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AARON   m   English, 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]
ABE (1)   m   English, Jewish
Short form of ABRAHAM.
ABRAHAM   m   English, 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) "many, multitude". The biblical patriarch Abraham was originally named Abram but God changed his name (see Genesis 17:5). 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]
ADAM   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, 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]
ADI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADINA (1)   m & f   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Hebrew
From Hebrew עֲדִינָא ('adina') meaning "slender, 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.
ADIR   m   Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
AGAM   f & m   Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AHARON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AKIBA   m   Hebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIVA   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
ALMOG   m & f   Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALON   m   Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALTER   m   Yiddish
Means "old" in Yiddish. 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.
AMICHAI   m   Hebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
AMIR (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
AMIT (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
AMNON   m   Biblical, 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.
AMOS   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
Means "carried" in Hebrew. 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.
ANAT (2)   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ANSHEL   m   Yiddish
Means "angel" in Yiddish.
ARI (1)   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARIE (2)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ARIEH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. 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' (1611), 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 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ARIK   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL.
ARYEH   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ASA   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "healer" in Hebrew. This name was borne by the third king of Judah, as told in the Old Testament.
ASAF   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
ASHER   m   Hebrew, 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 30:13.
AVI   m   Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIDAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
AVIHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVIRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVIV   m & f   Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIYA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNER   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAHAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRUM   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ABRAHAM.
AYAL   m   Hebrew
Means "stag, hart" in Hebrew.
BARAK (1)   m   Hebrew, 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.
BARUCH   m   Biblical, 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 (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher.
BARUKH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BENESH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of BENEDICT.
BER   m   Yiddish
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov.
BINYAMIN   m   Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BOAZ   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
CHAIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHATZKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
CHAYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHAYYIM   m   Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHESED   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mercy" in Hebrew.
DAN (1)   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. Dan in the Old Testament 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 30:6.
DANIEL   m   English, Hebrew, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovene, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Croatian, Armenian, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name דָּנִיֵּאל (Daniyyel) meaning "God is my judge". 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]
DAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DAVID   m   English, Hebrew, French, Scottish, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Czech, Slovene, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name דָּוִד (Dawid), which was probably derived from Hebrew דוד (dwd) meaning "beloved". 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]
DEKEL   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DEROR   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DROR.
DIKLA   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
DIKLAH   m & f   Hebrew, 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.
DOR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORI   m   Hebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORON   m   Hebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOV   m   Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DOVID   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of DAVID.
DROR   m   Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DUDEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of DAVID.
EDEN   f & m   Hebrew, English (Modern)
Means "place of pleasure" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament the Garden of Eden was the place where the first people, Adam and Eve, lived before they were expelled.
EFRAIM   m   Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EHUD   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "united" in Hebrew. 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.
EIRAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAH   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" or "terebinth tree" in Hebrew. This was the name of the fourth king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. He was murdered by Zimri, who succeeded him. In modern Hebrew this is typically a feminine name.
ELAZAR   m   Jewish
Modern Hebrew transcription of ELEAZAR.
ELI (1)   m   English, 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 (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELIEZER   m   Biblical, 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 18:4 for an explanation of the significance of the name).
ELIJAH   m   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH". 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]
ELIOR   m   Hebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIYAHU   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ELIYYAHU.
ELIYYAHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKAN   m   Hebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
EPHRAIM   m   Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶפְרָיִם ('Efrayim) which meant "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
EREZ   m   Hebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
ETHAN   m   English, Jewish, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name אֵיתָן ('Eitan) meaning "solid, enduring, firm". In the Old Testament this name is borne by a few minor characters, including the wise man Ethan the Ezrahite, supposedly the author of Psalm 89.... [more]
EVRON   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EPHRAIM.
EYAL   m   Hebrew
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
EYTAN   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of EITAN.
EZRA   m   Biblical, 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 (1885-1972) was a famous bearer.
FAIVISH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of PHOEBUS.
FAYVEL   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of FEIVEL.
FEIBUSH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of PHOEBUS, apparently used as a translation of Shimshon (see Samson).
FEIVEL   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of FEIBUSH.
FISHEL   m   Yiddish
Means "little fish" in Yiddish.
FISHKE   m   Yiddish
Variant of FISHEL.
GAL (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GAVREL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of GABRIEL.
GAVRIEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GIDEON   m   Biblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller" or "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.
