Baby names: 25 biblical names for boys

When it comes time to find a name for their baby, many parents turn to the Bible. If you are expecting a boy, we share 25 names of men from the Old Testament .

  • Aaron: He was the older brother of Moses and the first High Priest of Israel. His name means “master” or “exalted”.
  • Abel: second son of Adam and Eve. His name means “He who was with God.”
  • Abraham: he was the first of the three patriarchs of Judaism, who by divine command leaves the lands of his parents to settle in the Promised Land. His name means “father of multitudes” according to the Bible, although etymologically it would be translated as “exalted father”.
  • Adam: the first man. Its name means “made of the earth”.
  • Benjamin: he was the youngest son of the patriarch Jacob and Rachel. His name means “son of good omen”.
  • Caleb: was one of the twelve messengers of Moses to explore Canaan and the only one to enter the Promised Land. His name means “bold” and “faithful”.
  • Daniel: He was a prophet and author. His name means “God is my judge”.
  • David: prophet and king of Israel. His name means “the beloved” or “the chosen one of God.”
  • Eleazar: he was the son of Aaron, nephew of Moses, and second High Priest of Israel, succeeding his father after his death. His name means “God has helped”.
  • Elijah: Hebrew prophet. His name means “my God is Yahveh”.
  • Ezekiel: Hebrew prophet. His name means “God is my strength”.
  • Isaac: second patriarch of the people of Israel, son of Abraham and Sarah. His name means “will make you laugh”.
  • Isaiah: he was one of the major prophets along with Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel. His name means “God is salvation.”
  • Ishmael: son of Abraham. His name means “God listens to me.”
  • Israel: is the name given to Jacob upon his return from Mesopotamia. It means “He who fights with God.”
  • Jacob: son of Isaac and Rebekah. His name means “the one who fights alongside God.”
  • Jeremiah: Hebrew prophet. His name means “God puts order.”
  • Jonah: He was a prophet of ten tribes. Its name means “dove”.
  • Joseph: son of Jacob, was sold as a slave by his brothers, who envied him for being their father’s favorite. His ability to interpret dreams gave him his freedom and protection from the Pharaoh of Egypt. His name means “to grow”.
  • Joshua: was chosen by God to succeed Moses as leader of the Israelites during the conquest of Canaan; He conquered most of the territory of the promised land and distributed it among the twelve Tribes of Israel. His name means “Yahveh of salvation”.
  • Moses: he is the most important prophet for Judaism, liberator of the Hebrew people from the slavery of Egypt. Its name means “saved from the waters.”
  • Naphtali: son of Jacob and founder of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. His name means “my fight” in Hebrew.
  • Noah: he was the last of the superlong patriarchs and whom God himself warns about a great universal flood to destroy all living beings for their sins. He is considered the father of humanity. Its name means “rest” or “peace”.
  • Samuel: Hebrew prophet, military leader and last judge of Israel. His name means “He who listens to God.”
  • TobĂ­as: it is the name of several characters from the Old Testament, among them Saint Tobias, who was the only one in his family who did not depart from religion and always remained faithful to God, for which the archangel Raphael intervened to help him recover sight, which had lost time before. His name means “God is good”.

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