50 Best Biblical Dog Names and Their Meaning

By Julie •  Updated: 10/29/20 •  12 min read
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Have you just adopted a dog a need to find them a unique name? Do you have new puppy that needs a name? If you’re a religious person or one who is strongly spiritual and inspired by the Christian Bible, then you’ve come the right place.

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We’ve put together a list of Biblical names that could be a good fit for your dog or puppy! The research was fun and interesting, and we were able to find Biblical names that would be a good fit for boy or girl dogs.

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Now, let’s get started the list of Biblical dog names!

Biblical Dog Names Male

Here are some great Biblical dog names boy!

1). Aaron: this is a Hebrew name that means “exalted, strong.” In the Bible, Aaron was the brother of Moses, and he helped Moses with the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt to the Promised Land. This could be a great name for a dog who is a born leader.

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2). Abiel: means “God is my father” in Hebrew. This name is used twice in the Bible. This could be the perfect name for a dog who really loves his dad pet parent!

3). Abijah: this is the name of one of the ancient kings of Israel. This may be the perfect name for a dog who believes he’s in charge!

4). Adriel: was a nobleman in the ancient kingdom of Israel. The meaning of this name in Hebrew can be “God’s helper; mans saver.” If you have a St. Bernard, this would be a very fitting name for him, or for a dog who is a service dog.

5). Rufus: this is the name of who was the son of Simon the Cyrenian, who helped Jesus carry the cross. This name means “red haired,” and could be the perfect name for an Irish Setter or a Golden Retriever.

6). Luke: is the author of the third gospel in the New Testament that bears his name. This is a Greek name which means “person from Lucania.” Luke is thought to have been a physician, so if you have a dog who knows when you’re not feeling well, or who is a service dog, this could be a great name for him!

7). Gideon: this is the name of a great warrior and military leader in the Old Testament. This name in Hebrew means “woodsman.” If you and your fur baby love to walk in the woods, this could a great name for him!

8). Micah: this is the name of one of the 12 minor prophets in the Bible. He lived at the same time as Isaiah, Hosea and Amos. This name means “Who is like God”? If your dog likes to give warning of possible intruders, this could be a great name for him.

9). Samson: this is the name of another great warrior from the Old Testament. He was known for having extreme strength that was due to his uncut hair. This name means “sun or service” in Hebrew. Does your canine companion have long hair? Then this could be the perfect name for him.

10). Jethro: this is the name of Moses’ father-in-law, the father of Zipporah, his wife. This name means “abundance” in Hebrew. We think this would be a great name for almost any boy dog!

11). Seth: is the name of one of Adam & Eve’s sons. This name means “appointed” in Hebrew. If you feel your fur baby is a gift from heaven, then this could be a great name for your dog.

12). Reuben: this is the name of the oldest son of Jacob and Leah, who was the founder of the tribe of Reuben, one of the 12 tribes of Israel. This name means “behold, a son” in Hebrew.

13). Elijah: this is the name of one of major prophets in the Old Testament. In Hebrew, this name means “My God is Yahweh.” This is a very pretty name that would be fitting for any boy dog.

14). Noah: this is the name of the builder of the ark that saved animals and humans from the great flood. In Hebrew, this is a name that means “rest, peace.” Does your fur baby love to nap? This could be the perfect name for him!

15). Levi: this is the name of the third son of Jacob, and the name of the apostle Matthew before his name was changed by Jesus. This name in Hebrew means “Joined in harmony.” What a beautiful name! Does your dog bring harmony to your life? Then this is the best name for him!

16). Mark: this is the name of the second gospel in the New Testament, which also bears his name. This name in Hebrew means “warlike.”

17). Jared: is one of the long-lived patriarchs listed in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. In Hebrew, this name means “to descend.” Do you have a dog who is the son of another dog in your family? Then this would be a great name for him!

18). Jonah: this is the name of the prophet in the Book of Jonah, who was famously swallowed by a whale. This name means “a dove.” If you have a fur baby who is peaceful like a dove, then this would be a great name for him.

19). James: this is the name of one of Jesus’ 12 apostles. In Hebrew this name means “supplanter.” If your fur baby has taken over your heart, then what better name could you choose for him?

20). Isaac: this is the name of one of the sons of Abraham and Sarah in Genesis, which is the first book of the Old Testament. Isaac means “he will laugh.” If your fur baby brings you much happiness, and makes you laugh, this is a very apt name choice!

21). Benjamin: this is the name of the last son of Jacob, and the 2nd son of Rachel. In Hebrew this name means “son of the right side.”

22). Boaz: in the Old Testament book of Ruth, Boaz is the man who married Ruth, who was the daughter-in-law of Naomi. This name in Hebrew means “strength.” If you have a strong dog, what a beautiful name this would be for him!

23). Caleb: in Hebrew means “dog.” Caleb was blessed by God for his unyielding faith. If you have a fur baby that you adopted from a rescue, and he’s kept his faith in humans, this would be the perfect name for him.

24). Ezra: means “aid” in Hebrew. This is the name of the religious leader who returned with the Jews from captivity and exile in Babylon. He led a reawakening of the people’s faith and reestablished the Jewish community in Jerusalem.

25). Jesse: this name in Hebrew means “gift.” This is the name of the father of a great Hebrew king named David. Does your fur baby feel like a gift in your life? Then this is the best name for him!

Biblical Dog Names Female

Now, here are some Christian dog names for girls!

26). Ada: this is the name of the wife of Esau in the book of Genesis. This name means “noble and kind” in Hebrew. This would be a great name for a dog who is very dedicated to her pet parents.

