Biblical baby names have been in style since the 1960s when parents started to revive such boy names from the bible as Samuel and Joshua, Aaron and Adam. Over the decades, biblical names for both boys and girls have become popular. Noah and Jacob have both held the top spot for baby boy names in recent years.

Short names -- three letters or even two -- have been a trend throughout Europe. The name popularity lists of The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Germany especially are peppered with strong short names for both girls and boys. Now, these rare short names ready to become much, well, bigger in the US too. I have research on the hottest new Biblical baby names and the trends they populate named Short Names as one of the top baby name trends of the future. These twelve brief names are on the secret hotlist.

Top 12 Biblical Baby Names

  • ADA
  • AMI
  • ASA
  • BUZ
  • EVE
  • GAD
  • IRA
  • JOB
  • NOA
  • RAM
  • URI
  • ZEB

Ada Origin and Meaning

The name Ada is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble, nobility".Ada is derived from the German name Adelaide, which came from the ancient name Adalheidis. The root, adal, is a Germanic word meaning “noble.” Ada can also be considered a variation of the biblical name Adah, pronounced AH-da, one of the first girls’ names mentioned in the Book of Genesis. Ada is one of the classic baby names for girls that are suddenly super stylish again.

Ami Origin and Meaning

The name Ami is a boys name. Means "trustworthy, reliable" in Hebrew. This was the name of a servant of King Solomon in the Old Testament.

Asa Origin and Meaning

The name Asa is a boy's name meaning Asa: a Hebrew name meaning healer and/or physician (Ase). Asa (pronounced "aa-saa"): an Igbo Nigerian name with the meaning "Beautiful”. It's a unisex name.

  • Asa: Indonesian for "Hope".
  • Asa: Punjabi means “Hope”
  • Asa: Filipino means “Hope”.

A name used in the old testament. . It became a popular American name because of the influence of the Puritans in the 17th century. (Source)

Buz Origin and Meaning

The name Buz is a boy's name meaning "contempt".

A name used in the Old Testament, as well as a variation of Buzz.

Eve Origin and Meaning

The name Eve is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "life".

Eve, the oldest name in the Book, is now coming back into style, having the virtues of simplicity and purity, yet with more strength and resonance than other single-syllable names like Ann. British actor Clive Owen chose Eve for his daughter, as did Jessica Capshaw.

Gad Origin and Meaning

The name Gad is a boy's name meaning "fortune".

Simple Biblical name with an auspicious meaning. There are two men named Gad in the Old Testament — one the first son of Jacob and Zilpah, and the other a prophet of King David.

Gad can also be used as a nickname for the name Gadiel.

Ira Origin and meaning 

The name Ira is a boy's and a girl's name. In Hebrew, the name Ira (עִירָא, Modern Hebrew Ira, Tiberian Hebrew ʻÎrâ) has several meanings, among them "Watchful".

In the United States, the given name Ira was in the top 100 names from 1880, the first year recorded, until 1896 and steadily declined for over a century; only in 2016 did the name return to the Social Security Administration's top 1000 names. The popularity of a Name". ssa.gov. The United States Social Security Administration. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

Job Origin and Meaning

The name Job is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "persecuted".

If you focus on the patience of the biblical Job, rather than his trials, the name becomes more usable. He was, after all, the Old Testament hero of the Book of Job, whose faith was severely tested by God but remained faithful. The name was used by Puritans and Christian fundamentalists and can be found in the novels of Dickens, George Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson...

Noa origin and meaning

Noa is both a male and female first name as well as a surname.

In Israel, the name Noa (Hebrew: נוֹעָה‎) is a popular name for girls. In the Hebrew Bible, Noa was one of the Five Daughters of Zelophehad.[1] The name should not be confused with the male first name Noah.

Ram Origin and Meaning

The name Ram is a boy's name of Sanskrit origin meaning "archer; pleasing".

One of the most familiar, and assertive, names found throughout the Middle East and India, with a macho soap opera aura in this country.

Gender: Male Meaning of Ram: "archer; pleasing" Origin of Ram: Arabic; Sanskrit

Uri Origin and Meaning

The name Uri is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my flame, my light".This short but strong name, commonly heard in Israel, has a lot of crossover potential and is among the most usable on the minuscule menu of U names.

They are two Uris in the Old Testament--the father of Bezalel, an artisan blessed with the skill to create the meeting tent and ark of the covenant for Moses, and the father of Geber, one of the twelve officials who provided nourishment for Solomon. Uri is a symbolic name for boys born on Hanukkah.

Zeb Origin and Meaning

The name Zeb is a boy's name.

Short and to-the-point, it turns an ancient biblical name into a friendly cowboy.

Origin of Zeb: Diminutive of Zebediah or Zebulon Meaning of Zebediah: Hebrew, "gift of Jehovah"

Top 12 Hottest, Coolest, Shortest Biblical Baby Names

Other Biblical Baby Names

Along with Noah and Jacob, other biblical baby names in the US Top 50 include Ethan, Abigail, Benjamin, Elizabeth, Samuel, Elijah, Hannah, and Leah. The Bible is full of historic hidden gems, such as Tirzah, Eli, Jethro, Zilla, and Boaz.

More recently, Biblical prophet names like Abraham and Moses, long thought too antiquated for babies, have been resurrected, as parents look deeper and deeper into the Bible in search of more unique bible names. Here is the full complement of biblical baby names, both popular and unique, in use today.

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