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So, you’d like a name that nods to religion without it being one you’ve heard your whole life (and your kid will compete with her whole life). We get it. Here, 11 non-traditional biblical baby names you should definitely add to your short list. 

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Delilah

For a girl

From the Old Testament, it means "amorous and delightful."

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Tobias

For a boy

It means “the goodness of God.” (You can call him Toby for short.)

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Ada

For a girl

It’s one of the first female names mentioned in the book of Genesis. It also means “noble.”

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Asher

For a boy

It means “fortunate, blessed, happy one.” Awww.

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Lourdes

For a girl

It’s a reference to the Virgin Mary (and also Madonna’s firstborn).

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Gideon

For a boy

The biblical meaning is “destroyer,” which may or may not foreshadow playtime.

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Tabitha

For a girl

“Beauty and grace” has a nice ring to it.

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Sela

For a girl

It’s the original name for the city of Petra. It also means “rock” or “musical note.”

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Jude

For a boy

It literally means “the praised one.” (Talk about a natural fit.)

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Esther

For a girl

A major player in the Old Testament, she’s quite the “star.”

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