What Are Some Popular Biblical Baby Girl Names?


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Three popular biblical baby girl names are Hannah, Bethany, and Abigail. Each of these names come from names of people or places that are mentioned in the Bible.

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What Are Some Popular Biblical Baby Girl Names?
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Hannah is a biblical name meaning "favor" or "grace" in Hebrew. Hannah is the name of a woman in the Old Testament who was the mother of Samuel, a prophet. Mention of Hannah is in 1 Samuel 1:2.

Another popular name, Bethany, means "house of figs" in Hebrew. Bethany is the name of a town mentioned in the New Testament of the Bible where Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus lived. A specific reference to the name Bethany is in Matthew 21:17. A very common variation or shortening of the name Bethany is Beth. Beth itself means "house," but it is also the second letter of the Hebrew alphabet and appears throughout the Bible.

A final biblical name that has found distinct popularity in recent years is Abigail. According to the United States Social Security Administration, Abigail has been a "Top 10" baby name since 2001. It is a Hebrew name meaning "my father is joy." Abigail was a wife of King David. There is a reference to Abigail in the Bible in the book of 1 Samuel.

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