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Biblical Names Still Popular Today

Can you guess the names of Bible characters that are still in the top 70 most common baby names in the United States?
For the year 2018
Very minor characters filled in by default
Last updated: May 13, 2019
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Clue
Boy's Name
2
Ark builder
N
Noah
4
Brother of Jesus
J
James
6
Youngest son of Israel
B
Benjamin
7
Prophet who raised the dead
E
Elijah
11
Metalworker
A
Alexander
12
Cymbal player
E
Ethan
13
Patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel
J
Jacob
14
An archangel
M
Michael
15
Spent a night in the lion's den
D
Daniel
20
Gospel author
M
Matthew
21
Last of the judge, first of the major prophets
S
Samuel
22
King, giant-slayer, lyre player
D
David
23
Had a coat of many colors
J
Joseph
27
Ate locusts and honey
J
John
29
Gospel author
L
Luke
33
Patriarch whose tribe became priests
L
Levi
34
Son of Abraham who God demanded as a sacrifice (before recanting)
I
Isaac
35
Another archangel
G
Gabriel
41
Made the walls of Jericho tumble
J
Joshua
43
First disciple of Jesus
A
Andrew
45
Lone survivor in the wilderness
C
Caleb
47
Founder of one of the 12 tribes
A
Asher
48
Prophet who helped Solomon become king
N
Nathan
49
Doubted Jesus's wounds
T
Thomas
51
Predicted the coming of Jesus
I
Isaiah
53
King of Judah after Amon
J
Josiah
58
Second-to-last of the judges
E
Eli
59
Led Israelites back to Jerusalem from Babylon
E
Ezra
60
Moses's brother and spokesman
A
Aaron
63
Son of Saul; Friend of the giant-slayer
J
Jonathan
65
Prophet who predicted doom and gloom
J
Jeremiah
 
 
 
