Biblical Hebrew Names

These names appear in the Hebrew Bible. See also about biblical names.
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'ACH'AVאַחְאָבmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHINOAMאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
'ADALYA'אֲדַלְיָאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADALIA.
ADAMאָדָםmEnglish, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Romanian, Catalan, 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]
'ADINAHעֲדִינָאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADINA (1).
ADLAIעַדְלָיmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADONIRAMאֲדֹנִירָםmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my lord is exalted" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of an overseer of tribute under the kings David, Solomon and Rehoboam. He was stoned to death when the Israelites revolted.
'ADONIYAHאֲדֹנִיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADONIJAH.
ADRIELעַדְרִיאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "flock of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a man who married Saul's daughter Merab.
AHARONאַהֲרֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
'AMARYAHUאֲמַרְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMMIELעַמִּיאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God is my kinsman" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of the spies sent out by Moses in the Old Testament.
AMNONאַםְנוֹןmBiblical, 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.
AMRAMעַםְרָםmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
ANAHעֲנָהf & mBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAIAHעֲנָיָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAN (2)עָנָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANANIעֲנָנִיmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned in the Old Testament as belonging to a descendant of King David.
ANAT (2)עַנָתf & mHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ARAN (2)אֲרָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARIEHאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'ELאֲרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ARIEL.
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.
'ASENATאָסְנַתfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASENATH.
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 30:13.
'ASHTORETעַשְׁתֹרֶתfBiblical Hebrew, Near Eastern Mythology
Hebrew form of ASHTORETH.
ATALYAHעֲתַלְיָהf & mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAHעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
AVIDANאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
'AVI'ELאֲבִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIEL.
'AVIGAYILאֲבִיגַיִלfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHUאֲבִיהוּאmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
'AVIMA'ELאֲבִימָאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMAEL.
'AVIMELEKHאֲבִימֶלֶךmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
AVIRAMאֲבִירָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAGאֲבִישַׁגfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
'AVISHAYאֲבִישַׁיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITALאֲבִיטָלfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
'AVIYAHאֲבִיָהm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNERאַבְנֵרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAHAMאַבְרָהָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAMאַבְרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
'AVSHALOMאַבְשָׁלוֹםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABSALOM.
AZARELעֲזַרְאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
'AZARYAHעֲזַרְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZARIAH.
'AZAZYAHUעֲזַזְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZAZIAH.
'AZRI'ELעֲזְרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZRIEL.
BARAK (1)בָּרָקmHebrew, 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.
BARUKHבָּרוּךmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASMATבָּשְׂמַתfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BAT-SHEVAבַּת־שֶׁבַעfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BELSHATZZARבֵּלְשַׁאצַּרmBiblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BENAYAHUבְּנָיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BENAIAH.
BET'UELבֵּתוּאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BETHUEL.
BEULAHבְּעוּלָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "married" in Hebrew. The name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the land of Israel (Isaiah 62:4). As an English given name, Beulah has been used since the Protestant Reformation.
BILHAHבִּלְהָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "bashful" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid given to Jacob by his wife Rachel. By him she was the mother of Dan and Naphtali.
BINYAMINבִּןְיָמִיןmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BITYAHבִּתְיָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BOAZבֹּעַזmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
CHAGGAIחַגַּיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGAI.
CHAGGITחַגִּיתfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
CHANANחָנָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANAN (1).
CHANANYAHחֲנַןְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANNAHחַנָּהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANOKHחֲנוֹךmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHAVAQQUQחֲבַקּוּקmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAWWAHחַוָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAZA'ELחֲזָאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAZAEL.
CHEFTZI-BAHחֶףְצִי־בָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHIZQIYAHUחִזְקִיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HEZEKIAH.
CHULDAHחוּלְדָהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
DAN (1)דָּןmBiblical, 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.
DANIYYELדָּנִיֵּאלmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DARYAWESHדָּרְיָוֶשׁmBiblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DAWIDדָּוִדmPolish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the original Hebrew form.
DELAYAHUדְּלָיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DELAIAH.
DELILAHדְּלִילָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "delicate, weak, languishing" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is the lover of Samson, whom she betrays to the Philistines by cutting his hair, which is the source of his power. Despite her character flaws, the name began to be used by the Puritans in the 17th century. It has been used occasionally in the English-speaking world since that time.
DEVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
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.
DINAHדִּינָהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Means "judged" in Hebrew. She is the daughter of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament. It has been used as an English given name since after the Protestant Reformation.
'EDNAHעֶדְנָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EFRATאֶףְרָתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
'EFRAYIMאֶףְרָיִםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRAIM.
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
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAHאֵלָהf & mHebrew, 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.
'EL'AZARאֶלְעָזָרmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELEAZAR.
ELI (1)עֵלִיmEnglish, 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'EZERאֱלִיעֶזֶרmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIEZER.
'ELIFALETאֱלִיפָלֶטmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHALET.
'ELIFELETאֱלִיפֶלֶטmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHELET.
ELIHUאֶלִיהוּאmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English (Archaic)
Means "my God is he" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament including one of the friends of Job.
ELISHAאֱלִישַׁעmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אֱלִישַׁע ('Elisha'), a contracted form of אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a) meaning "my God is salvation". According to the Old Testament, Elisha was a prophet and miracle worker. He was the attendant of Elijah and succeeded him after his ascension to heaven.
ELISHEVAאֱלִישֶׁבַעfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELISHUAאֱלִישׁוּעַmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew אֱלִישׁוּעַ ('Elishu'a), an extended form of אֱלִישַׁע (see ELISHA). In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of King David.
ELIYYAHUאֱלִיָּהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKANAHאֱלְקָנָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
'ELNATANאֶלְנָתָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELNATHAN.
ENOSHאֱנוֹשׁmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "human being" in Hebrew. He was a son of Seth and a grandson of Adam in the genealogies in Genesis in the Old Testament.
'ESAWעֵשָׂוmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESAU.
'ESTERאֶסְתֵרfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESTHER.
EZERאֵצֶרmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "help" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Seir, as well as several other minor characters.
'EZRA'עֶזְרָאmBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of EZRA.
GAMALIELגַּםְלִיאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my reward is God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAVRI'ELגַּבְרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GEDALYAHUגְּדַלְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GEDALIAH.
GEMARYAHUגְּמַרְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GEMARIAH.
GERSHOMגֵּרְשֹׁםmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
GERSHONגֵּרְשׁוֹןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of GERSHOM. This is the name of a son of Levi in the Old Testament.
GID'ONגִּדְעוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GILADגִּלְעָדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GOLYATגָּלְיָתmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GOLIATH.
GOMERגֹּמֶרm & fBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "complete" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a grandson of Noah and the unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea.
HADASSAHהֲדַסָּהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGARהָגָרfBiblical, Biblical German, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "flight" in Hebrew, though it could also be of unknown Egyptian origin. In the Old Testament she is the concubine of Abraham and the mother of Ishmael, the founder of the Arab people. After Abraham's wife Sarah finally gave birth to a child, she had Hagar and Ishmael expelled into the desert. However, God heard their crying and saved them.
HAMANהָמָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Meaning uncertain, of Persian origin. In the Book of Esther in the Old Testament Haman, called the Agagite, is an adviser to the Persian king. He plots to have all the Jews in the realm executed, but is foiled by Queen Esther.
HARANהָרָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly means "hill, mountain" in Hebrew. This is the name of the brother of Abraham and father of Lot in the Old Testament.
HEVELהֶבֶלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HILLELהִלֵּלmBiblical, 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.
HIRAMחִירָםmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, English
Probably of Phoenician origin, though it could be from Hebrew meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where it gained some currency.
HODIYAHהוֹדִיָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HODIAH.
HOSHEAהוֹשֵׁעַmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name הוֹשֵׁעַ (Hoshe'a) meaning "salvation", from the root יָשַׁע (yasha'). In the Old Testament at Numbers 13:16, Moses gives the spy Hoshea the new name Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA), which has a related origin. This name was also borne by an 8th-century BC king of Israel, who was the last ruler of that state before it was conquered by Assyria.
IMMANUELעִמָּנוּאֵלmGerman, 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'עִירָאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of IRA (1).
ITAMARאִיתָמָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
'ITTAYאִתַּי, אִיתַיmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
'IYYOVאִיּוֹבmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JOB.
'IZEVELאִיזֶבֶלfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEZEBEL.
KALEV (2)כָּלֵבmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CALEB.
KAYIN (2)קָיִןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAIN.
KEINANקֵינָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAINAN.
KENANYAHUךְּנַןְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KENANIAH.
KEREN HAPPUKHקֶרֶן הַפּוּךfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEREN-HAPPUCH.
KETZI'AHקְצִיעָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEZIAH.
KORESHכּוֹרֶשׁmBiblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
LAELלָאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LEAHלֵאָהfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might derive from a Chaldean name meaning "mistress" or "ruler" in Akkadian. In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's sister Rachel. Although this name was used by Jews in the Middle Ages, it was not typical as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans.
LEMUELלְמוּאֵלmBiblical, Mormon, Biblical Hebrew
Means "for God" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king briefly mentioned in Proverbs in the Old Testament. In the Book of Mormon it is the name of a son of Lehi and Sariah. It is also borne by the hero of Jonathan Swift's novel 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).
LEWIלֵוִיmBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of LEVI.
LOT (1)לוֹטmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "covering, veil" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a nephew of Abraham. Before Sodom was destroyed by God, he was directed to flee the city without looking back. However, his wife looked back on the destruction and was turned into a pillar of salt.
MACHALATמָחֲלַתfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHALATH.
MACHLAHמַחְלָהf & mBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLIמַחְלִיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MAL'AKHIמַלְאָכִיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MALACHI.
MATTANמַתָּןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANYAHUמַתַּןְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTANIAH.
MATTITHYAHUמַתִּתְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTITYAHU.
MATTITYAHUמַתִּתְיָהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MEHEITAV'ELםְהֵיטַבְאֵלfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
MELECHמֶלֶךmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "king" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Micah (not the prophet).
MENACHEMםְנַחֵםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENASHSHEHםְנַשֶּׁהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MERAVמֵרַבfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULLAMםְשֻׁלָּםmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
METUSHELACHםְתוּשֶׁלַחmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of METHUSELAH.
MIKHA'ELמִיכָאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAHמִיכָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHALמִיכַלfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHUמִיכָיְהוּm & fBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIRIAMמִרְיָםfHebrew, English, German, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MARY. It is used in the Old Testament, where it belongs to the elder sister of Moses and Aaron. She watched over the infant Moses as the pharaoh's daughter drew him from the Nile. The name has long been popular among Jews, and it has been used as an English Christian name since the Protestant Reformation.
MORDOKHAYמָרְדֳּכַיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MOSHEמֹשֶׁהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
NA'AMAHנַעֲמָהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NACHUMנַחוּםmBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAVנָדָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NA'OMIנָעֳמִיfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NATANנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NECHEMYAHןְחֶםְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEHEMIAH.
NERIAHנֵרִיָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lamp of YAHWEH" in Hebrew, from נִיר (nir) meaning "lamp, light" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of the father of Baruch in the Old Testament.
NETANYAHUןְתַןְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NETHANELןְתַןְאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHANAEL, also used in some versions of the English-language Old Testament.
NEVUKHADNETZTZARןְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּרmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NOACHנֹחַ, נוֹחַmHebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AHנֹעָה, נוֹעָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOGAHנֹגַהm & fBiblical, 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.
OFIRאוֹפִירm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
'OFRAHעָףְרָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OMRIעָםְרִיmBiblical, 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.
'ORPAHעָרְפָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
'OVADYAHעֹבַדְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVEDעוֹבֵדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
PELEGפֶּלֶגmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PENUELףְנוּאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "facing God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
PERETZפֶּרֶץmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PINCHASפִּיןְחָסmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
QEMU'ELקְמוּאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEMUEL.
RACHELרָחֵלfEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel) meaning "ewe". In the Old Testament this is the name of the favourite wife of Jacob and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
RAFA'ELרָפָאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
REHAV'AMרֵחַבְעָםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REHOBOAM.
REUELרְעוּאֵלmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "friend of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is another name for Jethro. The fantasy author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a famous bearer.
REUVENרְאוּבֵןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
RIVQAHרִיבְקָהfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of REBECCA.
SARAHשָׂרָהfEnglish, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARAIשָׂרָיfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SATANשָׂטָןmTheology, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew שָׂטָן (satan) meaning "adversary". This is the Hebrew name of the enemy of the Judeo-Christian god. In the New Testament he is also known by the title Devil (Diabolos in Greek).
SERAIAHשְׂרָיָהmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH is ruler" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament, including the father of Ezra.
SHA'ULשָׁאוּלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHE'ALTI'ELשְׁאַלְתִּיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEALTIEL.
SHELOMOHשְׁלֹמֹהmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHEMשֵׁםmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "name" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Shem is one of Noah's three sons (along with Japheth and Ham) and the ancestor of the Semitic peoples.
SHEMA'YAHשְׁמַעְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEMAIAH.
