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Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by dedons: 6:52am On Feb 24, 2013
Musa-suicide bomber(wat abt dis) grin
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by FXKing2012(m): 7:03am On Feb 24, 2013
Great post.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by wirinet(m): 7:11am On Feb 24, 2013
It is good general knowledge to know the meaning of Jewish names, but what of the meaning of our own names. Would it not make better sense to provide the meaning of such name like Osewa, Osotimehin, ikechukwu, chidinma, and thousands of other names our forefathers were called. Why the obsession with Jewish, Arabic, Greek and English names. Do the Jews bother to know the meaning of our own names?
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by pekelepekele(m): 7:11am On Feb 24, 2013
Oh ASA means physician or cure no wonder our ASA female singer music always cure the soul
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by naptu2: 7:15am On Feb 24, 2013
wirinet: It is good general knowledge to know the meaning of Jewish names, but what of the meaning of our own names. Would it not make better sense to provide the meaning of such name like Osewa, Osotimehin, ikechukwu, chidinma, and thousands of other names our forefathers were called. Why the obsession with Jewish, Arabic, Greek and English names. Do the Jews bother to know the meaning of our own names?


cool Assignment for you: create a thread and provide the meaning of names like Osewa, Osotimehin, ikechukwu, chidinma, and thousands of other names our forefathers were called.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Jubal01: 7:17am On Feb 24, 2013
ekenedegreat: V. Nice.
Must u quote everything? Fo.ol
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Duke007(m): 7:24am On Feb 24, 2013
mosquitoNet: why is this crap on front page?
.Why must u call this a crap?Lets appreciate each other.This an excellent job and the op deserves a thumps up.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by gidiboy1(m): 7:29am On Feb 24, 2013
[quote aut hordavades]David - Dear[/quote]
Yup, dats us wink
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by victokafor(m): 7:30am On Feb 24, 2013
my name is OBASANJO and is not there... Beni ko si nbe. e bami fi oju sunuku wooo. e joooo..
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Oahray: 7:44am On Feb 24, 2013
@op, some of these meanings are wrong. Too many for me to point to one by one.

For example, Elijah means: 'My God is Jehovah' (not what you wrote);

Joshua (short form of Jehoshua means: 'Jehovah (God) is salvation' (Jesus means the same thing);

Nice post all the same.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Nobody: 7:52am On Feb 24, 2013
Woman name no dey for Bible?
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by gen2briz(m): 7:57am On Feb 24, 2013
I be na me no see well ni... MICHAEL... POOR ABI What
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by FXKing2012(m): 7:58am On Feb 24, 2013
goldylock: Woman name no dey for Bible?
Sorry goldie...by the way, I thought you were gone
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by otipoju(m): 8:03am On Feb 24, 2013
Ibime: You've got the meaning of my name wrong there. Michael means "Who is like the Lord", definitely not "poor and humble"

Micah - who is like
El - God (El-shadai, El-ohim, El-Roi etc)
You are right Bro, guess he mixed it up there.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Andrew3(m): 8:12am On Feb 24, 2013
cool cool cool cool cool

Andrew cool cool cool cool cool
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by donted(m): 8:14am On Feb 24, 2013
i luv to.to die:
cry Why my name no dey there na. Abeg, find Ochuko Akpojiyonwe Oghenerukevwe Akpororo Aponagano for bible put am here.....I must know wetin my name mean for bible and make sure you put the verse for there, if not.... angry

Is that suppose to be a name of animal,place or thing?? grin
i luv to.to die:
cry Why my name no dey there na. Abeg, find Ochuko Akpojiyonwe Oghenerukevwe Akpororo Aponagano for bible put am here.....I must know wetin my name mean for bible and make sure you put the verse for there, if not.... angry

Is that suppose to be a name of animal,place or thing??
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by nikkyshyne(f): 8:17am On Feb 24, 2013
Op, your interpretation is faulty. The bible passages you sited didn't defined the meaning of most of these names.

