Biblical Dog Names

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Introduction

Finding inspiration in the Bible for your puppy’s name can be daunting because of all the unique names that are difficult to pronounce and people would give you a weird look at the dog park. You do not want to embarrass your dog with an odd name, instead you want to inspire greatness. However, there are interesting and fun names in the Bible that would be the perfect fit for your newest family addition. So, when you are planning to add a puppy to your family, crack open the Bible to search for the best biblical name for him or her. 

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Biblical Dog Name Considerations

Whether you are devote Christian or not, you can find a wealth of interesting names in the Bible. Both male and female names abound, some fairly common and others rather obscure or slightly wacky. Some people choose to name their canine companion after they get to know their personality; others have a name picked out before they even find their new puppy. Many of the biblical names can be used exactly as they are found within the Bible, or they can be shortened to give them a friendlier feel such as Abe instead of Abel or Zeke instead of Ezekiel.

When you are choosing a name for your puppy, think about the dogs in your neighborhood or family and try to avoid naming your new friend the same name or even something similar. This will help avoid some confusion when playing in the dog park or having doggy play dates. Family gatherings will also be less confusing if your puppy has a completely unique name from the other dogs in the extended family. Take the time to think through name ideas and get to know your puppy a bit before settling on the official name. Many times, you will know their perfect name when you meet and spend time with them. 

Male Biblical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Abel
Adam and Eve’s son that was murdered by his brother
5
Mark
Author of the second gospel in New Testament; only one to refer to Jesus as the son of Mary
5
Luke
Author of the third gospel in the New Testament
5
Jared
Called the forefather of Noah in Genesis
5
Ezekiel
Strength in God; name of Hebrew prophet
4
Solomon
The son of King David; also known as Jedidiah
4
Rufus
Son of Simon a Cyrenian who helped carry the cross of Jesus Christ; found in the Book of Mark
4
Meshach
One of three Jewish boys thrown into the fire by King Nebuchadnezzar
4
Jethro
Father or Zipporah and father-in-law of Moses; found in Exodus
4
Elijah
Yahweh is God; name of Israelite prophet
3
Matthew
Author of the first gospel in New Testament; apostle of Jesus
3
James
Apostles of Jesus; James the son of Zebedee and James the son of Alphaeus
3
Barabbas
Lovable Saint Bernard from the movie My Dog, a Thief
2
Seth
Son of Adam and Eve; found in Genesis
2
Levi
The third son of Jacob; apostle Matthew’s name before he began following Jesus
2
Gideon
Great warrior; military leader found in the Book of Judges
1
Simon
The Zealot was an apostle of Jesus and can be found mentioned in Acts, Luke, Matthew and Mark
1
Samson
Israelite warrior with extreme strength from his uncut hair; found in the Book of Judges
1
Adam
The first man created by God
0
Noah
Builder of the infamous ark that saved animal pairs during the great flood
0
Moses
Led the exodus Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red Sea; brought the 10 commandments to his people
0
Micah
One of the 12 minor prophets of Tanakh; contemporary of Isaiah, Hosea and Amos
0
Josiah
The son of King Amon and grandson of Manasseh
0
Jonah
Prophet in the Book of Jonah; story of Jonah and the whale
0
Jacob
Father of the 12 tribes of Israel
0
Gabriel
God is my strength; angel that delivers message of Jesus’ birth to Mary
0
Asher
Son of Zilpah and Jacob and younger brother of Gad; found in Genesis
-1
Isaac
He will laugh; son of Abraham and Sarah
-3
Reuben
Eldest son of Jacob and Leah; founder of the Tribe of Reuben
-4
Joshua
One of the 12 Israelite spies sent by Moses into Canaan

Female Biblical Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Miriam
Sister of Moses and Aaron; Prophet that appears in Exodus
7
Mara
Meaning bitter it is the name Naomi gave herself when she returned from Moab
6
Naomi
Wife of Elimelech and mother-in-law of Ruth; meaning my joy
6
Mary
Mother of Jesus; many other women were named Mary throughout Scripture
6
Anna
Means grace or favor; the first woman Christian missionary
5
Vashti
First wife of Persian King Ahasuerus
5
Susanna
White lily; one of the women healed by Jesus
5
Kezia
The second daughter of Job; beautiful
5
Eve
The first woman created by God; from Adam’s rib
4
Phoebe
Deacon of the church of Cenchreae; found in Romans 16
4
Esther
The Jewish woman who became the wife of Persian King Ahasuerus
3
Tamar
A palm tree; Canaanite who married Er
3
Lydia
Woman baptized in Acts 16; meaning beauty
3
Candace
Ruler of children; Ethiopian queen mentioned in Luke
3
Adah
Beauty or adornment; the first woman named after Eve in the Bible
3
Abigail
Means cause of joy; wife of David in the Old Testament
2
Sarah
Abraham’s wife; mother of Isaac
2
Dinah
Daughter of Jacob and Leah of the Old Testament
1
Delilah
Woman who deceived Samson; found in the Old Testament
0
Jezebel
Wife of King Ahab; convinced King Ahab to worship other gods besides Yahweh
0
Drusilla
Granddaughter of Herod; means watered by the dew
0
Chloe
A convert of Paul; means blooming
-1
Zillah
Shadow of darkness; one of Lamech’s wives
-1
Rachel
Jacob’s second wife; daughter of Laban
-1
Orpah
The daughter-in-law of Naomi; means young doe or fawn
-1
Leah
Became Jacob’s wife through the deception of her father, Laban
-1
Beulah
The land of Israel as described by the prophet Isaiah
-2
Jael
The woman who murdered a man while he slept; wild
-2
Hannah
Means Grace of God; the mother of Samuel
-2
Angel
Heavenly being or messenger of God

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