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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
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  • Included in Strongs: Yes
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Naves Topical Index

Value of a good name
Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 7:1

A new name given to persons who have spiritual adoption:

General references
Isaiah 62:2

To Abraham
Genesis 17:5

To Sarah
Genesis 17:15

To Jacob
Genesis 32:28

To Paul
Acts 13:9

Intercessional influence of the name of Jesus
Jesus, The Christ, In His Name

Hosea 1:3-4; Hosea 1:6; Hosea 1:9; Hosea 2:1

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAME, noun

1. That by which a thing is called; the sound or combination of sounds used to express an idea, or any material substance, quality or act; an appellation attached to a thing by customary use, by which it may be vocally distinguished from other things. A name may be attached to an individual only, and is then proper or appropriate, as John, Thomas, London, Paris; or it may be attached to a species, genus, or class of things, as sheep, goat, horse, tree, animal, which are called common names, specific or generic.

2. The letters or characters written or engraved, expressing the sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.

3. A person.

They list with women each degenerate name

4. Reputation; character; that which is commonly said of a person; as a good name; a bad name

5. Renown; fame; honor; celebrity; eminence; praise; distinction.

What men of name resort to him?

6. Remembrance; memory.

The Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven. Deuteronomy 29:20.

7. Appearance only; sound only; not reality; as a friend in name Revelation 3:1.

8. Authority; behalf; part; as in the name of the people. When a man speaks or acts in the name of another, he does it by their authority or in their behalf, as their representative.

9. Assumed character of another.

Had forged a treason in my patrons name

10. In Scripture, the name of God signifies his titles, his attributes, his will or purpose, , his honor and glory, his word, his grace, his wisdom, power and goodness, his worship or service, or God himself.

11. Issue; posterity that preserves the name Deuteronomy 25:6.

12. In grammar, a noun.

To call names, to apply opprobrious names; to call by reproachful appellations.

To take the name of God in vain, to swear falsely or profanely, , or to use the name of God with levity or contempt. Exodus 20:7.

To know by name to honor by a particular friendship or familiarity. Exodus 33:12.

Christian name the name a person receives by baptism, as distinguished from surname.

NAME, verb transitive to call, to name to invoke.

1. To set or give to any person or thing a sound or combination of sounds by which it may be known and distinguished ; to call; to give an appellation to.

She named the child Ichabod. 1 Samuel 4:21.

Thus was the building left Ridiculous, and the work confusion named.

2. To mention by name; to utter or pronounce the sound or sounds by which a person or thing is known and distinguished.

Neither use thyself to the naming of the Holy One.

3. To nominate; to designate for any purpose by name

Thou shalt anoint to me him whom I name to thee. I Samuel 16.

4. To entitle.

To the name of Christ, to make profession of faith in him. 2 Timothy 4:1.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAMED, participle passive Called; denominated; designated by name.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAMELESS, adjective

1. Without a name; not distinguished by an appellation; as a nameless star.

2. He or that whose name is not known or mentioned.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAMELY, adverb To mention by name; particularly.

For the excellency of the soul, namely its power of divining in dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none can question.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAMER, noun One that names or calls by name.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

  1. Names of places .

    These may be divided into two general classes

    descriptive and historical. The former are such as mark some peculiarity of the locality, usually a natural one, e.g. Sharon, "plain" Gibeah, "hill;" Pisgah. "height." Of the second class of local names, some were given in honor of individual men, e.g. the city Enoch (Genesis 4:17) etc. More commonly, however, such names were given to perpetuate that memory of some important historic occurrence. Bethel perpetuated through all Jewish history the early revelations of God to Jacob. (Genesis 28:19; 35:15) So Jehovah-jireh, (Genesis 22:14) Mahanaim, (Genesis 32:2) Peniel etc. In forming compounds to serve as names of towns or other localities, some of the most common terms employed were Kir, a "wall" or "fortress;" Kirjath , "city;" En , "fountain;" Beer , "a well," etc. The names of countries were almost universally derived from the name of the first settlers or earliest historic population.

  2. Names of persons.

    Among the Hebrews each person received hut a single name. In the case of boys this was conferred upon the eighth day, in connection with the rite of circumcision. (Luke 1:59) comp. Genesis 17:5-14 To distinguish an individual from others of the same name it was customary to add to his own proper name that of his father or ancestors. Sometimes the mother's was used instead. Simple names in Hebrew, as in all languages, were largely borrowed from nature; e.g. Deborah, "bee;" Tamar, "a palm tree;" Jonah, "dove." Many names of women were derived from those of men by change of termination; e.g. Hammelech. "the king;" Harnmoleketh, "the queen." The majority of compound names have special religious or social significance being compounded either (1) with terms denoting relationship, as Abi or Ab father, as Abihud, "father of praise," Abimelech "father of the king;" Ben son, as Benoni, "son of my sorrow," Benjamin, "son of the right hand;" or (2) nouns denoting natural life, as am, "people," melech "king;" or (3) with names of God and Jah or Ja , shortened from "Jehovah." As outside the circle of Revelation, particularly among the Oriental nations, it is customary to mark one's entrance into a new relation by a new name, in which case the acceptance of the new name involves the acknowledgment of the sovereignty of the name giver, so the importance and new sphere assigned to the organs of Revelation in God's kingdom are frequently indicated by a change of name. Examples of this are Abraham, (Genesis 17:5) Sarah, (Genesis 17:15) Isr'l, as the designation of the spiritual character in place of Jacob, which designated the natural character. (Genesis 32:28)

Naves Topical Index
Names of God

See God, Name of
God, Name of

Naves Topical Index
Names of Jesus

See Jesus, The Christ, Names, Appellations, and Titles of Jesus
Jesus, The Christ, Names, Appellations, and Titles of Jesus

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NAMESAKE, noun One that has the same name as another.