30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable)
Updated: Nov 17
What are the names of God?
Did you know that our God, the God of the Bible has many different names? I searched for answers to my burning question, 'How many names is God known by?' The answer is a few hundred! I have made a list of God's names to study, just 30 out of the many Hebrew names that He is known by. I know that you will be mightily blessed as you study the list of God's names with me!
Do you have a favorite name of God?
I love studying the powerful names of God. I find that depending on the season of life that I am in, a certain name of God deeply resonates with me. Right now El Roi which means the God who sees me is my favorite. This mighty name of God has the power to lift me out of whatever distressed state that I am in!
El Roi is the first name of God that I used on the many products that you will find in our Zazzle Scriptural Grace shop. You can see that collection in our HERE
Names of God Bible Study
We will study the Hebrew names of God in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. I have chosen 30 names of God to study over 30 days and to help with studying the names of God, I have created the names of god and their meanings chart (you will find it at the end of this post).
It is a free printable or you can use it on your phone, laptop, etc. It also contains a sample of our epic Names of God printable/digital Bible study workbook. If you open this names of God bible list in a PDF reader such as the iBooks app. Samsung notes (my personal favorite one) or the Good Notes app, you can write digitally on them on your phone or iPad. You will find the free names of God printable in our Resource Library. This printable is perfect if you want to study the 30 Names of God and daily check this blog post for links to each name of God.
If you want the convenience of having all 30 Names of God to download with a prayer journal and dig deeper with guided questions and additional Names of God resources then the Names Of God devotional Bible study workbook is perfect for you ( and perfect for use in a group setting).
🌟 Top tip: Grab a friend or two and use this 30-Day Names Of God challenge to study together. It is perfect to use for women's Bible study lessons. You could study 3-5 names of God together each week. There is a lot of information to absorb and to prayerfully apply each name of God to your life, so personal study would be needed before meeting together.
Why does God have so many names?
In ancient biblical times, names carried powerful significance. They weren't just used to identify one person from another. A name would also reflect a person's character, nature, and destiny.
One example is Abraham. His name meant a "father of many nations" and the name of his wife, Sarah meant "princess-the mother of many nations". And that is exactly what they were!
God has many names and they each reveal a different aspect of His character, His ways, who He is, and what He does. To know His name is to know Him. When you really know God and understand the meaning behind the names of God, it will fill your heart with faith and confidence. The vastness of God is hard to comprehend by our finite human minds!
Why is it important to know the names of God?
Prayerfully studying and meditating on the character traits and names of God and their meaning, is one of the most faith-building, encouraging things you can do for your spiritual life. As you come to learn and understand them, they will dispel your anxiety and boost your faith.
When you know the true character of God, it will enable you to trust Him more. By renewing your mind through meditating and studying the names of God and especially their meaning, the truth will dissolve all doubt and breathe life into your soul!
Before we dive into these 30 powerful Hebrew names of God and learn how to pray through each name, I want to show you a few Bible verses that speak about the blessings we gain from really knowing God.
If someone was to ask you to describe God, what would you say?
Praying through the Names of God
As you study these names of God, ask Him to reveal Himself to you in greater clarity than you have ever experienced before. Click on all the following names of God and their meanings (further down this post) and you will be brought to a new blog post that goes into greater depth about the names of God in bible study. Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of each name where I lead you praying through each name of God.
When you pray the word of God, you are praying His words of truth into your situation. It is the same when you pray the names of God. When you understand the meaning of the specific name of God and pray it over your situation-it is declaring His power over it. It certainly will build your faith and expectation of God to move in it.
30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning :
Elohim means God The Creator (Genesis 1:1)
Elohim is the Hebrew name for God and it is found in the very first sentence of the Bible.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1.
This ancient name of God contains the idea of God's creative power as well as His authority and sovereignty.
When you pray to God The Creator, you are remembering that God is the powerful creator who can create order out of your chaos. He can create a beautiful masterpiece out of your life.
You can study more about the name of God, Elohim HERE
Yahweh is the Hebrew name for God meaning I Am, The Self-Existent One. I Am. He was. He is. He always has been and always will be. He is the Self-Existent One with no beginning and no end.
We first come across the name Yahweh-I Am with the infamous conversation between Moses and God at the burning bush.
God replied to Moses, “I am who I am. Say this to the people of Israel: I am has sent me to you.” 15 God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,[b] the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.
This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations. Exodus 3:14-15.
When you pray the name of God Yahweh, you are praying to the One true God that has always existed and will have no end. All the 30 powerful Hebrew names of God on this list are an extension of Yahweh.
You will learn how God could use a convict and murderer to save His chosen people-the Israelites that were held in captivity in Egypt in our devotional bible study HERE
3. El Roi
El Roi is the Hebrew name for God meaning the God who sees me. We discover this name of God in Genesis 16:14-15. We meet Hagar, an Egyptian slave, who encountered God in the desert and addressed Him as El-Roi, "the God who sees me."
Hagar had been badly mistreated by Sari, Abrahams's wife and she had run away.
Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the Lord, who had spoken to her. She said, “You are the God who sees me.”[a] She also said, “Have I truly seen the One who sees me?”14 So that well was named Beer-lahai-roi (which means “well of the Living One who sees me”). It can still be found between Kadesh and Bered. Genesis 16:13-14.
When you pray to God as El Roi, you are praying to the God who sees you in every situation. Hagar called God by this name when He saw her in her distressing situation and provided for her. God sees you too!
You can study more about this name of God HERE.
