In modern times, new parents love using a unique name for naming their baby. In addition, many of these same parents enjoy choosing names from the Bible. Some names are more common than others, but people world-wide need names for their new babies and what is common to you or me could sound foreign in other parts of the world. As such, I have compiled a list of elegantly beautiful names to choose from. I have included their biblical meaning, location in the Bible, a bit about the real person, and some of my own commentary.
This list contains “D” names. Future lists will explore other letters of the alphabet.
Dalphon means “sleepless.” Esther 9:7. Dalphon was one of ten sons of Haman. Unfortunately for him, Haman was the chief enemy of Mordecai and Esther. When the Jews protected themselves from the Persian attach, the sons were killed in battle. Dalphon would see no more dolphins.
Damaris means “heifer.” Act 17:34. Damaris was a woman from Athenia who became a Christian because she heard Paul’s serman at the highest court in Athens called the Aeropagus. Not sure in today’s modern society, though, that the meaning would be something to brag about.
Dan means “judge.” Gen. 30:6. Dan was the first son born to Jacob by Rachel’s maid named Bilhah. Evidently Jacob felt he had to have kids from the maid?
Darkon means “hard.” Ezra 2:56. Darkon was on of Solomon’s servants. His descendants returned from exile with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. The name sounds like it belongs in a modern video game.
David means “favorite” or “beloved.” Many verses throughout the Bible. David was a loyal subject of King Saul who became Israel’s second king, and the first of which to unite Israel and Judah. David ruled from about 1005 to 965 B.C. David is a very popular name in modern times as well.
Deborah means “bee.” Gen. 35:8 and Judges 4:5. There were two Deborahs in the Bible. One of them was Rebekah’s nurse, and the other was a leader of pre-monarchic Israel.
Delaiah and Delilah. Male and female. Delaiah means “the Lord rescued.” 1 Chron. 24:18. Delaiah was the head of one of 24 division of the priestly order that David organized. Delilah, however, means “with long hair hanging down.” Judges 16:4. Delilah was the woman from the valley of Sorek who Samson loved.
Diklah means “date palm.” Gen. 10:27. Not much is known of Diklah except that he was the grandson of Eber. I’ll leave it at that because I’m not sure how this name is pronounced.
Dodo means “his beloved.” 2 Sam. 23:9. Dodo was the father of Eleazar, one of David’s three mighty men. So when someone calls you a dodo it may be a compliment!
Do any of these names strike your fancy? In other words, which is your favorite from this list and why? Or do you know of a different biblical “D” name I should add? Please leave your comments below, and “Share” with others!
Biblical C Names
Biblical B Names
Biblical A Names
Holman Illustrated Pocket Bible Dictionary, Holman Bible Publishers, 2004.