GID'ON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIL (3)   m   Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILAD   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILI   f & m   Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
HADAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HAIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HASKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of EZEKIEL.
HAYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYYIM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HEBEL   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HED   m & f   Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HERSCHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSHEL.
HERSH   m   Yiddish
Means "deer" in Yiddish.
HERSHEL   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HERSH.
HESHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant of HERSHEL.
HEVEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HILLEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew הלל (halal) meaning "praise". This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament as the father of the judge Abdon.
HIRSH   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSH.
HIRSHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant transcription of HERSHEL.
HYAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HYMAN   m   Yiddish
Alteration of HYAM influenced by Yiddish man "man".
HYMIE   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of HYMAN.
IDAN   m   Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
ILAN   m   Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
IMMANUEL   m   German, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Form of EMMANUEL used in most translations of the Old Testament. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher who held that duty was of highest importance.
IRA (1)   m   Biblical, 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.
IRVING   m   English, Scottish, Jewish
From a Scottish surname which was in turn derived from a Scottish place name meaning "green water". Historically this name has been relatively common among Jews, who have used it as an American-sounding form of Hebrew names beginning with I such as Isaac, Israel and Isaiah. A famous bearer was the Russian-American songwriter and lyricist Irving Berlin (1888-1989), whose birth name was Israel Beilin.
ISAAC   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name יִצְחָק (Yitzchaq) meaning "he will laugh, he will rejoice", derived from צָחַק (tzachaq) meaning "to laugh". The Old Testament explains this meaning, by recounting that Abraham laughed when God told him that his aged wife Sarah would become pregnant with Isaac (see Genesis 17:17). When Isaac was a boy, God tested Abraham's faith by ordering him to sacrifice his son, though an angel prevented the act at the last moment. Isaac went on to become the father of Esau and Jacob with his wife Rebecca.... [more]
ISAIAH   m   English, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name יְשַׁעְיָהוּ (Yesha'yahu) meaning "YAHWEH is salvation". Isaiah is one of the four major prophets of the Old Testament, supposedly the author of the Book of Isaiah. He was from Jerusalem and probably lived in the 8th century BC, at a time when Assyria threatened the Kingdom of Judah. As an English Christian name, Isaiah was first used after the Protestant Reformation.
ISER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ISIDORE   m   English, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISRAEL   m   Jewish, English, Biblical, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yisra'el) meaning "God contended". In the Old Testament Israel (who was formerly named Jacob; see Genesis 32:28) wrestles with an angel. The ancient and modern states of Israel took their names from him.
ISSUR   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
ITAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITZHAK   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YITZHAK.
IYOV   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
JACOB   m   English, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Latin Iacobus, which was from the Greek Ιακωβος (Iakobos), which was from the Hebrew name יַעֲקֹב (Ya'aqov). In the Old Testament Jacob (later called Israel) is the son of Isaac and Rebecca and the father of the twelve founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. He was born holding his twin brother Esau's heel, and his name is explained as meaning "holder of the heel" or "supplanter", because he twice deprived his brother of his rights as the firstborn son (see Genesis 27:36). Other theories claim that it is in fact derived from a hypothetical name like יַעֲקֹבְאֵל (Ya'aqov'el) meaning "may God protect".... [more]
JAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JARON (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
JUDAH   m   Biblical, Jewish
From the Hebrew יְהוּדָה (Yehudah) which meant "praised". In the Old Testament Judah is the fourth of the twelve sons of Jacob by Leah, and the ancestor of the tribe of Judah. An explanation for his name is given in Genesis 29:35. His tribe eventually formed the Kingdom of Judah in the south of Israel. King David and Jesus were among the descendants of him and his wife Tamar. This name was also borne by Judah Maccabee, the Jewish priest who revolted against Seleucid rule in the 2nd century BC, as told in the Books of Maccabees.... [more]
KAPEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KESHET   m & f   Hebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KFIR   m   Hebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KOPPEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
LAVI   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
LAZER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ELIEZER.
LEV (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "heart" in Hebrew.
LEVI   m   Hebrew, English, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites. This was the tribe that formed the priestly class of the Israelites. The brothers Moses and Aaron were members. In the New Testament this is another name for the apostle Matthew. As an English Christian name, Levi came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
LI (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LIEBER   m   Yiddish
Means "beloved" in Yiddish.
