Biblical Names and their Meaning

Bible Names Starting with the Letter "D"


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A List of Biblical Names and their Meaning

Starting with the letter "D"





Dagon


Biblical Name Means: (little fish) - This was the name of the false fish-god that the Philistines worshiped. This false idol had the head and hands of a man, and the rest of the body took on the image of a fish. Temples were built mainly in the cities of Gaza and Ashod.


Dalphon

Biblical Name Means: (dripping) - He was one of ten sons that was born unto Mordecai's enemy back in the days of Esther -- Haman the vizier, who served under the Persian king Xerxes.


Damaris

Biblical Meaning of Name: (heifer) - She was an Athenian woman who was converted to Christianity by Paul the apostle: "However, some men joined him and believed, among them Dionysius the Areopagite, a woman named Damaris, and others with them." <i>(Acts 17:34)</i>


Dan

Biblical Meaning of Name: (judge) - Was one of the tribal founders to the twelve tribes of Israel. He was the son of Jacob and Bilhah (Rachel's handmaiden). He would be Bilhah's first and Jacob's fifth.


Daniel

Biblical Meaning of Name: (God is my judge) - He was a great prophet that served in the Babylon kingdom during Israel's captivity. He was taken captive during Nebuchadnezzar's first siege against the Holy City Jerusalem. He was of noble birth that came from the tribe of Judah. He ascended to the third most powerful position from within the Babylonian kingdom. He was also the author of the prophetic Book of Daniel



Dara

Biblical Name Means: (Bearer) - He has often times been identified as a great wise man that went by the name Darda. He was the son of Zerah, son of Judah.



Darda

Biblical Name Means: (Pearl of wisdom) - He was possibly the son of Mahol. And if so, he would be the Judahite that was one of four wise men that Solomon's wisdom, would be compared to: "Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men––than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations." -- 1 Kings 4:30,31 


Darius


Biblical Meaning of Name: (he who upholds the good) - He was a governor of Persia during Daniels ministry.


Darkon

Biblical Meaning of Name: (scatterer) - He was the head of the household that had served king Solomon. His household was also known as the Children of Darkon.



Dathan

Biblical Meaning of Name: (belonging to a fountain) - He was an Israelite who was known as the son of Eliab. Along with his brother Abiram, they joined Korah's rebellion against Moses.



David


Biblical Meaning of Name: (Hero) - While king Saul was still in power, he was anointed to be king by the prophet Samuel. He had once killed a bear and a lion and would later kill the Philistines greatest champion, Goliath. He would become a great and celebrated war commander within Saul's army. He would later succeed Saul as the new Israel King, in which he was the greatest King in their history. David is the only King in the Bible to be called and recognized as King by the one true God.


Deborah


Biblical Meaning of Name: (bee) - Before there were kings there were judges which she was. She was also known as a prophetess who helped Barak defeat the Canaanites.

Note: There were only two people out of who held the position of a judge that were also called prophets. She was one and Samuel was the other.



Delilah

Biblical Meaning of Name: (Feeble) - She was the Philistine mistress that ended up betraying Samson. She was bribed by a group that was known as the Lord of the Philistines. For they wanted to know the secret, when it came, to what it was that gave Samon his incredible strength.


Dinah


Biblical Meaning of Name: (One who judges) - Her parents were Jacob and Leah. She was the sister of the men who end up founding the twelve tribes of Israel. She would also be the woman, who ended up being seduced by Shechem, who was a Hivite prince that was the son of Hamor, the Hivite king.



Doeg

Biblical Meaning of Name: (fearful) - He was an Edomite that was king Saul's chief herdsman. He was present when David had met with Ahimelech the high priest of Nob. He would later through the orders of king Saul, strike down eighty-five temple priest of Nob that represent the one true God.



Dorcas

Biblical Meaning of Name: (gazelle) - She was the widow at Joppa that Peter had raised from the dead. She was also known as Tabitha, who was noted as being a disciple. For she was a woman that was filled with good works: "At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did." -- Acts 9:36















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