4. El Shaddai
El Shaddai is the Hebrew name for God meaning The All-Sufficient One, God Almighty. This is the name that God revealed to Abram when He established an everlasting covenant with him and his descendants.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.2 I will make a covenant with you, by which I will guarantee to give you countless descendants.” Genesis 17:1-2.
When you pray to El Shaddai, you are praying to God Almighty, the all-sufficient One. He has everything that you need to sustain you.
You can study more about this powerful name of God and learn more about the story of Abraham and Sarah HERE.
5. El Olam
El Olam is the Hebrew name for God meaning He has no beginning and no end. He is the Everlasting God or the Eternal God.
After making their covenant at Beersheba, Abimelech left with Phicol, the commander of his army, and they returned home to the land of the Philistines. 33 Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the Lord, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:32-33.
When you pray to El Olam you are praying to the Everlasting God or God Eternal. He is your refuge, a safe place for you.
Study more about this powerful name of God HERE.
6. Yahweh Yireh
Yahweh-Yireh is the Hebrew name for God meaning the Lord will provide.
Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son.14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” Genesis 22:13-14.
When you pray to Yahweh Yireh, you are praying to the God who sees your situation beforehand and is able to provide for your needs.
Join me in a short devotional bible study of this name of God HERE and we will uncover some scripture treasure hidden in a sometimes considered controversial portion of scripture!
7. Adoni-Lord And Master
Adoni is the Hebrew name for God meaning Lord and Master. It is the generic term for lord in Hebrew. It is first seen in scripture when Abram, longing for an heir, cries out to God.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.” Psalm 16:2.
When you pray to God as Adoni-Lord and Master, you are coming to His throne with a renewed awe of His greatness. God's desire is for you to submit to Him, to learn of His ways, so that it will go well with you in this life.
Abram called out to God as his Master. Abram called out to Adoni, who is sovereign and who held the answers to everything in his circumstances. We can be like Abram. We can call out to our Master for help in our seemingly impossible situations. Join us HERE as we study more in-depth about this name of God.
8. Yahweh Rapha
Yahweh Rapha is the Hebrew name for God meaning the Lord who heals. God is our Healer, in both body and soul!
He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all His decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.” Exodus 15:26.
This name assures each of us that our Heavenly Father wants to restore us to wholeness.
We will be discussing how God-our Yahweh Rapha wants to not only heal us of our physical illnesses but also of our emotional pain, relational pain, and mental pain. You can read that short devotional bible study HERE.
When you pray to God as Yahweh Rapha, you are praying to the God who heals. God is our Healer. God doesn't want you to carry any bitterness or to be sick in any way.
9. Yahweh Nissi
Yahweh Nissi is the Hebrew name for God meaning, the Lord is my banner. The name Yahweh Nissi only appears once in the Bible in Genesis 17:15.
Moses built an altar there and named it Yahweh-Nissi (which means “the Lord is my banner”). Exodus 17:15.
Banners are like today’s flags. They are lifted to a height where we can see them as a reminder that symbolizes: security, hope, and freedom. In ancient times these banners could be seen from a far distance and they served as a rallying point for troops before a battle.
When you pray to God - The Lord Is My Banner, you are remembering that God walks with you through all your battles. He is powerful enough to overcome any foe! Read more about this name of God HERE.
10. El Kanna-Consuming Fire
El Kanna is the Hebrew name for God meaning consuming fire, jealous God. This name contains a holy version of jealousy that God has for His people.
God is jealous for you and me. We are greatly loved and treasured!
You must worship no other gods, for the Lord, whose very name is Jealous, is a God who is jealous about his relationship with you. Exodus 34:14.
When you pray to God as El Kanna, you are praying to God who is jealous for you. You are His, you belong to Him and He is passionately pursuing you.
To discover more scripture treasures to be found in this name of God, join us for a short devotional bible study HERE.
11. Yahweh Shalom
Yahweh Shalom is the Hebrew name for God meaning the Lord is peace.
The first time we see this name used for God is in Judges 6. Gideon was afraid he would die after seeing the angel of the Lord face to face. But the Lord said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die”. This had such an impact on Gideon that he built an altar there and named it Yahweh Shalom (Judges 6:22-24).
And Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and named it Yahweh-Shalom (which means “the Lord is peace”). The altar remains in Ophrah in the land of the clan of Abiezer to this day. Judges 6:24.
When you pray to Yahweh Shalom you are praying to the Lord who is the source of all peace. Keep your eyes on God and not on the strife and turmoil going on in the world around you.
Learn more about the meaning of Yahweh Shalom in a short bible study HERE. You will discover that Shalom speaks of wholeness, harmony, and completeness. Shalom is not dependent on circumstances but comes from living in harmony with God.
12. Qedosh Yisrael
Qedosh Yisrael is the Hebrew name for God meaning Holy One Of Israel.
The Lord also said to Moses,2 “Give the following instructions to the entire community of Israel. You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy. Leviticus 19:1-2.
The biggest mystery to me is that Qedosh Yisrael desires for us to be holy too and recognizing that is impossible, then He provides a way for us through His Son, Jesus Christ, and the finished work of the cross to enable us to become holy enough o enter His presence.
God is holy. That is His nature. He is total perfection. When you pray to Qedosh Yisrael, you are praying to the God whose holiness separates Him from sin and evil but it is also full of His power, knowledge, justice, mercy, goodness, and love.
Learn more about this name of God in our short bible study HERE.
13. Yahweh Tsuri
Yahweh Tsuri is the Hebrew name for God, meaning the Lord is my rock.
The word "rock" represents God's permanence, His protection, and His enduring faithfulness.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.