20 Christian Baby Names for Girls

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The Bible is one of the greatest sources of names that you can find. Names in the Bible are many times given for the physical characteristics of a location in which a child is born or the characteristics of the child himself (color of hair or skin, etc.). We also see that the LORD gives names in remembrance of events and based upon emotions too. For example, Ishmael, Abram’s son by his handmaid was named such because the LORD, speaking to the handmaid (through an angel) said “… You shall call his name Ishmael because the LORD has listened to your affliction” (Gen 16:11).

The Bible says “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” (Prov. 22:1). Here are twenty Christian baby names for girls that I found in the Bible along with the origin, meaning and a Bible reference.

20 Christian Baby Girls Names

Name Origin and Meaning Where it is Found in the Bible
Abigail (Hebrew) “the joy of the father” 1 Samuel 25:3 Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman was discerning and beautiful, but the man was harsh and badly behaved; he was a Calebite.
Anna or Ann (Greek from Hebrew) “courteous; gracious” Luke 2:36-27 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day.
Bernice (Greek) “bring victory Acts 25:13 Now when some days had passed, Agrippa the king and Bernice arrived at Caesarea and greeted Festus.
Bethany (Hebrew) “the house of song” Matthew 21:14 And leaving them, he went out of the city to Bethany and lodged there.
Charity (Latin) “dear; love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (KJV) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Elisha or Alicia (Latin from Hebrew Elizabeth) “salvation of God” Luke 1:5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth.
Eve or Eva (Hebrew) “living; life” Genesis 3:20 The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living
Faith (Latin) “loyalty; belief” 1 Corinthians 13:13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Hannah (Hebrew) “merciful” 1 Samuel 1:1-2,19-20 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children… And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the LORD remembered her. And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the LORD.”
Joanna or Joanne (Hebrew) “gift of the LORD” Luke 8:1-3 Soon afterward he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with him, and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s household manager, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them out of their means.
Joella (Hebrew from Joel) “the LORD is God” Joel 1:1 The word of the LORD that came to Joel, the son of Pethuel:
Julia or Julie (Latin) “hair that is soft and smooth” Romans 16:15 Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints who are with them.
Lillian or Lily (Latin) “beautiful; pure” Song of Solomon 2:1 I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.
Naomi (Hebrew) “easy to get along with Ruth 1:2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem in Judah. They went into the country of Moab and remained there.
Phoebe (Greek) “pure” Romans 16:1 I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae,
Sarah or Sara (Hebrew) “lady; princess” Genesis 17:15-16 And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”
Shiloh (Hebrew) “peace; abundance” Joshua 18:8 So the men arose and went, and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, “Go up and down in the land and write a description and return to me. And I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.”
Talitha (Aramaic) “little girl” Mark 5:38-41 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was.  Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.”
Terah (Hebrew) “to breathe” Numbers 33:27 And they set out from Tahath and camped at Terah.
Victoria (Latin) “victory” Deuteronomy 20:2-4 And when you draw near to the battle, the priest shall come forward and speak to the people and shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, today you are drawing near for battle against your enemies: let not your heart faint. Do not fear or panic or be in dread of them, for the LORD your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’

Please add any of your favorite Christian Baby girl names to the comments!

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Josh June 30, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Great selection of names Pam. My oldest daughters name is Jacey and I always thought it was cool as it is similar to the initials for Jesus Christ (JC).

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Pam June 30, 2011 at 7:31 pm

I like that too Josh!

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Jack Wellman June 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

I love these…my favorite was Elisha. I have one girl, Mary, so it is Biblical and she is one-of-a-kind. My sweet little princess who turned 14 today. I have mixed feelings as she’s the last one in our nearly-empty nest.

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Pam June 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Our nest is empty … we have 3 girls … Sarah, Candice (Candi) and Hollie. And then there is our other Sarah who married our Jimmy… well James :) Candi has another on the way and she gave me the Joella name in this post … I like that one!

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nidhin abraham August 22, 2011 at 11:49 am

thanku for a good name

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jose gregory john September 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

i want baby girls name in alphabet J & I

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Lili December 16, 2012 at 10:08 am

I want baby girls christian name with mining in alphabet L & E .

Thank you !!