LIOR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIRON   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
MAAYAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MALACHI   m   Hebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhiy) meaning "my messenger" or "my angel". This is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Malachi, which some claim foretells the coming of Christ. In England the name came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
MAOR   m   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MATAN   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATTITYAHU   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MEIR   m   Hebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MELECH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MELEK (1)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MENACHEM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHE   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDEL   m   Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MESHULAM   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAM   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MEYER   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MIKHA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIRON (2)   m   Hebrew
From the name of the highest mountain in Israel, Mount Meron. It is also the name of a village on its slopes, thought to be on the same site as the ancient Canaanite city of Merom.
MOISHE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORDECAI   m   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "servant of MARDUK" in Persian. In the Old Testament Mordecai is the cousin and foster father of Esther. He thwarted a plot to kill the Persian king, though he made an enemy of the king's chief advisor Haman.
MORDECHAI   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MOSES   m   English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOSS   m   English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOTEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
MOTKE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
NACHUM   m   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHAN   m   English, French, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". In the Old Testament this is the name of a prophet during the reign of King David. He chastised David for his adultery with Bathsheba and for the death of Uriah the Hittite. Later he championed Solomon as David's successor. This was also the name of a son of David and Bathsheba.... [more]
NIR   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NITZAN   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIV   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NOACH   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAM   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOGA   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAH   m & f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament. In modern times it is sometimes used as a feminine name.
NOSSON   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOY   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
OFEK   m   Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFER   m   Hebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
OFIR   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFRA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OMER   m   Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
OMRI   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "life" or "servant" in Hebrew (or a related Semitic language). This was the name of a 9th-century BC military commander who became king of Israel. He appears in the Old Testament, where he is denounced as being wicked.
OR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
OREL   m   Hebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
OREN   m   Hebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORI   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
OSHER   m   Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OVADIA   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVED   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OZ (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
PAZ (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PELEG   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PERETZ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PINCHAS   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
RAANAN   m   Hebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
RAVID   m & f   Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAZ   m & f   Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
REUBEN   m   Biblical, Hebrew, English
Means "behold, a son" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob and Leah and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Reuben was cursed by his father because he slept with Jacob's concubine Bilhah. It has been used as a Christian name in Britain since the Protestant Reformation.
REUVEN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
ROI (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
RON (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONEN   m   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
ROTEM   m & f   Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
SAGI   m   Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAMUEL   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
SAUL   m   Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SELIG   m   Yiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish.
SENDER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
SHACHAR   f & m   Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAHAR   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHACHAR.
SHAI   m   Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew.
SHAKED   f & m   Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHALEV   m & f   Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHALOM   m   Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
SHANI (1)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHAY (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHAI.
SHERAGA   m   Jewish
Means "light, candle" in Aramaic.
SHIMMEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of SHIMON.
SHIMON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON).
SHIMSHON   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHLOMO   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHRAGA   m   Jewish
Variant transcription of SHERAGA.
SIMCHA   f & m   Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SOL (2)   m   Jewish
Short form of SOLOMON.
SOLLY   m   Jewish
Diminutive of SOLOMON.
SOLOMON   m   Biblical, English, Jewish
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
SROEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ISRAEL.
STAV   f & m   Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
TAL   m & f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TAM (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMIR   m   Hebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
TEVYE   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of TOBIAH.
TOM (2)   m & f   Hebrew
Means "the end" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TOMER   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOVIA   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TUVYA   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZAFRIR   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZION   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZVI   m   Hebrew
Means "gazelle" in Hebrew.
UDI   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
URI   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
UZI   m   Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZZI   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIEL   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
VELVEL   m   Yiddish
Means "wolf" in Yiddish. This name can also be used as a Yiddish form of WILLIAM.
WOLF   m   German, Jewish, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.
YAAKOV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHIN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YAFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFE   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAIR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YAKOV   m   Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and a Hebrew variant transcription of YAAKOV.
YANIV   m   Hebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YANKEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
YARDEN   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARON   m   Hebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YECHEZKEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YEHIEL   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHOSHUA   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHUDA   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YEHUDAH.
YEHUDAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YIDEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YISHAI   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRA'EL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YOAV   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOEL   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAH   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATAN   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONI   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YORAM   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEF   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YUDEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of JUDAH.
YUSSEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JOSEPH.
YUVAL   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZALMAN   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of SOLOMON.
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