Biblical Girl Names

Biblical girl names are classically popular, and here’s the thing: There are plenty of bible names for girls to choose from for your daughter. From Abigail to Tabitha, there are many beautiful—and some slightly offbeat—biblical girl names to consider for your daughter. Check out our favorite girl bible names, and get inspired!


Abigail was an Old Testament queen and wife of David, who was noted for her beauty and intelligence. It was an uberpopular name back in Colonial times, and it’s one of the bible names for girls that’s currently on the rise again—it’s been in the top 10 for years.



Delilah became synonymous with seduction as a biblical temptress—she’s the woman who did in warrior Samson. But these days, Delilah has become one of the more popular Biblical girl names. It means “to flirt.”


Saint Elizabeth appears in the bible as the mother of the prophet John the Baptist—and is related to Mary. It’s one of the more common saint names for girls, a name given to two of the most popular English queens, and a consistent top 20 classic.


Uberpopular in the early part of the 20th century, this Persian name that means “star,” is a rising star again among bible girl names. She was an Old Testament queen who bravely ensured the safety of the Jews.


Looking for good bible names for girls? You don’t have to get far into the Old Testament to run into Eve, the mother of human civilization. And if you like ultrapopular Ava, this is a similar-but-more-unique option.


One of the most popular biblical names for girls, Hannah was the mom of Samuel in the Old Testament. The name means “grace.”


The pancake syrup brand may make this sweet name a little less appealing—even though it’s plenty popular across the pond in the UK. Jemima means “dove,” and its Old Testament claim to fame is as the daughter of the much-beleaguered Job.


Last popular in the mid-20th century, this classic is making a slight comeback—perhaps due to its use for the young daughter of Rick Grimes on Walking Dead. Judith in the Bible was a beauty and has her own Old Testament book—and popular Judiths include actresses Judy Garland, Judi Dench, and Judith Light.


Leah was the first wife of Jacob, and remains one of the most perennially beloved girl bible names. It’s currently in the top 50 baby names.


This name didn’t get much play in the past, due to it being connected with Adam’s first wife—who wanted to be equal to him and was shunned and demonized as a result. But now that it’s become synonymous with strong, outspoken women (see the Lilith music festivals and Bebe Neuwirth’s forceful psychologist character from Cheers and Frasier), it’s become a cool alternative to classic names like Lily and Lillian.


Once a consistent top 50 baby name, Martha has fallen off—despite its connection with our country’s first First Lady, the first lady of style and taste (Martha Stewart), and a New Testament figure who took care of Jesus. Martha is still in the top 1000, and it’s one of the most beloved saint names for girls.


One of the more offbeat girl bible names, Magdalena is associated with Mary Magdalene, a faithful follower of Jesus. It’s a unique way to get to the popular nickname Maggie.


One of the quintessential—and consistently popular—biblical girl names, Mary is the mother of God. The name means “bitter,” and was a top 10 favorite for decades, but has slipped into the top 150 for girls.


Miriam is a bible name for girls with a lovely meaning—“wished-for child”—and a cooler, fresher version of Mary. The name appeared in the Old Testament as Moses’ sister.


Currently in the top 100 baby names, Naomi was the mother-in-law of Ruth, and means “pleasant.”


Rachel is on a slow and steady decline after a peak of popularity in the 1970s through the early 2000s—perhaps in part due to the 1990s sitcom phenomenon Friends. She was Jacob’s wife in the Old Testament.


This is the more authentic spelling of the classic Rebecca—a name that means “servant of God,” and the Old Testament’s wife of Isaac.


A top 10 favorite at the turn of the 20th century, Ruth is launching a comeback. She has her own book dedicated to her story in the Old Testament, and her name is synonymous with kindness and compassion.


Salome means “peace,” even if her biblical story is anything but peaceful—she was involved in the death of John the Baptist.


One of the most beloved of all biblical girl names, Sarah was the wife of Abraham. The name means “princess,” and has been one of the top 150 for more than a century.


A lovely name that means “lily,” Susannah was a biblical figure who was falsely accused of infidelity.


A sweet name that means “gazelle,” Tabitha was the daughter on the classic ’60s sitcom, Bewitched.

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