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tony kurian December 31, 2012 at 3:44 am

i want baby girl name in alphabet t $ R

thank you

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mary January 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I love these names especaily eve and eva

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VICKNESS January 28, 2013 at 12:25 am

I like sarah name because in old bible this name is so famous

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richard lucas February 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

Hi! I want baby girl name starting alphabet r & t please

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i want baby girl bible name starting with R please March 8, 2013 at 3:50 am

names above are so helpful. I need name meaning God’s Gift staring with “Ro” please

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Esravel March 24, 2013 at 10:00 am

plz send me any latest name for my baby(girl)

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supriya April 5, 2013 at 1:03 am

i want baby girl name starting with M

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shally varghese April 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

i want new christian names from bible starting from A

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Joel April 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Very good names and encouraging

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JOSEPH RAJ May 3, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I want christian baby girl name with meaning starting with n

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Christian May 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I think all of the names above are beautiful! all tho I would really like some names starting with E and C! Please and Thank you!

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Boipu July 30, 2013 at 10:20 pm

I like baby name “Bernice” meaning so nice for me. Thanks.

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Michael Kemp August 6, 2014 at 3:40 am

My wife and I named our third daughter Rebecca (would have been more nearly Biblical Rebekah), not perhaps the most beautiful person in the Scriptures, but we liked it at the time, and so important in the history of God’s people, but strangely omitted from your list.

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Pat Gantt May 15, 2015 at 3:36 am

I am so thankful my mother named me Patricia Ann.

Patricia means noble [a Derivative of Patrick who was not a Roman Catholic nor was he Irish] and my middle name Ann as you said above. Ann(e) was the prophetess who saw Jesus at the Temple on the 8th day of His life to be dedicated to God the Father.who came to be dedicated to God Father. Tradition has it that Ann(e) was the name of the Virgin Mary’s mother, a Levite.
My mother was going to name me Kathryn until she woke up from slumber. I was a Patricia Ann she said as she gazed into my face.
Saint Patrick was renamed as he spread the Gospel. He was only renamed as he noble (through Christ alone) spread Christianity to the British Isles.
Saint Patrick was a slave previous to his captured by the Irish. He actually was Scottish.

Both of my names are after Saints my first and middle.

Are there Saints?
Yes, those listed in the Bible.

On earth the Bible says we are saints (lowercase).
When we are with the other sheep in Heaven we become Saints (uppercase).
Names are important!

Jesus appointed new names to the Apostles such as Saint Peter and Saint Paul and Saint Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna “angel” the direct student of Saint John the Divine.

My cousin’s name is Deborah.
Named after the strong Deborah in the Old Testament.
DEBOWRAH (דְּבוֹרָה): Hebrew name meaning “bee.” In the Bible, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife of Lapidoth. Also spelled Devorah.”
In English it is Deborah.

Here is an extensive list of Hebrew Names:
http://www.20000-names.com/female_hebrew_names.htm

And other names mostly Greek some translated to English Bible girl names:
http://www.turnbacktogod.com/christian-baby-names-baby-girl-names/

One of my personal favorites is
Saint Lydia (Greek) – Acts 16:14 – a standing pool.

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Pat Gantt May 15, 2015 at 3:51 am

Edit > I meant to type… sorry about that…

Ann(e) was the prophetess who saw the tiny baby Jesus at the when Joseph and Mary went to Temple in Jerusalem the 8th day of His life to be dedicated to God the Father by circumcision.

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Stephen May 30, 2015 at 5:31 am

Could you assist me to find Christian Baby girl name Starting With S and R with Bible meaning…

Thanks and kind regards,
Stephen

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Jack Wellman May 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

Hello Stephen. Here’s a great website for baby names at: http://www.babynames.com/ that might help.

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PattyG May 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

Here is an extensive list of Hebrew Girls Names:

