Biblical Submitted Place Names

These names occur in the English Bible. See also about biblical names.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aenon Αἰνών (Region) Biblical
The region where John the Baptist baptized people after baptizing Jesus in Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan according to the Gospel of John... [more]
Akeldama (Region) Biblical, Ancient Aramaic
"Field of blood"
Amana (Mountain) Biblical
Aven (Settlement) Biblical
A Biblical place name meaning "vanity", "nothingness", "iniquity" and "sorrow".... [more]
Beneberak (Settlement) Biblical
Means "sons of lightning".
Bethesda (Body of Water) Biblical
Calvary (Region) Biblical
A location outside of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified according to the Gospels. It means "place of the skull" (derived from "calvariae locus") and is also known as Golgotha.
Cana Κανὰ (Settlement) Biblical
The Galilean settlement where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning the water to wine, according to the Gospel of John.
Dabareh (Settlement) Biblical
Variant of Daberath used in some English Bible translations.
Edrei (Settlement) Biblical
Endor (Settlement & Other) Biblical, Popular Culture
From the Hebrew Bible, a Canaanite village where the Witch of Endor lived. Also a place in Star Wars.
Gehenna (Other) Biblical, Judeo-Christian-Islamic Legend
Latin form of the Greek Γέεννα (Géenna), from a contracted form of Hebrew גֵּיא בֶן הִנֹּם‎ (gē ḇen hinnōm) meaning "valley of the son of Hinnom". This is the name of hell in Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, taken from the name of a valley outside Jerusalem which was filled with the waste of the city, which was then burnt... [more]
Golgotha Γολγοθᾶ (Region) Biblical
A location outside of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified according to the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John. It means "place of the skull" and is also known as Calvary.
Goshen (Region) Biblical
Biblical place name.
Judea יהודה (Region) Biblical, English
From a Greek and Roman adaptation of the name Judah, ultimately from Hebrew Yehudah. This was/is the name of a mountainous southern part of the region of Palestine.
Laodicea Λαοδίκεια (Settlement) Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical
Latinized form of Greek Λαοδίκεια (Laodikeia), which was derived from the Greek name Laodike and the feminine suffix -εια (-eia)... [more]
Magadan (Political Subdivision) Biblical
"Harp" or "to Cut, Invade, Expose"... [more]
Nain Ναΐν (Settlement) Biblical
The site of a miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke, where he raises up a widow's young son from the dead.
Neiel (Settlement) Biblical
Palestine פלשתינה (Country & Region) English, Biblical, French
From Hebrew Pelesheth, which probably means "land of the Philistines". This is the name of a historical/geographic region in Western Asia. It is also the name of a sovereign state in Western Asia (officially the State of Palestine).
Philistia פלשת (Region) English, Biblical
From Hebrew Pleshet. This was the name of a confederation of cities in Southwest Levant inhabited by the Philistines. See also Palestine.
Samaria Σαμάρεια (Region & Settlement) Biblical
Secacah (Settlement) Biblical
A Hebrew girl's name, originating in Israel, meaning "covering, defense"
Siloam Σιλωάμ (Body of Water) Biblical
Hellenized form of Hebrew שִׁלֻּחָה (Shiloach), derived from שילח (shileach) "to send out" and interpreted as meaning "a sending out, gushing forth (of water)". According to the Gospel of John in the New Testament, the Pool of Siloam was a spring in the southeast corner of Jerusalem where Jesus sent the "man born blind" to wash and receive sight... [more]
Sinai סִינַי (Region & Mountain) Biblical, Hebrew, Albanian, Danish, English, German, Italian, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
Biblical place name, both the mountain upon which Moses receives the Ten Commandments from God and the desert where it is located, found between Canaan and Egypt.... [more]