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I have conducted a statistical analysis of given names from over 6, tombstones in several early 20th-century landsmanshaft cemeteries in New York and Boston, to see if I could discern patterns in the names that our immigrant Jewish ancestors adopted when they came to America. Tombstones are a particularly useful source, because they contain both the English and Hebrew given names. Some basic guidelines have emerged, but they must be understood as just guidelines. Again, there are no hard and fast rules � immigrants were free to choose whatever name sounded fashionable to them.

The new American given names fall into one of four classifications:

  1. Language-equivalent names (e.g. Avrom to Abraham)
  2. Calques -- Names with the same underlying meanings (e.g. Bluma to Flora)
  3. Phonetic Similarity -- Usually just same initial letter (e.g. Wolf to William)
  4. No correlation between the old and new names

(1) Language-Equivalent Versions. If the English language-equivalent name was considered "fashionable" at that time, that name was most often the one adopted. So most of those with the Hebrew name Avraham took the English name Abe or Abraham; the vast majority of those named Binyamin became Ben or Benjamin, and virtually all Davids became David.

But the English equivalent name was not always the name chosen. For example, despite the fact that the English-language version of the Hebrew name Moshe is Moses, only 4% of those named Moshe became Moses � 78% became Morris. None of those named Yechezkel became Ezekiel; none of the Shimshon became Samson � because these were not popular American names at the time.

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Hebrew Baby Names

Jewish Background

Jewish nation has its origins in the Israelites or Hebrews of the Ancient Near East, and according to the Hebrew Bible descends from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Currently the Jewish nation counts million people, most of which live in the State of Israel. Jewish minorities reside in many countries all over the world but they share the same traditions - Judaism as the religion, Torah as the central concept, and kosher food. Most of them also experienced persecution, World War II Holocaust, anti-Semitism andsuffered through concentration camps. As the Jews are scattered throughout the world, there is a huge Jewish linguistic diversity, but most Jews speak Hebrew. The State of Israel itself has 2 official languages: Hebrew and Arabic. As a part of Afro-Asiatic language family, Hebrew is a Semitic language which uses its own alphabet, written from right-to-left. Parents all over the world use Hebrew baby names for their linguistic diversity, profound etymology, and the ancestry of strong cultural heritage and Jewish tradition.

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•Lingea: Hebrew-English dictionary & multilingual


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•Goethe-Verlag: Hebrew-English common phrases & illustrated vocabulary(+ audio)

•TeachMeHebrew: Hebrew-English vocabulary, the 10&#; most common words, frequency list

•MyHebrewDictionary: Hebrew-English vocabulary

•Defense language institute: basic vocabulary(+ audio) - civil affairs - medical

•Tatoeba: sentences in Hebrew, with translation (audio)


•Hebrew-German & German-Hebrew dictionary

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•American Heritage dictionary: Semitic roots

•Shoroshim: English thesaurus of Hebrew verb roots, compiled by Reuven Brauner ()

•Shorashon: Hebrew roots & translation into French

•Comprehensive etymological dictionary of the Hebrew language by Ernest Klein ()

•The analytic and synthetic etymology of the Hebrew language by Isaac Fried () (in Hebrew)


•Anglo-Hebrew modern dictionary by Isaiah Raffalovitch ()

•English-Hebrew dictionary by Abraham Solomon Waldstein ()



•Biblical idioms that have changed their meaning in modern Hebrew by Marek Piela, in Studia judaica ()

•Biblical names for military weapons in Modern Hebrew, Asher Shafrir ()

•The names of Israeli military ranksand their linguistic analysis ()

•Arabic influence(modern period) by Roni Henkin, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•Arabic, Hebrew loanwords

•Arabic loanwords in Hebrew by Haseeb Shehadeh, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•Arabic loanwords in Hebrew, with a list of Hebrew loanwords, in Studia Orientalia ()

•Hebrew neologisms by Azzan Yadin, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•Translation and Interpreting in Israel, Meta ()

•Technological and scientific Hebrew terminology by Ron Irmay

•La terminologie scientifique en hébreu moderne by Shragga Irmay

•The status of translated literature in the creation of Hebrew literaturein pre-state Israel (the Yishuv period), by Zohar Shavit

•The language of plays translated into Hebrew from English and French: a cultural-stylistic study, by Rina Ben-Shahar

•Translation from Arabic into Hebrew in Israel: an overview, by Hannah Amit-Kochavi

•Hebrew-Arabic translations in the modern era: a general survey, by Hannah Amit-Kochavi, in Maḥmoud Khayal

Hebrew first names

•My-Hebrew-Name: Hebrew names (in Latin & Hebrew characters)

•Morim Hebrew names & French names transliterated in Hebrew

•French names[PDF] transliterated in Hebrew & Arabic

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•Pealim: verbs conjugation in Hebrew

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•Lev software: Hebrew alphabet, how to write Hebrew letters & cursive script


•Academy of the Hebrew languageהאקדמיה ללשון העברית

•Teach me Hebrew: Hebrew course

•Hebrew.ch: Hebrew course (in English & in German)

•HebrewCourseOnline: Hebrew course (advanced learners)

•Hebreu.org: Hebrew grammar (in French)


•Modern Hebrew: grammar by Lewis Glinert ()

•Hebrew basic course by Joseph Reif & Anna Levinson, Foreign service institute () (+ audio)


•studies about the Hebrew language, by Ora Schwarzwald

•Modern Hebrew, in The Semitic languages ()

•Transition in Modern Hebrew Word formation: from discontinuous to linear formation, in Skase ()

•Recursiveness in Hebrew word formation, in Skase ()

•studies about the Hebrew language, by Yishai Neuman

•A lexically creative approach to the teaching of Modern Hebrew as a foreign language, in Materia giudaica ()

•studies about Modern Hebrew, by Yael Reshef

•The re-emergence of Hebrew as a national language, in Semitic languages, an international handbook ()

•Modern Hebrew grammar: history of scholarship, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•Revival of Hebrew: grammatical structure and lexicon

•Revival of Hebrew: sociolinguistic dimension

•Written Hebrew of the revival generationas a distinct phase in the evolution of Modern Hebrew, in Journal of Semitic studies ()

•The renaissance of modern Hebrew and modern standard Arabic, parallels and differences in the revival of two Semitic languages, by Joshua Blau ()

•Hebrew and Arabic in asymmetric contact in Israel by Roni Henkin, in Lodz papers in pragmatics ()

•Vocalization of Modern Hebrew par Amir Aharoni, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•Possession in Modern Hebrew by Roni Henkin, in Encyclopedia of Hebrew language and linguistics ()

•studies about the Hebrew language, by Ghilʾad Zuckermann

•Lessons from the Hebrew revivalapplicable to the reclamation, maintenance and empowerment of aboriginal languages and cultures: Stop, Revive, Survive! by Ghilʿad Zuckermann & Michael Walsh, in Australian journal of linguistics ()


• books & papers about the Hebrew language: Google books | Internet archive | Academia | Wikipedia

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•Arouts 7: news in Hebrew (+ audio) or in English

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Texts & Literature

•Lyrikline: poems in Hebrew, with translation (+ audio)

•Modern Hebrew poetry, a bilingual anthology, by Ruth Finer Mintz ()

•The first Hebrew Shakespeare translations: Isaac Edward Salkinson's Ithiel the Cushite of Venice () & Ram and Jael (): bilingual edition & commentary by Lily Kahn ()


&#;Israelian anthem in Hebrew & translation התקוה (Hatikva)


•Haktuvim: translation of the Bible into Modern Hebrew, with the New Testament הברית החדשה

•the New Testament translated into Modern Hebrew ()

•translation by Franz Delitzsch, German protestant theologian ()

•The New Testament by Isaac Salkinson & David Ginsberg ()

•revised edition by Eric Sigurd Gabe ()

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First article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

כל בני אדם נולדו בני חורין ושווים בערכם ובזכויותיהם.
כולם חוננו בתבונה ובמצפון, לפיכך חובה עליהם לנהוג איש ברעהו ברוח של אחווה.


