Women Named in the Bible

Name
Scripture Verses
Notes

Abhiahil

I Chronicles 2:29 In line of Hezron, wife of Abishur

Abi

II Kings 18:2, II Chronicles 14:22; 29:1; 26:5 Wife of Ahaz, mother of King Hezekiah

Abia

I Chronicles 2:24 Wife of Hebron the grandson of Judah, and mother of Ashur in line of Christ’s genealogy

Abigail

I Samuel 25:1-42; II Samuel 3:3 Wife of Nabal and David

Abigail 2

II Samuel 17:25; I Chronicles 2:16, 17 Half sister of David, wife of Jether (Ithra), mother of Amasa

Abihail

Numbers 3:35 Daughter of a son of Merari, mother of Zuriel

Abihail

II Chronicles 11:18 Mother of Rehoboam’s wife Nahalath, daugher of Eliab, David’s eldest brother

Abishag

I Kings1:3-4; 2:13-25 Young woman married to King David in his oldest age just before he died

Abital

II Samuel 3:4; I Chronicles 3:3 One of David’s eight wives

Achsah

Joshua 15:16-17; Judges 1:12-13; I Chronicles 2:4, 9 Othniel’s wife (Othniel, a judge in Judah)

Adah

Genesis 4:19-23 Wife of Lamech, mother of Jabal and Jubal

Adah

(Bathshemeth)

Genesis 26:36:2 Wife of Esau, mother of Eliphaz

Ahinoam

1 Samuel 14:50 Wife of Saul, mother of Jonathan, Merab and Michal

Ahinoam

1 Samuel 25:43; 27:3; 30:5, II Samuel 2:2; 3:2; I Chronicles 3:1 One of David’s eight wives

Ahlai

I Chronicles 2:31, 34 Daugher of Sheshan, descendant of Pharez wife of Jarba, mother of Attai

Ahlai

I Chronicles 11:41 Mother of Zabad, one of David’s mighty men

Aholibamah

Genesis 36:2-25 Wife of Esaur, mother of Jeush, Jaalam and Korah

Anah

Genesis 36:2, 18, 25 Wife of Zibeon, mother of Aholibamah one of Esau’s wives

Anna

Luke 2:26-28 Daughter of Phanuel, widow in the temple who recognized the infant Christ as the Messiah

Apphia

Philemon 2 Believed to be the wife of Philemon and either mother or sister of Archippus

Asenath

Genesis 41:45-30; 46:20 Wife of Joseph, daughter of Potipherah, mother of Ephraim and Manasseh

Atarah

I Chronicles 2:26 Second wife of Jerahmeel the grandson of Pharez, mother of Onam

Athaliah

II Kings 8:26; 11; II Chronicles 22; 23:1321; 24:7 Daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, wife of Jehoram, mother of Ahaziah, killer of worshipers of Jehovah, reigned for six years as Queen of Judah

Azubah

I Kings 22:42; II Chronicles 20:31 Wife of righteous King Asa, mother of righeous King Jehosphaphat

Azubah

I Chronicles 2:18.19 Wife of a Caleb who was a descendant of Joshua’s friend Caleb

Baara

I Chronicles 8:8 Moabitess wife of Shaharaim

Bashemath

Genesis 28:9; 36:3, 4, 13 Daughter of Ishmael, wife of Esau, mother of Renel who fathered four of the tribes of Edom

Bashemath

Genesis 26:34; 36:10 Hittite Wife of Esau whom he married out of anger that his parents didn’t accept his other Hittite wives

Bashemath

I Kings 4:15 Daughter of Solomon, wife of Ahimaaz

Bathsheba

II Samuel 11:2-3; 12:24; I Kings 1:11-31; 2:13-19 Woman whose beauty led to adultery and murder. Wife of Uriah one of David’s mighty men, mother of Solomon by David

Bernice

Acts 25:13, 23: 26:30 Eldest daughter of Herod Agrippa, eventually becomes wife of her uncle and consort of her brother Agrippa

Bilhah

Genesis 29:29; 30:3-7; 35:22, 25; 37:2; 46:25; I Chronicles 4:29; 7:13 Handmaid of Rachel, given to Jacob as secondary wife, mother of Dan and Naphtali

