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Augustus

Meaning: Venerable The Increaser Origin: Latin Dutch Slavic Prominent, Generous, Decent The Teacher The meaning of the name Augustus is “Venerable” or “Great, the increaser”. And it has uber cool nicknames Auggie and Gus.  Caesar Augustus the Roman Emperor, was actually Julius Caesars maternal great-nephew, named Gaius Octavius Thurinus. When Julius was assassinated, he named Octavius his […]

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Benjamin

Meaning: Son of the South Son of the Right Hand Origin: Hebrew Fast, Fierce, Founder The Southpaw Benjamin is a Hebrew name which derives from root words: ben Son yamin South or Right Hand This gives Benjamin the meaning ‘Son of ther South’ or ‘Son of the Right Hand’. In the old testament of the […]

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Daniel

Meaning: God is my Judge Origin: Hebrew Diligent, Deep, Skilled The Provider The meaning of the Hebrew name Daniel is ‘God is my Judge’, and comes from the original Hebraic Daniyyel. It is formed from root words: din Judge el God Daniel is known for being one of the books comprising the old testament of […]

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David

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Hebrew Smart, Genuine, Funny The Wolf The name David hails from the original Hebrew name Dawid, meaning ‘Beloved’. It can be pronounced either DAY-vid or da-VEED. David was a character in the old testament of the Bible, he was a shepherd boy who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. David was the […]

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Elisheva

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Hebrew Hard-Working, Delightful, Steadfast The Springbok The Hebrew name Elisheva is comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The English name Elizabeth is a derivative of this ancient name. Elisheba appears in the old testament […]

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English Names

Elizabeth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing Honey Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the […]

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Esli

Meaning:Near MeOrigin:Hebrew Newcomer, Seeking, Mighty The Sender The Hebrew name Esli is found in the Bible. It means ‘Near Me’. Esli is found in the book of Luke in the new testament, listed as the son on Nagge in the genealogy of Jesus. This name reminds me of Ezri (a variation of Ezra), Zetlin, Ellis […]

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Hannah

Meaning: Grace Origin: Hebrew Innocent, Emotive, Hands On The Babe Hannah derives from the original Hebrew name Channah, meaning ‘Grace’ or ‘Favour’. This name is also a palindrome, as it reads the same both backward and forward. Hannah is best known for being a character in the old testament of the Bible who was barren […]

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Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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Isaac

Meaning: Laughter Origin: Hebrew Happy, Blessed, Kind The Example Isaac has always been a favourite of mine, it is Hebrew and means ‘Laughter’. In the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob – whose children became the 12 tribes of Israel. Nicknames could include Ise, Ike, Izzy or […]

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Jacob

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: Hebrew English Caring, In Charge, Unashamed The Leader Jacob is an anglicization of the original Hebrew name Ya’aqov, it means ‘Supplanter’ which is like saying – replacement or dethroner. This meaning is allocated to Jacob because (in the Old Testament of the Bible) when he was born he was holding onto his […]

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James

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: English Distinct, Serene, Decided The Scallop James is ultimately a variation of Lain Iacobus – from the Hebrew Ya’aqov (Jacob) Saint James is known as Santiago in Spain, his symbol is the scallop or cockle shell and he is the patron saint of Pilgims, Fishermen, Spain, Galicia and Guatemala. James is also […]

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Jep

Meaning: He Will Open Origin: Hebrew Loving, Immediate, Yeoman The Farmer The meaning of the name Jep is “He will open”. Short for the Hebrew name Jeptha which derives from the original Jephthah. Jep fits well with name such as Jed, Judd and Jai, but also Kip, Colt and Rhett. This post was inspired by […]

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Jeremiah

Meaning: God will Exalt Origin: Hebrew Inquisitive, Caring, Guarded The Wall The name Jeremiah derives from the original Hebrew name Yirmiyahu, which means ‘God will Exalt’. Jeremiah is known for being a famous prophet in the old testament of the bible. There is a whole book named after him. Jeremiah sits nicely with sibling names […]

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Job

Meaning:PersecutedOrigin:Hebrew Tall, Patient, Diligent The Bee The meaning of the name Job is “Persecuted”.  Pronounced as Jobe (j-OH-b) this Hebrew name is associated with patience because of the Old Testament story of a man named Job, who was tormented by the devil in an attempt to get him to forsake God, but who never wavered […]

