135+ Names That Mean Gift From God (For Girls and Boys)

When your little one finally arrives, whether it’s been nine months or even nine years, sometimes you just know that this precious bundle is truly a gift from God and you’re looking for a name that proclaims it to the world.

Or maybe you would like something a little more subtle, albeit just as meaningful. 

I have had a look around and have come up with lots of names that have this special meaning – God’s gift – embedded in them in some way. 

Some names are literal translations. Others, more indirect and not so obvious but have the same deep meaning for those who know. 

If your child is a gift from God and you want to honor that with a name, have a look through this list and let’s see if I can help you find the perfect name for your miracle of life.

Check out these 136 names that mean gift from God for girls and boys.

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Girl Names That Mean Gift From God (Biblical And Others)

Amariah

Amariah appears in the bible as a masculine name but is most commonly used as a girl’s name due to its similarity to Mariah. 

It is the Hebrew words for “promised by God” or “God promises’. Combined with a middle name like Hope and you have a whole gospel message in a single name.

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Chipo

A name from the South African dialect Shona, meaning “A Gift”.  

This is a more unusual name that could be used to signify your heritage and show your thankfulness. 

Adia

Another beautiful name from the African continent, this time from Swahili. 

It literally means “Valuable Gift” and has many spellings that could modernize it such as  Aidea, Aedia, Aidya or Aydiah.

Dori

A variant on the Greek word, Adoria meaning “a gift, beloved, adored, from Doris, gift and gift of God”. 

It’s a pretty name that’s easy to use in a modern context with a strong link to God that most people won’t recognize immediately. 

Doris

From the Greek woman of Dorian, who lived on the Greek peninsula of Peloponnese and from Greek Mythology. 

Doris was a nymph, Child of Oceanus and Tethys. Her name means “gift from the ocean” which could be perfect for you. 

Daryn

A feminine variation of Darin that is of Greek and Gaelic origin and translates into English as “gift”.  

Emsley

A much rarer and quite uncommon name that is of Old English origin. It literally means “Gift from God”. 

It too has a few spellings that might appeal such as Emsleigh, Emslee, Emzlee, and Emsleah

Grace

A name for one of the virtues given to humans by God, Grace has always been a popular girl’s name. 

Some beautiful variations exist such as Grazia or Graziella (Italian) Graca or Gracila (Portuguese) or Gratia (Dutch) and Graciella (Spanish)

Theodora 

Is the feminine version of Theodore and is from the Greek words Theos (God) and Doron (gift) and is a very old fashioned way of declaring your gratitude. 

Matea

Is a Biblical name that also means “Gift from God”. 

It’s become more popular in recent times and is a feminine form of Matteo (Italian) which comes from Mathew. 

A nice way to also honor any Mathews in your ancestry with a lovely girl’s name. 

Amachi

A West African (Igbo) female name that means “The Child is a Gift of God” or “A God-Gifted Baby”. 

Modern alternate spellings include Amachie, Amachea and Amachee.

Amadore 

A name with roots in Italian that means “Gift of Love”. 

A rare name that would stand out in today’s classrooms and a variation on the name Amador.

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Andsware 

A very old English name that means “answer” or “gift”. Not in common use anymore.  

Anjanette

A modern American name that is a blend of ‘Ann’ and ‘Janette’ but also has roots in Old English meaning “Gift of Gods Favour”. 

It has some lovely spelling variations such as Anjanique, Anjeanette and Annjeanette.

Apollonia 

An old Italian and Ancient Greek name that is the feminine form of Apollo. It means “A Gift from Apollo”.

Atiya 

An Arabic originating name that means “Gift from God”. In Swahili, it means “Gift, Present”. It is most commonly used as a Muslim girl’s name.  

Bodgana 

This is predominantly a girl’s name used in Poland, Russia, Romania and Slovenia. 

It means “given by God, a Gift of God or God’s Gift”.

Callidora

An older Greek name that means “Gift of beauty” or “Beautiful Gift”.

It’s a modern way to get the nickname Callie (beautiful) or Dora (gift) for your new daughter.  

Derica 

A feminine form of Derek from the Germanic languages and more recently modern America, that means “gifted ruler of people”. 

Derine

Another feminine version of Derek that means “A Gifted Ruler”.  It has German roots.

Dorothy

Is an English name derived from Greek and literally means “Gift of God”. A feminine form of the words Doron (gift) and Theos (God).

Eldora

It’s a Spanish name for girls alluding to gold, golden and gilt covered. 

It means “gift or covered in gold or gift of the sun” and is not very common. 