How can Mary mean Sea of bitterness

Where exactly did you get these interpretations? Until then, I am giving you 10 over 100%.

Mary, Sea of bitterness ke? angry

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Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Nobody: 8:23am On Feb 24, 2013
tobechi74: Y is my name nt here

go check it in a quaran
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by ugojamali(m): 8:37am On Feb 24, 2013
Useless stuff making front page. If NA Islamic post now una go begin yarn rubbish.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Ukeme8: 8:47am On Feb 24, 2013
This is very nice. I love this.
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by senatorfrancis(m): 9:07am On Feb 24, 2013
I no c francis...its incompleteI no c francis...its incompleteI no c francis...its incomplete
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by uched218(m): 9:12am On Feb 24, 2013
I hope parents will tale advantage of the meanings provided here to give tjeir child functional mame.
author=Osumare2013]BIBLICAL NAMES FOR GIRLS

Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 25:3 - the father's joy.
Abihail (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:29 - the father is strength.
Abishai (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 26:6 - the present of my father.
Adah (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:19 - an assembly.
Adina (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 11:42 - adorned; voluptuous; dainty; slender.
Adriel (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:19 - the flock of God.
Angela (Greek) - Gen. 16:7 - Angelic.
Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives.
Ariel (Hebrew) - Ezra 8:16 - altar; light or lion of God.
Artemis (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - whole, sound.
Atarah (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:26 - a crown.
Bible Names start with B (f)
Bathsheba (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 11:3 - the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety.
Bernice (Greek) - Acts 25:13 - one that brings victory.
Bethany (Hebrew) - Matt. 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction.
Bethel (Hebrew) - Gen. 12:8 - the house of God.
Beulah (Hebrew) - Isaiah 62:4 - married.
Bilhah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:29 - who is old or confused.
Bible Names start with C (f) Candace (Ethiopian) - Acts 8:27 - who possesses contrition.
Carmel (Hebrew) - Joshua 12:22 - circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn.
Charity (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:1-13 - dear.
Chloe (Greek) - 1 Cor. 1:11 - green herb.
Claudia (Latin) - 2 Tim. 4:21 - lame.
Bible Names start with D (f) Damaris (Greek, Latin) - Acts 17:34 - a little woman.
Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee.
Delilah (Hebrew) - Judges 16:4 - poor; small; head of hair.
Diana (Latin) - Acts 19:27 - luminous, perfect.
Dinah (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:21 - judgment; who judges.
Dorcas (Greek) - Acts 9:36 - a female roe-deer.
Drusilla (Latin) - Acts 24:24 - watered by the dew.
Bible Names start with E (f) Eden (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Edna (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.
Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God.
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden.
Eunice (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - good victory.
Eva (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Eve (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Bible Names start with F (f) Faith (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:13 - loyalty; belief.
Bible Names start with G (f) Grace (Latin) - Prov. 3:34 - favor; blessing.
Bible Names start with H (f) Hadassah (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - a myrtle; joy.
Hagar (Hebrew) - Gen. 16:1 - a stranger; one that fears.
Hannah (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:2 - gracious; merciful; he that gives.
Honey (Old English) - Psalm 19:10 - nectar.
Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief.
Huldah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 22:14 - the world.
Bible Names start with I (f)
Bible Names start with J (f) Jael (Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends.
Jasper (Greek) - Exodus 28:20 - treasure holder.
Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - handsome as the day.
Jewel (Old French) - Prov. 20:15 - delight.
Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord.
Jochebed (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:20 - glorious; honorable.
Joy (Old French, Latin) - Heb. 1:9 - happiness.
Judith (Hebrew) - Gen. 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession.
Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair.
Bible Names start with K (f) Keturah (Hebrew) - Gen. 25:1 - incense; fragrance.
Bible Names start with L (f) Leah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:16 - weary; tired.
Lois (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - better.
Lydia (Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool.
Bible Names start with M (f) Magdalene (Greek) - Matt. 27:56 - a person from Magdala.
Mara (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Marah (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking.
Mary (Hebrew) - Matt. 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness.
Mercy (English) - Gen. 43:14 - compassion, forebearance.
Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted.
Michal (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:20 - who is perfect?; who resembles God?
Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.
Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep.[/quote]
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by JOYCEOUS(f): 9:14am On Feb 24, 2013
ugojamali: Useless stuff making front page. If NA Islamic post now una go begin yarn rubbish.
Jst as u dey yan rubbish!!!
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by Bolaji21(m): 9:17am On Feb 24, 2013
Osumare2013: BIBLICAL NAMES FOR GIRLS

Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.
Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep.

Op forgot to incude the source....here it is..._ can ask tell the original theologians who did this work that they wasted their time giving wrong meanings to biblical names http://www.babyboyandgirlnames.com/Bible-Names-Girl.html
I'm off to church!
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by uched218(m): 9:22am On Feb 24, 2013
I hope parents will take advantage of the meanings provided here to give their child functional name.
author=Osumare2013]BIBLICAL NAMES FOR GIRLS

Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 25:3 - the father's joy.
Abihail (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:29 - the father is strength.
Abishai (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 26:6 - the present of my father.
Adah (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:19 - an assembly.
Adina (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 11:42 - adorned; voluptuous; dainty; slender.
Adriel (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:19 - the flock of God.
Angela (Greek) - Gen. 16:7 - Angelic.
Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives.
Ariel (Hebrew) - Ezra 8:16 - altar; light or lion of God.
Artemis (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - whole, sound.
Atarah (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:26 - a crown.
Bible Names start with B (f)
Bathsheba (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 11:3 - the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety.
Bernice (Greek) - Acts 25:13 - one that brings victory.
Bethany (Hebrew) - Matt. 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction.
Bethel (Hebrew) - Gen. 12:8 - the house of God.
Beulah (Hebrew) - Isaiah 62:4 - married.
Bilhah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:29 - who is old or confused.
Bible Names start with C (f) Candace (Ethiopian) - Acts 8:27 - who possesses contrition.
Carmel (Hebrew) - Joshua 12:22 - circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn.
Charity (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:1-13 - dear.
Chloe (Greek) - 1 Cor. 1:11 - green herb.
Claudia (Latin) - 2 Tim. 4:21 - lame.
Bible Names start with D (f) Damaris (Greek, Latin) - Acts 17:34 - a little woman.
Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee.
Delilah (Hebrew) - Judges 16:4 - poor; small; head of hair.
Diana (Latin) - Acts 19:27 - luminous, perfect.
Dinah (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:21 - judgment; who judges.
Dorcas (Greek) - Acts 9:36 - a female roe-deer.
Drusilla (Latin) - Acts 24:24 - watered by the dew.
Bible Names start with E (f) Eden (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Edna (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.
Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God.
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden.
Eunice (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - good victory.
Eva (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Eve (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Bible Names start with F (f) Faith (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:13 - loyalty; belief.
Bible Names start with G (f) Grace (Latin) - Prov. 3:34 - favor; blessing.
Bible Names start with H (f) Hadassah (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - a myrtle; joy.
Hagar (Hebrew) - Gen. 16:1 - a stranger; one that fears.
Hannah (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:2 - gracious; merciful; he that gives.
Honey (Old English) - Psalm 19:10 - nectar.
Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief.
Huldah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 22:14 - the world.
Bible Names start with I (f)
Bible Names start with J (f) Jael (Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends.
Jasper (Greek) - Exodus 28:20 - treasure holder.
Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - handsome as the day.
Jewel (Old French) - Prov. 20:15 - delight.
Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord.
Jochebed (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:20 - glorious; honorable.
Joy (Old French, Latin) - Heb. 1:9 - happiness.
Judith (Hebrew) - Gen. 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession.
Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair.
Bible Names start with K (f) Keturah (Hebrew) - Gen. 25:1 - incense; fragrance.
Bible Names start with L (f) Leah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:16 - weary; tired.
Lois (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - better.
Lydia (Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool.
Bible Names start with M (f) Magdalene (Greek) - Matt. 27:56 - a person from Magdala.
Mara (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Marah (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking.
Mary (Hebrew) - Matt. 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness.
Mercy (English) - Gen. 43:14 - compassion, forebearance.
Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted.
Michal (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:20 - who is perfect?; who resembles God?
Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.
Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep.[/quote]
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by sugar001(f): 9:37am On Feb 24, 2013
My thought exactly.
Ibime: You've got the meaning of my name wrong there. Michael means "Who is like the Lord", definitely not "poor and humble"