 
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Clue
Girl's Name
11
Wife of Nabal. Married the giant slayer after God struck Nabal dead
A
Abigail
13
Mother of the locusts and honey eater
E
Elizabeth
17
Her house informed about quarrels
C
Chloe
33
Barren woman who prayed for a son and got one
H
Hannah
41
Wife of the patriarch of the 12 tribes
L
Leah
54
Elderly Jewish woman who prophesied about Jesus
A
Anna
64
Ruth's mother in law
N
Naomi
67
Wife of Abraham, mother of Isaac
S
Sarah
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level 75
Nov 16, 2016
How about Gabriel at #22 and Elizabeth at #13.
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level 70
Nov 16, 2016
I was very surprised not to see either of those on here.
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level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Don't know how I missed those. Fixed!
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level 76
Nov 16, 2016
Isaiah in the top 75? Wow.
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level 56
Oct 26, 2018
I am still finding it very hard to believe that Isaiah is a more common baby name than Thomas now. Shows how things change, I suppose.
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level 69
Nov 16, 2016
Why are four of the names already given??
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level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Because they are incredibly minor characters in the Bible.
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level 82
Nov 17, 2016
I would've known Caleb would be more well known, as the other faithful spy, or Lone survivor of the Exodus. The way the clue is worded makes you think he's all alone out in the desert somewhere. But yeah, the other 3 would've stumped me.
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level 57
Nov 16, 2016
Does Mary make the cut?
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level ∞
Nov 17, 2016
Nope. The popularity of Mary continues to plummet. It is now ranked 124, an all-time low. Interesting facts:
  • About 25% of English women were named Mary in the year 1800.
  • It was the #1 name for girls born in the US every year from before 1900 to 1946.
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level 21
Feb 6, 2017
Pretty cool 😎
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level 45
Feb 12, 2017
There's still lots of Mary's around (because once-popular names aren't just going to vanish from existence once they stop being trendy, the people who got the name tend to hang around a long while....), but definitely not many young ones that I knew growing up (80's kid). One or two of my classmates that I remember, and several more had it as a middle name. But I was still surprised to find it not make the list at all since it's still common. Now on the other hand, I have NEVER met anyone else with either of my grandmother's names, young or old. Nolaine and Muriel. Definitely not names that you see today at all.
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level 75
Jun 29, 2018
Had a grandmother and a great aunt both named Mary. They'd both be over 90 if they were still alive.
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level 76
Nov 17, 2016
Caleb wasn't the only survivor in the wilderness. Joshua did too.
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level 53
May 15, 2019
Did someone say my name?
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level 60
Dec 2, 2016
Nice one. Missed 4. Should have got them all.
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level 61
May 17, 2019
Same here, I'm a bit embarrassed. I know the names but then I get mixed up in my head on the quizzes sometimes. Sooo many J names. :-)
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level 46
Feb 11, 2017
How about Rachel?
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level 56
May 25, 2019
I'm curious about this too. From what I've seen it is a common name. It's even my sister's name.
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level 47
Feb 11, 2017
Mathew should be accepted for Matthew
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level 46
Feb 11, 2017
whoa, no Mark?
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level ∞
May 13, 2019
Only one of the Gospels that doesn't make the cut
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level 43
Feb 11, 2017
Gabriel is actually not an archangel.
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level 58
Feb 14, 2017
He's not specifically called one in the Bible, but he is in plenty of other sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel
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level 44
Feb 11, 2017
I thought Peter and Paul would also appear here.
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level 44
Feb 13, 2017
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level 61
Feb 13, 2017
And Mary. Surprised Puff wasn't on their either.
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level 82
May 17, 2019
:)
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level 74
Feb 11, 2017
A A Ron.
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level 47
Feb 11, 2017
I can't believe Jesus isn't on here. It seems in New York,Miami,and L.A. half the Latin men are named Jesus, and these guys are natives.
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level 38
Jul 7, 2018
^Right!!! - And when you add the Jeshua and Joshua variations, it seem ridiculous to leave out Jesus.
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level 21
Feb 12, 2017
Should 'Elisabeth" be accepted for Elizabeth
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level ∞
May 13, 2019
Okay
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level 44
Feb 13, 2017
I have never met anyone named Josiah. This one really surprised me.
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level 70
Feb 13, 2017
Clearly you have not watched the West Wing. :-)
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level 70
Jul 9, 2017
Really surprised not to see Mahershalalhashbaz or Zaphenathpaneah on here. :-P Cool quiz!
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level 75
Jun 29, 2018
They'll make a come back some day. Along with Methuselah, Balthazar, and Ezekiel.
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level 75
May 13, 2019
Ezekiel is barely out of the running at #87.
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level 75
May 25, 2019
wow
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level 42
Jan 30, 2018
I love the name Leah! I didn’t realize it was that popular.
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level 63
May 13, 2019
I aimed to type Eli(ja) but it stops at Eli. Okay. Try again: Elija. It says "Already (Eli)"... It is quite inconsistent that Elija is a type-in for Eli but not for Elija(h), right?
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level 62
May 13, 2019
I've never seen Elijah spelled Elija, but I have seen many other full name spellings for Eli, so your logic is not good.
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level 75
May 13, 2019
Asher wasn't the first disciple of Jesus.
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level 69
May 13, 2019
Noticed the same thing. Answer Stats says "Founder of one of the 12 tribes", but the quiz itself repeats the clue for Andrew.
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level ∞
May 13, 2019
Sorry, about that. Fixed.
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level 56
May 15, 2019
Jesus didn't have brothers so the clue for James doesn't apply.
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level ∞
May 16, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James,_brother_of_Jesus
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level 75
May 25, 2019
I missed my mother's name.
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level 55
May 25, 2019
No Rebecca or Rachel?
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level 43
May 25, 2019
For anyone who watches Emmerdale, that should help, as the Dingle family all use biblical names, although not everyone appears on here. Got Eli, Sarah, Aaron, Isaac, Sam and Noah.
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level 28
May 25, 2019
Abigail TOP 11 because of rdr2 and rdr