Biblical names for baby girls

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Biblical names for baby girls

Il Old and New Testament they are rich in female characters with beautiful names and from which we can take inspiration in choice of name for our daughter. They range from the most original, such as: Ariel, Micol, Zara; to the traditional: Anna, Elisa, Maria; up to those with an ancient flavor, among them: Rebecca, Maddalena, Serafina.





Here is our selection of most beautiful biblical names for little girls.

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  1. Abigail
    Name of Hebrew origin. It means: "God is joy", but also "helpful". In the Old Testament it was worn by the Jewish dancer wife of Nabal and later of David, to whom he gave his son Daniel. The name day falls on September 1st.

  2. To give
    It comes from a Hebrew form meaning "ornament" or "the beautiful" (but there is also a variant of German origin). This name is carried by two biblical characters: one of Lamech's wives and the wife of Esau, brother of Jacob. The name day occurs on 4 December in memory of Santa Ada.

  3. Agar
    Typically Hebrew name derived from the Old Testament, where Hagar "the fugitive" is the Egyptian concubine slave of Abraham who generated Ishmael after trying to escape in the desert. It is celebrated on November 1st.

  4. Anna
    Hebrew name and means: "grace; piety, mercy; gracious, blessed, beneficial". In the Old Testament it was carried by Anna, mother of the prophet Samuel. Nameday: July 26th

  5. Athalia
    It is the biblical name of the queen of Judea daughter of Ahab, mentioned in the Old Testament and made famous by the tragedy Athalie by J. Racine in 1691. It means "God is great".

  6. Azariah
    Hebrew name rendered as Azaryah, adapted into Greek and then into Latin Azarias, meaning "who is protected by the Lord". It is taken from some biblical characters of the Old and New Testament and the church recognizes as Santa Azaria, one of the three children thrown into the furnace by Nebuchadnezzar for his refusal to worship pagan idols. The name day is celebrated on December 16.

  7. Beniamina
    The meaning is "son of the right, of fortune". San Beniamino is remembered on March 31st. Green colour. Stone: emerald.

  8. Betsabea
    Ancient Hebrew name, it could mean: "daughter of the oath". In the Old Testament, Bathsheba is the woman that King David marries after having her husband Uriah killed, and of whom King Solomon would be born. The name day can be celebrated on November 1st.

  9. Cleofe
    The name derives from the Greek klèos and means 'with a glorious face'. This name was borne by the sister of the Virgin Mary, Maria Cleofe, one of the three Marys, with Mary Magdalene. The name day is celebrated on April 9th.

  10. Dalia
    In Hebrew it means "branch". The name also originates from the flower of the same name. It is an auspicious name for a good life and like all names derived from flowers it is a symbol of beauty. It is celebrated on November 1st

  11. Daniela
    In Hebrew it means: "My judge is God; divine judge; chosen or judged by God." Nameday: 21st July.

  12. Eden
    Biblical name par excellence, it derives from the Hebrew of the same name which means "garden" and, in the Old Testament, this is the name of the earthly paradise that hosted Adam and Eve. 



  13. Elisa
    This name means: "God is fullness", "God is the symbol of perfection". The name day is celebrated on June 26th. Elisa is the diminutive variant of the original Elisabetta.

  14. Emanuela
    It comes from Hebrew and means "God is with us". The name day can be celebrated on 11 October.

  15. Ester
    It is the Hebrew name carried by the protagonist of the biblical book of the same name: Esther, a Jewish girl who becomes the wife of the king of Babylon Ahasuerus. The name day is celebrated on 1 July. 

  16. Eva
    Hebrew origin and means: "she who gives life, who makes fruitful". In the Old Testament it is the name of the first woman deceived by the snake. The name day can be celebrated on 6 September, in memory of Sant'Eva.

  17. Gabriella
    Name of Hebrew origin. It means: "fortress of God or hero with God's help". The name day is celebrated on October 17th. 

  18. Gessica
    This name comes from the term "Iskah", Latinized in "Jeska", meaning "God has looked". His name day is celebrated on November 1st, as it is an adespot name.

  19. Jezebel
    It is a biblical name, brought into the Old Testament by Ahab's wife Jezebel. It means: "she who adores and exalts the idol Baal". It is a variant of Isabella or Elisabetta. The name day is celebrated on November 1st.