Eudora 

Another Greek name derived from Doran (gift) and Eu that means “Good gift”. 

It’s also the name of one of the five minor goddesses of Greek Mythology.  

Feo

A very old Greek name for girls that means “Gift of God”. 

Feo is also an Italian name that means “a wonderful gift from the Lord Almighty” or “God’s gift.” 

It is an abbreviation for the names Maffeo and Feodoro.

Feodora

A very popular name in the Christian religion, this derivation literally means “Gift of God or Divine Gift”. Its origin is Russia. 

Godiva

A Latinized version of an old English name that means “Gift of God”. 

A combination of God and Geifu (Gift) and most famous for the Chocolates and the English woman who rode naked through the town on a horse in protest of high taxes. 

Hadiya 

This pretty name means “gift” in Swahili. Modern creative spellings are Hadeeya, Hadieya and Haadiya. 

Halla

Of Norwegian origin, this slightly unusual name means an “Unexpected Gift” and is usually a name for Christian girls. 

Hanameel 

Is a Hebrew name that is pretty uncommon and is the literal translation of “Gift of God ”. 

It has many lovely variations such as Hanameal, Hannameela, Hanameala, Hannamele, Hanmella, Hanamele, Hannamelle, Hananeal and Haneella.  

Heartha 

An old Germanic name with its roots in the Goddess of Nature and her gifts to the world. It means “A Gift from Mother Earth”. 

It is an exceptionally rare girl name.

Hedieh

This lovely girl’s name is derived from the Turkish language. It means ‘A Gift from God’.

Hiba 

A pleasant Arabic name that means “A Gift and Blessing from God”. You could change the spelling to Heba, Hebah, or even Hibah. 

Isoke 

A name from one of the many African languages that means “Satisfying Gift from God” or “Most Generous Gift from God” or “Good Gift from the Lord”. 

This name is typically given to baby girls who are the result of a family’s long-term efforts to have a child. 

This answered prayer name is given to convey thankfulness and appreciation to God for providing a child in response to their prayers.

It is a rare name outside of Africa. 

Jaantje 

A girl’s name of Hebrew origins that also means “Gift of God”. It is also the diminutive of the dutch name, Johanna meaning “little Janna” 

Jaliya

Jaliya is of Swahili origin and means “Gift.” It is also a name usually used in English speaking places. 

It’s a Hebrew name where the Ja refers to God and the aliyah means ascent. So meanings are around God, raising and ascending to him. 

Kirabo

A generally unisex name of African origin, specifically the Luganda language of Uganda. 

Kirabo means the “One who is the gift of God, Gift from God.”

Lahja 

A Finnish name that means “Gift of God” and is very uncommon outside of the Scandinavian countries. 

Mariama 

A Sierra Leonean baby name that means “A Gift from God” and “God’s Gift.”

Mari

The Welsh form of Mary but in Hebrew means “wished for daughter” and in Japanese, it means “Truth and Reason”. 

Maram

An Arabic name that means “wish” or “promise” and also has links to Mary, mother of Jesus.

Matana 

A more unusual Hebrew name simply meaning “Gift”. 

Mattox

A feminine version of the boy’s name Mathew, Matox means “gift” and due to the connections to Mathew, the “of God” is often added. 

Michri

Another rare biblical girl name meaning “Gift of God” or “worthy of price”.

Michtam 

An old French name that is mainly used in English these days, It means “gift of writing”.

Musidora

A very unusual name with roots in the Greek words for “beautiful and Muse”, Musidora can also mean “the gift of the muses”. 

Natana 

It is a feminine version of Nathan and means “God has Given”

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Nawal 

This is an Arabic female given name that means “gift, blessing or bestowal” and is usually a name used for Muslim girls. 

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Names that mean Gift from God

Neo

Neo means “new” in many languages but in Africa, it means “gift” which is a slightly different meaning but a nice one nevertheless. 

Ohanna

An Armenian name that is also very popular in the Christian religion and means “God’s Gracious Gift” 

Pheodora 

A girl’s name with Russian and Greek origins that means “God’s Gift”.

Pounamu

A name from the Maori language of New Zealand that means “Treasured Gift” and it’s unique. 

Seonaid

A Scottish name that is linked to old Scotland and means “God is gracious” or Gift from God”. 

Rarely heard outside of a small area in the world.

Shai

Also spelt Shay, Shaie and Shea, Shai means a “Stately Gift” and has Gaelic and Hebrew roots as well as being popular all over the world. 

Sheena

It’s a popular Christian girl’s name meaning “God is gracious” and its main language links are Gaelic. 