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English Names

John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Joshua

Meaning: God is Salvation Origin: Hebrew English Fit, Generous, Mentor The Dauntless One The Hebrew and English name Joshua comes from the original Hebrew name Yehoshu’a – which means ‘God is Salvation’. The name Jesus comes from the original Hebrew contraction of Yehoshu’a, Yeshu’a. The Hebrew root words that comprise this name and its meaning […]

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Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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Magdalena

Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]

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Mark

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: English Dutch Sharp, Defined, Meticulous The Lion Mark is an English and Dutch name that derives from Latin name: Marcus. It means ‘god of War’, stemming from the Roman god Mars. It is also considered to mean ‘Warlike’. It is renowned for being the name of the second gospel […]

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Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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Peter

Meaning: Rock Origin: English Solid, Mentor, Vivid The Keeper of the Keys Peter is a name that originates from the original Greek name Petros, which means ‘Rock’. Cephas is the name that Jesus gave to his disciple, Simon. This translates to Petros which is anglicized as Peter, hence this disciple is also known as Simon […]

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Quirin

Meaning: Spear Origin: Latin German Keen, Cogent, Influential The Warrior The name Quirin is short for Quirinus, which means ‘Spear’. Publius Sulpicius Quirinus was a governor of Syria mentioned in the Bible. Judea was a part of Quirinus’ territory at the time that Caesar Augustus issued the decree for a census to be taken. This […]

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Rebecca

Meaning: To Bind Origin: Hebrew, English Bright, Victorious, Jubilant The Python Rebecca derives from the Hebrew name Rivqah, and means ‘to Bind’, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. In the Bible, Rebecca is the mother of Jacob (later known as Israel), and her name is also spelt as Rebekah in certain translations. Some nice variations include Rebe […]

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Hebrew Names

Reuben

Meaning: Behold a Son Origin: Hebrew Generous, Bold, Brauny The Jackrabbit The Hebrew name Reuben means ‘Behold a Son’, and is the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel in the Bible. Within the pages of the Bible, Reuben was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah, although his father rescinded his birthright. […]

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Sarah

Meaning: Princess Origin: Hebrew Healer, Protected, Journeyer The Monarch Butterfly The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin and means ‘Princess’ or ‘Noblewoman’. It was the name God gave to Abrams wife, Sarai, in the Old Testament of the Bible when Abram became Abraham. Sarah has many variations from many different cultures, such as Sera, Sari […]

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Shepherd

Meaning: Sheep Herder Origin: English Brave, Secure, Ready The Guardian The name Shepherd is an English occupational name which is used to describe someone who farms sheep. The meaning of this name is literally ‘Sheep Herder’. Shepherd has come into more popularity in recent years and is often shortened to Shep (which is uber cool […]

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Simon

Meaning: Flat Nosed Origin: Greek Certain, Educated, Passionate the Scientist The name Simon derives from Greek root word: simos Flat Nosed Hence its unfortunate meaning. Simos is also short for the name Gerasimos, and is the name of a beach in Greece. In Greek mythology some texts describe Simon as one of the Telchines demigods. […]

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Thomas

Meaning: Twin Origin: Aramaic Greek Immovable, Cultural, Healing The Sportsman The name Thomas means ‘Twin’ and is famous for being the name of one of Jesus disciples in the Bible. The disciple Thomas was also known as Didymus and Judas Thomas. King Henry IV had a son named Thomas, and there was also a King […]

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Thyatira

Meaning: Castle of the Goddess The Smell of Suffering Origin Lydian Greek Fair, Kind, Glorious The Motorcycle Rider The name Thyatira is the name of an Ancient Greek city in Asia Minor that is mentioned in the Bible. There are a few different proposed meanings and origins for this name. One is that it is […]

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Uri

Meaning: My Light Origin: Hebrew Strong, Diligent, Tan The Wolf Uri is a Hebrew name which means ‘My Light’, it is referenced in the Bible as one of the sons of Hur, who, according to the Jewish Talmud, is the son of Miriam (and nephew of Moses). He is also the father of Bezalel who […]

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Zeev

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Hebrew Modern, Defined, Forward Thinking The Timber Wolf Zeev or Ze’ev, is a Hebrew name which means ‘Wolf’. This biblical name developed in reference to the tribe of Benjamin and the verse from Genesis ‘Benjamin is a ravenous Wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides […]

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