•Universal Declaration of Human Rightsהכרזה לכל באי עולם בדבר זכויות האדם translation into Hebrew (+ audio)

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Hebrew Names

AbrahamאַבְרָהָםmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of Abram 1 and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis ). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael [more]

AchinoamאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ahinoam.

AdamאָדָםmEnglish, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make" [more]

AdaraאַדָרָהfHebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.

Adi 1עֲדִיf & mHebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.

Adina 1עֲדִינָהm & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.

AdirאַדִּירmHebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.

AdvaאַדְוָהfHebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.

Agamאֲגַםf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.

AharonאַהֲרֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Aaron.

AhavaאַהֲבָהfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.

AhuvaאֲהוּבָהfHebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.

AkibaעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲקִיבָא (see Akiva).

AkivaעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
From an Aramaic form of Yaakov. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.

Aliya 2עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Means "ascent" in Hebrew, a derivative of עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend, to climb". This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.

Aliyah 2עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲלִיָּה (see Aliya 2).

AlizaעַלִיזָהfHebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.

Alma 2עַלְמָהfHebrew
Means "young woman" in Hebrew.

Almogאַלְמוֹגm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.

Alon 1אַלוֹןmHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.

AlonaאַלוֹנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Alon 1.

Ami 4עַמִיmHebrew
Means "my people" or "my nation" in Hebrew.

AmichaiעַמִיחַיmHebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.

Amir 2אָמִירmHebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.

Amira 2אַמִירָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Amir 2.

Amit 2עָמִיתm & fHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.

AmitaiאֲמִתַּיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Amittai.

AmnonאַמְנוֹןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.

AmosעָמוֹסmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.

AmramעַמְרָםmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.

Anan 2עָנָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.

Anat 2עַנָתf & mHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Anath 1. In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.

Ari 1אֲרִיmHebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.

Arie 2אַרְיֵהmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).

AriehאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.

Arielאֲרִיאֵלm & fHebrew, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Disney film The Little Mermaid ().

ArikאָרִיקmHebrew
Diminutive of Ariel or Arieh.

AryehאַרְיֵהmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).

AsaאָסָאmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.

AsafאָסָףmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Asaph.

AsherאָשֵׁרmHebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis

AtaliaעֲתַלְיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Athaliah.

AtaraעֲטָרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).

AtarahעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.

AviאֲבִיmHebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of Avraham or Aviram.

Aviaאֲבִיָהm & fHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abijah.

AvidanאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abidan.

AvielאֲבִיאֵלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abiel.

AvigailאֲבִיגַיִלfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abigail.

AvihuאֲבִיהוּאmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abihu.

AviramאֲבִירָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abiram.

AvishagאֲבִישַׁגfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abishag.

AvishaiאֲבִישַׁיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abishai.

AvitalאֲבִיטָלfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abital.

Avivאֲבִיבm & fHebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.

AvivaאֲבִיבָהfHebrew
Feminine variant of Aviv.

AviyaאֲבִיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see Avia).

AvnerאַבְנֵרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abner.

AvrahamאַבְרָהָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abraham.

AvramאַבְרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abram 1.

AyalאַיָּלmHebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.

AyalaאַיָּלָהfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.

AyeletאַיֶלֶתfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.

Ayla 1אֵלָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see Ela 3).

Azariaעֲזַרְיָהm & fHebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of Azariah (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.

Barak 1בָּרָקmHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.

BaruchבָּרוּךmBiblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.

BarukhבָּרוּךmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Baruch.

BasheבַּאשֶׁעfHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

Basia 2fHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

BasyafHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

Batelבַּת־אֵלfHebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.

Batshevaבַּת־שֶׁבַעfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bathsheba.

BatyaבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.

BatyahבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.

BerachaבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew בְּרָכָה (see Bracha).

BinyaminבִּנְיָמִיןmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of Benjamin.

BoazבֹּעַזmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth. This was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple (with Jachin).

BosmatבָּשְׂמַתfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Basemath.

BrachaבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.

ChaimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.

ChanaחַנָּהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Hannah.

ChanahחַנָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַנָּה (see Chana).

ChavaחַוָּהfHebrew
Hebrew form of Eve.

ChayaחַיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Chaim.

ChayimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

ChayyimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

Chen 2חֵןm & fHebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.

Chesedחֶסֶדf & mHebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.

DafnaדַּפְנָהfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew, of Greek origin.

Dalia 3דַּלְיָהfHebrew
Means "hanging branch" in Hebrew.

DalitדָּלִיתfHebrew
From Hebrew דָּלִיָּה (daliyyah) meaning "hanging branch".

DalyaדַּלְיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see Dalia 3).

Dan 1דָּןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis

Dana 1דָּנָהfRomanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of Daniel or Dan 1.

DanielדָּנִיֵּאלmEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Finnish, Estonian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world [more]

DanielaדניאלהfItalian, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hebrew, English
Feminine form of Daniel.

Danya 1דַּנְיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Dan 1. It can also be considered a compound meaning "judgement from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.

Darדַּרf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.

DavidדָּוִדmEnglish, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Welsh, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him [more]

DekelדֶּקֶלmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.

DerorדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see Dror).

DeroritדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹרִית (see Drorit).

DevoraדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

DevorahדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Deborah.

Diklaדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see Diklah).

Diklahדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.

Dorדּוֹרm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.

DoriדּוֹרִיmHebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.

Dorit 1דּוֹרִיתfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of Dor.

DoronדּוֹרוֹןmHebrew
Derived from Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".

DovדּוֹבmHebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.

DrorדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.

DroritדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of Dror.

DvoraדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

DvorahדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

Edenעֵדֶןf & mHebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian &#; (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.

EfraimאֶפְרָיִםmHebrew, Biblical
Variant of Ephraim.

EfratאֶפְרָתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ephrath.

EhudאֵהוּדmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Hebrew אֶחָד ('echad) meaning "one". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.

EiranעֵירָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eran.

EitanאֵיתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ethan.

Ela 3אֵלָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Elah, usually used as a feminine name.

ElazarאֶלְעָזָרmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Eleazar.

ElchananאֶלְחָנָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Elhanan.

Eli 1עֵלִיmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age [more]

Eli 2אֵלִיmHebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.

Eliana 2אֶלִיעַנָהfHebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.

EliavאֱלִיאָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eliab.

EliezerאֱלִיעֶזֶרmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a servant of Abraham and one of the sons of Moses (see Exodus for an explanation of the significance of the name).

ElijahאֱלִיָּהוּmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is Yahweh", derived from the elements אֵל ('el) and יָה (yah), both referring to the Hebrew God. Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured [more]

EliorאֱלִיאוֹרmHebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.

ElioraאֱלִיאוֹרָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Elior.

ElishevaאֱלִישֶׁבַעfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Elizabeth.

EliyaאֵלִיָהmHebrew
Modern Hebrew variant form of Elijah.

EliyahuאֵלִיָּהוּmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Elijah.

ElkanעֶלְקָןmHebrew
Variant of Elkanah.

Elke 2fHebrew
Feminine form of Elkanah.

ElonאֵילוֹןmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament this was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.

Emili 2אֶמיליfHungarian (Modern), Hebrew (Modern)
Variant of Emily.

EphraimאֶפְרָיִםmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

ErezאֶרֶזmHebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.

EsterאֶסְתֵרfSpanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Hebrew
Form of Esther used in several languages.

EviatarאֶבְיָתָרmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֶבְיָתָר (see Evyatar).

EvronעֶבְרוֹןmHebrew (Rare)
From a biblical place name, also called עַבְדּוֹן ('Avdon) meaning "servile", for which it may be a clerical error.

EvyatarאֶבְיָתָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abiathar.

EyalאֱיָלmHebrew
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.

EytanאֵיתָןmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵיתָן (see Eitan).

EzraעֶזְרָאmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. The American poet Ezra Pound () was a famous bearer.

GaiגַּיְאmHebrew
Means "valley, ravine" in Hebrew.

Gal 1גַּלf & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.

GaliגַּלִיfHebrew
Means "my wave" in Hebrew.

GaliaגַּלְיָהfHebrew
Elaboration of Gal 1. It could also be considered a compound meaning "wave from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.

GalitגַּלִיתfHebrew
Variant of Gal 1.

GavrielגַּבְרִיאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of Gabriel.

Gefenגֶּפֶןf & mHebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.

GeulaגְּאֻלָהfHebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.

GideonגִּדְעוֹןmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.

GidonגִּדְעוֹןmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Gideon.

Gil 3גִּילmHebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.

GiladגִּלְעָדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Gilead.

GilahגִּילָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Gil 3.

Giliגִּילִיf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.

Guy 2גַּיְאmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew גַּיְא (see Gai). This is the more common transcription.

Hadarהָדָרf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.

HadasהֲדַסfHebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.

HadasaהֲדַסָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֲדַסָּה (see Hadassah).

HadassahהֲדַסָּהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.

HagitחַגִּיתfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Haggith.

HaimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim). This seems to be the most common transcription for Israeli Jews.

Hallelהָלֵּלf & mHebrew
Derived from Hebrew הָלַל (halal) meaning "praise". This is the name of a Jewish prayer, consisting of several psalms. The more traditional name Hillel, which is typically only masculine, is spelled the same but is vocalized with a different vowel.

Hanna 1חַנָּהfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, German, Dutch, Icelandic, Hungarian, Hebrew
Form of Channah (see Hannah) in several languages.

HannahחַנָּהfEnglish, Hebrew, German, Dutch, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel [more]

HarelהַרְאֵלmHebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Bible this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel ).

HavaחַוָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַוָּה (see Chava).

HayimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

HayyimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

HebelהֶבֶלmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֶבֶל (see Hevel).

Hedהֵדm & fHebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.

HerutחֵרוּתfHebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.

HevelהֶבֶלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abel.

HilaהִילָהfHebrew
Means "halo, aura" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".

HillelהִלֵּלmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הָלַל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon. It was also borne by the 1st-century BC Jewish scholar Hillel the Elder.

HodiaהוֹדִיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Hodiah.

HyamחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

IdanעִידָןmHebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.

IdoעִידּוֹmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Iddo.

IlaiעִילַיmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.

IlanאִילָןmHebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.

IlanaאִילָנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Ilan.

IlanitאִילָנִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of Ilan.

ImmanuelעִמָּנוּאֵלmHebrew, German (Rare), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of Emmanuel used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant () was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.

InbalעִנְבָּלfHebrew
Means "tongue of a bell" in Hebrew.

Inbarעִנְבָּר, עִינְבָּרfHebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.

Ira 1עִירָאmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "watchful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of King David's priest. As an English Christian given name, Ira began to be used after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where remained moderately common into the 20th century.

IritעִירִיתfHebrew
Means "asphodel flower" in Hebrew.

Itai 1אִתַּי, אִיתַיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Ithai.

ItamarאִיתָמָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ithamar.

ItzhakיִצְחָקmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew

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50 Hebrew Baby Names

Hebrew is an ancient Semitic language that originated in Israel. It tapered out of use between and CE, though quietly survived via the Jewish liturgy and literature. Interestingly, Hebrew was wholly revived at the end of the 19th century—the first and only language to make such a comeback. While ancient, “pre-modern” Hebrew remains spoken in religious settings, “modern Hebrew” is the official language in Israel, where more than nine million people speak it fluently. Because of its Jewish origins, many Hebrew names are biblical.

Popular Hebrew Baby Names for Girls 

Here are some popular and unique Hebrew baby names for girls along with their meanings, origins, and other interesting information.

Abigail 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Source of joy, my father rejoices
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Abaigael, Abigale, Abby, Abi, Gail, Gael
  • Famous Namesakes: Abigail Adams (John Adams’ wife), and Abigail Rogers, an American advocate for women's rights and women's education in the s.
  • Peak Popularity: In , approximately 16, people in the U.S. were given the name Abigail. 

Fun Fact: In the Old Testament, Abigail was the name of David's wife.

Annalise

  • Origin: Hebrew, Latin 
  • Meaning: Grace, devoted to God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Analise, Anneliese, Annalisa, Analicia, Anna, Anne, Annie
  • Famous Namesakes: Annalise Basso, American actress born in
  • Peak Popularity: Annalise saw its greatest peak in popularity during when people in the U.S. were given the name.

Aviva

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning: Springlike, dewy and fresh, implies innocence and youth
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aviv
  • Famous Namesakes: Aviva Chomsky, an American academic; Aviva Gileadi, an Israeli nuclear scientist in the 20th century
  • Peak Popularity: Aviva is a unique name that hasn’t been listed in the top 1,

Danielle

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Danele, Danelle, Daniel
  • Famous Namesakes: Danielle Fishel, a U.S. actress; Danielle Steele, an American bestselling novelist.
  • Peak Popularity: In , 17, girls were given the name Danielle in the U.S.

Fun fact: Danielle is the feminine form of Daniel.

Davina

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Cherished, beloved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Davi, David
  • Famous Namesakes: Davina Rankin, a model; Davina McCall, a TV show host
  • Peak Popularity: Peak popularity occurred in when girls were given the name. 

Elizabeth

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: My God is an oath, my God is abundance
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Elisabeth, Liz, Lizzie, Lizette, Lizbeth, Lizbet, Liza, Lise, Liezel, Liesl, Libby, Eliza, Alisa, Beth, Bethany 
  • Famous Namesakes: Queen Elizabeth of England, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minelli, Elizabeth Arden
  • Peak Popularity: Elizabeth has yet to fall out of the top 50, and it reached peak popularity in when 4, were given the name. 

Fun fact: Elizabeth is the feminine name derived from a form of the Hebrew name Elisheva.

