Leah said, "How happy I am, for women will call me happy!" So she named him Asher.
With her dying breath, she named him Ben-Oni. But his father called him Benjamin instead.
Then Rachel said, "God has vindicated me. He has responded to my prayer and given me a son." That is why she named him Dan.
So Esau said to Jacob, "Feed me some of the red stuff -- yes, this red stuff -- because I'm starving!" (That is why he was also called Edom.)
and the other Eliezer (for Moses had said, "The God of my father has been my help and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh").
He named the second child Ephraim, saying, "Certainly God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering."
The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.
When she bore a son, Moses named him Gershom, for he said, "I have become a resident foreigner in a foreign land."
and her two sons, one of whom was named Gershom (for 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 the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
So Hagar gave birth to Abram's son, whom Abram named Ishmael.
Then Leah said, "God has granted me a reward because I gave my servant to my husband as a wife." So she named him Issachar.
When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau's heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.
2 Samuel 12:25
and sent word through Nathan the prophet that he should be named Jedidiah for the Lord's sake.
She named him Joseph, saying, "May the Lord give me yet another son."
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "This time I will praise the Lord." That is why she named him Judah. Then she stopped having children.
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "Now this time my husband will show me affection, because I have given birth to three sons for him." That is why he was named Levi.
Joseph named the firstborn Manasseh, saying, "Certainly God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's house."
But she replied to them, "Don't call me 'Naomi'! Call me 'Mara' because the Sovereign One has treated me very harshly.
When the child grew older she brought him to Pharaoh's daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, "Because I drew him from the water."
1 Samuel 25:25
My lord should not pay attention to this wicked man Nabal. He simply lives up to his name! His name means 'fool,' and he is indeed foolish! But I, your servant, did not see the servants my lord sent.
Then Rachel said, "I have fought a desperate struggle with my sister, but I have won." So she named him Naphtali.
He named him Noah, saying, "This one will bring us comfort from our labor and from the painful toil of our hands because of the ground that the Lord has cursed."
Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg because in his days the earth was divided, and his brother's name was Joktan.
But then he drew back his hand, and his brother came out before him. She said, "How you have broken out of the womb!" So he was named Perez.
So Leah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Reuben, for she said, "The Lord has looked with pity on my oppressed condition. Surely my husband will love me now."
1 Samuel 1:20
After some time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, thinking, "I asked the Lord for him.
And Adam had marital relations with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son. She named him Seth, saying, "God has given me another child in place of Abel because Cain killed him."
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, "Because the Lord heard that I was unloved, he gave me this one too." So she named him Simeon.
Then Leah said, "God has given me a good gift. Now my husband will honor me because I have given him six sons." So she named him Zebulun.