Bible names have never gone out of fashion or become outdated; parents still go through The Holy Book to find unique and meaningful names for their little one. There are many names in the Bible that have become immortalized over the centuries like Moses, Abel, Aaron, Adam, Rebecca, Chloe, Immanuel, Jacob, Peter, Thomas etc. In fact, all the disciples’ names continue to be used even today.
It is true that parents are now looking for modern names or trying to come up with unique and unheard of names for their little ones. And the difficulty in spellings or pronunciation has taken away some of the glamour from Biblical names. But in spite of that, biblical names continue to be extremely popular not just in the Western world but in other countries with Christian occupants.
It is a known fact that the choices are much more for males than females simply because there are more male characters of importance and significance in the Bible. The choice might be less for the girl child but nevertheless, there are some beautiful and exquisite Bible names for females that you can consider for naming your little princess.
Though biblical names should actually mean the personalities and characters mentioned in the Holy Book, there are many modern names which are adaptations or derivations of these names. These include names like Hope, Grace, Bethany, Adonis, Marcellus etc. According to a recent survey, one of the most popular Biblical names that continue to be used frequently in the modern times is Jacob. The others include Andrew, Anthony, William, Joshua, Daniel, Ethan, Matthew, Michael and Christopher.
Sometimes, parents tend to name their children after the heroes of the Holy Book like Moses, Abraham, Issac, Abel etc. as these are meaningful names which have been immortalized by the people who bore these names. The desirable qualities and strength of the character makes these names all the more attractive for the modern generation parents.
The top female name from the Bible, according to the survey, is Emily which is closely followed by Emma, Isabella, Madison, Hannah, Ava, Abigail, Olivia, Sophia and Elizabeth. Another trend for naming babies these days is to use tweak the biblical names to from new and unique ones. One such name that is becoming common is Nevaeh which is heaven spelt backwards.
Mary, mother of Jesus, used to be an extremely common name in the earlier days but has somehow lost its shine because of its very high frequency. So is the case with Eve which used to be extremely popular among girl children but is now on the downside.
The relevance of Bible names will continue in the coming generations too. There might be many new and unique names that will come up but the beauty of these age old names will never go out of fashion. So the next time you are looking for a baby name, open up the Bible and read through it to come across beautiful and meaningful names for your little bundle of joy.