Eve

Origin: English, Hebrew חַוָּה (Ancient Hebrew) Chawwah Meaning: from Hebrew Chawwah meaning “to breathe” or “to live”. Eve is also an English word referring to evening, or the day before a date or event. Evie/Evy is a dimunutive form of the name. Variants: Eva, Ava; Chawwah (Hebrew); Hawa (Arabic) Advertisements

Gilead

Origin: Hebrew גִּלְעָד (Ancient Hebrew) Gil’ad Meaning: the name of a place in the Old Testament, located east of Jordan, I’ve seen it meaning “monument of testimony”; “harsh”, rude” from Arabic jal’ad; “perptual fountain”, “heap of stones” or “camel hump”. Variants: Gilad It’s pronounced gil-ee-uhd and I’ve posted a link below. http://forvo.com/search/gilead/

Saul

Origin: Hebrew שָׁאוּל (Hebrew) Meaning: from Hebrew Sha’ul meaning “asked for” or “prayed for”. Variants: Saoul (Biblical Greek); Sha’ul (Hebrew); Sauli (Finnish); Saulius (Lithuanian); Talut, Shā’ūl (Arabic)

Hanan

Origin: Hebrew, Arabic, Irish חָנָן (Ancient Hebrew)- Chanan حنان (Arabic)- Hanan Meaning: a masculine Hebrew name meaning “gracious”; there are several minor figures in the Bible with the name. It’s also a feminine Arabic name meaning “mercy, compassion”. Hanan could also be a variant spelling of Irish Hannan from a Gaelic surname of unknown meaning.

Bartimaeus

Origin: Greek, Aramaic Meaning: from Greek Bartimaios meaning “son of Timaeus” from Aramaic bar which means “son” and Greek name Timaeus meaning “to honor”. Bart and Barty are short forms of the name.

Bartholomew

Origin: English, Aramaic Meaning: the English form of Bartholomaios, the Greek form of an Aramaic name, Bar-Talmai, meaning “son of Talmai”, the first part, Bar, meaning “son” in Aramaic. Talmai is a Hebrew name meaning “furrow”, referring to either a ploughman or someone who owned land. However, I’ve also seen it listed as meaning “son…

Ephraim

Origin: Hebrew אֶפְרָיִם (‘Efrayim) Εφραιμ (Greek) Meaning: from Hebrew ‘Efrayim meaning “fruitful”. However, I’ve also seen it listed as either being derived from Hebrew masculine noun ‘aper (אפר) meaning “covering” or “bandage” or from masculine noun ‘eper (אפר) meaning “ashes”. Variants: Efraim; Evron (Yiddish)

Darius

Origin: Persian Meaning: a Roman form of Dareios, the Greek form of Persian Darayavahush meaning “to possess good” from daraya “to possess” or “to hold” and vahu “good”. Variants: Darrius; Dariush and Daryush are the Persian forms of the name; Dario (Italian, Spanish, Croatian). Daria is a feminine form of the name.

Bathsheba

Origin: Hebrew בַּת־שֶׁבַע (Hebrew) Meaning: “daughter of the oath” or, alternatively, “daughter of seven” since the last part of the name (sheba) is similar to both the word for oath and seven. For a more detailed etymology of the name, I posted the link below. Variants: Bat-Sheva, Batsheva Sheba could be a short form of…

Gabriel

Origin: Hebrew גַּבְרִיאֵל (Gavri’el) Hebrew Γαβριηλ (Gabriel) Ancient Greek Meaning: from Hebrew Gavri’el meaning “God is my strong man”, “strong man of God”, “God is my strength”. Gabe is a diminutive form of the name. Gabrielle and Gabriela/Gabriella are feminine forms of the name. Masculine forms: Gabriele (Italian); Gábor (Hungarian); Gavriil (Russian); Jabril, Jibril (Arabic); Kaapro…

Joram

Origin: Hebrew Meaning: a contracted form of Jehoram meaning “exalted by Yahweh” or “exalted by God”. Variants: Yoram, Ioram, Jehoram, Yehoram

Titus

Origin: Ancient Roman Meaning: a Roman praenomen possibly related to Latin titulus meaning “title of honor” or titio “fire-brand”, though it’s more likely of pre-Roman origin since it belonged to a Sabine king, Titus Tatius, who co-ruled with Romulus for some years. Variants: Tita and Titia are feminine forms of the name.

Makeda

Origin: Ethiopic, Hebrew Meaning: This is a name that has quite a few possible meanings but nothing quite concrete. It’s the Ethiopian name given to the Queen of Sheba which might mean “greatness”, “beautiful”, or derived from the Semitic word for “queen”. It could also come from a Biblical Canaanite town called Makkedah which means…

Amos

Origin: Hebrew עָמוֹס (Hebrew); Αμως (Ancient Greek) Meaning: carried (by God). Amos is one of twleve minor prophets in the Old Testament, who wrote the Book of Amos. As a surname it seems to have a different origin, coming from Old French Amis meaning “friend” from Latin amicus, a derivative of amare “to love”. There’s also an ancient city…

Ethan

  Origin: Hebrew אֵיתָן (Hebrew) Meaning: solid, enduring, strong Variants: Eitan, Eytan (Hebrew); Aithan (Biblical Greek); Etan (German, Polish)

Ahab

Origin: Hebrew  ( אַחְאָב ) Meaning: from Hebrew אָח (‘ach) meaning “brother” and אֲב (‘av) “father” meaning “brother of the father” or “uncle” The name is from the fourth book of A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Miserable Mill), the name of a hospital mentioned only once. There were very few A names I could find in the series,…

Sidon

Origin: Greek, Hebrew Meaning: Sidon was the name of a chief city in ancient Phoenicia (now known as Saida, in Lebanon) which was founded in the 3rd millennium BC, a place famous for its purple dye. The name most likely comes from Phoenician Tzidhon  “fishing place” or “fishery” from tzud (to hunt, capture) though there also seems to…

Ozias

Origin: Greek Οζιας (Ancient Greek) Meaning: form of Uzziah ( עֻזִּיָּה ) meaning “my power is Yahweh” or “my strength is Yahweh” Variants: Uzziah (Hebrew)

Simeon

Origin: Hebrew ( שִׁמְעוֹן ) Hebrew ( Симеон ) Bulgarian Serbian Meaning: from Hebrew Shim’on, a variant of Greek Simon meaning “he has heard” or “God is listening”

Keren

Origin: Hebrew ( קֶרֶן ) Meaning: “horn” or “ray of light”