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Sarah
Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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

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

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