Esli: Ancestor of Jesus

Meaning is usually what draws us personally to Biblical names, but on rare occasions there are names without meanings that we love. Esli is one of those! While there isn’t a lot of information about the name, it’s mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus.


Original Language + Form: Greek Ἐσλί

Range of Meanings: Possibly the Greek for the Hebrew “atsalyahu” meaning “Yah has reserved,” “set apart”, but definitive meaning unknown.

Concept: unknown

References or Context: An ancestor of Jesus, listed in Luke’s genealogy (Luke 3:25)

If you like the biblical baby name Esli, you will love: Chara

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