Esther

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Star
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Ester, Hester, Essie
  • Famous Namesakes: American swimmer Esther Williams
  • Peak Popularity: Esther was most popular in , when 4, people in the U.S. were given the name. 

Fun fact: The Old Testament book of Esther tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia.

Eve

  • Origin: Hebrew, Latin
  • Meaning: Life
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Eva, Ava, Evita 
  • Famous Namesakes: Argentine First Lady Eva (Evita) Peron, Actress Eva Marie Saint
  • Peak Popularity: In the name Eve was ranked , with 73 people given that name.

Gabriella 

  • Origin: Hebrew, Italian 
  • Meaning: God is my strength 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gabriela, Gabriele, Gabrielle, Gabriel, Gabe
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Gabriella Wilde, Writer Gabriela Mistral
  • Peak Popularity: In , approximately 6, people were named Gabriella in the United States. 

Hannah 

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning: Favor, grace
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Hana, Hanna, Hanah, Hanne
  • Famous Namesakes: Writer Hanna Krall, Mathematician Hanna Neuman
  • Peak Popularity: Hannah reached its peak popularity in , when 23, girls in the U.S. were given the name. 

Iman

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is with us
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Manny, Mannie, Imani, Immanuel, Emmanuel 
  • Famous Namesakes: Fashion model Iman, Iman Oubou, scientist and beauty queen
  • Peak Popularity: Iman is a unique name that hasn’t been listed in the top 1,

Fun fact: Iman is a short version of the masculine name, Immanuel. It can be used for boys or girls.

Iris

  • Origin: Greek, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Rainbow, flower 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Eris
  • Famous Namesakes: Iris Apfel, interior designer and businesswoman
  • Peak Popularity: Iris has remained steadily common from the early s on. In , it reached peak popularity when 2, people were given the name.

Jaqueline

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jacquelyne, Jacqualine, Jaclyn, Jacalyn, Jackie, Jaquelin
  • Famous Namesakes: First lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Jackie O), Author Jacqueline Wilson 
  • Peak Popularity: Jaqueline was most popular in when 11, were given the name.

Jane

  • Origin: Hebrew, English
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jayne, Janie, Janee, Jaine
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress and singer Jane Birkin, Author Jane Austen
  • Peak Popularity: Jane was particularly popular from to

Fun fact: Jane is the feminine version of John.

Jordan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: To flow downward
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jordain, Jordy, Jordanne, Jordanna, Jori
  • Famous Namesakes: German model and actress Jordan Carver, Actress Jordan Ladd
  • Peak Popularity: Jordan was particularly popular from to

Fun fact: The river in Palestine where Jesus was baptized is named Jordan.

Leah

  • Origin: Hebrew, English
  • Meaning: Weary
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Leia, Lia, Lea 
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Leah Remini, Actress Lea Michele 
  • Peak Popularity: Leah became quite popular in the s and has remained so. In , it saw a peak in popularity.

Madelaine

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: From the tower 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Madelena, Madalyn, Madelin, Maddie, Madeline
  • Famous Namesakes: American politician Madeleine Albright 
  • Peak Popularity: The greatest number of people were named Madeline , when 5, people in the U.S. were given the name. 

Nanette 

  • Origin: Hebrew, French
  • Meaning: Grace, Favor
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Nannette, Nannie, Nanny, Anne
  • Famous Namesakes: American fashion designer Nanette Lepore, American psychiatrist and writer Nanette Gartrell 
  • Peak Popularity: Nanette enjoyed peak popularity from to

Naomi

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Pleasant
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Noemi
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Naomi Campbell, Actress Naomi Watts
  • Peak Popularity: The most people were named Naomi in , when 4, people in the U.S. were given the name. 

Fun fact: In the Old Testament, Ruth's mother-in-law was named Naomi.

Odelia 

  • Origin: French, German, Greek, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Wealthy, prosperous, melody, praising God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Odila, Odell 
  • Peak Popularity: Odelia peaked in when 29 people were given the name.

Rachael

  • Origin: German, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Ewe, one with purity
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Rachel, Rashell, Rachele
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Rachel McAdams, Stylist Rachel Zoe, Chef Rachael Ray 
  • Peak Popularity: Rachael saw a peak in popularity from to  

Sarah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Princess 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Sara, Sarita
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar 
  • Peak Popularity: Sarah has remained steadily popular since the late s, with notably popularity from to

Sharon

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: A plain; an area of ancient Palestine where roses grew abundantly 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: None
  • Famous Namesakes: Actress Sharon Stone
  • Peak Popularity: Sharon was particularly popular from to

Tamara

  • Origin: Hebrew, Russian
  • Meaning: Palm tree
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Tamar, Tammy, Tammie, Tami
  • Famous Namesakes: Olympic skier Tamara McKinney, Singer Tamara Johnson-George
  • Peak Popularity: The name Tamara was most popular from to

Zinnia 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Worthy, to be praised
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Zin, Zinny, Zia, Nia
  • Famous Namesakes: Activist Zinnia Jones
  • Peak Popularity: Zinnia is a unique name that hasn’t been listed in the top 1,

Fun fact: Zinnia is also a type of flower.

Popular Hebrew Baby Names for Boys 

Here are some popular and unique Hebrew baby names for boys along with their meanings, origins, and other interesting information.

Aaron

  • Origin: Arabic, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Forest, strength, high mountain, inspired
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Aron, Aerin, Erin
  • Famous Namesakes: Composer Aaron Copland, Former Vice President Aaron Burr
  • Peak Popularity: Aaron was especially popular from to

Abraham

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Father of multitude
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Abram, Abe, Abrahim
  • Famous Namesakes: President Abraham Lincoln
  • Peak Popularity: Abraham has been a common boy name throughout history, and has steadily grown in popularity since the s. 

Fun fact: Abraham was one of the original Old Testament patriarchs. God changed his name from Abram after appointing him the father of the Hebrew nation.

Amos

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Burdened, carried 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: None 
  • Famous Namesakes: Philosopher and teacher Amos Bronson Alcott 
  • Peak Popularity: The greatest number of people were named Amos in , when people were given the name.

Fun fact: Amos is a book of the Bible in the Old Testament.

Cain

  • Origin: Hebrew, Irish, Welsh
  • Meaning: Acquired
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Cane, Kane
  • Famous Namesakes: Mixed Martial Artist Cain Velasquez
  • Peak Popularity: Cain is a unique name, experiencing peak popularity in when only people were given the name.

Caleb

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Bold 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Kaleb
  • Famous Namesakes: Athlete Caleb Sun, Athlete Caleb Johnson
  • Peak Popularity: Caleb began increasing in popularity in , with 10, being named Caleb at the top of that peak.

Daniel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is my judge
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Danielle, Danelle, Danny, Dani, Dan
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Actor Danny DeVito
  • Peak Popularity: Daniel has been an extremely popular boy name since the s. In —at the top of the peak—19, boys were given the name in the U.S.

David

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Dearly loved
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Dave, Davy, Davie
  • Famous Namesakes: Musician David Bowie, TV Host David Letterman, Frontiersman Davy Crockett
  • Peak Popularity: David has been an extremely popular boy name since the s. In —at the top of the peak—almost 86, boys were given the name in the U.S.

Elijah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The Lord is my God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Eli, Iliya, Ellis, Elija, Elias, Elia
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Elijah Wood, Religious leader Elijah Muhammad
  • Peak Popularity: Few boys were named Elijah from until , but the name has been spiking in popularity since the '90s.

