Biblical Hebrew Names

These names appear in the Hebrew Bible. See also about biblical names.
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'ACH'AV אַחְאָב m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of AHAB.
ACHINOAM אֲחִינֹעַם f Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
'ADALYA' אֲדַלְיָא m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADALIA.
ADAM אָדָם m English, 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]
'ADINAH עֲדִינָא m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADINA (1).
ADLAI עַדְלָי m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Contracted form of ADALIA. This is the name of the father of one of King David's herdsmen in the Old Testament.
ADONIRAM אֲדֹנִירָם m Biblical, 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.
'ADONIYAH אֲדֹנִיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ADONIJAH.
ADRIEL עַדְרִיאֵל m Biblical, 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.
AHARON אַהֲרֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
'AMARYAHU אֲמַרְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AMARIAH.
AMITTAI אֲמִתַּי m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my truth" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of the prophet Jonah.
AMMIEL עַמִּיאֵל m Biblical, 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.
AMNON אַםְנוֹן 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 עָמוֹס m English, 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.
AMRAM עַםְרָם m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
ANAH עֲנָה f & m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "answer" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to one female character and two male characters.
ANAIAH עֲנָיָה m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "YAHWEH has answered" in Hebrew. This is the name of a minor character in the Old Testament.
ANAN (2) עָנָן m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANANI עֲנָנִי m Biblical, 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) עַנָת f & m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ARAN (2) אֲרָן m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARIEH אַרְיֵה m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL אֲרִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ASA אָסָא 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 אָסָף m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASAPH.
'ASENAT אָסְנַת f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ASENATH.
ASHER אָשֵׁר 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.
'ASHTORET עַשְׁתֹרֶת f Biblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Hebrew form of ASHTORETH.
ASNAPPAR אָסְנַפַּר m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From אָסְנַפַּר ('Asnappar), the Hebrew form of ASHURBANIPAL. This name is used in the Old Testament to refer to the Assyrian king.
ATALYAH עֲתַלְיָה f & m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAH עֲטָרָה f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
AVIDAN אֲבִידָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
'AVI'EL אֲבִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIEL.
'AVIGAYIL אֲבִיגַיִל f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHU אֲבִיהוּא m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
'AVIMA'EL אֲבִימָאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMAEL.
'AVIMELEKH אֲבִימֶלֶך m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIMELECH.
AVIRAM אֲבִירָם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAG אֲבִישַׁג f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
'AVISHAY אֲבִישַׁי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITAL אֲבִיטָל f Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
'AVIYAH אֲבִיָה m & f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVNER אַבְנֵר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAHAM אַבְרָהָם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAM אַבְרָם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAM (1).
'AVSHALOM אַבְשָׁלוֹם m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABSALOM.
AZAREL עֲזַרְאֵל m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has helped" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor Old Testament characters.
'AZARYAH עֲזַרְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZARIAH.
'AZAZYAHU עֲזַזְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZAZIAH.
'AZRI'EL עֲזְרִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AZRIEL.
BA'AL בַּעַל m Semitic Mythology, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.
BA'AL ZEVUV בַּעַל זְבוּב m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BEELZEBUB.
BARAK (1) בָּרָק 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.
BARUKH בָּרוּך m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASMAT בָּשְׂמַת f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BASEMATH and BASMATH.
BAT-SHEVA בַּת־שֶׁבַע f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BATHSHEBA.
BELSHATZZAR בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר m Biblical Hebrew
Form of BELSHAZZAR found in the Hebrew Bible.
BENAYAHU בְּנָיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BENAIAH.
BET'UEL בֵּתוּאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BETHUEL.
BEULAH בְּעוּלָה f Biblical, 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.
BILHAH בִּלְהָה f Biblical, 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.
BINYAMIN בִּןְיָמִין m Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BITYAH בִּתְיָה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BITHIAH.
BOAZ בֹּעַז m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
CHAGGAI חַגַּי m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGAI.
CHAGGIT חַגִּית f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
CHANAN חָנָן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANAN (1).
CHANANYAH חֲנַןְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANANIAH.
