19 Rare & Unusual Baby Names From the Bible

Tanvier Peart | Jan 5, 2017 Pregnancy

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Expectant parents have been known to look just about anywhere for baby name inspiration, and whether the parents-to-be are religious or not, a great source to consider is the Bible. Aside from being a pretty long page-turner, this historical resource has some amazing baby name ideas for a new bundle of joy -- some of which are rarely used. This means we have some more unusual suggestions.

Noah. Mary. Joseph. Gabriel. Jacob. Jonah. Esther. Adam. Eve.

Yeah, we've heard of those before. Nothing wrong with them (at all), but we're thinking about uncommon biblical names that are hard to find on a key chain at a souvenir store. These distinctive names would require a closer reading of the Bible, so they're guaranteed not to be common on the playground. Perfect! 

After all, aren't more and more parents searching for names that others haven't used often? Gone are the days of all of the children in class having a couple of peers called by the same moniker. Different is the name of the game these days -- no pun intended. We put on our detective hats and did a deep dive to find names that are truly unusual. Names that are both meaningful and will sound special. Here's a look at some biblical baby names for both boys and girls that people don't hear every day -- or maybe didn't know came from the Bible. These might prove to be just the inspiration needed.

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