Variations of Biblical Names in Old Documents
This page includes a list of Biblical names used in old documents, with their many variant spellings and diminutives.
Names in old documents did not have standardized spellings. Especially when the name is no longer in use, the genealogist may have difficulty recognizing the origin of the name, or finding a relative using a variant spelling of the name.
Users can search the page using ([Ctrl F]) to see if the name they need is listed on this page. They can also look up a known Biblical name to view its variations and nicknames.
The page can be expanded as more variants and diminutives are identified.All additions should be actual and attested. The following listing is based on original research.
Variants: Abednager, Abednago, Abedneygo, Ebednego, Nabednago, Obdenago, Obednego
Diminutives: Ab, Bedney
Variants: Abiatha, Abiathe, Abiather, Abiathor
Variants: Abiden, Abidon
Variants: Abihal, Aviel
Variants: Abiezar, Abiezor
Variants: Abagail, Abagaile, Abagil, Abbegill, Abbigail, Abbigill, Abeigail, Abergale, Abgeal, Abigaell, Abigaiel, Abigaill, Abigal, Abigale, Abigall, Abigayil, Abigel, Abigell, Abiggill, Abigiel, Abigil, Abigill, Abigol, Abrigail, Abygale
Diminutives: Ab, Abbe, Abber, Abbey, Abbi, Abbie, Abbs, Abby, Abbye, Abs, Appy, Gabby, Gail, Gaily, Nab, Nabbe, Nabbee, Nabbey, Nabbie, Nabby, Nabe, Nabee, Naby
Variants: Abihael, Abihal
Variants: Abimel, Bimael, Bimmil
Variants: Abemelech, Abenelech, Abimalech, Abimeleck, Abimelick
Variants: Abisha, Abishay, Abishia, Abisia
Variants: Abeshai, Abisha, Abishal
Variants: (m) Absalm, Absolem, Absolum, Apsel
Variants: (f) Absala, Absalah, Absalla, Absaly, Absela, Abselah, Abselia, Absella, Absellah, Abselle, Absilla, Absillah, Absley, Absola, Absula, Apcilla, Apesela, Apsala, Apsalla, Apsally, Apsaly, Apsie, Apsilla, Apsley, Apsyller, Asilla
Diminutives: (f) Appie, Appy
Variants: Axey, Axie, Axy
Variants: Adda, Adom, Edom
Variants: Adalai, Adlay, Adle, Adlea, Adlee, Adlei, Adley, Adlia Adlie, Adlis, Adliss, Adly, Odelai
Variants: Adonaram, Adoneram, Adonirem, Adonirom, Adonirum, Adonoram, Odoniram
Variants: (m) Adrele, Adrell, Adrial, Adriell, Adril
Variants: (f) Adral, Adralene, Adraline, Adrela, Adrella, Adrelle, Adrial, Adriela, Adriella
Variants: Alamath, Alamet, Alamith, Alamoth, Alamuth, Alaneth, Alemath, Alemet, Alemeth, Alemoth, Alimeth, Alimith, Alimoth, Allamath, Allamoth, Allemith, Alomoth, Alomuth, Alumuth
Amasa: (m) A masculine Biblical name sometimes used for females. Some forms may be derived from Amos.
Variants: Amasah, Amase, Amasie, Amassa, Amassah, Amasse, Amassie, Amaza, Amazah, Ammasa, Ammasah, Ammase, Ammasie, Ammassa, Ammassah, Ammasse, Amesa, Amese, Amosa, Amsie, Amzy, Emasa, Omasa
Diminutives: (f) Amsi, Massie
Diminutive: (m) Ammi