Ezekiel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God strengthens
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Esequiel, Ezequiel, Ezra, Zeke 
  • Famous Namesakes: Ezekiel the Poet, a Jewish dramatist from the 2nd century BCE
  • Peak Popularity: Ezekiel has experienced a small surge in popularity from to today.

Fun fact: Ezekiel is a book in the Bible’s Old Testament containing his prophecies.

Gabriel

  • Origin: Hebrew, Spanish
  • Meaning: God is my strength
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Gabriella, Gabrielle, Gabriela, Gabby, Gabe 
  • Famous Namesakes: Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Irish actor Gabriel Byrne
  • Peak Popularity: The greatest number of people were named Gabriel in when 12, people in the U.S. were given the name. 

Hiram

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Exalted, noble
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Hyrum, Hirim
  • Famous Namesakes: Kings Hiram I and Hiram II of Tyrus, Hiram Revels, the first African-American to serve in the US Senate
  • Peak Popularity: Hiram was a particularly popular boy’s name from to

Isaac 

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He laughs
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Izak, Issac, Isaak, Ike
  • Famous Namesakes: Physicist Sir Isaac Newton, American Designer Isaac Mizrahi
  • Peak Popularity: Isaac has remained steadily common, experiencing a peak in popularity in the last three decades.

Israel

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Prince of God, he who wrestles with God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Izrael 
  • Famous Namesakes: Composer Israel Baline, Playwright Israel Zangwill
  • Peak Popularity: The greatest number of people were given this name in , when were given the name.

Jacob

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Supplanter 
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jakob, Jaccob, Jacobe, Jacoba, Jake
  • Famous Namesakes: Athlete Jacob Bell, Actor Jacob Young
  • Peak Popularity: Jacob was a particularly popular name from to

Jared

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Descending; a pre-flood biblical name related to Jordan
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jarrod
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Jared Leto
  • Peak Popularity: Jared was a particularly popular name from to

Jeremiah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The Lord exalts
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Jeremy, Jeremie, Jere, Geremia
  • Famous Namesakes: Football player Jeremiah Cockheran, Pastor Jeremiah Wright
  • Peak Popularity: In , 7, boys were given the name Jeremiah and the name has remained popular.

Levi

  • Origin: Hebrew 
  • Meaning: Joined, attached
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Lev, Leevi
  • Famous Namesakes: Levi Strauss of the eponymous jeans brand
  • Peak Popularity: Levi has been surging in popularity since

Micah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Who is like the Lord
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Mica
  • Famous Namesakes: Composer and Poet Micah Hawkins
  • Peak Popularity: The greatest number of people were given this name in , when 3, boys were named Micah. 

Fun fact: Micah was a Biblical prophet and has his own book in the New Testament.

Michael

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Who is like God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Michal, Michel, Mikel
  • Famous Namesakes: Singer Michael Jackson, Basketball player Michael Jordan
  • Peak Popularity: Michael was an especially popular boy name from to

Nathan

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Gift from God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Nathanial, Nathanael, Nate, Nat
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Nathan Lane, Revolutionary Nathan Hale
  • Peak Popularity: Nathan was an especially popular boys name from to

Noah

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: To Comfort
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Noa, Noe
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Noah Wyle
  • Peak Popularity: Noah has seen a surge in popularity from the s to now. In , 19, boys were given the name.

Oren

  • Origin: Gaelic, Hebrew
  • Meaning: pale-skinned, pine tree
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Orene, Orin, Oran, Orrin
  • Famous Namesakes: Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Peak Popularity: Oren was particularly popular in , when 28 boys were given the name.

Saul

  • Origin: Hebrew, Spanish
  • Meaning: Swedish Inquired of God
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: None
  • Famous Namesakes: Author Saul Bellow
  • Peak Popularity: This name hit peak popularity in when 1, people in the U.S. were given the name. 

Fun fact: Saul was the name of the first king of Israel.

Simon

  • Origin: English, Greek, Hebrew
  • Meaning: Hearkening, listening
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Symon, Simona, Simone
  • Famous Namesakes: Musician Paul Simon, Playwright Neil Simon
  • Peak Popularity: Simon has remained steadily popular since the late s, and has especially grown in popularity since

Zachery

  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: The Lord remembered
  • Alternative Spellings & Variations: Zackery, Zac, Zack 
  • Famous Namesakes: Actor Zachary Scott, President Zachary Taylor,
  • Peak Popularity: Zachery was particularly popular from to

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Hebrew name

This article is about names of Hebrew-language origin. For Jewish names, see Jewish name. For Hebrew surnames, see Hebraization of surnames.

A Hebrew name is a name of Hebrew origin. In a more narrow meaning, it is a name used by Jews only in a religious context and different from an individual's secular name for everyday use.

Names with Hebrew origins, especially those from the Hebrew Bible, are commonly used by Jews and Christians. Many are also used by Muslims, particularly those names mentioned in the Qur'an (for example, Ibrahim is a common Arabic name from the Hebrew Avraham). A typical Hebrew name can have many different forms, having been adapted to the phonologies and orthographies of many different languages.

A common Jewish practice worldwide is to give a Hebrew name to a child that is used in religious contexts throughout that person's lifetime.

Not all Hebrew names are strictly Hebrew in origin; some names may have been borrowed from other ancient languages, including from Egyptian, Aramaic, Phoenician, or Canaanite.

Names of Hebrew origin[edit]

Hebrew names used by Jews (along with many Hebrew names used in Christendom) often come from the Tanakh, also known as the Hebrew Bible (the Christianized version of which is called the Old Testament).

Many of these names are thought to have been adapted from Hebrew phrases and expressions, bestowing special meaning or the unique circumstances of birth to the one who receives that name.

Theophoric names are those which include a form of a divine name, such by adding the suffix אל -el, meaning "God", forming names such as מיכאל Michael ("who is like God?") and גבריאל Gabriel ("man of God"). Another common form of theophory is the use of the Tetragrammaton YHWH as the basis for a suffix; the most common abbreviations used by Jews are יה -yāh/-iyyāh and יהו -yāhû/-iyyāhû/-ayhû, forming names such as ישׁעיהו Yəšaʻªyāhû (Isaiah), צדקיהו Ṣiḏqiyyāhû (Zedekiah) and שׂריה Śərāyāh (Seraiah). Most Christian usage is of the shorter suffix preferred in translations of the Bible to European languages: Greek -ιας -ias and English -iah, producing names such as Τωβιας Tōbias (Tobias, Toby) instead of Tobiyyahu and Ιερεμίας Ieremias (Jeremiah, Jeremy) instead of Yirmeyahu.

In addition to devotion to Elohim and Yahweh, names could also be sentences of praise in their own right. The name טוביהו Ṭôḇiyyāhû means "Good of/is the LORD".

Names of Aramaic origin[edit]

Scholars of a century ago speculated that Judæo-Aramaic was the vernacular language of Israel at the time of Jesus. Archaeology is calling that into question.[citation needed] Aramaic does survive on a minority of first-century funeral inscriptions,[citation needed] and it was also the language used to write parts of the Book of Daniel, the Book of Ezra, and the entire Jewish Babylonian Talmud. Aramaic remained the lingua franca of the Middle East until the time of Islam.

Judæo-Aramaic names include עבד־נגו ʻĂḇēḏ-nəḡô, בר־תלמי Bar-Talmay and תום Tôm, as well as Bar Kochba.

