The perfect name is one of the first and most important gifts parents can give their children-and often one of the most challenging decisions of parenthood. Expectant parents who want their child's name to be meaningful will find Classic Biblical Baby Names a unique and invaluable resource. Drawing from both the Old and New Testaments, here are hundreds of history's most enduring names, carefully selected to appeal to contemporary tastes yet outlast trends. Organized alphabetically by gender, and complete with fascinating background information, each entry includes:
* Scriptural stories surrounding the name * Meaning and spiritual connotation * Citation of where the name appears in the Bible * Proper pronunciation * Cultural origin * Alternate spellings, related names, nicknames * Famous namesakes
From Adam to Zeph and Abigail to Zia, Classic Biblical Baby Names will enrich your understanding of familiar names and invite you to discover lesser-known possibilities. Names are an integral part of our identity and this one-of-a-kind guide will help you choose a name that reflects your hopes for the future and instills a sense of self in your child.