20 Powerful Names of God in the Bible and Their Meaning

All over the Bible, God has expressed Himself in different dimensions. In this article, we will examine the top 20 names of God in the Bible and their personal meanings to you.

Names of God in the Bible – Wonderful Dimensions of God to His Children

1. Yahweh

See Deuteronomy 4:35; 1 Kings 18:39

Yahweh – God all by Himself. Unchanging. The great I AM.


2. El Kanna

…first mentioned in Exodus 34:14.

El Kanna – The jealous God. There is no one besides Him.


3. Jehovah Mekadesh

Jehovah Mekadesh means the Lord who sanctifies me. See Leviticus 26:12, Exodus 6:7; Deuteronomy 28:9; Jeremiah 7:23.

Jehovah Mekadesh – The Lord who sanctifies me.


4. Jehovah Tsidkenu

The Lord, our righteousness: Jeremiah 23:1-6.

Jehovah Tsidkenu – God my Righteousness. The one who purifies me.


5. Jehovah Shammah

See Ezekiel 48:35.

Jehovah Shammah – My closest friend. He is always there for me.


6. Jehovah Jireh

Found in Genesis 22:14.

Jehovah Jireh – My great provider. He always supplies my needs.

7. Jehovah Nissi

Bible reference: Exodus 17:13–16.

Jehovah Nissi – God my banner. The God who gives me victory.

8. Jehovah Rapha

The name Jehovah-Rapha appears in Exodus 15:26.

Jehovah Rapha – The great healer. By His stripes, I am healed.


9. El Roi

The name El Roi can be found in Genesis 16:13, used by Hagar to describe the Lord God who sees her in her distress.

El Roi – The God who sees me and hears me when I call.


10. El Gibbor

See Genesis 10:8-9, 2 Samuel 23:8, Isaiah 9:6.

El Gibbor – The mighty God. His strength is made perfect in my weakness.


11. El Olam

The Everlasting God- El Olam! – Genesis 21:22-34.

El Olam – Everlasting God. From ages to ages, You remain the same. He gives me eternal life through Christ.


12. Abba

See Galatians 4:6.

Abba – Father. Daddy. Source and Sustainer. He calls me His child and takes care of me.

13. Elohim

Bible reference: Genesis 1:1; Exodus 21:6; Exodus 22:8,9.

Elohim – God Almighty. The strong and mighty one.

14. Adonai

Scripture reference: 1 Samuel 24:8, Genesis 19:2.

Adonai – Lord. Master. The one who rules over all.


15. Jehovah Shalom

See Judges 6.24.

Jehovah Shalom – Prince of Peace. Your peace transcends all understanding.


16. Jehovah Sabaoth

See 1 Samuel 1:3.

Jehovah Sabaoth – The God of angel armies. Commander in chief of heaven’s host.


17. Elyon

Ēl ʻElyōn ‘God Most High’ occurs in Genesis 14:18–20 as the God whose priest was Melchizedek, king of Salem.

Elyon – Lord Most High. The lifter and helper of men.


18. Jehovah Raah

We find God as Jehovah Raah in Psalm 23.

Jehovah Raah – The Lord, my shepherd.


19. Jehovah Rohi

Psalm 23: God, Jehova-Rohi – the Lord is my shepherd.

Jehovah Rohi – The Lord our shepherd and leader.


20. Eloah

This is the singular form of Elohim. See Deuteronomy 32:15; 2 Chronicles 32:15; Nehemiah 9:17.

Eloah – God mighty, strong and prominent.


Which of these dimensions of God resonates with you more this season?

“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.” Psalm 68:4.

I hope you found this discussion on the Names of God in the Bible helpful? Let us know in the comment section below.


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