Bible names survey III: Which of these old-fashioned names are in the Bible?

Hello! One more Bible names survey, this time with names that sound very old-fashioned. I have arranged them a little differently this time (by first letter or sound) and I've found mostly new names for this one.

Please copy and paste the list below. Which of them do you think are in the Bible? If you think the name is in the Bible, write "yes" next to it. If now, write "no." Try to not be influenced by the way they are arranged. For some of the letter groups, all may be biblical; for some letter groups, just a few may be biblical; for some groups, none may be biblical. Do not look any of these up. I am interested in your first impressions.

Which of these are in the Bible?

Levi

Luke

Linus

Leah

Lucretia

Lucinda

Jude

James

Joshua

Jonathan

Gaspar

George

Giles

Anastasia

Abigail

Abel

Abraham

Drusilla

Deborah

Daniel

Felix

Francis

Philip

Paul

Rex

Reuben

Rufus

Clarissa

Claudia

Cleo

Carolus

Cain

Clarence

Clement

Charles

Benedict

Benjamin

Mark

Matthias

Matthew

Micah

Thanks!

Update:

The answers are:

Levi -- yes

Luke -- yes

Linus -- yes

Leah -- yes

Lucretia -- no

Lucinda -- no

Jude -- yes

James -- yes

Joshua -- yes

Jonathan -- yes

Gaspar -- no

George -- no

Giles -- no

Anastasia -- no

Abigail -- yes

Abel -- yes

Abraham -- yes

Drusilla -- yes

Deborah -- yes

Daniel -- yes

Felix -- yes

Francis -- no

Philip -- yes

Paul -- yes

Rex -- no

Reuben -- yes

Rufus -- yes

Clarissa -- no

Claudia -- yes

Cleo -- no

Carolus -- no

Cain -- yes

Clarence -- no

Clement -- yes

Charles -- no

Benedict -- no

Benjamin -- yes

Mark -- yes

Matthias -- yes

Matthew -- yes

Micah -- yes

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Levi - yes - one of the sons of Jacob and Leah

    Luke - no - Greek; the patron saint of doctors and artists (not sure on this one)

    Linus - no - Greek; the musician who taught Hercules

    Leah - yes - the elder sister of Rachel and wife of Jacob

    Lucretia - no - Old Roman family name; in Roman legend the name of the maiden who killed herself after being raped by the King of Rome

    Lucinda - no - found in Cervantes' Don Quixote

    Jude - no but Judas/Judah is; Judah is one of Jacob's sons

    James - no but Jacob is; James is the English form of Jacob (not sure on this one)

    Joshua - yes - Moses' successor

    Jonathan - yes - the son of King Saul whose friendship with David became a symbol of loyalty and friendship

    Gaspar - no - I have never heard of this name!

    George - no - popularized in England by the kings and the legendary St. George and in the U.S. by George Washington

    Giles - no - Greek

    Anastasia - no - the youngest daughter of the last Russian Tsar

    Abigail - yes - Hebrew (not sure on this one)

    Abel - yes - the first murder victim

    Abraham - yes - Abram was chosen to found the Hebrew nation and his name was changed to Abraham

    Drusilla - no - Old Roman family name

    Deborah - yes - an Old Testament name

    Daniel - yes - a prophet

    Felix - no - Latin

    Francis - no - English form of Francesco

    Philip - no - a Greek personal name from classical times

    Paul - yes - St. Paul was a founder of the Christian church

    Rex - no - Latin

    Reuben - yes - Jacob's eldest son

    Rufus - no - Latin

    Clarissa - no - Latinized form of Clarice

    Claudia - no - Latin feminine form of Claudius

    Cleo - no - short form of Cleopatra; Cleopatra is a Greek name associated with the Queen of Egypt and the lover of Julius Caesar

    Carolus - no - I have never heard of this name!

    Cain - yes - the first murderer; he killed his brother Abel

    Clarence - no - the name of a dukedom in Englan

    Clement - no - Latin

    Charles - no - popularized by Charles the Great the ruler of the Holy Roman Empire in the ninth century

    Benedict - no - Latin

    Benjamin - yes - the youngest son of Jacob

    Mark - no - the Roman god of war

    Matthias - no but Matthew is; Matthias is the Greek form of Matthew; Matthew was the writer of the first gospel in the New Testament

    Matthew - yes - the writer of the first gospel in the New Testament

    Micah - yes - found in the Old Testament

    I studied a lot of this in college.

