13 Biblical Baby Girl Names That Are Perfect for Your Little Blessing

You don't have to be Christian to love these beautiful biblical names.

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The Bible may not be the first place you think to turn for baby name inspiration. Biblical stories, however, contain way more beautiful names than you probably realize (and no, we’re not just talking about Peter, Paul, and Mary). If you’re trying to find a girl's name that not only has deep meaning behind it, but a full story, look no further than the Bible. There you’ll find a multitude of biblical baby girl names that you may have never even associated with the Bible before.

From Elizabeth to Martha, the Bible is full of incredible women who made an indelible mark on the Christian world. Who better for your baby girl to share a name with than a woman marked by her strength and faith? Anyone can enjoy biblical stories, no matter your religious affiliation, and you don’t have to be Christian to give your child one of these 13 biblical baby names for girls.

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Abigail

This Hebrew name, which means "her father's joy" or "fountain of joy," is the name of Nabal's wife in the Old Testament, who later became the third wife of King David. Abigail was known for her intelligence, sensibility, and beauty, which she demonstrated even while married to the churlish, dishonest Nabal.

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Ariel

Ariel, which means "lion of God" in Hebrew, is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem in the Old Testament. This name was also the name of a messenger who led a caravan of Levites to sanctuary under the direction of Ezra.

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Candace

Meaning "queen mother," this regal name is an ancient title belonging to a dynasty of Ethiopian queens in the New Testament.

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Diana

Diana, which means "luminous" or "perfect" in the New Testament, was the name given to a goddess of the Ephesian Christians.

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Joanna

Meaning "gift of God," Joanna in the New Testament was the name of the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward. She also served as a follower of Jesus and a witness to Jesus' resurrection.

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Shiloh

Shiloh, which means "peace" or "abundance," was the name of a biblical place mentioned in Genesis and known as a place of rest. The name is also believed by Christians to denote the Messiah.

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Phoebe

Though her role in the Bible is a bit ambiguous, Phoebe (which means "radiant") is alluded to by Paul in his Letter to the Romans as a deacon of the church in Cenchreae, as well as benefactor of many people, including Paul himself.

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Olive

In the Book of Genesis, a dove appeared to Noah after the floods and presented him with an olive branch, which is how the olive branch became a symbol of impending piece. Olive trees are also frequently mentioned in the Bible as symbols of beauty and prosperity.

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Naomi

Naomi, which means "pleasantness" in Hebrew, was the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth in the Old Testament, who accompanied Ruth back to Bethlehem after her son (Ruth's husband) passed away.

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Jewel

Meaning "delight," there are countless Bible verses that refer to jewels and their preciousness, like in the Book of Revelation, when it said that the glory of God is as radiant as a rare jewel.

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Sarah

This Hebrew name, which means "princess," was the name of the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac in the Old Testament. Sarah was also considered to be the matriarch of the Jewish people.

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Anna

Meaning "grace," Anna was the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher and a prophetess in Jerusalem who, as an old woman, recognized Jesus as the Messiah they'd been waiting for as soon as she saw him as a baby at the Temple.

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Chloe

Chloe, which means "green herb" and suggests fruitfulness and growth, is mentioned by Paul in one of his epistles in the New Testament as a Christian woman of Corinth who told Paul of the arguments within the local church.

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