Micah - who is like
El - God (El-shadai, El-ohim, El-Roi etc)
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by iykemanchi(m): 9:40am On Feb 24, 2013
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden
Am I to buy dis..
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by iykemanchi(m): 9:41am On Feb 24, 2013
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden
Am I to buy dis alone pls.. I dnt think so
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by iykemanchi(m): 9:42am On Feb 24, 2013
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden
Am I to buy dis alone pls.. I dnt think sow
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by chucky234(m): 9:44am On Feb 24, 2013
The list is certainly not complete without the name "CHUCK", please have the list updated fast before I.......
Re: Biblical Names And Their Respective Meaning by sage2(m): 9:55am On Feb 24, 2013
Osumare2013: BIBLICAL NAMES FOR GIRLS

Abigail (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 25:3 - the father's joy.
Abihail (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:29 - the father is strength.
Abishai (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 26:6 - the present of my father.
Adah (Hebrew) - Gen. 4:19 - an assembly.
Adina (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 11:42 - adorned; voluptuous; dainty; slender.
Adriel (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:19 - the flock of God.
Angela (Greek) - Gen. 16:7 - Angelic.
Anna (Greek, from Hebrew) - Luke 2:36 - gracious; one who gives.
Ariel (Hebrew) - Ezra 8:16 - altar; light or lion of God.
Artemis (Greek) - Acts 19:24 - whole, sound.
Atarah (Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 2:26 - a crown.
Bible Names start with B (f)
Bathsheba (Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 11:3 - the seventh daughter; the daughter of satiety.
Bernice (Greek) - Acts 25:13 - one that brings victory.
Bethany (Hebrew) - Matt. 21:17 - the house of song; the house of affliction.
Bethel (Hebrew) - Gen. 12:8 - the house of God.
Beulah (Hebrew) - Isaiah 62:4 - married.
Bilhah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:29 - who is old or confused.
Bible Names start with C (f) Candace (Ethiopian) - Acts 8:27 - who possesses contrition.
Carmel (Hebrew) - Joshua 12:22 - circumcised lamb; harvest; full of ears of corn.
Charity (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:1-13 - dear.
Chloe (Greek) - 1 Cor. 1:11 - green herb.
Claudia (Latin) - 2 Tim. 4:21 - lame.
Bible Names start with D (f) Damaris (Greek, Latin) - Acts 17:34 - a little woman.
Deborah (Hebrew) - Judges 4:4 - word; thing; a bee.
Delilah (Hebrew) - Judges 16:4 - poor; small; head of hair.
Diana (Latin) - Acts 19:27 - luminous, perfect.
Dinah (Hebrew) - Gen. 30:21 - judgment; who judges.
Dorcas (Greek) - Acts 9:36 - a female roe-deer.
Drusilla (Latin) - Acts 24:24 - watered by the dew.
Bible Names start with E (f) Eden (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Edna (Hebrew) - Gen. 2:8 - pleasure; delight.
Elisha (Latin) - Luke 1:5 - salvation of God.
Elizabeth (Hebrew) - Luke 1:5 - the oath, or fullness, of God.
Esther (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - secret; hidden.
Eunice (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - good victory.
Eva (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Eve (Hebrew) - Gen. 3:20 - living; enlivening.
Bible Names start with F (f) Faith (Latin) - 1 Cor. 13:13 - loyalty; belief.
Bible Names start with G (f) Grace (Latin) - Prov. 3:34 - favor; blessing.
Bible Names start with H (f) Hadassah (Hebrew) - Esther 2:7 - a myrtle; joy.
