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100+ Biblical Dog Names: Ideas for Devoted & Pure Pets

Oliver Jones

By Oliver Jones

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The Bible is full of classic and timeless names for all types of dogs, each connected with its own significant meaning or story. We know the experience of choosing a name for your new pup can be an incredibly personal journey, so we’re here to help. Whether you choose the name to remind you of your faith or you want a name that sparks intrigue from all that hear it, this is the list for you. 

We have picked out our top biblical names for female and male dogs, including a few out-of-the-box and fun choices referencing the biblical glossary. There is also a list of names with meanings. Have faith, scroll down, and get your search started. You’ll never know what you may find.

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Female Biblical Dog Names

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  • Candace 
  • Abigail 
  • Ariel
  • Elisha
  • Bethany 
  • Sapphira 
  • Olive
  • Eden
  • Sarah 
  • Deborah
  • Hannah 
  • Diana 
  • Chloe
  • Gabrielle 
  • Jewel
  • Johanna 
  • Mary 
  • Judith 
  • Eunice 
  • Magdalen
  • Shiloh
  • Rebecca 
  • Hope 
  • Anna
  • Phoebe 
  • Naomi


Male Biblical Dog Names 

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  • James 
  • Benjamin 
  • Abel
  • Lucas 
  • Moses
  • Ezra
  • Abraham 
  • Goliath 
  • Thomas
  • Jesus
  • Jacob 
  • Noah
  • Aaron 
  • Elias
  • Gideon 
  • Jethro
  • Mark
  • Luke
  • Josiah 
  • John 
  • Gabriel
  • Ethan 
  • Jeremiah 
  • Elijah 
  • David 
  • Ezekiel
  • Samuel 
  • Joseph 


Biblical Dog Names With Meanings 

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Aside from the clear biblical message each of these names has, they also have lovely meanings behind them too. You could choose a name for your pup based on the name itself, or tie in the message and choose something that truly represents them and what they mean to you. 

  • Abijah (Mother/Wife of Kings)
  • Abital (My Father is Dew)
  • Kenan (possession)
  • Apphia (New Testament) 
  • Beulah (Married)
  • Persis (Persian Woman)
  • Abra (Mother of Multitudes)
  • Drusilla (Fruitful)
  • Abner (Father of Light)
  • Andina (Slender/Delicate)
  • Bilhah (Bashful)
  • Ada (Noble)
  • Dorcus (Doe, Gazelle)
  • Junia (Born in June)
  • Cleopas (Glory to the Father) was 
  • Adino (Ornament)
  • Havilah (To Dance)
  • Atara(Crown)
  • Hagar (Forsaken) 
  • Festus (Joyous) 
  • Alpheus (Changing)
  • Ephrath (Fruitful Place)
  • Hodiah (Majesty of God)
  • Amos (carried by God)
  • Azubah (Desolation)


Other Dog Names Inspired by the Bible 

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Our list below is a glossary of words that are not commonly used outside of the church but make for great pet names. They all have biblical references and are simple and stunning. 

  • Prophet 
  • Angel 
  • Bible
  • Devine
  • Covenant
  • Christ 
  • Apocolypse
  • Easter
  • Sinner 
  • Praise
  • Faith
  • Church 
  • Rabbi
  • Saint 
  • Prayer 
  • Sin
  • Apostle
  • Parousia 
  • Grace
  • Disciple
  • Pray 
  • Christia
  • Rapture
  • Messiah
  • God 
  • Advent 
  • Testament 
  • Priest 
  • Gospel
  • Amen 
  • Creed
  • Satan
  • Trinity

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Timeless yet current, bold yet simple, finding the right name for your dog can be tough. We hope that you were able to find a match on this list, whether it be meaningful, classic, or even a bit unique. Whatever you have chosen, we know your pup will love you all the same! Just be sure to practice it aloud a few times before you make the final decision.

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