Biblical Names and their Meaning

Bible Names Starting with the Letter "C"

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A List of Biblical Names and their Meaning

Starting with the letter "C"


Biblical Name Means: (severed) - This is the surname that's given to Roman emperors that reigned after Julius Caesar. As for this name and its connection to the Sacred Scriptures, we find it in reference to Augustus, Nero, Claudius and Tiberius.


Biblical Name Means: (beautiful) - He was the high priest that belong to the sect of the Sadducees. He also served as high priest during the days of Jesus Christ's earthly ministry, which was during the reign of Tiberius. He married the daughter of a former high priest, who went by the name Annas. He was present and weighed in against Jesus, while the council decided if Jesus should be put to death.


Biblical Name Means: (spear) - He was the first born son of Adam and Eve. Cain was very skillful when it came to husbandry. He would become jealous and envious, when it came to the favor that his brother had earned through his obedience with the Almighty. Because of his ill feelings towards Abel, Cain rose up and killed his brother. Because of his vindictive and wicked actions, God confronted him, in which, Cain became defiant more so, and because of this, God marked him on his head and banished him from the land.


Biblical Name Means: (possession) - He was the first born son unto Enos. He lived to be nine-hundred and ten, and was the father of Mahalaleel who was fourth in descent from Adam in the line of Seth.


Biblical Name Means: (nourishing) - He was the son of Zerah, who was head of the family of the Zarhites. Calcol was one of four sages that Solomon was compared to, in which the king had excelled in wisdom - Being that Solomon was the wisest of all men.


Biblical Name Means: (dog) - He was the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite. Caleb was one of the twelve scout spies that were sent by Moses to survey the Canaan lands. He along with Joshua, were the only two out of the generation who had entered the wilderness, to make it over into the promise land. Actually, it was Joshua and Caleb who led the next Israel generation.


Bible Name Means: (purple) - He was the fourth born unto Ham the son of Noah, who became the founder of the Canaanites. Because of his actions against his grandfather Noah, a curse would be brought against him and his descendants.Canaan would eventually have eleven sons, his oldest son Zidon, would become the founder of the Sidonians and Phoenicians.


Bible Name Means: (prince of servants) - Candance is a surname that was used for a family dynasty, for reigning Ethiopian queens. Philip the evangelist helped to convert one of their chamberlain's to Christianity.


Bible Name Means: (severe) - He was the seventh of the seven chamberlains that served under the Persian King Ahasuerus.


Bible Name Means: (my vineyard) - He was the fourth son that was born unto Reuben the oldest son of Jacob. He was present with Jacob when the Israelites entered Egypt to escape the deadly seven year famine that was wreaking havoc upon the Canaan lands.


Bible Name Means: (fruit) - He was perhaps, one of Paul's early trusted Christian convert. Being that after apostle Paul was imprisoned for the second time, he told Timothy to bring his cloak, along with his books and parchments that he had left with Carpus, in the town in northwest Asia Minor, called "Troas."


Bible Name Means: (illustrious) - He was one of the seven princes and media that served under king Ahasuerus. -- "...those closest to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who had access to the king's presence, and who ranked highest in the kingdom." (Esther 1:14)


Bible Name Means: (handful of sheaves) - He was the king of Elam who waged war with Sodom back in the days of Abraham. -- "And it came to pass in the days of Amraphel king of Shinar, Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations, that they made war with Bera king of Sodom, Birsha king of Gomorrah, Shinab king of Admah, Shemeber king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar)." (Genesis 14:1-2)


Bible Name Means: (subduer) - This was a false god that the Moabites and Ammonites had served. Mesha the king of Moab gave credit for his victories to this false god.


Bible Name Means: (trader) - He was the father of Zedekiah the false prophet who served under king Ahab. -- Zedekiah was the one who walked up to the prophet Micaiah and struck him in the face, for his negative prophecy that he had given to the king:

"Now Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, "Which way did the spirit from the Lord go from me to speak to you?" And Micaiah said, "Indeed, you shall see on that day when you go into an inner chamber to hide!" (1 Kings 22:24-25)


Biblical Meaning of Name: (anointed or chosen one) - Just to be clear, the name Christ, is not Jesus' last name, it's a title. So when you say Jesus Christ, you're really saying Jesus the Anointed One, or Jesus the Chosen One, or Jesus the Messiah.


Bible Name Means: (son) - He was the king of Persia who reign from 538 B.C. to 530 B.C. Also he was able to conquer Babylon in 539 B.C.

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