

Yael is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “wild goat.” Yael or Jael is a name borne in the Bible by a woman who killed Sisera, a general who was leading his troops against Israel.
Similar names: Esther, Mercy, Shua

 

Zelah

Zelah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “side.” Zelah is the biblical name borne by one of the fourteen cities of the tribe of Benjamin (Joshua 18:28).
Similar names: Zemira, Zibiah, Zarah

 

Zipporah

Zipporah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin, meaning: “bird.” Is the biblical name borne by the wife of Moses (Exodus 18:2-4).
Similar names: Zilpah, Zohar, Zeruah

 

Zuleika

Zuleika is a girl’s name of Arabic origin, meaning: “fair.” Zuleika is the name of Potiphar’s wife, who attempted to seduce Joseph (Genesis 39:7-20).
Similar names: Zina, Zuriel, Zia

 

 

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