10 Biblical maiden names this 12 months – that means and that means
It happened, you are pregnant! You have searched the internet a few times when you were single or newly paired to get a feel for what you like when you have a beautiful baby one day.
But this time you're looking for real! You already had a fantastic gender reveal party that you filmed, posted on your various social media accounts and that went viral – revealing – it's a girl!
Now you are ready to seriously look for baby names. For Christians, the Bible is the source of God's Word, salvation, and daily comfort. It has also become a great source of baby names.
The Bible reveals how much he loved his people and how they did great things to bring glory to the Lord. So it is natural to want to use the names of the amazing women in the Bible and the virtues of the Christian faith.
Along with the great names and stories, great meanings of these names come in the original Hebrew, Greek, and Latin translations.
Below are the top 10 biblical maiden names this year:
1. Sarah Hebrew means "princess"
Sarah is a lovely name for any little girl who is a father's little princess.
Sarah was the mother of many nations because she was married to the father of many nations, Abraham. The way Abraham Abram was before God called him was Sarah Sarai (Genesis 17:15).
Sarah is called "faithful". Hebrews 11 says, "And by faith even Sarah who was of childbearing age could give birth to children because she regarded him as faithful who made the promise."
If you have Sarah, you have a laughing princess – one who is brave, supportive and strong.
2. Faith – Latin meaning "loyalty, faith"
Many names in the Bible come not only from the people, but also from virtues such as faith, hope, grace, etc.
One of them is belief. Faith is the whole foundation of our salvation in Christ. “Because by grace you were saved by faith. And that is not your own doing; It is the gift of God, not the result of works so that no one can boast ”(Ephesians 2: 8-9).
Jesus blesses those who believe in him by faith. "Then Jesus said to him:" Because you saw me, you believed; Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed ”(John 20:29).
Faith is a beautiful name that evokes faith, loyalty, trust and promise.
3. Eden Hebrew means "joy"
Eden is neither a person nor a virtue. Eden was the intended home for humanity (Genesis 2: 8).
God, also known as "the garden of the Lord" (Isaiah 51: 3), placed Adam and created Eve here to "work and keep it" (Genesis 2:15). Here God went physically with them (Genesis 3: 8).
This was the place of the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. When Adam and Eve sinned, they were driven out of the house that God had created for them, and he laid a cherubim with a flaming sword to guard the tree of life (Genesis 3:24).
Eden is a beautiful name and is on my personal list of baby names due to its images of paradise, beauty and creativity.
4. Mary-Hebrew means "rebellion, bitterness"
At first glance, the meaning of this name isn't exactly an incentive to name your daughter Mary, but when we see the woman behind the name, there is something absolutely beautiful.
The most remarkable Mary is the mother of Jesus. It was announced: "Blessed are you among women" (Luke 1:42), "Cheaper, the Lord is with you!" (Luke 1:28) and "humble servant" (Luke 1:48).
She was the mother of the Savior of the World, the Son of God. Jesus loved and valued his mother so much that after his death he placed her in the care of his most beloved disciple: "Woman, behold, your son … behold, your mother!" That day, John brought Mary home to him, like Jesus it asked.
There are other Marys in the Bible who have followed the Lord in faith. There are other variations of the Mary name, including Miriam, Maria, Marianne, Merritt, Molly and many more.
Every name that comes from Maria is a name that is valued, respected and blessed.
5. Rebekah Hebrew means "captivating"
Rebekah / Rebecca or Becky / Becca are very popular names. Everyone went to high school with a girl named Rebecca at one time or another.
Rebekah was the wife of Isaac, mother of Jacob (Israel) and Esau. The story of Isaac and Rebekka was one of those “intended” stories. Abraham sent a servant to look for a wife for his son.
The servant developed some sort of test to determine who the Lord would choose as Isaac's wife. When Rebekah came out and offered the servant water, she not only passed his test, but surpassed it by watering his camels and revealing their kind and generosity.
The name Rebekka stands for friendliness, kindness and generosity.
6. Phoebe Greek meaning "shiny, pure"
The name Phoebe became popular from the Friends show in the 1990s. Phoebe is a quirky, unique character.
But long before this legendary show, Phoebe was a leader among women in the New Testament. In Romans 16: 1-2 Paul introduced her and indicated that she had delivered the letter. She was deacon of the church in Cenchreae.
Paul asks the Church to pray for her because she was a benefactor to many, including Paul. She was a church leader and visited the church with a kind servant's heart when Paul asked people to love her in their homes.
Phoebe is a unique name for every strong and giving girl.
7. Hannah Hebrew means "gracious, merciful"
Hannah is a name for every mother who has wanted a child.
Hannah's story in the Bible is about desires, promises, and beliefs. Hannah couldn't have children, but wholeheartedly wanted one. In Hannah's deepest cry to the Lord and her selflessness to dedicate her future child to the Lord's service, the Lord heard her cry and opened her body. Hannah remembered her promise and gave her son Samuel to the Lord.
The Lord continued to bless her with more children because of her loyalty.
8. Grace – Latin meaning "favor, blessing"
Grace is another virtue in the Bible that can be a great name for a girl.
Grace is the gift of salvation that God gives us through His Son. "For the grace of God has appeared that offers redemption to all people" (Titus 2:11).
Paul says that salvation is not by works but by grace: “And if by grace, it cannot be based on works; If it were, grace would no longer be grace ”(Romans 11: 6).
Grace is the perfect name for a little girl as it will be a gift from God.
9. Naomi Hebrew means "beautiful, pleasant"
Naomi is a great name for any mother, since Naomi was a good mother for Ruth in the Bible.
Naomi experienced a loss as a mother. She lost her husband and two sons and faced the prospect of losing her daughters-in-law. When Ruth swears to stay with her, Naomi takes her to Bethlehem.
In her dismay, Naomi helps Ruth to attract boas. Boaz and Ruth marry and start a family and give Naomi a new son and grandchild. Ruth's loyalty to Naomi fulfilled the beginning of King David's lineage (Ruth 4: 13-22).
Naomi recalls that even in the most bleak times, God is good and gives more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3: 20-21).
10. Abigail Hebrew means "Father's Joy"
Abigail or Abby is an adorable name for a girl.
Abigail was one of King David's first women in the Bible. Abigail is described as intelligent and beautiful. Faced with insulting her husband Nabal towards King David, Abigail goes to apologize for her husband's insolence.
Then Abigail Nabal tells of her peacekeeping with David, and his heart fails and dies. When David sends a message, he praises the Lord and sends back so that Abigail is his wife.
The Lord and David saw something wonderful in Abigail. The Lord blessed Abigail in her loyalty and peacemaking.
If you call your daughter Abigail, expect her to be a giant "papa girl".
A rose with a different name
No matter which name you choose, whether it is based on a biblical name or not, you will have a beautiful baby and it will be something special because it is a gift from God and it belongs to you!
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Molly Law is the editor of Christiany.com. She has a Master of Arts in Publishing from the University of Stirling UK, where she studied and lived in Scotland for one year. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Professional Writing from Gardner-Webb University. Her editorial career includes senior editor of a bimonthly magazine for the American Correctional Association, editorial assistant at Luath Press in Edinburgh and freelance journalist for the News Virginian. She enjoys reading 18th century British literature, writing creatively, and traveling.