Tuesday, June 3, 2014

What's in a Name?

Here's a set of Biblical names for you.  Most originate from Hebrew.

Remember, if you have any requests regarding names with certain meanings, or "genres" (Fantasy, Victorian, Scandinavian, etc.), don't hesitate to comment!


Tekoa
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Biblical
Pronunciation:  teh-KO-ah (possibly)

Meaning & History
Means "stockade" in Hebrew.  This was a the name of both a city and a son of Ashhur in the Old Testament.  (1 Chronicles 2:24; 4:5; 2 Chronicles 11:6)

Noya
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Hebrew
Pronunciation:  noi-YAH, NOI-yah (possibly)

Meaning & History
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.




Oren
Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Hebrew
Pronunciation:  ah-REN (possibly)

Meaning & History
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.



Atarah
Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Hebrew, Biblical
Pronunciation:  AT-a-rah (English)

Meaning & History
Means "crown" in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament, this was the given name of the wife of Jerahmeel. (1 Chronicles 2:26)



Names & meanings via behindthename.com.
Photos via Pinterest.

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2 comments:

Morgan said...

Oooh, I love the first girls picture! Her freckles are so pretty!
Love your name posts, Sarah!

Risa said...

Love the Hebrew names. :) I really like the sound of them and they often have such great meanings. Perfect for a fantasy. ;)