95 Top Names Of All Prophets From Around The World

Oluwatosin Michael
Feb 09, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 31, 2022
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A Prophet is the messenger of God, and a teacher who preaches about their religion.

Names of such Prophets and their religious activities, their teachings all around the world have been mentioned vividly. When it comes to prophets, Muhammad is the name that emerges at the top.

Ibrahim, Abraham, Ismail, Ishmael, Ishaq, Isaac, Yaqub, Jacob, Lut, Lot, Ibrahim, Abraham, Ismail, Ishmael, Joseph, Shu'aib, Jethro, Ayyub, Job, Dhulkifl, Ezekiel, Musa, Moses, Harun, Aaron, Dawud, David, Sulayman, Solomon, Enoch, Nuh, Noah, Hud, Heber, Elias, Alyasa, Elisha, Yunus, Jonah, Zakariya, Zachariah, Yahya, John the Baptist, Isa, Jesus, And Muhammad Are All Well-Known Prophets.

Names Of All The Prophets In The Bible And Old Testament

Here is the list of the names of all the prophets in the Old Testament and the Bible.

Abraham (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'father' of many is a name mentioned in the Old Testament.

Adam (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'son of the earth' is known for being the first prophet and man on earth.

Amos (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'carried by God' was a minor prophet and known as the prophet of doom.

Azariah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'assisted by God' is a prophet representing strength.

David (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'loved by all' was a great king and the ancestor of Jesus Christ.

Elisha (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is salvation' was a prophet known for political and social reforms.

Enoch (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'dedicated' was the first prophet of Christianity who was believed to have received classified knowledge of God.

Ezekiel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'strength of God' used to comfort and solace people who were exiled.

Habakkuk (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'to embrace old' preached oracles and prayers to people.

Haggai (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'hearty old' helped Jewish people in building the temple of Jerusalem.

Isaac (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'the jovial one' was a patriarch of the Israelites and was revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians.

Isaiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is salvation' prophesied the birth of Jesus Christ.

Ishmael (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is listening' was an ancestor to Israelites and the son of Prophet Abraham.

Jacob (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'supplanter' preached that God is One.

Jeremiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God's appointed' was a reformer and also a writer.

Jethro (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'ample' was a priest and protected Moses.

Job (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'hated' would pray daily and spread the words of God to the people.

Joel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God' was a prophet of Israel and a minor prophet.

John the Baptist (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'blessed by God' was a prophet who prepared the people for the coming of Jesus Christ.

Jonah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'dove' was a prophet who fled from God's summons.

Joshua (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is liberation' was a spy sent by Moses and later became the leader of Israelites.

Judas Barsabbas (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is acknowledged' was one of the chief men in the early community of Christians.

Lamech (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'to produce low' was a descendant of Prophet Adam.

Lucius (Latin Origin) meaning 'bright' was a prophet who helped in building the church of Antioch.

Malachi (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'angel or messenger' corrected the social and religious behavior of Israelites.

Manahen (Gaelic Origin) meaning 'monk' was a teacher in the church of Antioch.

Melchizedek (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is my king' was both a king and a priest of Christianity.

Micah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'nobody is like God' had prophesied the destruction of Samaria and Jerusalem.

Micaiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'nobody is like God' was a prophet who always spoke the truth.

Moses (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'to pull out' was a prophet who met God on the mountain of Sinai.

Nahum (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'one that gives comfort' was a minor prophet who described the destruction of the empire of Assyrian.

Nathan (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'gift from God' was a prophet in the court of King David.

Noah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'repose' was the preacher of virtue, decency, and righteousness.

Obadiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'worshiper' was the messenger of God's strict judgment against Edom.

Paul the Apostle (Latin Origin) meaning 'humble' was a letter-writer, theologian who believed in equality.

Philip the Evangelist (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'one who loves horses' was among the chosen ones to protect the poor Christians in Jerusalem.

Samuel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'name of God' preached to shun Idol worship and followed the messages of God without hesitation.

Shemaiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God heard' was a saint who stopped a war between Jeroboam and Rehoboam.

Silas (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'youngest' was a missionary, messenger of Jesus Christ to preach about conversions into Christianity.

Zechariah, son of Berechiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God recalls' has his preaching recorded in 'The Book of Zechariah'.

Zephaniah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God has concealed' was one of the authors of 'The Old Testament'.

Prophets are highly revered as the messengers of god.

List Of All The Prophets Names In Islam

The Prophets of Islam were the messenger of Allah. The Quran says that God is one and talks about their roles as Prophets. Listed below is the list of all the prophets of Islam as mentioned.

Adam (Hebrew Origin) meaning son of the earth is believed to be the first human on earth who learned to harvest, plant, and cook.

Alyasa (Elisha) (Arabic Origin) was sent by God to direct the children of Israel.

Ayyub (Jacob) (Arabic Origin) meaning asking for mercy was greatly blessed, was healthy and wealthy and loved by all.

Dawud (David) (Arabic Origin) meaning beloved was the king of Israel who received the Zabur.

Dhulkifl (Ezekiel) (Arabic Origin) meaning duplicate was the prophet who possessed 'kifl'.

Harun (Aaron) (Arabic Origin) meaning leader was prophet Musa's younger brother who taught the people of Israel about Exodus.

Hud (Heber) meaning seed's husk was an honorable man who was sent to disciple and direct people.

Ibrahim (Abraham) (Hebrew Origin) meaning father of many was the preacher of monotheism and faith.

Idris (Enoch) (Arabic Origin) meaning enthusiastic Lord was the one who introduced the art of writing and reading to the people.

