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Top Christian baby names for 2024

By Jason Stout
Top Christian Baby Names for 2023

What are the top Christian baby names for 2024? If you want to start a family or your family is growing, it’s not too early to think of meaningful or unique names that match your faith and hopes for your little one.

Whether you’re interested in a trendy name or prefer a timeless one, Bible names are great options. Wherever your path and prayers lead you, enjoy the journey! Choosing a baby name is just the beginning of your parenting adventure.

Choosing a Christian name for your baby

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.” (NLT)
[James 1:5]

Choosing the right name for your tiny bundle of joy is a tall order! As always, wise decisions start with prayer. Names and meanings are important in the Bible and are still important today. Being prayerful about what to name your newborn can be a blessing to them both now and in the future.

Whatever name you choose, it will be like every gift from God—blessed, loved, and perfect

2024 trending baby names

According to, a popular baby-naming site, Bible-inspired names that have long been popular include Jacob, Noah, and Elizabeth. More recently, Nameberry editors suggest Old Testament names are popular baby boy names, such as Abraham, Moses, Jonah, and Abel. New Testament girl names, like Phoebe, Lydia, and Tabitha are also rising in popularity.

Popular Christian baby girl names

Christian parents often name their daughters after women of faith who exemplify Biblical virtues and values. They may appreciate the wisdom of Deborah, the mercy of Miriam, or the strength of Sarah.

This is a list of good Biblical and faith-inspired names for girls in 2024:

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    An alternative to Ava and part of the trend toward simple, old-fashioned names that begin with a vowel. In Hebrew, Ada means “adornment.”

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    A beautiful name that depicts an image of vitality. In Hebrew, Chloe means green shoot/herb, signifying growth and life.

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    Delilah is a beautiful and intriguing name. In Hebrew, Delilah means delicate/weakened, likely because the Delilah of Scripture used her delicate nature as a form of strength, weakening her people’s biggest threat.

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    In Hebrew, Eden means heaven, asylum, or a safe space. Eden was God’s intended version of our world before the corruption of sin and was likely to have been an otherworldly beauty.

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    A name that signifies strength and boldness. Scripture shows that Esther put herself in a dangerous position to protect her people.

Just in case those aren’t what you were looking for, Hannah (meaning: favor, grace), Jael (meaning: to be useful), Lois (meaning: better), Noa (meaning: restful, motion), and Phoebe (meaning: pure, radiant) round out the rest of the top ten.

Whatever name you choose, it will be like every newborn gift from God – blessed, loved, and perfect.

Popular Christian baby boy names

Some little boys have names inspired by Biblical leaders who set a high bar or speak to a parent’s heart. Parents may admire the faith of Abraham, the boldness of Elijah, the courage of Daniel, or the enthusiasm of Peter. Bible names like Boaz, Ezra, and Obadiah are not as common but are equally inspirational names.

Enduring and unique Christian baby boy names in 2024 include:

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    In Scripture, Caleb remained faithful to God’s leading even when the rest of Israel did not. It’s no wonder the name Caleb means faithful and bold.

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    A strong name that means heir. In the Bible, Cyrus freed the Jewish people from Babylonian captivity, and he did so while respecting the Babylonian culture and people.

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    Meaning fruitful in Hebrew, Ephraim ended up being the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

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    A popular name that means firm and enduring in Hebrew. Being both a strong and cheery name, it’s a timeless option.

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    Meaning happy and prosperous, Felix is a unique alternative to some of the more common names.

Completing the list were James (meaning: supplanter), Jude (meaning: praised), Levi (meaning: united, joined), Mordecai (meaning: warrior), and Silas (meaning: to ask for). Perhaps one of these is just the name you’ve been looking for!

Biblical baby names for special blessings

Popular baby names and less common options are all worth considering as you build your list of names. The reasons parents pick one baby name over another are as varied and unique as each child. Some parents decide right away, but most take a while before settling on a name.

Whatever your preferences, a name that’s guided by prayer and given in love is sure to be a lifelong blessing to your child.

Jason Stout