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Historical Christian Names

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Katherine

Name pronunciation: KATH-eh-rin or KATH-rin Origin of name: Greek Meaning of name: pure, clean, chaste The Story Behind This Historical Christian Name There are not actually any characters in the Bible named Katherine. However, the name has a rich Christian historical heritage, and likely originated with the Greek word “katharos”, which was translated as “pure” […]

Zoe

Name pronunciation: ZOH-ee Origin of name: Greek Meaning of name: Life, abundant life The Story Behind This Historical Christian Name There are several notable historical Christian women who had the name Zoe, including two empresses in the Byzantine empire and St. Zoe, a Roman noblewoman martyred for her faith during Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of the […]

Christopher

Name pronunciation: KRIS-to-fur Origin of name: Greek Meaning of name: bearing Christ, carrier of the Anointed One The Story Behind This Historical Christian Baby Name There are several legends attributed to St. Christopher, but almost no factual or historical records for the original “Saint”. The legends say Christopher was a giant Canaanite (18 feet tall), […]

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Naming Your Baby

Choosing a name for your baby is a great privilege and an exciting part of the pregnancy and birth process. New parents have many hopes for their children, and Christian parents especially tend to consider biblical names for their meaning and heritage. We hope you'll find something on this site that inspires you and helps you in the name selection process. A biblical Christian name is a gift you can give your baby that will last a lifetime!