Ilyas (Elias) (Arabic Origin) meaning God is my King preached to shun idol worship and was sent to look after the children of Israel.

Isa (Jesus) (Arabic Origin) meaning rescuer preached among his followers to embrace the 'straight path'.

Ishaq (Isaac) (Arabic Origin) meaning laugh was the son of prophet Ibrahim and spread the messages of Allah.

Ismail (Ishmael) (Arabic Origin) meaning heard by God was the son of Ibrahim and Hajar and is connected with the built of Kaab.

Lut (Lot) (Latin Origin) meaning mud preached about the teachings of Islam till his death.

Musa (Moses) (Arabic Origin) meaning saved from water is the most often mentioned prophet in the holy book of Muslims, The Quran.

Nuh (Noah) (Arabic Origin) meaning rest was a messenger sent as a warning to people drenched in sin and dishonesty.

Prophet Muhammad (Arabic Origin) meaning praise received disclosure from Allah for the birth of Islam and Quran.

Saleh (Methusaleh) (Arabic Origin) meaning virtuous is known for the miracle of camel milk to the people of Thamud.

Shu'aib (Jethro) (Arabic Origin) meaning bringing on the right path was the prophet of Midian's people who were disloyal and dishonest.

Sulayman (Solomon) (Arabic Origin) meaning tranquility constructed the Dome of Jerusalem on Allah's mission.

Yahya (John the Baptist) (Arabic Origin) meaning merciful is the prophet of honor and chastity.

Yaqub (Jacob) (Arabic Origin) meaning supplanter preached that God is One and to offer prayers and charity.

Yunus (Jonah) (Arabic Origin) meaning dove was the messenger of Allah who preached to stop idol worship.

Yusuf (Joseph) (Arabic Origin) meaning God grows was a prophet who could interpret dreams.

Zakariya (Zachariah) (Arabic Origin) meaning God remembers was the messenger of God and father of the prophet Yahya.

Names Of All Hebrew Prophets

The list of prophets will be incomplete without Ibrahim, Abraham, Ismail, Ishmael, Ishaq, Isaac, Yaqub, Jacob, Lut, Lot, Ibrahim, Abraham, Ismail, Ishmael, Joseph, Shu'aib, Jethro, Ayyub, Job, Dhulkifl, Ezekiel, Musa, Moses, Harun, Aaron, Dawud, David, Sulayman, Solomon, Enoch, Nuh, Noah, Hud, Heber, Elias, Alyasa, Elisha, Yunus, Jonah, Zakariya, Zachariah, Yahya, John the Baptist, Isa, Jesus, and Muhammad.

This list of all Hebrew Prophets includes the Prophets of Captivity and the Prophets of Restoration. The names have been mentioned below.

Amos (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'carried by God' was a minor prophet and known as the prophet of doom.

Daniel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God is Judge' was the first worker of God and told the people how to live a pure life.

Ezekiel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'power of God' used to comfort and solace people who were exiled.

Habakkuk (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'to accept' preached oracles and prayers to people.

Haggai (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'joyous' helped Jewish people in building the temple of Jerusalem.

Hosea (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'salvation' warned the people of Israel of God's judgment on the sin's of abandonment of belief.

Isaiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'saved by God' prophesied the birth of Jesus Christ.

Jeremiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'rise of God' was a reformer and also a writer.

Joel (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God'  was a prophet of Israel and a minor prophet.

Jonah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'dove' was a prophet who fled from God's summons.

Malachi (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God's messenger' corrected the social and religious behavior of Israelites.

Micah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'nobody is like God' had prophesied the destruction of Samaria and Jerusalem.

Nahum (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'one who comforts' was a minor prophet who described the destruction of the empire of Assyrian.

Obadiah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'worshiper' was the messenger of God's strict judgment against Edom.

Zechariah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God recalls' has his preaching recorded in 'The Book of Zechariah'

Zephaniah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God has concealed' was one of the authors of 'The Old Testament'.

Wives Name Of All Prophets

The marriages of the Prophets had always been for a noble cause, for providing shelter, food, or to support the widows of Muslims. The names of the wives of all the Prophets can be seen below.

Aishah bint Abi Bakr (Arabic Origin) meaning 'prosperous' was third wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Hafsah bint Umar (Arabic Origin) meaning 'lioness cub' was the fourth wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Hind bint Abi Umayya or Umm Salama (Arabic Origin) meaning 'tranquility' was the sixth wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Juwayriyah bin al-Harith (Arabic Origin) meaning 'Prophet's wife' was the eighth wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Khadija bint Khuwaylid (Arabic Origin) meaning 'premature' 'was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Mariaal-Qibtiyya (Arabic Origin) meaning 'bitterness' was the 13th wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Maymuna bint al-Harith (Arabic Origin) meaning 'blessed' was the 11th wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Rayhanah bint Zayd (Arabic Origin) meaning 'sweet basil' was the 12th wife of Prophet Muhammad and was from a Jewish tribe.

Safiyah bint Huyay (Arabic Origin) meaning 'pure' was the 10th wife of Prophet Muhammad and was from a Jewish tribe.

Sawda bint Zama (Arabic Origin) meaning 'black' was the second wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Umm al-Masakin (Arabic Origin) meaning 'resident' was the fifth wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Umm Habibah (Arabic Origin) meaning 'beloved' was the ninth wife of Prophet Muhammad.

Zaynab bint Jahsh (Arabic Origin) meaning 'grace' was the seventh wife of Prophet Muhammad.

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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