Some of the best names in history have came straight out of the Bible. They have a history, stories, and an air of permanence to the names. Many Christian baby boy names may be escaping your mind as you are trying to choose a name for your baby.
Why do people love Christian names so much? The first answer is of course tradition. The names have been commonly used by Christians around the world since the time of Jesus. The names are respected and known by everyone. Another part of tradition could be right in your own family. The name could have become common and handed down generation to generation. The best reason though is simply because as a Christian we enjoy using a name from the Bible.
What are some of the names you are probably very aware of already? Matthew, Luke, Peter, John, Paul, James, Mark, and a few others always jump quickly to mind.
Other names may escape our attention, or we may not have even thought of them as Christian names. Here are some more names for you to consider: Aaron, Abraham, Abram, Bartholomew, Benjamin, Claudius, Daniel, Eli, Enoch, Gabriel, Ira, Jothan, Joab, and the list could continue for hundreds of more names.
The thing you quickly start noticing about Christian baby boy names is they range from very well known to rarely used. The rarely used names are not unused due to their sound, but more because of their rarity of usage in the Bible. People do not hear the names commonly in Church, or in their Bible readings so they do not think of them as they are considering names for their baby boys.
One of the best ways to find unique names is to re-read the portions of the Bible you probably find very boring. You know the part where it is a running family tree, of who beget who. This area of the Bible is filled with name after name you can explore and consider. You are likely to find a few names you think sound wonderful, but are not commonly used in your community.
There is the argument of staying with the more common names. Names like James, John, and the other highly common names are often enjoyed by children, teachers, and employers. They are easy to remember, easy to write, and hard to forget. This can sometimes be a benefit to your little boy as they start off in school, unless his class is filled with Johns.
If you want a few more uncommon names, this list can stir your imagination: Jairus, Japheth, Javan, Malachi, Mordecai, Nekoda, Othniel, Uzziah. As you can probably guess, choosing one of these names means it is unlikely anyone else in their class will have the same name.
One thing to keep in mind as your choose the name. You may want to make sure to stay with names which show the positive side of the world and not choose names which portray the evil in the Bible. This could lead to unwanted teasing as they get older. Enjoy your hunt for great Christian baby boy names, hopefully these suggestions get you on the right track.