Bithiah

I Chronicles 4:18 Daughter of Pharoah married to Mered of the tribe of Judah

Candace

Acts 8:27 Her eunuch is converted to God and baptized in the desert by Philip

Chloe

I Corinthians I:10-11 Mother of Christian household at Corinth where Paul stayed

Claudia

II Timothy 4:21 Mentioned in Pauls letter to Timothy

Cozbi

Numbers 25:6-18 Midianite woman killed by Phinehas son of Elezar to stop the plague of idolatry and whoredom overtaking Israel

Damaris

Acts 17:34 One of Paul's converts as he preached onMar Hill in Athens

Deborah

Genesis 24:59; 35:8 Rebekah's nurse maid, a devoted friend who died revered and loved by the family

Deborah

Judges 4 and 5; Hebrews 11:32-34 Prophetess, warrior and only female judge of ancient Israel, wife of Lapidoth

Delilah

Judges 16:4-21 Prostitute, traitor, wife of Samson the strong in body but weak in will

Dinah

Genesis 34 The daughter of Jacob and Leah, defiled by Prince Shechem who desired her to wife, sibling of the men who slaughtered the Shechemites in reparation

Dorcas (Tabitha)

Acts 9:36-43 The charitable member of the church at Joppa who gave much Christian service, when she died Peter raised her from the dead

Drusilla

Acts 24:10-27 One of three daughters of Herod Agrippa. Just as loosely moraled as the rest, she was the wife of Felix when Paul appears before his court the second time.

Eglah

II Samuel 3:5 Another of the eight wives of David; mother of Ithream

Elisabeth

Luke 1:5-80 A descendent of Aaron, wife of Zacharias, mother

Elisheba

Exodus 6:23 Wife of Aaron, sister-in-law to Moses, daughter of

Amminadab

Ephah

I Chronicles 2:46 Concubine of Caleb; mother of Haran, Moza and Gazez

Ephrath

I Chronicles 2:19,50; 4:4 Caleb's second wife, mother of Hur, after death of Caleb she has a son by her step-son

Esther

(Hadassah)

Esther The queen who saved her people from destruction

Eunice

Acts 16:1-3; II Timothy 1:5; 3:14 - 15; 4:5 Daughter of Lois, mother of Timothy

Euodias

Philippians 4:2 One of the first converts at Philippi

Eve

Genesis 2 and 3 Wife of Adam, first woman, mother of all, she first partook of the fruit; mother of a prophet and a murderer

Gomer

Hosea 1:1-11; 3:1-5 Wife of Hosea, a harlot - the story of this couple symbolizes God’s love for his adulterous people who wander after strange gods

Hagar

Genesis 16; 21:9-17; 25:12; Galatians 4:24-25 Handmaid of Sarah, mother of Ishmael by

Abraham when he was 86, visited by an angel who declared the promise that her son also would be the father of many nations

Haggith

II Samuel 3:4-5; I Kings 1:5, 11; 2:13; I Chronicles 3:2 Fifth wife of David, mother of Adonijah

Hammoleketh

I Chronicles 7:17-18 Daughter of Machir, sister of Gilead, an ancestress of Gilead

Hamutal

Jeremiah 52:1, 2; II Kings 23:31; 24:18 Daughter of Jeremiah, mother of Jehoahaz and Mattaniah or Zedekiah a wicked king

Hannah

I Samuel 1; 2:1, 21 Mother of Samuel the prophet, the barren wife of a man with two wives, she prayed and offered her child, if given one, to God. Samuel is that child, later she bears five more children

Hazelelponi, Zalelponi

I Chronicles 4:3 Daughter of Etam in genealogy of Judah

Helah

I Chronicles 4:5, 7 Wife of Ashur in genealogy of Judah

Hephzibah

II Kings 21:1, Isaiah 62:4 Wife of righteous King Hezekiah, mother of unrighteous King Manasseh

Herodias

Matt 14:3-12, Mark 6:14-34, Luke 3:1920 Illegal wife of Herod Antipas, she causes John the Baptist’s death by havng her daughter Salome dance before Herod

Hodesh

I Chronicles 8:8, 9 One of two wives of Shaharaim in the genealogy of Benjamin

Hodiah

I Chronicles 4:18, 19 Nehemiah 10:18 One of Mered's two wives

Hoglah

Numbers 26:33, 27:1-11, 36:1-12, Joshua 17:3 One of five daughters of Zelophehad who won the right of inheritance to their father’s property as there were no male heirs

Huldah

II Kings 22:14-20, II Chronicles 34:22-33 Prophetess during days of King Josiah

Hushim

I Chronicles 8:8-11 A Moabite, One of two wives of Shaharaim in the genealogy of Benjamin
     

