There are lots of women mentioned in the bible. Some of these women have names and others don’t. 

We can learn from all of these women in the bible whether it be examples on how to live our lives to warnings on how not to behave.

Below is a list of women found in the Bible that have been named as well as the scriptures they are mentioned in. You could use these for a Bible Study, Bible reading plan or just chose a specific person that you would like to know more about.

I have a FREE printable at the end for you to print out and use.

 

Names of Women in the Bible

Abigail

1 Samuel 25:3-42; 27:3; 30:5; 2 Samuel 2:2; 3:2; 1 Chronicles 3:1

Abigail lived around 1000 BC. Her name means “father rejoices”. She was a woman who prevented David from killing Nabal and his household and David ended up marrying her.

Achsah

Joshua 15:13-19

Achsah was Calebs daughter. Caleb promised her to the man who attacked and captured Kiriath Sepher. Othniel took it and they were wed. Her name means “anklet”.

Adah

Genesis 4:19-24

Adah was one of Lamech’s wives. Her name means “adorned”.

Ahinoam

1 Samuel 14:50

Sauls wife. Her name means “brother is delight”.

Anna

Luke 2:37-38

Anna means “grace”.

Athaliah

2 Kings 11:1-20

Her name means “Yahweh is great”.

Bathsheba

2 Samuel 11, 12; 1 Kings 1, 2

Bathsheba means “daughter of an oath”. She was Solomon’s mother and lived around 990BC.

Bernice

Acts 25

 

Bilhah

Genesis 29-35

Lived around 1875BC, name means “uncertain”.

Cozbi

Numbers 25; 31:15-16

 

Damaris

Acts 17:34

 

Deborah

Judges 4

Deborah means “Honeybee”, she lived around 1300BC.

Delilah

Judges 16

Delilah tricked Samson into telling her his secret about his strength. Her name means “small” or “dainty” and she lived around 1175BC.

Dinah

Genesis 34

 

Dorcas (Also known as Tabitha)

Acts 9:36-42

 

Drusilla

Acts 24:24

Jewish wife of Felix, the Roman governor of Judea.

Elizabeth

Luke 1

She was John the Baptists mother and her name means “God is my oath”.

Esther

Esther

Means “star”. Neice of Mordecai, married King Ahasuerus and saved the Jewish people.

Eunice

2 Timothy 1:5

 

Euodia

Phil 4:2-3

 

Eve

Genesis 2-3

Eve means “life giver”, she was the first woman in the Bible.

Hagar

Genesis 16 and 21

Haga means “light”. She was Ishmael’s mother.

Hannah

1 Samuel 1 and 2

Hannah became the mother of Samuel. She lived around 1125BC and her name means “grace”.

Herodias 

Matthew 14:1-12

She brought about the execution of John the Baptist.

Huldah

2 Kings 22 and 2 Chronicles 34

 

Jael

Judges 4

Jael means “mountain goats”. She was the wife of Heber the Kenite.

Jehosheba

2 Kings 11:2 and 2 Chronicles 22:11

 

Jezebel

1 Kings 16-21 and 2 Kings 9

Jezebal means “un-exalted”. She was King Ahab’s wife and wanted to replace the worship of God with the worship of baal.

Jochebed

Exodus 2:1-10

 

Junia

Romans 16:7

Paul mentions her as “outstanding among the apostles”.

Leah

Genesis 29-33

Means “wild cow”.

Lois

2 Timothy 1:5

Lois means “better”. She was the grandmother of Timothy.

Lydia

Acts 16

Lydia lived around 50AD and the early Philippian church met in her house.

Martha of Bethany

Luke 10:38-42 and John 11

Means “lady. Sister of Lazarus.

Mary of Bethany

Luke 10:38-42 and John 11

Sister of Lazarus and Martha of Bethany.

Mary Magdalene

Gospels

Mary means “loved by Yahweh” and Magdalene means “from the town of Magdala”. She was the first to see Jesus after he rose from the dead.

Mary Mother of Jesus

Gospels

Mary gave birth to Jesus.

Mary Mother of James and Joses

Matthew 27 and 28

 

Mary Mother of John Mark

Acts 12

Opened her home to believers of the early church.

Mary of Rome

Romans 16:6

 

Michal

1 Samuel 18 and 19; 2 Samuel 3

David’s first wife. 

Miriam

Exodus 2:1-10

Miriam means “loved by Yahweh”. She was Moses and Aaron’s sister.

Naomi

Ruth 1-4

Her name means “pleasantness” and she was the mother-in-law of Ruth.

Phoebe

Romans 16:1-2

Phoebe means “radiant”. She was a leader in the church.

Priscilla

Acts 18

Priscilla was married to Aquila and together supported Paul and led a house-church in Ephesus.

Puah

Exodus 1:15-21

 

Rachel

Genesis 29-33

Means “ewe”. Married to Jacob.

Rahab

Joshua 2 and 6 and Hebrews 11 and James 2

Rahab means “broad”. She helped the Israelites at Jericho.

Rebekah

Genesis 22 and 24

Rebekah was the mother of Jacob and Esau. 

Rhoda

Acts 12:13-15

 

Rizpah

2 Samuel 3:7, 21:1-14

Means “glowing coal”. 

Ruth

Ruth 1-4

Ruth was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and later married Boaz. Her name means “friendship”.

Salome

Matthew 20:20-21

 

Sapphira

Acts 5:1-11

Means “beautiful”. Died after lying to Peter.

Sarah

Genesis 16

Her name means “Princess”. God changed her name from Sarai “Yahweh is prince”. 

Shelomith

Leviticus 24:11

Means “peaceful”.

Shiphrah

Exodus 1:15-21

Her name means “beauty”.

Syntyche

Phil 4:23

Means “fortunate”.

Tamar (Mother of Perez)

Genesis 38

 

Tamar (David’s Daughter)

2 Samuel 13

Means “palm tree”. 

Vashti

Esther 1:10-22

Wife of King Ahasuerus (Xerxes).

Zillah

Genesis 4:19-24

Zillah means “shadow protection”.

Zilpah

Genesis 39-35

Zilpah was Leah’s slave.

Zipporah

Exodus 2, 4, 18

Means “bird”. 

 

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