From Abram to Abraham (Genesis 17:5). When he was ninety years old, God changed his name after making a covenant with him. The name Abram means “high father” but the name Abraham means “father of a multitude.”
From Sarai to Sarah. (Genesis 17:15) The name change was given to her (she was Abraham’s wife) after she was promised a child at age ninety by God. The name Sarai means “controlling,” and the name Sarah means “noble.”
From Jacob to Israel. (Genesis 32:28, 35:10) God renamed Jacob to Israel when Jacob wrestled with God at Peniel. After his renaming, God appeared unto him confirming His promises, and blessed. Jacob means “supplanter,” and the name Israel means “he will rule as God.”
From Simon to Peter. (John 1:42) Jesus gave Simon Bar-Jona the new name Cephas (or Peter), which means “rock,” after Andrew, Peter’s brother brought him to meet Jesus (for the first time).
From Saul of Tarsus to Paul. (Acts 13:9) In Luke’s narrative in the book of acts, he begins referring to Saul (his Latin name) as Paul, in the before mentioned scripture verse. Saul means “little,” while Paul a Hebrew name means “asked.”
From Daniel to Belteshazzar. (Daniel 1:6-7) The Hebrew prophet Daniel received the Babylonian name Belteshazzer when he entered King Nebuchadnezzar’s service.
From Hananiah to Shadrach. (Daniel 1:6-7) Hananiah was one of Daniel’s friends, received the Babylonian name Shadrach at the same time that Daniel received the name Belteshazzer. The name Hananiah means “God has favored.”
From Mishael to Meshach. (Daniel 1:6-7) A friend and fellow companion of Daniel who received the Babylonian name Meshach. The Hebrew name Mishael means “who is what God is.”
From Azariah to Abednego. (Daniel 1:6-7) The third and last companion of Daniel in exile. His Hebrew name was exchanged for Abednego. His Hebrew name Azariah means “God has helped.”
Why not change your name from lost loser to saved saint, by applying the name of Jesus to all that you do? (Colossians 3:17)