Name Ideas

Prayerful Baby Name Ideas

prayerful baby namesFor those of you so-inclined, the first Thursday in May is our National Day of Prayer in the United States.

“National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.” – via

I thought this would be a nice opportunity to look at some prayerful baby name ideas. For this list, I chose names with meanings that relate to prayer, worship, and belief in God. There are lovely options for boys and girls.

Prayerful Baby Name Ideas

  • AMANI / IMANI – (Arabic) “believer”
  • ANINA – (Aramaic) “let my prayer be answered”
  • ARHANA – (Hindi) “worship”
  • ATIRA – (Hebrew) “prayer”
  • CALLAHAN – (Irish) “church lover”
  • CREED – (Latin) “conviction, belief”
  • DECLAN – (Irish) “prayerful”
  • ELIANA – (Hebrew) “God has answered me”
  • JOACHIM / JOAQUIN – (Hebrew) “granted by God”
  • KERMIT – (Dutch) “church”
  • KIRBY – (English) “church town”
  • KIRK – (Norse) “church”
  • KOBE – (Japanese) “house of God”
  • MELA – (Hindi) “religious gathering”
  • MORIAH – (Hebrew) “God is my teacher”
  • NOVENA – (Latin) a type of Catholic prayer
  • ORA – (Latin) “prayer”
  • PAISLEY – (Irish) “church”
  • PALMER – (English) “pilgrimage”
  • PIUS – (Latin) “pious, devoted”
  • SAUL – (Hebrew) “asked for, prayed for”
  • TIMOTHY – (Greek) “honor God”
  • VERA – (Russian) “faith”
  • ZACHARY – (Hebrew) “remember God”

Do you have a favorite name from the list? Let me know.

More Baby Name Ideas

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Happy naming ♥ Amanda


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