Leah said, “I am happy that the women call me happy,” so she named him Asher.
With her last breath—for she was dying—she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin.
Rachel said, “God has vindicated me; yes, He has heard me and given me a son,” and she named him Dan.
He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.
and the other Eliezer (because he had said, “The God of my father was my helper and delivered me from Pharaoh’s sword”).
And the second son he named Ephraim, meaning, “God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.”
Adam named his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living.
Then Leah said, “What good fortune!” and she named him Gad.
She gave birth to a son whom he named Gershom, for he said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land.”
along with her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (because Moses had said, “I have been a foreigner in a foreign land”)
1 Samuel 4:21
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” referring to the capture of the ark of God and to the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
So Hagar gave birth to Abram’s son, and Abram gave the name Ishmael to the son Hagar had.
Leah said, “God has rewarded me for giving my slave to my husband,” and she named him Issachar.
After this, his brother came out grasping Esau’s heel with his hand. So he was named Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when they were born.
2 Samuel 12:25
and He sent a message through Nathan the prophet, who named him Jedidiah, because of the Lord.
She named him Joseph: “May the Lord add another son to me.”
And she conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” Therefore she named him Judah. Then Leah stopped having children.
She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “At last, my husband will become attached to me because I have borne three sons for him.” Therefore he was named Levi.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, meaning, “God has made me forget all my hardship in my father’s house.”
“Don’t call me Naomi. Call me Mara,” she answered, “for the Almighty has made me very bitter.
When the child grew older, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”
1 Samuel 25:25
My lord should pay no attention to this worthless man Nabal, for he lives up to his name: His name is Nabal, and stupidity is all he knows. I, your servant, didn’t see my lord’s young men whom you sent.
Rachel said, “In my wrestlings with God, I have wrestled with my sister and won,” and she named him Naphtali.
And he named him Noah, saying, “This one will bring us relief from the agonizing labor of our hands, caused by the ground the Lord has cursed.”
Eber had two sons. One was named Peleg, for during his days the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.
But then he pulled his hand back, and his brother came out. Then she said, “You have broken out first!” So he was named Perez.
Leah conceived, gave birth to a son, and named him Reuben, for she said, “The Lord has seen my affliction; surely my husband will love me now.”
1 Samuel 1:20
After some time, Hannah conceived and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, because she said, “I requested him from the Lord.”
Adam was intimate with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, for she said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him.”
She conceived again, gave birth to a son, and said, “The Lord heard that I am unloved and has given me this son also.” So she named him Simeon.
“God has given me a good gift,” Leah said. “This time my husband will honor me because I have borne six sons for him,” and she named him Zebulun.