Funny Biblical Names You Should Never Give Your Kid

There are plenty of names in the Bible for you to choose from when picking your kid’s name. You’ve got Isaac, Sarah, David, and Rebecca, just to name a few. But for every cute name in the Bible, there are five terrible ones. Here are some of the worst.


1)    Anani (1 Chronicles 3:24)

2)    Kenaniah (1 Chronicles 15:22)

3)    Shammuah (2 Samuel 5:14)

4)    Ichabod (1 Samuel 2-3)

5)    Pallu (Genesis 46:9)


1)    Abishag (1 Kings 2:17-25)

2)    Gomer (Prophet Hosea‘s wife)

3)    Rahab (Joshua 2:3)

4)    Zibiah (2 Kings 12:2)

5)    Hepzibah (2 Kings 21:1)

Check out the most popular Jewish names in America or see the complete set of lists of baby name suggestions.

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