Jael

Judges 4:17-22, 5:6, 24-27 Killed Sisera, an enemy captain, as he slept by driving a tent pin through his head with a maul

Jecholiah, Jecoliah

II Kings 15:2 Wife of King Amaziah and mother of King Uzziah (Azariah)

Jedidah

II Kings 22:1, 2 Wife of wicked King Amon, mother of righteous King Josiah

Jehoaddan

II Kings 14:2 Wife of King Joash, mother of King Amaziah

Jehosheba, Jehoshabeath

II Kings 11:2, II Chronicles 22:11 The woman who saved and hid Joash from the murderous Queen Athaliah so that he might one day become king. The daughter of King Jehoram, wife of the high priest Jehoiada

Jemima

Job 42:14 A daughter of Job

Jerioth

I Chronicles 2:18.19 Wife of Caleb son of Hezron

Jerusha

II Kings 15:33, I Chronicles 6:12, II Chronicles 27:1-6 Daughter of the priest Zadok, wife of righteous King Uzziah who died of leprosy, mother of righteous King Jotham

Jezebel

I Kings 16:31, 18:4-19, 19:1, 2; 21:5-25, II Kings 9 Wicked daughter of the king/priest of Baal, a Phoenician married to King Ahab who leads him into idolatry and murder. She dies an ignominous death as she is thrown from a wall, her body eaten by dogs

Joanna

Luke 8:1-3, 23:55, 24:10 Healed by Christ of evil spirits,one of the group of women who fed and cared for Christ and the

apostles, also one of the women who saw the empty tomb

Jochebed

Exodus 1; 2:1-11; 6:20; Numbers 26:59, Hebrews 11:23 Mother of Moses, Aaron and Miriam

Judith

Genesis 26:34 Hittite wife of Esau, daughter of Beeri

Julia

Romans 16:15 Mentioned in Pauls letter to Romans

Keren-

Happuch

Job 1:2; 42:14 One of Job's three daughters

Keturah

Genesis 25:1-6; I Chronicles 1:32, 33 Abraham's third wife whom he married after Sarah died. The mother of six of Abraham's sons. Zimran, Jokshan, Medan, Midian, Ishbak and Shuah.

Lois

II Timothy 1:5 Mother of Eunice, grandmother of Timothy

Lo-Ruhamah

Hosea 1:6,8 Daughter of Josea and Gomer, given a name symbolizing God's relationship with Israel ie no pity or mercy

Lydia

Acts 16:12-15, 40; Philippians 1:1-10 A successful businesswoman, the first convert in her family who brought the rest to conversion

Maachah

II Chronicles 13:2, I Kings 15:1-2, 13, II Chronicles 11:20-22, 15:16 Granddaughter of Absalom, wife of King Rehoboam, mother of King Abijah

Maachah

I Kings 15:10-11; II Chronicles 15:15 Moher of Asa, King of Judah

Maachah

I Chronicles 3:2; II Samuel 3:3 One of David's eight wives, mother of Absalom
Maachah I Chronicles 7:12-16 Daughter-in-law of Manassas, mother of Peresh and Sheresh
Maachah I Chronicles 8:29, 9:35 Wife of Jehiel founder of Giveon, ancestress of King Saul
Mahalah I Chronicles 7:18 Great granddaughter of Joseph through Manasseh and Hammoleketh
Mahalath Genesis 28:9 Daughter of Ishmael, Abraham's son through Hagar, Esau’s third wife
Mahalath II Chronicles 11:18 First of King Rehoboam's 18 wives and 60 concubines, granddaughter of David
Martha Luke 10:38-41; John 11; 12: 1-3 Martha, Mary and Lazarus of the New Testament. She who was cumbered with much serving
Mary Matthew 1: 2: 12:46; Luke 1; 2; John 2: 1-11, 19:25; Acts 1:14 Mother of Jesus
Mary

Magdalene

Matthew 27:56, 61; 28:1; Mark 15:40, 47; 16:1-19; Luke 8:2; 24:10; John 19:

25; 20:1-18

Freed of seven devils by Jesus, she became a devoted follower and caretaker. She was at the cross, at the tomb and the first to see the risen Christ.
Mary mother of

