The Ten: Names you probably didn’t know were in the Bible

There's a Timon. Is there a Pumbaa?

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Chloe

Not just a hip ‘90s baby name, Chloe likely hosted a New Testament house church (1 Corinthians 1:11).

Jemima

Job’s daughter. She got the nice name. Her poor sister was saddled with Keren-Happuch (Job 42:14).

Jared

The first owner of this everyday boy’s name was the father of the death-defying Enoch (Genesis 5:18-24).

Dodo

Yes, really. This unfortunate chap was the grandfather of Tola, a judge who “rose to save Israel” (Judges 10:1).

Timon

No kids, not the meerkat from The Lion King. Timon was one of the first seven deacons (Acts 6:5).

Julia

Australia’s former atheist prime minister was named after a friend of the apostle Paul (Romans 16:15).

Claudia

The German supermodel was named after a Roman friend of the apostle Paul (2 Timothy 4:21).

Ada

Also spelt Adah, she may have been Noah’s mother (Genesis 4:23, 5:30).

Ram

A great name for a rugby player. The original Ram was the great-great grandfather of Boaz (1 Chronicles 2:10).

Rufus

One of the sons of Simon of Cyrene. It’s unknown whether he ended up in the roofing business (Mark 15:21).

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