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The Top 50 Most Mentioned Names in the Bible

You may wonder which namesĀ are the most mentioned in the Bible. We’ve all heard of Jesus, so he’s probably pretty high up the list, and you’d be right. Here are the top 50, and remember some people had more than one name like Jacob who was also called Israel. How you decide which are the most common names in the Bible does depend a few factors so every list isn’t the exactly the same.

Name First Reference Times
God Genesis 1:1 4411
Jacob Genesis 32:28 2948
David Ruth 4:17 1139
Jesus Matthew 1:23 983
Moses Exodus 2:10 848
Judah Matthew 2:6 819
Saul 1 Samuel 9:2 398
Aaron Exodus 4:14 350
Abram Genesis 17:5 311
Solomon 2 Samuel 12:25 307
Joseph Genesis 30:24 220
Simon John 1:42 219
Joshua Deuteronomy 32:44 209
Saul Acts 14:12 189
Esau Genesis 25:30 186
Ephraim Genesis 41:52 175
Moab Genesis 19:37 168
Benoni Genesis 35:18 163
Samuel 1 Samuel 1:20 143
Joab 1 Samuel 26:6 141
Jeremiah 2 Chronicles 35:25 138
Isaac Genesis 17:19 132
Hezekiah Matthew 1:9 127
Manasseh Genesis 41:51 121
Absalom 1 Kings 15:2 111
Elijah Matthew 11:14 98
Jonathan 1 Samuel 13:2 97
Ahab 1 Kings 16:28 92
John Matthew 3:1 92
Nebuchadnezzar 2 Kings 24:1 91
Canaan Genesis 9:18 91
Jeroboam 1 Kings 11:26 90
Pharaoh Genesis 37:36 90
Daniel Daniel 1:7 90
Jehoshaphat 2 Kings 8:16 79
Reuben Genesis 29:32 74
Dan Genesis 30:6 71
Levi Genesis 29:34 67
Baal Numbers 22:41 66
Eleazar Exodus 6:23 63
Balaam Numbers 22:5 63
Abner 1 Samuel 14:50 63
Elisha Luke 4:27 59
Sarai Hebrews 11:11 59
Asa 1 Kings 15:8 59
Job Job 1:1 59
Mordecai Esther 2:5 58
Gad Genesis 30:11 58
Hadassah Esther 2:7 57