http://www.20000-names.com/female_hebrew_names.htm

339.RACHAB (רָחָב): Hebrew name meaning “ample, broad, spacious, wide.” In the bible, this is the name of a harlot of Jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
340.RACHAV (רָחָב): Variant spelling of Hebrew Rachab, meaning “ample, broad, spacious, wide.”
341.RACHEL (רָחֵל): Hebrew name meaning “ewe.” In the bible, this is the name of Jacob’s favorite wife, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin. Compare with other forms of Rachel.
342.RAFAELA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Refaela, meaning “healed of God” or “whom God has healed.” Compare with another form of Rafaela.
343.RAYA (רֵעַ): Hebrew name meaning “friend.” Compare with another form of Raya.
344.REBA: Pet form of Hebrew Ribqah, meaning “ensnarer.” Compare with masculine Reba. Compare with another form of Reba.
345.REENA: Feminine variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Rina, meaning “joy.”
346.REFAELA (רְפָאֵלָה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Rephaela, meaning “healed of God” or “whom God has healed.”
347.REPHAELA (רְפָאֵלָה): Feminine form of Hebrew Rephael, meaning “healed of God” or “whom God has healed.”
348.REUT (רְעוּת): Hebrew name meaning “friend.”
349.REVA (רֶבַע): Variant spelling of Hebrew Reba, meaning “ensnarer.” Compare with masculine Reva.
350.RIBQAH (רִבְקָה): Hebrew name meaning “ensnarer.” In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Isaac. Also spelled Rivka.
351.RINA: Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Rinnah, meaning “shouting for joy.” Compare with other forms of Rina.
352.RINNAH (רִנָּה): Hebrew unisex name meaning “shouting for joy.” In the bible, this is the name of descendant of Judah. Although this is a masculine name in the bible, it is otherwise used primarily as a feminine name.
353.RITSPAH (רִצְפָּה): Hebrew name meaning “hot coal” or “pavement.” In the bible, this is the name of one of King Saul’s concubines.
354.RITZPA: Variant spelling of Hebrew Ritspah, meaning “hot coal” or “pavement.”
355.RITZPAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Ritspah, meaning “hot coal” or “pavement.”
356.RIVA (רִיבָה): Pet form of Hebrew Rivka, meaning “ensnarer.” Compare with another form of Riva.
357.RIVKA (רִבְקָה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Ribqah, meaning “ensnarer.”
358.ROMA (רוֹמָה): Hebrew name meaning “exalted, lofty.”
359.RON (רוֹן): Hebrew unisex name meaning “joy, song.” Compare with strictly masculine Ron.
360.RONA (רׄנָּה): Hebrew name meaning “joy.” Compare with another form of Rona.
361.RONI (רוֹנִי): Hebrew unisex name meaning “my joy” or “my song.” Compare with another form of Roni.
362.RONIT (רוֹנִית): Feminine form of Hebrew unisex Ron, meaning “joy, song.” Compare with another form of Ronit.
363.ROTEM (רוֹתֶם): Hebrew unisex name derived from the word rethem, found in the bible, meaning “juniper” or “broom plant,” a shrub growing in the deserts of Arabia with yellowish flowers, and a bitter root which the poor were accustomed to eat.
364.RUWTH (רוּת): Hebrew name meaning “appearance” or “friendship.” In the bible, this is the name of a Moabite who marries Naomi’s son.
365.SABA (סָבָא): Hebrew unisex name meaning “aged, old.” Compare with strictly masculine Saba.
366.SABRA (סַבְּרָה): Hebrew name for a native-born Israeli, of Arabic origin, meaning “thorny cactus.”
367.SALMA (שַׂלְמָה): Hebrew unisex name meaning “garment.” In the bible, this is a masculine name only, the name of the father of Boaz. Compare with another form of Salma.
368.SAPHIRA (סַפִירָה): Hebrew form of Greek Sapphira, meaning “sapphire.”
369.SARAH (שָׂרָה): Hebrew name meaning “noble lady, princess.” In the bible, this is the name that God gave to Sarai, wife of Abraham.
370.SARAY (שָׂרַי): Hebrew name meaning “my princes?” or “nobility.” In the bible, this is the name of the wife of Abraham before God changed her name to Sarah.
371.SARIT (שָׂרַית): Diminutive form of Hebrew Sarah, meaning “noble lady, princess.”
372.SAVA (סָבָא): Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Saba, meaning “aged, old.” Compare with strictly masculine forms of Sava.
373.SEMADAR (סְמָדַר): Hebrew name meaning “bud” or “blossom.”
374.SHACHAR (שַׁחַר): Hebrew unisex name meaning “dawn” or “morning.”
375.SHAHAR (שַׁחַר): Variant spelling of Hebrew unisex Shachar, meaning “dawn” or “morning.”
376.SHAMIRA (שָׁמִירָה): Feminine form of Hebrew Shamiyr, meaning “a sharp point,” hence “thorn.”
377.SHANI (שָׁנִי): Hebrew unisex name meaning “crimson red.” Compare with strictly masculine Shani.
378.SHAROWN (שָׁרוֹן): Hebrew name meaning “plain, level ground.” In the bible, this is the name of a valley in Palestine. The name is sometimes given because of its association with the flowering shrub called Rose of Sharon.
379.SHEBA (שֶׁבַע): Short form of Hebrew Bathsheba, meaning “daughter of the oath.” Compare with another form of Sheba.
380.SHECHINA (שׁכִינה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Shekinah, meaning “God” or “God’s holy spirit.”
381.SHE’ERA (שֶׁאֱרָה): Hebrew name meaning “kinswoman.” In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Ephraim.
382.SHEKINAH (שׁכִינה): Hebrew name derived from the word shekinah, meaning “God” or “God’s holy spirit.”
383.SHELOMIYTH (שְׁלמִׄית): Hebrew name meaning “peaceful.” In the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan.
384.SHEVA (שֶׁבַע): Short form of Hebrew Bat-Sheva, meaning “daughter of the oath.” Compare with masculine Sheva.
385.SHIBAH (שֶׁבַע): Hebrew name meaning “oath” or “seven.” In the bible, this is the name of a well named by Isaac.
386.SHIFRA (שִׁפְרָה): Variant spelling of Hebrew Shiphrah, meaning “beauty, brightness.” Compare with another form of Shifra.
387.SHIPHRAH (שִׁפְרָה): Hebrew name meaning “beauty, brightness.” In the bible, this is the name of two midwives.
388.SHIR (שִׁיר): Hebrew unisex name meaning “song.”
389.SHIRA (שִׁירָה): Hebrew name meaning “song.”
390.SHIRI (שִׁירָי): Hebrew name meaning “my song.”
391.SHIR-LEE (שִׁיר-לִי): Hebrew name meaning “song is mine.”
392.SHIRLEE: Variant spelling of Hebrew Shir-Lee, meaning “song is mine.” Compare with another form of Shirlee.
393.SHLOMIT: Contracted form of Hebrew Shelomiyth, meaning “peaceful.”
394.SHOSHAN (שׁוֹשַׁן): Hebrew unisex name meaning “lily.” Compare with another form of Shoshan.
395.SHOSHANA (שׁוֹשַׁנָּה): Feminine form of Hebrew unisex Shoshan, meaning “lily.”
396.SHOSHANAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Shoshana, meaning “lily.”
397.SHOSHANNAH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Shoshana, meaning “lily.”
398.SHULA (שׁוּלָה): Short form of Hebrew Shulamith, meaning “peaceful.” Compare with another form of Shula.
399.SHULAMITH: Variant spelling of Hebrew Shuwlammiyth, meaning “peaceful.”
400.SHURA (שׁוּרָה): Hebrew name meaning “row, line.” Compare with another form of Shura.
401.SHUWLAMMIYTH (שׁוּלַמִּית): Hebrew name meaning “peaceful.” In the bible, this is the name of the maiden celebrated in the Song of Solomon.
402.SIGAL (סִיגָל): Hebrew name meaning “treasure.”
403.SIMCHA (שִׂמְחָה): Hebrew unisex name meaning “joy.”
404.SMADAR (סְמָדַר): Variant form of Hebrew Semadar, meaning “bud” or “blossom.”

