50 Names That Mean God

50 Names That Mean God

Some of the oldest and most traditional names across nearly every language and culture are related to religious beliefs. Many names carry meanings that honor various gods, as well as their qualities and blessings.

Some popular English names that mean God are Isabella and Elijah. Isabella originated in Hebrew but is a Spanish and Italian name. It translates to “pledged to God.” Elijah has risen in popularity in recent years. It’s another Hebrew name that means “Yahweh is God.” Yahweh was the Hebrew rendering of the name of God, in modern English it’s often interpreted as “Jehovah.”

If you see your baby as a little miracle, you might want to choose a name that means “gift from God” or “blessing,” such as the Arabic boys’ name Ataullah. Jani is a popular boys’ name found in Finland and Hungary with that meaning. The Hindi boy’s name Sanil also means “gifted, or bestowed by God.”

There are also some girls’ names that mean “gift from God.” One is Daysha, sometimes spelled Dacia, coming from Latin. Inaya is a popular Hindi and Islamic name with roots in the Quran. While in Hindi it can carry the meaning of “beautiful solicitude,” as an Islamic name it means “gifted by God.”

The name Dorothy was popular early in the 20th century but is less fashionable now. The name is Greek in origin and means “God’s gift.” For something a little more unique, you could use the variation of the name, Dorothea.

Aamin

Meaning: Grace of God
Origin: Hindu
Gender: Boy

Abdalla

Meaning: Servant of God
Origin: African
Gender: Boy

Abdul

Meaning: Servant of God
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Abiel

Meaning: God is my father
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Adriel

Meaning: God’s flock; from God’s congregation
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ailsa

Meaning: Devoted to God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Akim

Meaning: God will establish
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Akoniia

Meaning: The Lord is my God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ammon

Meaning: God of a united Egypt
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Anubis

Meaning: God of the dead
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Asriel

Meaning: Prince of God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ataullah

Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Boy

Bacchus

Meaning: God of wine
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Baltasar

Meaning: Protected by God
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Batya

Meaning: Daughter of God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Betia

Meaning: House of God
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Bishamon

Meaning: The Japanese god of war
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Bogdan

Meaning: Variant of Bohdan: Gift from god
Origin: Czech
Gender: Boy

Bohuslav

Meaning: God’s glory
Origin: Czech
Gender: Boy

Chika

Meaning: God is supreme
Origin: African
Gender: Girl

Chwalibog

Meaning: Praise God
Origin: Polish
Gender: Boy

Cid

Meaning: God; rooster
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Boy

Cocidius

Meaning: Mythical hunter god
Origin: Celtic
Gender: Boy

Dacso

Meaning: God judges
Origin: Hungarian
Gender: Boy

Dana

Meaning: A feminine form of the Hebrew Daniel, meaning God has judged, God is judge
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Daysha/Dacia

Meaning: Place name: Dacia was a Roman province which was where Romania is now
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Demetre

Meaning: Earth-lover. Demeter is the mythological Greek goddess of corn and harvest
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Diana

Meaning: Fertile. God, devine. Famous bearers: Diana was the Roman goddess of fertility and childbirth, of hunting, and the moon
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Dinesh

Meaning: Day god
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Dion

Meaning: God
Origin: African-American
Gender: Boy

Dionysius

Meaning: God of wine
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Dorothy/Dorothea

Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Elazar

Meaning: Help of God
Origin: Basque
Gender: Boy

Eleora

Meaning: God is light
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Elijah

Meaning: Jehovah is God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Elta

Meaning: The Lord is my God
Origin: Hawaiian
Gender: Girl

Erel

Meaning: I see God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Ezekiel

Meaning: The strength of God
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Freyr

Meaning: God of weather
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Gabriel/Gabriella

Meaning: Man/Woman of God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy/Girl

Geb

Meaning: Mythical earth god
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Gerda

Meaning: Guardian. Peace. Fertility. Famous bearer: Gerda was the beautiful mythological Scandinavian wife of Frey (Freyr)
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Girisha

Meaning: Storm god
Origin: Indian
Gender: Boy

Hans

Meaning: Gift from God. God has been gracious. German variant of the Hebrew name John
Origin: German
Gender: Boy

Heru

Meaning: Sun god
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Boy

Inaya

Meaning: Care, protection
Origin: Arabic
Gender: Girl

Ingrid

Meaning: Ing’s ride. Ing was the Norse god of peace and fertility
Origin: Scandinavian
Gender: Girl

Isabella

Meaning: God is my oath
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Jani

Meaning: Knowing, learned
Origin: Hindu
Gender: Girl

Sanil

Meaning: Gifted; bestowed
Origin: Hindu
Gender: Boy