Hebrew-Greek names[edit]

Due to the Hellenisation of the Eastern Mediterranean and the movement of Jews around the area, many Hebrew names were adapted to Greek, reinforced by the translation of the Tanakh in the Septuagint with many Hellenized names.

Many of the names in the New Testament are of Hebrew and Aramaic origin, but were adapted to the Greek by Hellenistic Christian writers such as Paul of Tarsus.

Such Hebræo-Greek names include Ἰησοῦς Iēsous (originally from ישׁוע Yēšûªʻ), Νῶε Nōē (originally from נח Nōªḥ), Ἰσαΐας Isaias (originally from ישׁעיהו Yəšaʻªyāhû), Ἰσραήλ Israēl (originally from ישראל Yiśrā’ēl).

Furthermore, some Jews of the time had Greek Gentile names themselves, such as the Christian Luke (Greek Λουκᾶς Loukas). Though used by some Jews at the time, these names are generally not associated with Jews today, and are considered characteristically Greek and largely confined to use by Christians. Hebrew forms of the names exist, but they are extremely rare.

Hebræo-Latin names[edit]

Many Hebrew names were adapted into Latin, some via Greek. Such names include Jesus (from Greek Ιησους Iēsous) and Maria (from Greek Μαριαμ Mariam, originally from Hebrew מרים Miryām).

Also, some Jews during Roman times also had Latin names for themselves, such as the Christian evangelist Mark (Latin Marcus). As was the case with contemporary Jewish names of Greek origin, most of these Latin names are generally not associated with Jews today, and today retain a Roman and Christian character.

Hebræo-Arabic names[edit]

With the rise of Islam and the establishment of an Arab Caliphate, the Arabic language became the lingua franca of the Middle East and some parts of BerberNorth Africa. Islamic scripture such as the Qurʼan, however, contains many names of Hebrew origin (often via Aramaic), and there were Jewish and Christian minorities living under Arab Islamic rule. As such, many Hebrew names had been adapted to Arabic, and could be found in the Arab world. Jews and Christians generally used the Arabic adaptions of these names, just as in the present English-speaking Jews (and sometimes Muslims) often use Anglicized versions (Joshua rather than Yəhôšúªʼ, for instance.)

While most such names are common to traditional Arabic translations of the Bible, a few differ; for instance, Arabic-speaking Christians use Yasūʻ instead of ʻĪsā for "Jesus".

Such Hebræo-Arabic names include:

The influence of Aramaic is observable in several names, notably ʼIsḥāq (Isaac), where the Syriac form is simply Îsḥāq, contrasting with more Hebraic forms such as Yaʻqūb (Jacob).

Some of these Arabic names preserve original Hebrew pronunciations that were later changed by regular sound shifts; migdal, recorded in the New Testament as Magdalene and in Palestinian Arabic as Majdala, which turned a in unstressed closed syllables into i.

Typically, Hebrew אל -ʼēl was adapted as ـايل -īl, and Hebrew יה -yāh as ـيا -yāʼ.

Hebræo-English names[edit]

James I of England commissioned a translation of the Christian Bible from the original languages, including a translation of the Tanakh or Old Testament from Hebrew into English. This became known as the King James Version of the Bible, often referred to today by the abbreviation "KJV".

Even so, many KJV Old Testament names were not entirely without New Testament Greek influence. This influence mostly reflected the vowels of names, leaving most of the consonants largely intact, only modestly filtered to consonants of contemporary English phonology. However, all KJV names followed the Greek convention of not distinguishing between soft and dāḡeš forms of ב bêṯ. These habits resulted in multilingually fused Hebræo-Helleno-English names, such as Judah, Isaiah and Jeremiah. Additionally, a handful of names were adapted directly from Greek without even partial translations from Hebrew, including names such as Isaac, Moses and Jesse.

Along with names from the KJV edition of the New Testament, these names constitute the large part of Hebrew names as they exist in the English-speaking world.

Jewish usage[edit]

A Hebrew name is used in a religious context during prayer. When deceased relatives are remembered during the Yizkor memorial service or during the El-Malei Blessing, the Hebrew name of the deceased is used along with the Hebrew name of the father.[1] When the Misheberach (prayer for the sick) is recited, the ill person's Hebrew name is said along with the Hebrew name of the mother.[1] When an adult Jew is called to receive an aliyah to the Torah, they are identified with their Hebrew personal name along with their father's Hebrew name; for example, Ya'akov ben Chaim. (In some communities, especially those who allow women the honour of receiving an aliyah, the practice is to include both parents' names in the context of an aliyah;[2][3][4] for example, Elisheva bat Moshe v'Sarah.)

While, strictly speaking, a "Hebrew name" for ritual use is in the Hebrew language, it is not uncommon in some Ashkenazi communities for people to have names of Yiddish origin, or a mixed Hebrew-Yiddish name;[5] for example, the name Simhah Bunim, where simhah means "happiness" in Hebrew, and Bunim is a Yiddish-language name possibly derived from the French bon nom ("good name").

Converts to Judaism may choose whatever Hebrew name they like as a personal name. However, the parental names in their case are not the names of their actual parents, but rather Avraham v'Sarah, who are (as the first matriarch and patriarch of Jewish tradition) the prototypical "parents" in Judaism.[6]

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External links[edit]

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Jewish Names

AaronאַהֲרֹןmEnglish, French, German, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אַהֲרֹן ('Aharon), which is most likely of unknown Egyptian origin. Other theories claim a Hebrew derivation, and suggest meanings such as "high mountain" or "exalted". In the Old Testament this name is borne by the older brother of Moses. He acted as a spokesman for his brother when they appealed to the pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery. Aaron's rod produced miracles and plagues to intimidate the pharaoh. After the departure from Egypt and arrival at Mount Sinai, God installed Aaron as the first high priest of the Israelites and promised that his descendants would form the priesthood [more]

AbrahamאַבְרָהָםmEnglish, Hebrew, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
This name may be viewed either as meaning "father of many" in Hebrew or else as a contraction of Abram 1 and הָמוֹן (hamon) meaning "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis ). With his father Terah, he led his wife Sarah, his nephew Lot and their other followers from Ur into Canaan. He is regarded by Jews as being the founder of the Hebrews through his son Isaac and by Muslims as being the founder of the Arabs through his son Ishmael [more]

AchinoamאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ahinoam.

AdamאָדָםmEnglish, French, German, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
This is the Hebrew word for "man". It could be ultimately derived from Hebrew אדם ('adam) meaning "to be red", referring to the ruddy colour of human skin, or from Akkadian adamu meaning "to make" [more]

AdaraאַדָרָהfHebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.

Adi 1עֲדִיf & mHebrew
Means "jewel, ornament" in Hebrew.

Adina 1עֲדִינָהm & fBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "delicate". This name is borne by a soldier in the Old Testament. It is also used in modern Hebrew as a feminine name, typically spelled עֲדִינָה.

AdirאַדִּירmHebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.

AdvaאַדְוָהfHebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.

Agamאֲגַםf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.

AharonאַהֲרֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Aaron.

AhavaאַהֲבָהfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.

AhuvaאֲהוּבָהfHebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.

AkibaעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲקִיבָא (see Akiva).

AkivaעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
From an Aramaic form of Yaakov. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.

Aliya 2עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Means "ascent" in Hebrew, a derivative of עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend, to climb". This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.