CHANNAH חַנָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANOKH חֲנוֹך m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ENOCH.
CHAVAQQUQ חֲבַקּוּק m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HABAKKUK.
CHAWWAH חַוָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAZA'EL חֲזָאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAZAEL.
CHEFTZI-BAH חֶףְצִי־בָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HEPHZIBAH.
CHIZQIYAHU חִזְקִיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HEZEKIAH.
CHULDAH חוּלְדָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of HULDAH.
DAN (1) דָּן m Biblical, 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 30:6.
DANIYYEL דָּנִיֵּאל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of DANIEL.
DARYAWESH דָּרְיָוֶשׁ m Biblical Hebrew
Form of DARIUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
DAWID דָּוִד m Polish, Biblical Hebrew
Polish form of DAVID, as well as the Biblical Hebrew form.
DELAYAHU דְּלָיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DELAIAH.
DELILAH דְּלִילָה f Biblical, 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.
DEVORAH דְּבוֹרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAH דִּקְלָה 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.
DINAH דִּינָה f Biblical, 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.
'EDNAH עֶדְנָה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EDNA (2).
EFRAT אֶףְרָת f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
'EFRAYIM אֶףְרָיִם m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRAIM.
EHUD אֵהוּד m Biblical, 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.
EIRAN עֵירָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITAN אֵיתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAH אֵלָה m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "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.
'EL'AZAR אֶלְעָזָר m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELEAZAR.
ELI (1) עֵלִי 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'EZER אֱלִיעֶזֶר m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIEZER.
'ELIFALET אֱלִיפָלֶט m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHALET.
'ELIFELET אֱלִיפֶלֶט m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIPHELET.
ELIHU אֶלִיהוּא m Biblical, 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.
ELISHA אֱלִישַׁע m Biblical, 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.
ELISHEVA אֱלִישֶׁבַע f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELISHUA אֱלִישׁוּעַ m Biblical, 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.
ELIYYAHU אֵלִיָּהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKANAH אֱלְקָנָה m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "God has purchased" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel.
'ELNATAN אֶלְנָתָן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELNATHAN.
ELON אֵילוֹן m Biblical, 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.
ENOSH אֱנוֹשׁ m Biblical, 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.
'ESAW עֵשָׂו m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ESAU.
'ESTER אֶסְתֵר f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ESTHER.
EZER אֵצֶר m Biblical, 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' עֶזְרָא m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of EZRA.
GAMALIEL גַּםְלִיאֵל m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my reward is God" in Hebrew. In Acts in the New Testament he is a teacher of Saint Paul.
GAVRI'EL גַּבְרִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GEDALYAHU גְּדַלְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GEDALIAH.
GEMARYAHU גְּמַרְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GEMARIAH.
GERSHOM גֵּרְשֹׁם m Biblical, 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.
GERSHON גֵּרְשׁוֹן m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Variant of GERSHOM. This is the name of a son of Levi in the Old Testament.
GID'ON גִּדְעוֹן m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GILAD גִּלְעָד m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GOLYAT גָּלְיָת m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GOLIATH.
GOMER גֹּמֶר m & f Biblical, 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.
HADASSAH הֲדַסָּה f Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGAR הָגָר f Biblical, 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.
HAMAN הָמָן m Biblical, 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.
HARAN הָרָן m Biblical, 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.
HEVEL הֶבֶל m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HILLEL הִלֵּל 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.
HIRAM חִירָם m Biblical, 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.
HODIYAH הוֹדִיָה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HODIAH.
HOSHEA הוֹשֵׁעַ m Biblical, 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.
'IDDO עִדּוֹ m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IDDO.
ILAI עִילַי m Biblical, 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.
IMMANUEL עִמָּנוּאֵל 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' עִירָא m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of IRA (1).
ITAMAR אִיתָמָר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
'ITTAY אִתַּי, אִיתַי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ITHAI.
'IYYOV אִיּוֹב m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JOB.
'IZEVEL אִיזֶבֶל f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEZEBEL.
KALEV (2) כָּלֵב m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CALEB.
KAYIN (2) קָיִן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAIN.
KEINAN קֵינָן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of CAINAN.