Hagar (Hebrew) - Gen. 16:1 - a stranger; one that fears.
Hannah (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:2 - gracious; merciful; he that gives.
Honey (Old English) - Psalm 19:10 - nectar.
Hope (Old English) - Psalm 25:21 - expectation; belief.
Huldah (Hebrew) - 2 Kings 22:14 - the world.
Bible Names start with I (f)
Bible Names start with J (f) Jael (Hebrew) - Judges 4:17 - one that ascends.
Jasper (Greek) - Exodus 28:20 - treasure holder.
Jemimah (Hebrew) - Job 42:14 - handsome as the day.
Jewel (Old French) - Prov. 20:15 - delight.
Joanna (Hebrew) - Luke 8:3 - grace or gift of the Lord.
Jochebed (Hebrew) - Exodus 6:20 - glorious; honorable.
Joy (Old French, Latin) - Heb. 1:9 - happiness.
Judith (Hebrew) - Gen. 26:34 - the praise of the Lord; confession.
Julia (Latin) - Romans 16:15 - downy; soft and tender hair.
Bible Names start with K (f) Keturah (Hebrew) - Gen. 25:1 - incense; fragrance.
Bible Names start with L (f) Leah (Hebrew) - Gen. 29:16 - weary; tired.
Lois (Greek) - 2 Tim. 1:5 - better.
Lydia (Greek) - Acts 16:14 - a standing pool.
Bible Names start with M (f) Magdalene (Greek) - Matt. 27:56 - a person from Magdala.
Mara (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Marah (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:23 - bitter; bitterness.
Martha (Aramaic) - Luke 10:38 - who becomes bitter; provoking.
Mary (Hebrew) - Matt. 1:16 - rebellion; sea of bitterness.
Mercy (English) - Gen. 43:14 - compassion, forebearance.
Merry (Old English) - Job 21:12 - joyful, lighthearted.
Michal (Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 18:20 - who is perfect?; who resembles God?
Miriam (Hebrew) - Exodus 15:20 - rebellion.
Myra (Greek) - Acts 27:5 - I flow; pour out; weep.

How dare you omit Rebecca (also spelled Rebekah), you no dey fear?
Now, sharap and listen.

The name Rebekah (sometimes also spelled Rebecca) has the specific meaning to tie firmly; to secure; to bind; to couple or join together; to ensnare.

Biblical origin

The name Rebekah has been around for centuries and is most commonly described as a 'biblical name' as the name is listed in the Bible. The biblical character of Rebekah is the wife of Isaac, who is the son of Abraham. Although the meaning of the name is rooted in a specific verb (to tie) and its variations, it has been widely debated as to the context and meaning of the name. Some scholars have suggested that it's meaning could go one step further than just the verb 'to tie'.

Exploring the meaning

As the name is applicable to women the name Rebekah could be defined in its most specific definition as the ensnaring or securing of a man by a woman with the use of beauty; literally to ensnare with beauty.

Others see the name Rebekah as a powerful name as the act of tying or binding can be very controlling and that control over another person is seen as a powerful sign, perhaps a sign of strength or control.

Further, the name can also be romanticized and defined as the joining or tying of two people; therefore making the definition in this context the act of connecting or binding two people together, potentially in marriage. This theory is further backed up by the wedding of Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible, as they were 'bound' or 'tied' to each other in marriage. Many agree that the wedding of Isaac and Rebekah in the Bible was the first time a veil was used in a wedding ceremony, and the veil is still used in modern weddings.

Where I get am from? see am below.
http://meanings-of-names.blurtit.com/q276354.html
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