  20. Giacoma
    Jewish-Aramaic origin. Full sounding name, in keeping with the firmness of faith and consistency of character. And then a lot of love: both in Giacomo and in Giacoma, can't we read the verb to love conjugated to the present?

  21. Joachim
    It originates from the name with which Jewish women in exile in Palestine were indicated, Yehudit. Judith in the Old Testament is also the woman who killed the commander of the Assyrian invaders: Holofernes. The name day is celebrated on May 6 and June 16.

  22. Gioela
    It is the female variant of Joel, and has Jewish origins. Meaning: "Yahvé is my Lord". His name day is celebrated on July 13 and October 19.


  23. Judith
    It originates from the name with which Jewish women in exile in Palestine were indicated, Yehudit. Judith in the Old Testament is also the woman who killed the commander of the Assyrian invaders: Holofernes. The name day is celebrated on May 6 and June 16.

  24. Giuseppe
    This name is the feminine variant of Joseph. It has Aramaic-Hebrew origin and means: "God increase, increase, add". The name day falls on March 19, April 12 and February 8.

  25. Lia
    Biblical name deriving from the verb leah, "to tire"; in fact, it symbolizes industriousness and active life. Leah was also Jacob's first wife. The name day is celebrated on 1st June.

  26. Maddalena
    Biblical name, it means: "woman from Magdala". Magdalene in the new testament is the most important disciple of Jesus. Name day: 22 July.

  27. Mara
    Hebrew name and means: afflicted, embittered, unhappy, sad… In the Bible, Noemi asks to be called Mara after the death of her husband and children. The name day therefore falls on November 1st.

  28. Marta
    Name of Semitic origin and means: "lady", "mistress". In the Bible, Martha was the sister of Mary of Bethany and Lazarus. Nameday: July 29th.

  29. Michela
    This name has Hebrew origin. Its meaning is: "Who is equal to God" "Strength of God". The name day is celebrated on 29 September.

  30. Miriam
    Name of Hebrew-Aramaic origin. It is a variant of Mary, in fact the name day is celebrated on the same day: 12 September. Of Jewish origin. It has the same derivation as Maria, it means "beloved".

  31. Rachel
    It comes from Hebrew and literally means "sheep", therefore "meek". In the Old Testament Rachel was Jacob's second wife and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. The name day is celebrated on 30 September.

  32. Raffaella
    It is a name of Hebrew origin, the meaning of which is: "God saves and heals, heals and helps". Name-day:
    September 29, January 6 or May 18.

  33.  Rebecca
    Jewish origin. It means: "she who wins you over with her graces" and therefore "handsome", "beautiful". In the Old Testament she was the second wife of Isaac, mother of Esau and Jacob. Nameday: September 23rd.

  34. Salome
    In Hebrew it means "peace". In the Bible she was the daughter of Herodias and she obtained the head of St. John the Baptist in exchange for a dance. The name day occurs on 22 October.

  35. Sarah
    In Hebrew it means "lady" or "princess". In the Old Testament she was the wife of Abraham who gave birth to Isaac at an advanced age, after having lived all his life as a barren. The name day is celebrated on April 20.

  36. Simona
    It comes from Hebrew and means: "he has heard" or "he who listens". Nameday: October 28th. 

  37. Serafina
    Hebrew name. It means: "to burn". In the plural it indicates a category of angels with six wings, named in the Old Testament, which had the function of purifying from fire. The name day is celebrated on 12 October. 

  38. Susanna
    Hebrew name and means "lily". In the New Testament she is one of the disciples of Jesus who goes to the tomb with oil after burial, while in the Old Testament she is a character in the book of Daniel: she falsely accused by two old men of adultery. The name day: 11 August. 

  39. Tamara
    It comes from Hebrew and means "date palm". In the Old Testament there are several characters with this name: one is Tamar the daughter of King David and sister of Absalom. The name day can be celebrated on November 1st.

  40. Zara
    In Hebrew it means: "rise of the light", "dawn". In the Bible he is carried by a male character: Zerach, son of Judah and Tamar. The name day can be celebrated on November 1st. 
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