  • 1 decade ago

    Levi- Yes A son of jacob

    Luke- Yes

    Linus-No

    Leah- Yes One of jacob's wives

    Lucretia- NO

    Lucinda- NO

    Jude- Yes

    James- Yes

    Joshua- Yes

    Jonathan-Yes ( son of Saul)

    Gaspar- No

    George-No

    Giles- No

    Anastasia- No

    Abigail- Yes David's wife

    Abel- Yes

    Abraham- Yes

    Drusilla- NO

    Deborah- Yes

    Daniel- Yes

    Felix-no

    Francis- No

    Philip- Yes

    Paul- Yes

    Rex- No

    Reuben- Yes

    Rufus- No

    Clarissa- No

    Claudia- No

    Cleo- No

    Carolus- yes

    Cain-Yes

    Clarence- No

    Clement- No

    Charles- No

    Benedict- No

    Benjamin- Yes

    Mark- Yes

    Matthias- Yes

    Matthew- Yes

    Micah-Yes

  • 1 decade ago

    Which of these are in the Bible?

    Levi - yes

    Luke - yes

    Linus - no

    Leah - yes

    Lucretia - yes

    Lucinda - no

    Jude - no

    James - yes

    Joshua - yes

    Jonathan - no

    Gaspar - no

    George - no

    Giles - no

    Anastasia - no

    Abigail - yes

    Abel - yes

    Abraham - yes

    Drusilla - no

    Deborah - yes

    Daniel - yes

    Felix- no

    Francis - no

    Philip - yes

    Paul - yes

    Rex - no

    Reuben - no

    Rufus - no

    Clarissa - no

    Claudia - no

    Cleo - no

    Carolus - no

    Cain - yes

    Clarence - no

    Clement - no

    Charles - no

    Benedict no

    Benjamin yes

    Mark yes

    Matthias no

    Matthew yes

    Micah yes

    Source(s): my brain?
  • 1 decade ago

    Levi- Yes

    Luke- Yes

    Linus- Yes

    Leah- Yes

    Lucretia- No

    Lucinda- Yes

    Jude- Yes

    James- Yes

    Joshua- Yes

    Jonathan- Yes

    Gaspar- No

    George- No

    Giles- No

    Anastasia- No

    Abigail- Yes

    Abel- Yes

    Abraham- Yes

    Drusilla- Yes

    Deborah- Yes

    Daniel- Yes

    Felix- Yes

    Francis- No

    Philip- Yes

    Paul- Yes

    Rex- No

    Reuben- Yes

    Rufus- Yes

    Clarissa- No

    Claudia- Yes

    Cleo- Yes it's a form of Cleopas

    Carolus- No

    Cain- Yes

    Clarence- No

    Clement- Yes

    Charles- No

    Benedict- Yes

    Benjamin- Yes

    Mark- Yes

    Matthias- Yes

    Matthew- Yes

    Micah- Yes

    I think I got them all right....it's one of my favorite things to study and the names in it are mostly gorgeous. : )

    Source(s): Studied the Bible for 5 years now <3
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  • 1 decade ago

    Here I go!

    Levi - Yes

    Luke - Yes

    Linus - No

    Leah - Yes

    Lucretia - No

    Lucinda - No

    Jude - No

    James - Yes

    Joshua - Yes

    Jonathan - No

    Gaspar - No

    George - No

    Giles - No

    Anastasia - No

    Abigail - No

    Abel - Yes

    Abraham - Yes

    Drusilla - No

    Deborah - No

    Daniel - No

    Felix - No

    Francis - No

    Philip - No

    Paul - Yes

    Rex - No

    Reuben - Yes

    Rufus - No

    Clarissa - No

    Claudia - No

    Cleo - No

    Carolus - No

    Cain - Yes

    Clarence - No

    Clement - No

    Charles - No

    Benedict - No

    Benjamin - No

    Mark - Yes

    Matthias - No

    Matthew - Yes

    Micah - Yes

    How did I do? *Crossing my fingers!*

    (Leah is also my name! And, Paul, is my hubby's name:) Our parents didn't specifically pick out Bible names- they just liked our names. Although, it's kind of fun having my name in the Bible:))

