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30 Powerful Hebrew Names Of God And Their Meaning (Free Printable)

Updated: Mar 10

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

Maybe you need to study Yahweh Yireh which means the Lord will provide or do you need to understand the name of God, Yahweh Roi which means the Lord is my shepherd?

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).

You will find 30 separate blog posts dedicated to each of the 30 Names of God. Download the Free Names of God and their means chart and use it alongside each post (you will find links to each one further down this post).

The Names Of God chart 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.

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).

Names of GOD Bible study PDF

🌟 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!

Related Resources:

The Names Of God devotional calendar

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.

" The people who know their God will be strong and take action" Daniel 11:32.

"And those who know Your name will put their trust in You,

For You, Lord, have not abandoned those who seek You". Psalm 9:10.

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 :

1. Elohim

Name of God Elohim which means God the creator

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

2. Yahweh

Yahweh Name of God

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