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PattyG May 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

And other names mostly Greek some translated to English Bible girl names:

http://www.turnbacktogod.com/christian-baby-names-baby-girl-names/

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Rachel (Hebrew) – Gen. 29:6 – sheep.
Rebecca (Hebrew) – Gen. 22:23 – fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased.
Rebekah (Hebrew) – Gen. 22:23 – fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased.
Rhoda (Greek, Latin) – Acts 12:13 – a rose.
Rose (Latin) – Song of Sol. 2:1 – a rose.
Ruby (English) – Exodus 28:17 – the red gemstone.
Ruth (Hebrew) – Ruth 1:4 – drunk; satisfied.

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Sapphira (English) – Acts 5:1 – that relates or tells.
Sarah (Hebrew) – Gen. 17:15 – lady; princess; princess of the multitude.
Sarai (Hebrew) – Gen. 17:15 – my lady; my princess.
Selah (Hebrew) – Psalm 3:2 – the end; a pause.
Serah (Hebrew) – Gen. 46:17 – lady of scent; song; the morning star.
Sharon (Hebrew) – 1 Chron. 5:16 – his plain; his song.
Sherah (Hebrew) – 1 Chron. 7:24 – flesh; relationship.
Shiloh (Hebrew) – Joshua 18:8 – peace; abundance; his gift.
Shiphrah (Hebrew) – Exodus 1:15 – handsome; trumpet; that does good.
Susanna (Hebrew) – Luke 8:3 – lily; rose; joy.
Susannah (Hebrew) – Luke – lily; rose; joy.

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STEPHEN May 31, 2015 at 5:54 am

Could you assist me to find Christian Baby girl name Starting With St and Re with Bible meaning…

Thanks and kind regards,
Stephen

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