Our names are important to us, and in the Bible, names take on even more significance. Many Bible characters have names that tell us something about them.
Abraham, the father of the Jewish nation, means, “father of a great multitude.” David, known for his great intimacy with God, means, “Beloved.” Moses means “saved from the water,” a reference to how he was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter.
Jesus’ name also has special meaning—
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.