Aliyah 2עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲלִיָּה (see Aliya 2).

AlizaעַלִיזָהfHebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.

Alma 2עַלְמָהfHebrew
Means "young woman" in Hebrew.

Almogאַלְמוֹגm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.

Alon 1אַלוֹןmHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.

AlonaאַלוֹנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Alon 1.

Alte 1אַלטעfYiddish (Rare)
Feminine form of Alter.

Alterאַלטער, אלתרmYiddish
From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.

Ami 4עַמִיmHebrew
Means "my people" or "my nation" in Hebrew.

AmichaiעַמִיחַיmHebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.

Amir 2אָמִירmHebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.

Amira 2אַמִירָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Amir 2.

Amit 2עָמִיתm & fHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.

AmitaiאֲמִתַּיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Amittai.

AmnonאַמְנוֹןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "faithful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the eldest son of King David. He was killed by his brother Absalom in revenge for the rape of his sister Tamar.

AmosעָמוֹסmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew עָמַס ('amas) meaning "load, burden". Amos is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Amos, which speaks against greed, corruption and oppression of the poor. Written about the 8th century BC, it is among the oldest of the prophetic books. As an English name, Amos has been used since the Protestant Reformation, and was popular among the Puritans.

AmramעַמְרָםmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.

Anan 2עָנָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.

Anat 2עַנָתf & mHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Anath 1. In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.

AnshelאַנשילmYiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of Anselm, used as a vernacular form of Asher.

Ari 1אֲרִיmHebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.

Arie 2אַרְיֵהmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).

AriehאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.

Arielאֲרִיאֵלm & fHebrew, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play The Tempest (), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Disney film The Little Mermaid ().

ArikאָרִיקmHebrew
Diminutive of Ariel or Arieh.

AryehאַרְיֵהmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see Arieh).

AsaאָסָאmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.

AsafאָסָףmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Asaph.

AsherאָשֵׁרmHebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "happy, blessed" in Hebrew. Asher in the Old Testament is a son of Jacob by Leah's handmaid Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The meaning of his name is explained in Genesis

AtaliaעֲתַלְיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Athaliah.

AtaraעֲטָרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see Atarah).

AtarahעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.

AviאֲבִיmHebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of Avraham or Aviram.

Aviaאֲבִיָהm & fHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abijah.

AvidanאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abidan.

AvielאֲבִיאֵלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abiel.

AvigailאֲבִיגַיִלfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abigail.

AvihuאֲבִיהוּאmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abihu.

AviramאֲבִירָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abiram.

AvishagאֲבִישַׁגfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abishag.

AvishaiאֲבִישַׁיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Abishai.

AvitalאֲבִיטָלfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abital.

Avivאֲבִיבm & fHebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.

AvivaאֲבִיבָהfHebrew
Feminine variant of Aviv.

AviyaאֲבִיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see Avia).

AvnerאַבְנֵרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abner.

AvrahamאַבְרָהָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abraham.

AvramאַבְרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abram 1.

AvrumאַבֿרהםmYiddish
Yiddish form of Abraham.

AyalאַיָּלmHebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.

AyalaאַיָּלָהfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.

AyeletאַיֶלֶתfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.

Ayla 1אֵלָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see Ela 3).

Azariaעֲזַרְיָהm & fHebrew, English (Modern)
Hebrew form of Azariah (masculine), as well as a feminine variant in the English-speaking world.

BailaביילאַfYiddish
Variant of Beyle.

Barak 1בָּרָקmHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lightning" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, Barak was a military commander under the guidance of the prophetess Deborah. They defeated the Canaanite army led by Sisera.

BaruchבָּרוּךmBiblical, Hebrew
Means "blessed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.

BarukhבָּרוּךmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Baruch.

BasheבַּאשֶׁעfHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

Basia 2fHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

BasyafHebrew
Diminutive of Batyah.

Batelבַּת־אֵלfHebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.

Batshevaבַּת־שֶׁבַעfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bathsheba.

BatyaבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.

BatyahבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Bithiah.

BeneshבענעשmYiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of Benedict.

Berבער, בֶרmYiddish
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov.

BerachaבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew בְּרָכָה (see Bracha).

BeyleביילעfYiddish (Rare)
From a Slavic word meaning "white".

BeylkeביילקעfYiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Beyle. This is the name of a daughter of Tevye in late 19th-century Yiddish stories by Sholem Aleichem, on which the musical Fiddler on the Roof was based.

BinyaminבִּנְיָמִיןmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of Benjamin.

BlumaבלומאַfYiddish
From Yiddish בלום (blum) meaning "flower".

BoazבֹּעַזmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth. This was also the name of one of the two pillars that stood outside Solomon's Temple (with Jachin).

BosmatבָּשְׂמַתfHebrew
Hebrew variant of Basemath.

BrachaבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.

BreindelבריינדלfYiddish (Rare)
Means "brunette" in Yiddish.

CarmelכַּרְמֶלfEnglish, Jewish
From the title of the Virgin MaryOur Lady of Carmel. כַּרְמֶל (Karmel) (meaning "garden" in Hebrew) is a mountain in Israel mentioned in the Old Testament. It was the site of several early Christian monasteries. As an English given name, it has mainly been used by Catholics.

ChaimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.

ChanaחַנָּהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Hannah.

ChanahחַנָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַנָּה (see Chana).

CharnaטשאַרנאַfYiddish (Rare)
From a Slavic word meaning "black".

ChatzkelחאַצקלmYiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of Ezekiel.

ChavaחַוָּהfHebrew
Hebrew form of Eve.

ChayaחַיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Chaim.

ChayimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

ChayyimחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see Chaim).

Chen 2חֵןm & fHebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.

Chesedחֶסֶדf & mHebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.

DafnaדַּפְנָהfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew, of Greek origin.

Dalia 3דַּלְיָהfHebrew
Means "hanging branch" in Hebrew.

DalitדָּלִיתfHebrew
From Hebrew דָּלִיָּה (daliyyah) meaning "hanging branch".

DalyaדַּלְיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see Dalia 3).

Dan 1דָּןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan is one of the twelve sons of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. His name is explained in Genesis

Dana 1דָּנָהfRomanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of Daniel or Dan 1.

DanielדָּנִיֵּאלmEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Finnish, Estonian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Daniel was a Hebrew prophet whose story is told in the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament. He lived during the Jewish captivity in Babylon, where he served in the court of the king, rising to prominence by interpreting the king's dreams. The book also presents Daniel's four visions of the end of the world [more]

DanielaדניאלהfItalian, German, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Hebrew, English
Feminine form of Daniel.

Danya 1דַּנְיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Dan 1. It can also be considered a compound meaning "judgement from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.

Darדַּרf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.

DavidדָּוִדmEnglish, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Welsh, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". David was the second and greatest of the kings of Israel, ruling in the 10th century BC. Several stories about him are told in the Old Testament, including his defeat of Goliath, a giant Philistine. According to the New Testament, Jesus was descended from him [more]

DekelדֶּקֶלmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.

DerorדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see Dror).

DeroritדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹרִית (see Drorit).

DevoraדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

DevorahדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Deborah.

Diklaדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see Diklah).

Diklahדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "palm grove" in Hebrew or Aramaic. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Joktan. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.

Dorדּוֹרm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.

DoriדּוֹרִיmHebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.

