After the LORD God formed from the ground every wild animal and every bird that flies, he brought each of them to the man to see what he would call it. Whatever the man called each living creature became its name. The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds that fly, and to each of earth's animals, but there was not found a strength corresponding to him,
Whatever exists has been named already; people know what it means to be human and a person cannot defeat one who is more powerful than he.
Their inner thoughts are on their homes forever; their dwellings from generation to generation. They even name their lands after themselves.
When the Israelis saw it, they asked one another, "What is it?", because they did not know what it was.
The Israelis named it "manna". It was white like coriander seed, and tasted like a wafer made with honey.
Later, Cain had sexual relations with his wife. She became pregnant and gave birth to Enoch. Cain founded a city and named it after his son Enoch.
Manasseh's son Jair captured their towns and renamed them Havvoth-jair.
Manasseh's son Jair captured all the Argob region as far as the territory of the descendants of Geshur and the descendants of Maacath. Bashan was named after him; that's why it is called Havvoth-jair to this day.
Nobah captured Kenath and its towns and renamed it Nobah after himself.
2 Samuel 12:28
so call out the rest of the army, attack the city, and capture it. Otherwise, I'll take the city myself and name it after me."
Isaac re-excavated some wells that his father had first dug during his lifetime, because the Philistines had filled them with sand after Abraham's death. Isaac renamed those wells with the same names that his father had called them.
Therefore that place was called Beer-sheba, because the two of them swore an oath.
and named the place Beth-el, although previously the city had been named Luz.
and named the place where God had spoken to him Beth-el.
So Gideon built an altar right there to the LORD and called it "The LORD is peace." (To this very day it still stands in Ophrah, which belongs to the descendants of Abiezer.)
When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it's called Marah.)
(The Sidonians called Hermon Sirion, but the Amorites called it Senir.)
Later, when the descendants of Dan lost their territory, they went up and attacked Leshem. After they captured it and executed its inhabitants, they took possession of it and settled there, renaming the city of Leshem to Dan in memory of their ancestor Dan.
2 Samuel 5:9
Therefore they say, "The blind and lame are never to come into the house." David occupied the fortress, naming it the City of David. He built up the surroundings from the terrace ramparts inward.
That is why that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
1 Kings 7:21
That's how he designed the pillars at the portico of the sanctuary. When he set up the right pillar, he named it Jachin. When he set up the left pillar, he named it Boaz.
2 Samuel 18:18
While Absalom had been living, he had erected a pillar as a monument to himself in King's Valley because he had been telling himself, "I don't have a son to carry on my family name." So he named the pillar after himself it's called Absalom's Monument even today.
But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.
Then he left that area and dug still another well. Because they did not quarrel over that one, Isaac named it Rehoboth, because he used to say, "The LORD has enlarged the territory for us. We will prosper in the land."
When his workers started digging another well, those herdsmen quarreled about that one, too, so Isaac named it Sitnah.
So Isaac named the well Shebah, which is why the city is named Beer-sheba to this day.