SHEMU'ELשְׁמוּאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHETשֵׁתmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHIFRAשִׁףְרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIMONשִׁםְעוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHONשִׁםְשׁוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHOSHANNAHשׁוֹשַׁנָּהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMMITשׁוּלַמִּיתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
TALMAIתַּלְמַיmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "furrowed" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name is borne by both a giant and also the father of King David's wife Maacah.
TAMARתָּמָרfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TEMANתֵּימָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "right hand" or "south" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a grandson of Esau for whom the town of Teman in Edom was named.
TERACHתֶּרַחmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TERAH.
TIRTZAHתִּרְצָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOVIטוֹבִיה, טוֹבִיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIYYAHטוֹבִיָּהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZEFANYAHץְפַןְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHANIAH.
TZIDKIYAHUצִדְקִיָּהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEDEKIAH.
TZILLAHצִלָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZIONצִיוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPPORAHצִפּוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVAHצִיבָהmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIBA (2).
TZIVYAHצִבְיָהfBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZURI'ELצוּרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZURIEL.
'URIאוּרִיmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
'URIYAHאוּרִיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'ELאוּרִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UZZIעֻזִּיmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIELעֻזִּיאֵלmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
'UZZIYYAHעֻזִּיָּהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of UZZIAH.
WASHTIוַשְׁתִּיfBiblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of VASHTI.
YAAKOVיַעֲקֹבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHINיָכִיןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YACHLE'ELיַחְלְאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAHLEEL.
YACHTZE'ELיַחְץְאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAHZEEL.
YADONיָדוֹןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAELיָעֵלfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAIRיָאִירmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YAMINיָמִיןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAMIN.
YA'RAHיַעְרָהmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARAV'AMיָרָבְעָםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEROBOAM.
YAREDיָרֶדmBiblical Hebrew, Eastern African, Ethiopian
Hebrew form of JARED. This form is also used in Ethiopia. It was borne by a semi-legendary 6th-century Ethiopian musician who is considered a saint in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
YAWANיָוָןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YECHEZKELיְחֶזְקֵאלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHI'ELיְחִיאֵלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEDIDAHיְדִידָהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDAH.
YEDIDYAHיְדִידְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDIAH.
YEFETיֶפֶתmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEHO'ASHיְהוֹאָשׁmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOASH.
YEHOCHANANיְהוֹחָנָןmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHONATANיְהוֹנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHORAMיְהוֹרָםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHORAM.
YEHOSHAFATיְהוֹשָׁפָטmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
YEHOSHEVAיְהוֹשֶׁבַעmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHEBA.
YEHOSHUAיְהוֹשֻׁעַmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHOYAKHINיְהוֹיָכִיןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
YEHOYAKIMיְהוֹיָקִיםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
YEHU'יְהוּאmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAHיְהוּדָהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDIיְהוּדִיmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YEHUDITיְהוּדִיתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDITH.
YEKONYAHיְכָןְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JECONIAH.
YEMIMAיְמִימָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YEREDיֶרֶדmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERIYAHUיְרִיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERIAH.
YERUSHAHיְרוּשָׁהfBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERUSHA.
YESHA'YAHUיְשַׁעְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUAיֵשׁוּעַmBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Old Testament. The form was also used in Aramaic, and was most likely the name represented by Greek Iesous (see JESUS) in the New Testament. This means it was probably the real name of Jesus.
YIFTACHיִףְתַחmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEPHTHAH.
YIRMIYAHUיִרְםְיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAIיִשַׁיmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISHMA'ELיִשְׁמָעֵאלmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMAEL.
YISHMERAYיִשְׁםְרַיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMERAI.
YISKAHיִסְכָּהfBiblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISCAH.
YISRA'ELיִשְׂרָאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHARיִשָּׂשׁכָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAKיִץְחָקmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YO'ASHיְהוֹאָשׁmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOASH.
YOAVיוֹאָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANANיוֹחָנָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOCHEVEDיוֹכֶבֶדfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOCHEBED.
YOELיוֹאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAHיוֹנָהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATANיוֹנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YORAMיוֹרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEFיוֹסֵףmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YOSHIYAHUיֹאשִׁיָהוּmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSIAH.
YOTAMיוֹתָםmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOTHAM.
YUVALיוּבָלm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZAKKAIזַכָּיmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZACCAI.
ZEKHARYAHזְכַרְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZECHARIAH.
ZERACHזֵרַחmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZERAH.
ZEVADYAHזְבַדְיָהmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBADIAH.
ZEVULUNזְבוּלֻןmBiblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEBULUN.
ZILPAHזִלְפָּהfBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "frailty" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the handmaid who was given to Jacob by Leah.
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