"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth." (Proverbs 22:1, Ecclesiastes 7:1)

Hitchock Bible Names Entry for A

A teacher; lofty; mountain of strength

The destroyer

Father of the wine-press

Made of stone; a building

Passages; passengers


A servant; servitude

A vapor; a cloud of God

My servant

Servant of God

Servant; cloud of judgment

Servant of light; shining

Vanity; breath; vapor; a city; mourning

Mourning to the house of Maachah

Mourning of waters

Mourning of sickness

The mourning of Egyptians

Mourning of thorns

An egg; muddy

My father

Most intelligent father

The Lord is my father

Consuming father; gathering

Excellent father; father of the remnant

Green fruit; ears of corn

Father of knowledge; father of judgment

God my father

Father of help

The father's joy

The father of strength

He is my father

Father of praise; confession

The Lord is my father

Father of the sea

The father of mourning

A father sent from God

Father of the king

Father of a vow

Father of beauty

High father; father of deceit

Ignorance of the father

The present of my father

Father of peace

Father of salvation

Father of the wall; father of uprightness

The father of the dew; or of the shadow

Father of goodness

Father of praise

Father of light

Father of a great multitude

High father

Father of peace

A vessel; pitcher; spark

Close; pressed together

Field of blood

Brother of the father

Grief; trouble

A native of Achaia; sorrowing; sad

Or Achar

One that takes

A rat; bruising

Preparing; revenging; confirming

Thus it is; how is this

Brother of death


Adorned; bursting the veil

Poison; tricks

Liar; lying; one that runs

Testimony of the assembly

An assembly

The witness of the Lord

One that draws water; poverty; cloud; death

Earthy; red

Red earth; of blood

My man; red; earthy; human

High; eminent


My witness; adorned; prey

Adorned; delicious; voluptuous

Basis; foundation; the Lord

The witness of the Lord


Assemblies; testimonies

My witness; my ornament

Earthy; red; bloody

A cloud of death; a mortal vapor

Pleasure; delight

Eternal rest

The lightning of the Lord; the Lord of lightning

Justice of the Lord; lord of justice

The Lord is my master

The Lord is raised

My Lord is most high; Lord of might and elevation

Strength of the sea

Their beauty; their power

The cloak

The court of death

The flock of God

Their testimony; their prey; their ornament

Earthy; red; bloody things

Praised; praiseworthy

A cloud; fountain; his eye

A locust; the father's joy or feast

Roof; upper floor

Or Hagar

A valley; deepness

One who causes great pain at his birth

Stranger; gathered together


A smiling brother; a meadow of a sweet savor

Another host; the last sorrow; a brother's sheep

Trusting in me; a grown-up brother

Prince; head; chief

Essence; being; generation

One that takes or possesses

Seizure; vision of the Lord

My brother; my brethren

Brother of the Lord

Mother's brother; brother of a nation

Brother of wine

Brother of assistance

Brother of vanity

Same with Ahiah

A brother who raises up or avenges

A brother born

A brother of the council

Brother of the right hand

My brother is a king; my king's brother

Brother of death

A willing brother; brother of a vow

Beauty of the brother; brother of motion

His brother; his brethren

Brother of iniquity; brother of the shepherd

Brother of craft

Brother of strength

Brother of the morning or dew; brother of blackness

Brother of a prince; brother of a song

Brother of ruin or folly

Brother of goodness

Made of milk

Beseeching; sorrowing; expecting

A live brother; my thorn or thistle

His tabernacle; his tent

The tent of the father

My tent

My tabernacle is exalted

A meadow of waters; a brother of waters

Their taking or possessing vision

Possession; seizing; collecting

Or Hai


Same as Ai; an hour; eye; fountain

The land of the morning

Same as Aiath

A chain; strength; a stag

Foot-print; supplanting; crookedness; lewdness


God is king

Hiding; youth; worlds; upon the dead

One who assists men


Praise the Lord

An oak; strong

The oak of weeping

Measure of God


Hidden in a cluster of fig trees

A thousand; learned; chief

Mingling together

His rising up; his highness

People of witness; a prey

Labor; iniquity

A people that licks up

Mother; fear of them

Integrity; truth; a nurse

The Lord says; the integrity of the Lord

Sparing the people


The people's gift

Same as Amaziah

The strength of the Lord

Mother; fear; people

Same as Amminadab

True; fearing


Same as Ammah

My people is liberal

The people of God

People of praise

The people of the Almighty; the Almighty is with me

Dowry of the people

A people; the son of my people

Faithful and true; tutor

A valley; a depth

Faithful; true

Bitter; a rebel; a babbler

Loading; weighty

Strong; robust

Large; extensive

An exalted people; their sheaves; handfuls of corn

One that speaks of secrets


A grape; a knot

One who answers; afflicted


A collar; ornament

A fountain; answer; affliction

Answer; poverty of the king

A cloud; prophecy; divination

Or Ananiah

Separated; set apart

Or Anath

A strong man

A man excelling others

Or Anen

Answer; song; affliction

A people; the strength or sorrow of people

Answerings; singings; afflicted

Gracious; one who gives

One who answers; humble

An adversary to Christ

Speedy as a chariot

For all


Answers or songs of the Lord; afflictions

Same as Anab

Exclusion; separation

Apharsites (from a root meaning) dividing or rending







One who destroys; destroyer

A destroyer

Face; nostrils

Productive; fruitful

An eagle

Awakening; uncovering

Cursing; seeing

Multiplying; sowing sedition; a window; a locust

Evening; desert; ravens

A wild ass; a dragon

The way; a traveler


An ark; their curse

The curse of trembling

Ark; song; joyful cry


The prince of the people

A master of horses

A gathering together

One that commands; he that descends

Ruling; a judgment of malediction

The light or vision of God

The hill of Mars


A turf

Altar; light or lion of God

A lion dead to the Lord

Long; great; tall

The best prince

A good counselor

Hill of fruits; mountain of Megiddo

Rejoicing; sunlight

Heath; tamarisk

The light of redemption

A healer; a releaser

The silence of light; fervent to spoil


High; exalted

Physician; cure

Creature of God

The Lord hath wrought

Who gathers together

The beatitude of God

Peril; misfortune


An old fire

Effusion; inclination; theft


Crime; offense

A fire that spreads


Same as Asareel


Who is happy; or walks; or looks

Muddy; boggy

The work of God

Weight; balance; fire of infamy

Unhappiness; increase of danger

Help of God

Liers in want; beholders

Prisoner; fettered

Approaching; coming near

Same as Ashur

Country of Assur or Ashur



A thorn

A crown


Crowns of power

Left hand; shut

Thy time

The Lord's time

The time of the Lord

My hour or time

Same as Athlai

That increases or sends



Or Ivah

Iniquity; force; riches; sorrow

Wicked or perverse men


Near the Lord

Hearing the Lord; the Lord's weapons

Help of God

He that hears the Lord

Strong one

The scape-goat

Strength of the Lord

Strength of walls

A strong army; a gang of robbers

Strong death; a he-goat

Bone of a bone; our strength

The ears of Tabor; the ears of purity or contrition

A helper; a court

The same as Ashdod

Same as Asriel



He that assists or is assisted

Their strength

Same as Azur

This dictionary is from "Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible," written by Roswell D. Hitchcock in 1869. It contains more than 2,500 Bible and Bible-related proper names and their meanings. Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible (c. 1869). Roswell D. Hitchcock, Washburn Professor of Church History in the Union Theological Seminary, New York City.