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Male Pet Names From the Bible

Bible Names for Your Male Pet

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Male Pet Names
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The Bible is a great source for finding pet names. Personally, I think the best pet names are two-to-three syllable names. Sometimes it's simply the sound of the name that makes it "fit" your pet. For others it's the meaning of the name that influences the choice. This collection of male pet names suggests several ideas from the Bible and why each might make a good name for your pet. I've also included the original language of the word, where it can be found in the Bible, and its meaning.

Male Pet Names From the Bible

Abihu - Could be shortened to Abi; Good name for a "fatherly" pet.
(Hebrew) - Ex. 6:23 - "he is my father."

Apollos - Great name for a tough breed such as a Pit Bull or Doberman
(Greek) - Acts 18:24 - "one who destroys; destroyer."

Asa - Perfect name for a nurturing male.
(Hebrew) - 1 Kings 15:9 - "physician; cure."

Asher - Is your pet a happy animal?
(Hebrew) - Gen. 30:13 - "happiness."

Bartholomew - I picture this name for a Saint Bernard.
(Aramaic) - Matt. 10:3 - "a son that suspends the waters."

Caleb - How can you go wrong with this name for a puppy?
(Hebrew) - Num. 13:6 - "a dog; a crow; a basket."

Caesar - For the pet who knows how to take charge.
(Greek) - Matt. 22:21 - "emperor; dictator."

Cyrus - Is your pet destined to leave a legacy?
(Hebrew) - Ezra 1:1 - "Persian prince; emperor."

Eli - Need a name for a pet that likes to jump or climb?
(Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 1:3 - "ascent; the offering or lifting up."

Ethan - Good name for a strong animal.
(Hebrew) - 1 Kings 4:31 - "strong; the gift of the island."

Gabriel - Could be shortened to Gabby.
(Hebrew) - Dan. 9:21 - "God is my strength."

Gideon - Is your pet destructive?
(Hebrew) - Judges 6:11 - "he that bruises or breaks; a destroyer."

Goliath - I think this name works both for a Great Dane or a Chihuahua.
(Hebrew) - 1 Sam.17 - "great; giant"

Herod - Everyone knows this pet is king of the kennel.
(Greek) - Acts 12:20 - "king."

Hushai - Hushai was the friend of the king; Perfect name for a dog.
(Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 15:37 - "their haste; their sensuality; their silence."

Ira - Great name for the family watchdog.
(Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 20:26 - "watchman; making bare; pouring out."

Jesse - Is your pet a gift?
(Hebrew) - 1 Sam. 16:1 - "gift; oblation; one who is."

Jonah - Great name for a pet bird or a bully-type.
(Hebrew) - Jonah 1:1 - "a dove; he that oppresses; destroyer."

Jordan - Does your pet like to dunk in the river?
(Hebrew) - Judges 6:33 - "the descender."

Levi - Are you and your pet inseparable?
(Hebrew) - Gen. 29:34 - "joined; associated with him."

Lucas - Perfect for a pet with an all-white coat.
(Greek) - Col. 4:14 - "luminous; white."

Lucifer - Fitting name for a pet snake.
(Latin) - Isa. 14:12 - "morning star; light-bearing."

Luke - Perfect for a pet with an all-white coat.
(Greek) - Col. 4:14 - "luminous; white."

Magi - Cool name for a wise pet.
(Latin) - Matt. 2:1-12 - "wise men."

Malachi - Great name for a talkative breed.
(Hebrew)- Mal. 1:1 - "my messenger; my angel."

Marcus - Is your animal extremely polite?
(Latin) - Acts 12:12 - "polite; shining."

Meshach - For three pets, try Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
(Hebrew) - Dan. 1:7 - "who is what God is?"

Micah - The name fits a small, sweet-natured pet.
(Hebrew) - Judges 17:1 - "poor; humble."

Moses - Great name for a pet with leadership skills
(Hebrew) - Exodus 2:10 - "taken out; drawn forth."

Nekoda - Try this name for a pet of many colors.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:48 - "painted; inconstant."

Noah - This is the name of our friend's Chihuahua.
(Hebrew) - Gen. 5:29 - "repose; consolation."

Nebo - Also a great name for a talkative breed.
(Hebrew) - Deut. 32:49 - "proclaimer; prophet."

Omar - We once had a rooster named Omar.
(Arabic, Hebrew) - Gen. 36:11 - "he that speaks; bitter."

Pharaoh - This pet rules the roost.
(Egyptian) - Gen. 47:20 - "a ruler."

Philip - Is your pet a true warrior or a lover of horses?
(Greek) - Matt. 10:3 - "warlike; a lover of horses."

Phineas - Give this name to a loyal protector; Perhaps a German Shepherd.
(Hebrew) - Exodus 6:25 - "bold aspect; face of trust or protection."

Pontius - This pet is destined to be a beach bum.
(Greek) - "belonging to the sun; of the sea."

Rufus - Good name for a pet with a red coat.
(Latin) - Mark 15:21 - "red. "

Samson - Does your pet have long hair and unusual strength?
(Hebrew) - Judges 13:24 - "his sun; his service; there the second time."

Satan - My husband once gave this nickname to our neighbor's noisy dog.
(Hebrew) - 1 Chron. 21:1 - "adversary."

Seth - Just seems like a nice name for a good pet.
(Hebrew) - Gen. 4:25 - "appointed; who puts; fixed."

Shadrach - This name is just fun to say.
(Babylonian) - Dan. 1:7 - "tender, nipple."

Silas - Need a name for your third pet?
(Latin) - Acts 15:22 - "three, or the third."

Simon - Popular name for a Siamese.
(Hebrew) - Matt. 4:18 - "that hears; that obeys."

Solomon - Good name for a pet with exceptional wisdom.
(Hebrew) - 2 Sam. 5:14 - "peaceable; perfect; one who recompenses."

Titus - Does your pet aim to please?
(Latin) - 2 Cor. 2:13 - "pleasing."

Tobiah - I picture this name for a big, lovable pet.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - "the Lord is good."

Tobias - I picture this name for a big, lovable pet.
(Hebrew) - Ezra 2:60 - "the Lord is good."

Victor - Does your pet have a competitive nature?
(Latin) - 2 Timothy 2:5 - "victory; victor."

Also: Female Pet Names

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