Tedra 

Tedra is a derivative of Theodora, the feminine version of Theodora and also means “Gift of God”. 

Totie

Nicknames for Dorothy and Charlotte, Totie has become a name of its own and means “the blessing of God”. 

Vyomini

A lovely name that simply means “Divine” or “A Gift of the Divine” and is from the Indian country. 

Yannis

An ancient name with roots in the Hebrew, Arabic and Muslim religions Yannis mean “Gift of God”. Its Greek variation means “God is Gracious”. 

Yohance

Another name from the Continent of Africa that means “God is gracious”.

Zaneta

Originating in the Hebrew religion Zaneta is now a Christian name meaning “Gift of God”.

Zawadi

A very unusual Swahili name from Africa that means “Gift of God”. 

Araceli

A Spanish name also used in English that means “Altar of the Sky”. 

Arrosa 

A name from the Basque region of Northern Spain, Arosa and Arrose is a name that means “sprinkled with dew from heaven” or “resembling a rose”.

Avari

This is a more modern name originating in America and means “from the sky” or “of the heavens”. 

Inara

In Arabic, it means “A Heaven-Sent Daughter who Shines with Light” but it has a dozen meanings in a dozen languages but usually translates into hope and light. 

Makalo 

It’s of African origin and means “Gift, Wonder” or Surprise”

Talia 

In Hebrew, Ya means God and Tal means dew so this name is about “gentle dew from heaven”. 

It has other spellings such as Tahlia, Taliah, Taaliah, Talya, Taliya, Talia and Talie.

Ualani

is Hawaiian for “Rain from heaven”.

Bletsung

This very unusual girl’s name is an old Anglo-Saxon name that means “Blessing”. Its English root means “Consecrated”. 

Chinue 

A very different African Name that means “God’s Blessing” and is common in Nigeria.

Sampada 

A pretty Hindu name that means “blessed and wealthy”. A great way to start your child’s life. 

Sisay

A great African girl’s name that has the meaning of “ “blessing from God ” and “Omen of good things to come”. It has devivations of Sisaye, Sissay and Sissaye. 

Tendai

A Zimbawaiian name meaning “Give thanks to God” or “be thankful to God”. It is from the Shona language. 

Chinaka

Another African name that means “God has Chosen” and in the Hindu religion it means “Specifically selected” or “Chosen one”.

Ebunoluwa 

Ebunoluwa is a Christian girl’s name from the Yoruba region of Nigeria and means “God’s Gift”.

Tolulore 

Another pretty Christian name from the Yoruba region of Nigeria but this one means “A gift that belongs to God”.

Adea

Another beautiful name from the African continent, this time from Swahili. 

It literally means “Valuable Gift” and has many spellings that could modernize it such as Adia,  Aidea, Aedia, Aidya or Aydiah.

Adiah

It’s from the Old Germanic meaning “Noble” but the Swahili meaning is “valuable gift”.

Chinyelu

Another African addition to our list, this one from the Igbo region with the meaning “God Gave”.

Chinyere 

From the Igbo region of Africa comes Chinyere, this one with the meaning “God Gave”.

Chizitalu

A name with lots of potential for variations Chiztalu means “God Gave” and could be spelt, Chiztele, Chizitel or shortened to Zee, Zital, Chizzy or Zital.

Ehi 

Ehi is another Nigerian girl’s name meaning “Gift of God”. This one is from the Idoma region. 

Eno 

Eno is a girl’s name that means “Gift” from the Efik- speaking region of Nigeria.

Eleojo

Is of African origin and from the minority language of Igala in the Kogi state. Ele means “gift” and Ojo means “God”. 

Ehikowoicho 

Another beautiful girl’s name from Nigeria that translates as “Gift of God”.

Eno-obong 

A beautiful Nigerian girl’s name meaning “Gift of God”.

Eseoghene 

In the Benin language from Nigeria, this pretty girl’s name is “God has gifted me”. 

Eserovwe

Meaning “God’s gift” or a “Free Gift”, this girl’s name is from the Urhobo area of Nigeria

Hediye

A pretty Kenyan name that means “Gift” in Swahili. 

Izibekien 

From the Ijaw peoples of the Niger Delta in West Africa comes this name meaning “God’s Gift”. 

Onyinyechi

From the Igbo language of Africa that means “God’s Gift”.  Short forms are Onyinye or Onyin

Onyinyeoma

“My joy comes from God” is the meaning of this name from the Igbo language of Africa. 

