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Biblical Names Still Popular Today

Can you guess the names that appear in the Bible that are still in the top 75 most common baby names in the United States.
  • For the year 2015
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Nov 17, 2016
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Boy's Name
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Ark builder
4
Patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel
6
Cymbal player
Ethan
7
Brother of Jesus
8
Metalworker
Alexander
9
An archangel
10
Youngest son of Israel
11
Prophet who raised the dead
12
Spent a night in the lion's den
15
Gospel author
18
King, giant-slayer, lyre player
21
Had a coat of many colors
22
Another archangel
23
Last of the judges /
First of the major prophets
26
Ate locusts and honey
28
Gospel author
30
First disciple of Jesus
31
First circumcision victim
37
Lone survivor in the wilderness
Caleb
38
Prophet who helped Solomon
become king
33
Made the walls of Jericho tumble
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Boy's Name
42
Patriarch whose tribe became priests
48
Son of Saul; Friend of the giant-slayer
49
Predicted the coming of Jesus
51
Doubted Jesus's wounds
52
Moses's brother and spokesman
53
Second-to-last of the judges
55
Prophet who predicted doom and gloom
57
King of Judah after Amon
73
First man
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Girl's Name
7
Wife of Nabal. Married the giant slayer
after God struck Nabal dead
13
Mother of the locusts and honey eater
17
Her house informed about quarrels
Chloe
28
Barrren woman who prayed
for a son and got one
36
Wife of the patriarch of the 12 tribes
44
Elderly Jewish woman
who prophesized about Jesus
58
Wife of Abraham, mother of Isaac
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level 69
Nov 16, 2016
How about Gabriel at #22 and Elizabeth at #13.
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level 65
Nov 16, 2016
I was very surprised not to see either of those on here.
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Nov 17, 2016
Don't know how I missed those. Fixed!
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level 70
Nov 16, 2016
Isaiah in the top 75? Wow.
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level 66
Nov 16, 2016
Why are four of the names already given??
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Nov 17, 2016
Because they are incredibly minor characters in the Bible.
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level 76
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 58
Nov 16, 2016
Does Mary make the cut?
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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 20
Feb 6, 2017
Pretty cool 😎
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level 44
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 66
Nov 17, 2016
Caleb wasn't the only survivor in the wilderness. Joshua did too.
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level 68
Nov 17, 2016
Spelling: Jewish
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Nov 17, 2016
Fixed
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level 55
Dec 2, 2016
Nice one. Missed 4. Should have got them all.
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level 49
Feb 11, 2017
I really don't want to get into a debate, but look how few girl names feature in the Bible, compared to boy names.
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level 78
Feb 11, 2017
There are plenty more; Mary, Ruth, Rebecca etc etc but they just don't feature in the most popular names today.
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Feb 11, 2017
Nevertheless, there are not a lot of female characters in the bible. Of the 50 most-mentioned characters, only two are women (Sarah and Rachel). And some women, such as Lot's wife, don't even get to have their own names.
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level 41
Feb 11, 2017
How about Rachel?
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level 46
Feb 11, 2017
Mathew should be accepted for Matthew
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level 48
Feb 11, 2017
whoa, no Mark?
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level 35
Feb 11, 2017
Gabriel is actually not an archangel.
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level 56
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 36
Feb 11, 2017
I thought Peter and Paul would also appear here.
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Feb 13, 2017
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level 64
Feb 13, 2017
And Mary. Surprised Puff wasn't on their either.
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level 70
Feb 11, 2017
A A Ron.
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level 48
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 28
Feb 11, 2017
"First circumcision victim"? Don't you think that's a bit religiously insensitive?
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level 43
Feb 12, 2017
Also, Isaac wasn't the first. He wasn't even born yet when Abraham first started circumcising the men of his family.
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level 56
Jul 25, 2017
Nope. Lack of consent = victim. Adult, informed consent, genuine lack of coercion? = not a victim.
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level 21
Feb 12, 2017
Should 'Elisabeth" be accepted for Elizabeth
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level 21
Feb 12, 2017
No Esther, Jesus or Ichabod?
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level 62
Feb 12, 2017
The description at the beginning should end with a question mark.
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level 62
Feb 12, 2017
Surprised not to see Rebecca and Rachel (or Rebekah and Rachael) here. Also, should be "prophesied" not "prophesized".
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level 45
Feb 13, 2017
I have never met anyone named Josiah. This one really surprised me.
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level 65
Feb 13, 2017
Clearly you have not watched the West Wing. :-)
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level 69
Jul 9, 2017
Really surprised not to see Mahershalalhashbaz or Zaphenathpaneah on here. :-P Cool quiz!
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