Biblical baby names have been in style since the 1960s when parents started to revive such boy names from the bible as Samuel and Joshua, Aaron and Adam. Over the decades, biblical names for both boys and girls have become popular. Noah and Jacob have both held the top spot for baby boy names in recent years.
Short names — three letters or even two — have been a trend throughout Europe. The name popularity lists of The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Germany especially are peppered with strong short names for both girls and boys. Now, these rare short names ready to become much, well, bigger in the US too. I have research on the hottest new Biblical baby names and the trends they populate named Short Names as one of the top baby name trends of the future. These twelve brief names are on the secret hotlist.
Top 12 Biblical Baby Names
Ada Origin and Meaning
Other Biblical Baby Names
Along with Noah and Jacob, other biblical baby names in the US Top 50 include Ethan, Abigail, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Samuel, Elijah, Hannah, and Leah. The Bible is full of historic hidden gems, such as Tirzah, Eli, Jethro, Zilla, and Boaz.
More recently, Biblical prophet names like Abraham and Moses, long thought too antiquated for babies, have been resurrected, as parents look deeper and deeper into the Bible in search of more unique bible names. Here is the full complement of biblical baby names, both popular and unique, in use today.