Dorit 1דּוֹרִיתfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of Dor.

DoronדּוֹרוֹןmHebrew
Derived from Greek δῶρον (doron) meaning "gift".

DovדּוֹבmHebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.

DovidדודmYiddish
Yiddish form of David.

DrorדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.

DroritדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of Dror.

DudelדודלmYiddish
Yiddish diminutive of David.

DvoraדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

DvorahדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see Devorah).

Edenעֵדֶןf & mHebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian &#; (edin) meaning "plain". According to the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.

EfraimאֶפְרָיִםmHebrew, Biblical
Variant of Ephraim.

EfratאֶפְרָתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ephrath.

EhudאֵהוּדmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Hebrew אֶחָד ('echad) meaning "one". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the biblical judges. He killed Eglon, the king of Moab, and freed the city of Jericho from Moabite rule.

EidelאיידלfYiddish (Rare)
Means "delicate" in Yiddish.

EiranעֵירָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eran.

EitanאֵיתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Ethan.

Ela 3אֵלָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Elah, usually used as a feminine name.

ElazarאֶלְעָזָרmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of Eleazar.

ElchananאֶלְחָנָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Elhanan.

Eli 1עֵלִיmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "ascension" in Hebrew. In the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament he is a high priest of the Israelites. He took the young Samuel into his service and gave him guidance when God spoke to him. Because of the misdeeds of his sons, Eli and his descendants were cursed to die before reaching old age [more]

Eli 2אֵלִיmHebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.

Eliana 2אֶלִיעַנָהfHebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.

EliavאֱלִיאָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Eliab.

EliezerאֱלִיעֶזֶרmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From Hebrew אֱלִיעֶזֶר ('Eli'ezer) meaning "my God is help". In the Old Testament this is the name of both a servant of Abraham and one of the sons of Moses (see Exodus for an explanation of the significance of the name).

ElijahאֱלִיָּהוּmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is Yahweh", derived from the elements אֵל ('el) and יָה (yah), both referring to the Hebrew God. Elijah was a Hebrew prophet and miracle worker, as told in the two Books of Kings in the Old Testament. He was active in the 9th century BC during the reign of King Ahab of Israel and his Phoenician-born queen Jezebel. Elijah confronted the king and queen over their idolatry of the Canaanite god Ba'al and other wicked deeds. At the end of his life he was carried to heaven in a chariot of fire, and was succeeded by Elisha. In the New Testament, Elijah and Moses appear next to Jesus when he is transfigured [more]

EliorאֱלִיאוֹרmHebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.

ElioraאֱלִיאוֹרָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Elior.

ElishevaאֱלִישֶׁבַעfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Elizabeth.

EliyaאֵלִיָהmHebrew
Modern Hebrew variant form of Elijah.

EliyahuאֵלִיָּהוּmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Elijah.

ElkanעֶלְקָןmHebrew
Variant of Elkanah.

Elke 2fHebrew
Feminine form of Elkanah.

ElonאֵילוֹןmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament this was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.

Emili 2אֶמיליfHungarian (Modern), Hebrew (Modern)
Variant of Emily.

EphraimאֶפְרָיִםmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) meaning "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

ErezאֶרֶזmHebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.

EsteefJewish
Diminutive of Esther. A famous bearer was the American businesswoman Estée Lauder (), founder of the cosmetics company that bears her name. Her birth name was Josephine Esther Mentzer. Apparently she added the accent to her name Estee in order to make it appear French.

EsterאֶסְתֵרfSpanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, Estonian, Hebrew
Form of Esther used in several languages.

EstherאֶסְתֵרfEnglish, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly means "star" in Persian. Alternatively it could be a derivative of the name of the Near Eastern goddess Ishtar. The Book of Esther in the Old Testament tells the story of Queen Esther, the Jewish wife of the king of Persia. The king's advisor Haman persuaded the king to exterminate all the Jews in the realm. Warned of this plot by her cousin Mordecai, Esther revealed her Jewish ancestry and convinced the king to execute Haman instead. Her original Hebrew name was Hadassah [more]

EviatarאֶבְיָתָרmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֶבְיָתָר (see Evyatar).

EvronעֶבְרוֹןmHebrew (Rare)
From a biblical place name, also called עַבְדּוֹן ('Avdon) meaning "servile", for which it may be a clerical error.

EvyatarאֶבְיָתָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Abiathar.

EyalאֱיָלmHebrew
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.

EytanאֵיתָןmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵיתָן (see Eitan).

EzraעֶזְרָאmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. Ezra is a prophet of the Old Testament and the author of the Book of Ezra. It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. The American poet Ezra Pound () was a famous bearer.

FaigaפֿייגאַfYiddish
Variant of Faigel.

FaigelפֿייגלfYiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿויגל (foigl) meaning "bird", a vernacular form of Zipporah.

Faivishפֿייװיש, פייבישׁmYiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of Phoebus, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see Samson).

Fayvelפֿייװל, פייבלmYiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish פֿייװל (see Feivel).

FeigeפֿייגעfYiddish
Variant of Faigel.

Feivelפֿייװל, פייבלmYiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Faivish.

Feivushפֿייװוּש, פייבוּשׁmYiddish (Rare)
Variant of Faivish.

FishelפֿישלmYiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish, a diminutive of פֿיש (fish) meaning "fish".

Fishkeפֿישקע, פישְׁקהmYiddish (Rare)
Variant of Fishel.

FreydeפֿריידעfYiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish פֿרייד (freid) meaning "joy".

Frumaפֿרומאַ, פֿרומעfYiddish
From Yiddish פֿרום (frum) meaning "pious". This is the name of a character (appearing as a ghost) in the musical Fiddler on the Roof ().

GaiגַּיְאmHebrew
Means "valley, ravine" in Hebrew.

Gal 1גַּלf & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.

GaliגַּלִיfHebrew
Means "my wave" in Hebrew.

GaliaגַּלְיָהfHebrew
Elaboration of Gal 1. It could also be considered a compound meaning "wave from God", using the element יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.

GalitגַּלִיתfHebrew
Variant of Gal 1.

GavrelגבֿרעלmYiddish (Rare)
Yiddish variant of Gabriel.

GavrielגַּבְרִיאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of Gabriel.

Gefenגֶּפֶןf & mHebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.

GeulaגְּאֻלָהfHebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.

GideonגִּדְעוֹןmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller, hewer" in Hebrew. Gideon is a hero and judge of the Old Testament. He led the vastly outnumbered Israelites against the Midianites, defeated them, and killed their two kings. In the English-speaking world, Gideon has been used as a given name since the Protestant Reformation, and it was popular among the Puritans.

GidonגִּדְעוֹןmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of Gideon.

Gil 3גִּילmHebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.

GiladגִּלְעָדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Gilead.

GilahגִּילָהfHebrew
Feminine form of Gil 3.

Giliגִּילִיf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.

GittelגיטלfYiddish
From Yiddish גוט (gut) meaning "good".

Glikaגליקאַ, גליקעfYiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish גליק (glik) meaning "luck".

GlukelגליקלfYiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of Glika.

Goldaגאָלדאַ, גאָלדע, גּוֹלְדָּהfYiddish
From Yiddish גאָלד (gold) meaning "gold". This is the name of Tevye's wife in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (). It was also borne by the Israeli prime minister Golda Meir ().

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