27). Atarah: means “crown,” and this is the name of the second wife of Jerahmeel in the first book of Chronicles. We think this is a beautiful name for any girl dog.

28). Baara: this is the name of a Moabitess woman who married Shaharaim, of the tribe of Benjamin. This name means “flame,” and could be a great name for a lady dog who has a very bright spirit and/or who has very bright colored fur.

29). Bernice: this is a Greek name that means “bring victory.” This would be the perfect name for a dog who loves to victoriously bring back toys you’ve thrown for her to fetch!

30). Candace: this name means “queen, or ruler of children,” and was the name of an Ethiopian queen in the Bible.

31). Deliah: means “desired,” and is the name of the woman who famously fell in love with Samson, but cut is hair and took away his strength. Has your lady dog stolen your heart? Then this is a great name for her!

32). Esther: means “star” in Persian. She was the woman who married the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) and saved her people from genocide. Her name is also the name of one of the books in the Old Testament, which shares her story.

33). Dinah: is a Hebrew name which means “justice, or one who judges.” Dinah was one of the daughters of Leah and Jacob.

34). Naomi: this is a name that means “beautiful,” and is the name of Ruth’s mother-in-law.

35). Miriam: this is the name of the sister of Moses and Aaron, whose name means “of the sea” in Hebrew. If your lady dog loves water of all types, then this is the best name for her!

36). Vashti: this is the name of a famous queen who was married to the Persian king Ahasuerus (from the story of Esther). Vashti is famous for denying the wishes of the king. This could be a great name if your fur baby happens to have a little bit of an independent spirit.

37). Kezia: was the second daughter of Job, which in Hebrew means “tree bark.” We just think this is a pretty name for any girl dog.

38). Angel: in Hebrew means “messenger of God.” In the Bible, angels frequently bring messages directly from god. If your fur baby has brought a message of love and light to your heart, then this is the best name for her!

39). Phoebe: is the name of the woman who was a deacon at the church of Cenchreae in Romans 16. This is a Greek name that means “bright, shining.” Does your canine companion have a shiny, bright personality or spirit? Then this is a great name for her!

40). Lydia: is the name of a woman who was baptized in Acts 16. This is a Greek name that means “from Lydia, Greece.” In the Bible, Lydia was also a businesswoman. If your fur baby is independent and likes to work, then this would be the perfect name for her, plus it’s pretty!

41). Abigail: in Hebrew this name means “cause of joy,” and is the name of King David in the Old Testament. We like this name and think it would also be cute shortened “Abby.”

42). Sarah: is the name of Abraham’s wife and the mother of Isaac. Her name in Hebrew means “princess.” This could be a pretty name for a small dog such as a toy Poodle!

43). Hannah: means “grace of God,” and was the mother of Samuel the prophet. She was a person of great faith.

44). Chloe: this is the name of one of Paul’s converts in the New Testament, and her name means “blooming.”

45). Orpah: this is the name of the daughter-in-law of Naomi who decided to stay in her own country, rather than follow her mother-in-law back to Israel. Her name means “young doe or fawn.”

46). Joanna: is the name of a woman who was healed by Jesus Christ in Luke. Her name in Hebrew means “Jehovah has shown favor.” What a beautiful name!

47). Julia: this is a Latin name which means “youthful, downy or curly headed.” This is the name of a wife of sister of Philologus, who was a Roman. She is named in a letter written by Paul, in Romans 16:15.

48). Persis: this is the name of a woman mentioned in the greeting of a letter written by Paul, in Romans 16:12. Her name means “one who takes by storm,” and she was great worker for the Lord in the early Roman Church.

49). Prisca: is a form of the name Priscilla, which is the name of another woman greeting in the opening of a letter written by Paul, in 2 Timothy 4:19. Her name means “worth or venerable.”

50). Rizpah: this a Hebrew name that means “hot or baking stone.” She became the concubine of Saul. We think this is a very pretty and unusual name for any lady dog.

And finally, let’s take a look at some very interesting facts about the Bible!

Interesting Bible Facts

Here are some fun facts about the Christian Bible!

1). The Word “Bible” Means “Book”

Did you know the word “Bible” literally means “book”? While most of us view the Bible as one book, it is in fact a collection of books 66 books in the Protestant Bible, and 73 books in the Catholic Bible.

The books in the Bible are considered to be the words of God, making the Bible a library of books of Divine origin.

2). The Two Main Sections of the Bible are the Old Testament & the New Testament

The books of the Bible are divided into two main sections: the Old and New Testaments.

The Old Testament is the first part of the Christian Bible. It contains which are from the sacred writings of the Jews known as the Torah (Pentateuch). These books were written from about 1000 BC to 100 BC. And these were the books that Jesus Christ studied.

The Old Testament helps Christians understand the New Testament and the teachings of Christ.

3). The New Testament Contains the Teachings of Christ & His Apostles

The New Testament contains the teachings of Christ & His apostles. These books are unique to the Christian faith and all were written in Greek.

This section of the Bible tells about Jesus’ birth, life, ministry, as well as about his death and resurrection. These books also tell about the growth of the early Christian Church and the further preaching and teachings of Christ’s apostles.

4). The Bible is the Best-Selling Book of All Times

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Bible is the best-selling and most widely book in the world.

5). The Bible Has Been Translated into Hundreds of Languages

The Bible has been translated into about 7,099 languages around the world. In addition, it takes an average reader about 43.79 hours to read the Bible’s 788,280 words!

Those are some highly interesting Bible facts!

We hope you enjoyed this list of Religious dog names and that you were able to find just the right name for your canine companion!

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.

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