What Are the Meanings and Spiritual Connotations of Some Christian Names?

What Are the Meanings and Spiritual Connotations of Some Christian Names?

One Christian name, Aaron, means "exalted" or "high mountain." The Bible says that, in ancient Egypt, Aaron spoke for his brother Moses during their quest to free the Israeli slaves from Egypt.

After the Israelites left Egypt, Aaron became a high priest for the Israeli people. The name Aaron grew popular after the protestant reformation, and the name remains a popular choice among Christian parents as of 2015.

The Christian name Jonah derives from the Hebrew name Yonah. Jonah means "dove." Jonah is a book in the Old Testament, and it tells the tale of a man who refused to follow God's orders to preach the gospel, and as a result endured three days in the belly of a whale.

Jeremy and Jeremiah are two common Christian names that mean "God lifts up." Jeremiah is an Old Testament book of the Bible. The prophet Jeremiah wrote the book that bears his name and possibly also wrote the book of Lamentations.

The name Jason comes from Christian and Greek origins. The name means "to heal." In the Bible, Jason gave shelter to Paul and Silas. The name Paul means "humble" or "small." Several popes of the Catholic church chose to use the name Paul. Paul led the early Christian church and emerged as a key figure in Christianity following Jesus' crucifixion. He changed his name from Saul to Paul after undergoing a Christian conversion. The Christian name Paul derived from the Roman family name Paulus. Although parents rarely named their children Paul in the Middle Ages, the name gained popularity in the 17th century.