Names of Jesus

Name References Meaning Insights Related Titles (by root word and/or theme)


Revelation 1:8 Jesus is all-powerful. Christ is the All-Powerful Lord. Nothing is beyond His reach or impossible for Him. Mighty God, Mighty in Battle, Potentate, Power of God

Author and Finisher

Hebrews 12:2 Jesus is our start and finish. Jesus was at the beginning of creation and will be there to the end. He is both the author of all that is and the one who sees His creation through to the end. Alpha and Omega, Beginning and End, First and Last


Ephesians 1:6 Jesus is at the center of God's love. Christ is the Beloved Son of the Father, and as such, the desire of all people who love God. All who love God will be drawn to Jesus.

Desire of all nations (Haggai 2:7)

Associate of God


Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12 Jesus is the shoot from David's line. Jesus is the offshoot of the line of David and paradoxically also the root. He is the vine on which we depend for life and nourishment.

Nazarene (Netzer = Branch in Hebrew; Matthew 2:23; Isaiah 11:1)

Root of David, Shoot, Vine

Bread of Life

John 6:32-35 Jesus is our sustenance. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, which means "the house of bread." He is our spiritual nourishment and the sustenance of the world. All things are kept alive by Him.

Living Bread (John 6:5)

Living Water


Matthew 9:15; John 3:29; Rev. 21:9 Jesus leads and cares for us. Jesus is the bridegroom and His church is the bride. He is the head of the church and cares for her.

Head of the Church (Ephesians 5:23)

Head of the Body

Bright Morning Star

Revelation 22:16 Jesus lights our way. Jesus is the brightest star in the heavens and the Light of the World. We shall not lose our way in His light.

Day Star (2 Peter 1:19)

Star (Numbers 24:17)

Sunrise (Luke 1:78)

Sun of Righteousness