According to information provided by the Social Security Administration, out of the top ten most popular names for boys in 2008, seven of them are biblical names and five of the most popular (the top five) are Old Testament names.
According to the same information, out of the top ten most popular names for girls in 2008, three of them are biblical names, but only one of the most popular is an Old Testament name.
Number one was on the list was Jacob (Genesis 25:26).
Number two was Michael (Numbers 13:13).
Number three was Ethan (1 Chronicles 2:6).
Number four was Joshua (Joshua 1:1).
Number five was Daniel (Daniel 1:6)
Number six was Alexander (Acts 4:6).
Number ten was Matthew (Matthew 9:9).
Number eight was Abigail (1 Samuel 25:14).
Number nine was Elizabeth (Luke 1:13)
Number ten was Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11).
Who said that people do not like the Old Testament?
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Boys’ Names, Girls’ Names