Each of us has been given a name by our parents; some before birth, some after. I have often wondered why a certain name was given. Was it chosen because of an ancestor, an entertainer Mama liked, or just something that popped into Mama and Daddy’s head?
As it turns out each name has a a hidden meaning, a deeper Biblical meaning. Here are some of the more common names we have been given according to the book, “What’s in a Name?” by Linda Francis, John Hartzel, and Al Palmquist.
Name Literal Meaning Godly Characteristic
Adam A man of the earth God’s creation
Adeline Nobleness Woman of Esteem
Adrian “Black earth” – Latin Creative Heart
Al Cheerful Cheerful one
Alice Truthful one Truth
Amanda Worthy of Love Beloved
Anne Gracious one Gracious one
April Opening; Born in April New in Faith
Arthur Noble one or Bear man Man of Integrity
Benjamin Son of the right hand Favored son
Carol Womanly; Song Song of joy
Charlotte Little womanly one Full of Grace
Cheryl The epitome of femininity Womanly
Daniel God is my judge God is Judge
David Beloved one Beloved
Debra The bee Seeking one
Diane Divine one In God’s glory
Elizabeth Consecrated to God Consecrated one
Ellen Bright one Bright one
Frank Free man Living in freedom
Gregory Watchman; watchful one Watchful one
Jack The supplanter Truthful
John God is gracious God’s gracious gift
Judy Praised of God Praised of God
Kay Pure one Pure one
Kristi Christian Follower of Christ
Linda Pretty one Beauty
Margaret A pearl A pearl
Martha A lady Woman of discretion
Mary Myrrh Living fragrance
Mia Mine Belonging to God
Nancy Grace Gracious one
Paul Little Dependent on God
Peter Rock Strong in Spirit
Robert Shining with fame Excellent worth
Ruth Compassionate. Beautiful Compassionate
Sharon A princess A princess
Stan Dweller at the Rocky Meadow Sturdy spirit
Steve Crowned one Crowned one
Sue & Susan Lily or graceful Lily Full of grace
Teresa Reaper Industrious
Thomas A twin Seeker of truth
Vanessa No literal meaning Walks with God
Wanda Wanderer Walks with God
Wayne Wagoner or wagonmaker Lifter of cares
William Resolute protector Great protector
Zachary Jehovah has remembered The Lord remembers
I’m sorry if your name isn’t here. Too many to list. Just put it in the comment section and I’ll look it up.
Blessings to you.
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This one is fun and entertaining, Sue! Enjoy your day…
“The crowned one” Lol…
Thank you “crowned one.” 🙂
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You are welcome. 🙂
Very True Sue, Names are important, Anne, Anna , Annie etc all come from the Hebrew Name Hannah and yes it does mean Grace as your Name does too.
I would like to also add Sue, what I also see in you is Faithfulness to God and to the Body of Christ, you stand firm on His Truth and also seek to uplift and encourage us as His Children, I’m so Thankful our paths crossed.
Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.
Thank you so much Anne. If you read my book, “Laying Down my Net” you would see how true your words are. Do you live in the U.S.? If so, I would be happy to send you one as my gift if you would like and e-mail me your address. firstname.lastname@example.org I do not share personal info. so be assured your address will be private.
I live in Queensland Australia Sue but Thank you for your kindness in wanting to send me your book and also for what you share about the happenings in the U.S.A but mostly when you share your own heart focus and for this I respect you greatly.
Blessings – Anne.
Thank you Anne. I’m sorry but it’s just way too expensive and red tape to be able to send a book out of the country. If you get Amazon.com it can be ordered through them. It’s worth the read. 🙂 I really appreciate your kind thoughts and words. Thank you again.
I didn’t expect you to send your book to me Sue, I know how expensive the postage is to and from America but I thought it was very kind that you wanted to if I had lived in the U.S.A.
God asks us who will contend with Him against Evil and I appreciate very much that you do Sue and I’m sure your Book would reflect this and with His Truth that is confirmed in Scripture.
Blessings – Anne.