Given Name NILI

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Hebrew
OTHER SCRIPTS: נִילִי (Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
Entry updated December 8, 2017