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Names of God & Names of Jesus in the Bible

The Bible has many names for both God and Jesus. Here we explore some of the most common and often-heard names of God and Jesus.

Names of God

Hebrew word meaning 'God' or 'gods'
Yahweh (YHWH)
The name of the national god of Judah
Adon (plural Adonai)
Hebrew for 'Lord'
Greek word for 'God'
Greek word for 'Lord' or 'master'
Greek word for 'Master'
Only seen in The New Testament

Names of Jesus

From the Greek 'Christos' and means 'the anointed one'.
Son of God
A title used throughout The New Testament, emphasizing Jesus' divinity.
Lamb of God
Only appears once in the Bible (John 1:29).
Logos (the Word)
The Greek word for 'word' or 'reason'. The first appearance is in John 1:1: 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.'
The Alpha & the Omega
The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, used as a metaphor for Jesus being the beginning and the end.
Good Shepherd
Self-referential term used by Jesus, as can be found in John 10:11.
Meaning 'God with us' (Isaiah 7:14)
King of Kings
Jesus is referred to as King of Kings once in the Bible (Revelation 19:16).
Savior of humankind
Son of Man
The primary title Jesus used to refer to himself in the Bible (88 times).