James and Joses

Matthew 27:55-61; Luke 8:2, 3; Mark 15: 40; 16:8 Mother of James the apostle and Joses. She was one of the women who followed and financially supported Christ; was at the cross and again with the women who saw the empty tomb
Mary mother of Mark Acts 12: 12 Mother of Mark who wrote the gospel of Mark
Mary of Bethany Luke 10:38-41; John 11; 12: 1-3, 7 The sister of Martha and Lazarus she is famed for choosing "that good part" of spiritual growth over worldly cares
Mary of Rome Romans 16:6 One of the few given special greetings by Paul in his letter to the Romans
Matred Genesis 36:39; I Chronicles 1: 50 Mother of Mehetabel who married a king of

Edom

Mehetabel Genesis 36:38; I Chronicles 1: 50 Wife of Hadad, king of Edom
Merab I Samuel 14:49; 18:17-19 Oldest daughter of Saul promised to David but given to Adried
Meshullemeth II Kings 21:19 Wife of Manasseh king of Judah, and mother of Amon who also became king of Judah
Michal I Samuel 14:19; 18:20-28; 19:11-17;

25:44; II Samuel 3: 13-14; 6: 16-23;

21:8; I Chronicles 15:29

First wife of David, younger daughter of Saul, she loved, protected and eventually lost favor with David
Milcah I Genesis 11:29; 22:20-23; 24:15, 24, 47 Daughter of Haran, wife of Nahor, grandmother of Rebekah and Laban
Milcah II Numbers 26:33, 27:1-11, 36:11, Joshua 17:3 One of the five daughters of Zelophehad and co-inheritor
Miriam Exodus 15:20-21; Numbers 12:1-15;

20:1; 26:59; Deuteronomy 24:9; Micah 6:4

Sister of Moses and Aaron, she followed Moses basket, was a prophetess to Israel, offended God by discounting Moses' greatness and was

cursed with then cured of leprosy

     
Naamah Genesis 4:22 Daughter of Lamach and Zillah, sister of Tubalcain
Naamah II I Kings 14:21, 31; II Chronicles 12:13 Solomons wife (one of many). An idolatrous Ammonite whose son Rehoboam became the

last king of a united Israel

Naarah I Chronicles 4:5-6 One of two wives of Ashur
Naomi Ruth The widowed mother-in-law of Ruth who became an ancestress to King David and Jesus Christ
Nehushta II Kings 24:8 Wife of righteous King Josiah's unrighteous son Jehoiakim
Noadiah Nehemiah 6:14 A false prophetess who tried to stop Nehemiah from finishing the restoration of the Temple
Noah Numbers 26:33; 27:1 One of the five daughters of Zelophehad and co-inheritor
Orpah Ruth 1 The other daughter-in-law of Naomi
Peninnah I Samuel 1:2, 6 The second wife of Elkanah whose initially barren first wife Hannah became the mother of the prophet Samuel
Persis Romans 16:12 A woman mentioned by Paul as one who labored for the Lord
Phoebe Romans 16:1-2 A woman recommended by Paul as a servant of the Lord who should be assisted
Priscilla Acts 18:2, 18, 26; Romans 16:3; I

Corinthians 16:19; II Timothy 4:19

Priscilla and her husband Aquila are strong believers and good servants in building the church
Puah Exodus 1:15 Egyptian midwife ordered to kill Israelite babies at birth but did not do so blaming lack of compliance on the quickness with which Israelite women delivered
Rachel Genesis 29; 30; 31; 33:1-7; 35:16-26;

46:19, 22, 25; 48:7; Ruth 4:11; I Samuel

10:2; Jeremiah 31:15; Matthew 2:18

Beloved wife of Jacob she was barren for years finally offering her maid to Jacob to bear children. Eventually a mother she died giving birth to