  • 1 decade ago

    Levi - yes

    Luke - yes

    Linus - no

    Leah - no

    Lucretia - no

    Lucinda - no

    Jude - yes

    James - yes

    Joshua - yes

    Jonathan - no

    Gaspar - yes

    George - no

    Giles - no

    Anastasia - no

    Abigail - yes

    Abel - yes

    Abraham - yes

    Drusilla - no

    Deborah - yes

    Daniel - yes

    Felix - no

    Francis - no

    Philip - no

    Paul - yes

    Rex - no

    Reuben - yes

    Rufus - no

    Clarissa - no

    Claudia - yes

    Cleo - no

    Carolus - no

    Cain - yes

    Clarence - no

    Clement - no

    Charles - no

    Benedict - no

    Benjamin - yes

    Mark - yes

    Matthias - no

    Matthew - yes

    Micah - yes

    OK - I went by what first popped into my mind... I know that I've got some wrong, but the bible has never been my strong suit :)

    Source(s): Name Game: Finish the names - What are the first names? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200902...
  • 1 decade ago

    Heh, I just answered this one in the other section... I didn't really pay attention to which section it was in, though. But I'm game to do it again. I love these.

    Levi -- Definitely, yes

    Luke -- Yes, a gospel (meaning Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)

    Linus -- No?

    Leah -- Definitely, yes

    Lucretia -- No...

    Lucinda -- No

    Jude -- Yes, definitely. It's the second to last book of the bible

    James -- Yes, book

    Joshua -- Yes, book

    Jonathan -- Yes, David's best friend...Saul's son.

    Gaspar -- No

    George -- No

    Giles -- No?

    Anastasia -- No..

    Abigail -- Yes

    Abel -- Yes...Cain and Abel

    Abraham -- Yes, he's the father of all nations.

    Drusilla -- No

    Deborah -- Yes, definitely

    Daniel -- Yes, book...and Daniel in the lion's den

    Felix -- No

    Francis -- No

    Philip -- Yes, definitely...he's a martyr, isn't he?

    Paul -- Yes, definitely....disciple.

    Rex -- No? Rex seems a bit odd...

    Reuben -- Definitely, yes. He was Jacob's son...?

    Rufus -- No?

    Clarissa -- No?

    Claudia -- No?

    Cleo -- No?

    Carolus -- No?

    Cain -- Yes, Cain and Abel

    Clarence -- No

    Clement -- No

    Charles -- No

    Benedict -- No? haha

    Benjamin -- Yes

    Mark -- Yes, gospel

    Matthias -- Yes

    Matthew -- Yes, gospel

    Micah -- Yes, book in the old testament...

    I still love these. I hope you continue to do them.

    -- Amy

  • Bunnee
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Levi (leviticus), Luke, James, Joshua, Gaspar, Abel, Deborah, Daniel, Francis, Philip Paul, Rufus, Carolus, Cain, Clement, Mark, Matthias, Matthew I believe were all in the Bible.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Levi - yes

    Luke - no

    Linus - no

    Leah - yes

    Lucretia - no

    Lucinda - no

    Jude - yes

    James - yes

    Joshua - no

    Jonathan - no

    Gaspar - yes

    George - no

    Giles - no

    Anastasia - no

    Abigail - yes

    Abel - yes

    Abraham - yes

    Drusilla - no

    Deborah - yes

    Daniel - yes

    Felix - no

    Francis - no

    Philip - no

    Paul - no

    Rex - no

    Reuben - yes

    Rufus - no

    Clarissa -no

    Claudia - no

    Cleo - no

    Carolus - no

    Cain - yes

    Clarence - no

    Clement - no

    Charles - no

    Benedict - no

    Benjamin - yes

    Mark - yes

    Matthias - yes

    Matthew - yes

    Micah - yes

  • 1 decade ago

    Levi - yes

    Luke - of course!

    Linus - no

    Leah -yes

    Lucretia - no

    Lucinda - no

    Jude - sort of. Judas. no, not Jude, I don't think

    James - yes

    Joshua - yes

    Jonathan - no

    Gaspar - yes, or.. no, maybe I'm thinking of Caspar... no to Gaspar

    George - no

    Giles - no

    Anastasia - no

    Abigail - yes?

    Abel - yes!

    Abraham - yes!

    Drusilla - no

    Deborah - yes, i think so

    Daniel - yes

    Felix - no

    Francis - no

    Philip - yes?

    Paul - yes!

    Rex -no

    Reuben - no

    Rufus - i think he is, yes

    Clarissa - no

    Claudia - no

    Cleo - no

    Carolus - no

    Cain - yes!

    Clarence - yes, but I am maybe just thinking of Clarence Oddbody!

    Clement - no

    Charles - no

    Benedict - no

    Benjamin - yes

    Mark - yes!

    Matthias - no

    Matthew - yes!

    Micah - yes

    Why did you post this survey twice?

    Edit: Oh.. nevermind. I see - R&S and BN. got it!

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