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Boy Names That Mean Gift From God

Jaden 

A Spanish American name that is more popular as a boy’s name, it contains the meaning “Thankful”.

Jesse

An old English name from the Hebrew language that means “the Lord exists” or “God’s gift”.

Mathias

A derivative of Matthew that means “Gift from God” in Greek.

This name is popular in Hispanic and European countries. 

Nathaniel 

A Hebrew name derived from the biblical Netan’el (Natan meaning to give) and ‘el is in reference to God, this older name is making a comeback. 

Niaz 

This is a name that comes from Farsi language in Persia and means “Gift” or “Present”.

Seanan 

An Irish name that means “little old wise one” and in Hebrew, means “Gift of God”.

Ted 

Is a shortened version of Theodore which has the direct translation of “Gift of God” and is from the Greek words Theos (God) and Doron (gift). 

Zani 

Zani is an Arabic name in the Muslim religion that means “Gift from God”.

Theodore 

Theodore has the literal translation of “Gift of God” and is from the Greek words Theos (God) and Doron (gift). 

Ed, Eddie, Ted and Teddy are modern versions of this longer traditional name.

Matthew 

This ancient Hebrew name Mattityahu means “gift of God”. It has many derivatives such as Matt, Mattias, and Mattie.

Abisha

A Hebrew name that means “My Father is a gift”.

Avishae 

A great boy’s name from the continent of India that means “Gift of God”.

Olubunmi 

is from the Nigerian language of Yoruba and means “Gift of God”. Olu means God or Lord. Bunmi means gift me.

Cedro 

Cedro is a Spanish name meaning “Strong Gift” and has links to the English boy’s name, Cedric.

Daijon

A name originating from the USA that means “God’s gift of Hope”. 

Danuta 

Of Danish origin and quite rare, this name also means “Gift of God”.

Darion 

Popular in America, Greece, Ireland and Israel, this name has the meaning “Creation” and  “Gift”.

Darren 

An Old English name meaning “Great”. It is also found in Old Greek and means “Gift of God”.

Dervin 

From Old English, the meaning of Dervin is “A Gifted Friend”. 

It has variations like Dervan, Dervinne, Dervane, Dervun and Dervynne. 

Derwin 

Similar to Dervin, it also has the meaning of  “Gifted Friend” or ”Dear Friend” and is possibly related to the Derwent River. 

Diron 

A derivative of the Welsh name Darren, This English version means  “Dweller” or “Gift”.

Donatello

Donatello is the masculine form of Donatella and means  “Beautiful Gift”. 

It is of Italian origin. 

Dorek

This boy’s name has variations such as Darcie, Derek, and Daracie and is from the Polish and means “Gift of God” or “Ruler of the people”.

Doron 

Another variation on the Welsh Darren, this Israeli version means “Gift of God ” or “Ruler of the people ”.

Eledoro 

This Greek and Spanish name means “gift from the sun” and is quite a popular boy’s name. 

Eudor 

Eudor is Old Greek and simply means “Gift of God”. It has the more formal variation of Eudore as well. 

Fedor 

The Russian version of Theodore which means “Gift of God”. 

This name has the variations of Fdore, Feador, Feedor, Fidor, Fydore and Fidore. 

Halla 

Of Norwegian origin, this slightly unusual name means an “unexpected gift” and is usually a name for Christian boys. 

Arcelio 

A Spanish and Latin name that means “Small Treasure”.

Celesto 

A name of Anglicized French from the Latin Caelestis. 

This name was heavily favored by early Christians and means “of the heavens”. 

Jennett 

A name from Hebrew that means “God is gracious”. 

It also has old English-Anglo Saxon origins and is derived from the baptismal names John and Joan, both names that mean “Gift of God”.

Kalani 

A Polynesian name that appeals to many cultures that means “The Heavens, Sky and Royal One”.

Often found in Hawaii and other Pacific islands. 

Selestinon 

A masculine version of Anglicized French from the Latin, Caelestis.

This name was heavily favored by early Christians and means “of the heavens”. 

Barack 

A more unusual name made popular by the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama. 

It is of Hebrew and Swahili origins and means “Blessing”.

Wrapping Up,

It’s not always easy to come up with a name for your baby that represents exactly what the child means to you.

I hope you found some God’s gift names that appeal to you in this list.

Perhaps a derivation on one of these will be perfect for your child who is in some way, your gift from God. 

Mums Invited has a lot of fantastic articles about baby names. 

If you liked our gift from God name suggestions, you might be interested in the top names meaning answered prayers.

Heartfelt congratulations on the arrival of your baby!

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