KENANYAHU ךְּנַןְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KENANIAH.
KEREN HAPPUKH קֶרֶן הַפּוּך f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEREN-HAPPUCH.
KETZI'AH קְצִיעָה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEZIAH.
KORESH כּוֹרֶשׁ m Biblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
LAEL לָאֵל m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LEAH לֵאָה f English, 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 be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". 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 younger sister Rachel, who he preferred. Leah later offered Jacob her handmaid Zilpah in order for him to conceive more children.... [more]
LEMUEL לְמוּאֵל m Biblical, 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).
LEWI לֵוִי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of LEVI.
LOT (1) לוֹט m Biblical, 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.
MACHALAT מָחֲלַת f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHALATH.
MACHLAH מַחְלָה f & m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLI מַחְלִי m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MAL'AKHI מַלְאָכִי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MALACHI.
MATTAN מַתָּן m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Shephatiah in the Old Testament.
MATTANYAHU מַתַּןְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTANIAH.
MATTITHYAHU מַתִּתְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Ancient Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (see MATTITYAHU).
MATTITYAHU מַתִּתְיָהוּ m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MEHEITAV'EL םְהֵיטַבְאֵל f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MEHETABEL.
MELECH מֶלֶך 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).
MENACHEM םְנַחֵם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENASHSHEH םְנַשֶּׁה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MERAV מֵרַב f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULLAM םְשֻׁלָּם m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This is the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
METUSHELACH םְתוּשֶׁלַח m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of METHUSELAH.
MIKHA'EL מִיכָאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIKHAH מִיכָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAH.
MIKHAL מִיכַל f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MICHAL (2).
MIKHAYHU מִיכָיְהוּ m & f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICAIAH.
MIRIAM מִרְיָם f Hebrew, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
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 (alongside Mary) since the Protestant Reformation.
MORDOKHAY מָרְדֳּכַי, מָרְדְּכַי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MOSHE מֹשֶׁה m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
NA'AMAH נַעֲמָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NACHUM נַחוּם m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAV נָדָב m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAFTALI נַףְתָלִי m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAPHTALI.
NA'OMI נָעֳמִי f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NAOMI (1).
NATAN נָתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NECHEMYAH ןְחֶםְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEHEMIAH.
NERIAH נֵרִיָה m Biblical, 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.
NETAN'EL ןְתַןְאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
NETANYAHU ןְתַןְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NETHANIAH.
NEVUKHADNETZTZAR ןְבוּכַדְנֶאצֲּר m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NEBUCHADNEZZAR.
NOACH נֹחַ, נוֹחַ m Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NO'AH נֹעָה, נוֹעָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOGAH נֹגַה m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "brightness" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of King David in the Old Testament.
OFIR אוֹפִיר m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
'OFRAH עָףְרָה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of OPHRAH.
OMRI עָםְרִי 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.
'ORPAH עָרְפָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ORPAH.
'OVADYAH עֹבַדְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVED עוֹבֵד m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
PELEG פֶּלֶג m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PENUEL ףְנוּאֵל m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "facing God" in Hebrew. This is the name of two minor characters in the Old Testament.
PERETZ פֶּרֶץ m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PINCHAS פִּיןְחָס m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
QEMU'EL קְמוּאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of KEMUEL.
RACHEL רָחֵל f English, 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. Jacob was tricked by her father Laban into marrying her older sister Leah first, though in exchange for seven years of work Laban allowed Jacob to marry Rachel too. Initially barren and facing her husband's anger, she offered her handmaid Bilhah to Jacob to bear him children. Eventually she was herself able to conceive, becoming the mother of Joseph and Benjamin.... [more]
RAFA'EL רָפָאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of RAPHAEL. This name does not appear in any surviving Hebrew text of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
REHAV'AM רֵחַבְעָם m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REHOBOAM.
REUEL רְעוּאֵל m Biblical, 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.
REUVEN רְאוּבֵן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
RIVQAH רִיבְקָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of REBECCA.
SANCHERIV סַןְחֵרִיב m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SENNACHERIB.