Benjamin

Rahab Joshua 2:1-3, 6:17-25; Matthew 1:5; Hebrews 11:31; James 2:25 The Amorite harlot who helped Joshua's spies overcome Jericho. She married Salmon, one of the spies; was the mother of Boaz who married Ruth. An ancestress of David and hence Jesus Christ
Rebecca or Genesis 22:23; 24; 25: 20-28; 26:6-35; Wife of Isaac, mother of twins Jacob and Esau.
Rebekah 27; 28:5; 29:12; 35:8;49:31; Romans 9:6-16 She helped Jacob trick Isaac into giving Jacob the birthright blessing.
Rhoda Acts 12:1-19 The servant of Mary mother of Mark. She was so stunned by hearing Peter's voice at the gate the night he was miraculously released from prison that she ran to tell the praying saints rather than open the door.
Rizpah II Samuel 3:7; 21:8-14 Wife of Saul, mother of two of his seven sons. They were killed to appease the Gibeonites who survived Saul's slaughter in hopes this would end a three year drought
Ruth Ruth, Matthew 1:5 The Moabite who followed her mother-in-law Naomi to a foreign land where by her goodness and loyalty she won the heart of Boaz; an ancestress of Christ
Salome I Matthew 14:6-11; Mrk 6:22-28 Daughter of Herodias, she danced for Herod and won his promise of anything she asked. At her mother's prompting she asked for John the Baptist's head.
Salome II Mathew 20:20_24; 27:56; Mark 10:3540; 15:40-41; 16:1-2 Mother of James and John, she along with husband Zebedee followed Christ. She ministered to him, was at the cross and was with the group of women who discovered the empty tomb
Sapphira Acts 5:1-11 She along with her husband conspired to sell all and give to the church but instead kept some back and lied about it. She dropped dead at her lie.
Sara, Sarah, Genesis 11:29-31; 12:5-17; 16:1-8; Barren beautiful wife of Abraham she gave her
Sarai 17:15-21; 18; 20:2-18; 21:1-12; 23:1-19;

24:36-37; 25:10-12; 49:31; Isaiah 51:2;

Romans 4:19; 9:9; Hebrews 11:11; I Peter 3:6

maid to him who bore him Ishmael. In her old age she miraculously bore Isaac the heir.
Serah Genesisi 46:17; I Chronicles 7:30 Granddaughter of Jacob through Zilpah
Shelomith I Leviticus 24:10-13 A Danite married to an Egyptian; her son is stoned for blaspheming God when he was not allowed to camp with the Israelites.
Shelomith II I Chronicles 3:19 Daughter of one of the Zerubbabel
Shelomith III II Chronicles 11:20 Daughter (or possibly son) of Maachah and King Rehoboam
Sherah I Chronicles 7:24 An Ephraimite who inherited three villages and enlarged them
Shimeath II Kings 12: 21; II Chronicles 24:26 An Ammorite whose son killed King Joash of Judah
Shiphrah Exodus 1:15 A midwife who protected the children born to

Israelite mothers when ordered to kill them by

Pharoah

Shomer II Kings 12:21 Moabite mother of Jehozabad who killed King Joash of Judah
Shua Genesis 38:1-2 Daughter of Heber grandson of Asher
Susannah Luke 8:2-3 One of the omwen who ministered to Christ with her substance
Syntyche Philippians 4:2 One of the active members of the early church at Philippi
Tabitha   See Dorcas
Tahpenes I Kings 11:19-20 Wife of King of Egypt whose sister was the wife of an Edomite King; she raised her sister's son

Genubath when her sister died

Tamar Genesis 38:6-30; Ruth 4:12; I The woman who played the part of a prostitute
Tamar II II Samuel 13; I Chronicles 3:9 The daughter of David and Maacah, she was raped by her half brother Amnon.
Tamar III II Samuel 14:27 Daughter of Absalom; niece of Tamar (II)
Taphath I Kings 4:11 A daughter of Solomon
Timna Genesis 36:12; 22; I Chronicles 1:39 Concubine of Eliphaz mother of Amalek
Tirzah Numbers 26:33 One of the five daughters of Zelophehad and co-inheritor
Tryphena Romans 16:12 One of the women greeted by Paul in his letter to the Romans
Tryphosa Romans 16:12 One of the women greeted by Paul in his letter to the Romans
Vashti Esther 1; 2:1; 4:17 The queen who refused to appear before her drunken husband King Ahasuerus and his friends. For this reason she was divorced and

Esther took her place

Zebudah, Zebidah II Kings 23:36 Wife of righteous King Josiah, mother of Jehoahaz and unrighteous King Jehoiakim
Zeresh Esther 5:10, 14; 6:13 Haman's wife, the man who convinced King Ahaseurus to all the killing of all the Jews
Zeruah I Kings 11:26-40 Mother of Jeroboam who became King of Israel

after the ten tribes revolted against Solomon's son King Rehoboam

Zeruiah II Samuel 17:25; I Chronicles 2: 16 A sister of David, mother of Joab and Asahel
Zibiah II Kings 12:1; II Chronicles 24:1 Wife of King Ahaziah, mother of Jehoash
Zillah Genesis 4:19-23 One of Lamech's two wives, mother of Naamah and Tubal-cain