SARAH שָׂרָה f English, 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]
SARAI שָׂרָי f Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my princess" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, this was Sarah's name before God changed it (see Genesis 17:15).
SARGON סַרְגּוֹן m Akkadian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew form סַרְגּוֹן (Sargon) of the Akkadian name Sharru-ukin, from šarru meaning "king" and kīnu meaning "legitimate, true". This was the name of the first king of the Akkadian Empire, beginning in the 24th century BC. It was also borne by the 8th-century BC Assyrian king Sargon II, who appears briefly in the Old Testament. The usual English spelling of the name is based on this biblical mention, applied retroactively to the earlier king.
SATAN שָׂטָן m Theology, 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).
SERAIAH שְׂרָיָה m Biblical, 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.
SHALMANESER שַׁלְמַןְאֶסֶר m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From שַׁלְמַןְאֶסֶר (Shalman'eser), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Shulmanu-ashared meaning "SHULMANU is preeminent". This was the name of five Assyrian kings, including the 9th-century BC Shalmaneser III who expanded the empire. He is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
SHA'UL שָׁאוּל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHE'ALTI'EL שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEALTIEL.
SHELOMOH שְׁלֹמֹה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHEM שֵׁם m Biblical, 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'YAH שְׁמַעְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHEMAIAH.
SHEMU'EL שְׁמוּאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHET שֵׁת m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SETH (1).
SHIFRA שִׁףְרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIMON שִׁםְעוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHON שִׁםְשׁוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHOSHANNAH שׁוֹשַׁנָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMMIT שׁוּלַמִּית f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
TALMAI תַּלְמַי m Biblical, 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.
TAMAR תָּמָר f Hebrew, 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.
TAMMUZ תַּמּוּז m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Semitic Mythology
Semitic form of DUMUZI. The name of the god appears in the Book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament.
TEMAN תֵּימָן m Biblical, 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.
TERACH תֶּרַח m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TERAH.
TIGLATH-PILESER תִּגְלַת פִּלְאֶסֶר m Ancient Assyrian (Anglicized), Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From תִּגְלַת פִּלְאֶסֶר (Tiglat Pil'eser), the Hebrew form of Akkadian Tukulti-apil-esharra meaning "my trust is in the son of Esharra", Esharra being the main temple dedicated to the god Ashur in the city of Ashur. This was the name of three kings of Assyria, including the conqueror Tiglath-Pileser III (8th century BC), who is mentioned in the Old Testament.
TIRTZAH תִּרְצָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOVI טוֹבִיה, טוֹבִי m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIT.
TOVIYYAH טוֹבִיָּה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZEFANYAH ץְפַןְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHANIAH.
TZIDKIYAHU צִדְקִיָּהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEDEKIAH.
TZILLAH צִלָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZION צִיוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPPORAH צִפּוֹרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVAH צִיבָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBA (2).
TZIVYAH צִבְיָה f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZURI'EL צוּרִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZURIEL.
'URI אוּרִי m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URI.
'URIYAH אוּרִיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIAH.
'URIY'EL אוּרִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of URIEL.
UZZI עֻזִּי m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIEL עֻזִּיאֵל m Biblical, 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.
'UZZIYYAH עֻזִּיָּה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of UZZIAH.
WASHTI וַשְׁתִּי f Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of VASHTI.
YAAKOV יַעֲקֹב m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YACHIN יָכִין m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YACHLE'EL יַחְלְאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAHLEEL.
YACHTZE'EL יַחְץְאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAHZEEL.
YADON יָדוֹן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JADON.
YAEL יָעֵל f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAIR יָאִיר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American)
Hebrew form of JAIR, as well as a Spanish variant.
YAMIN יָמִין m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAMIN.
YA'RAH יַעְרָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARAH.
YARAV'AM יָרָבְעָם m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEROBOAM.
YARED יָרֶד m Biblical 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.
YAWAN יָוָן m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAVAN.
YECHEZKEL יְחֶזְקֵאל m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHI'EL יְחִיאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEDIDAH יְדִידָה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDAH.
YEDIDYAH יְדִידְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEDIDIAH.
YEFET יֶפֶת m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAPHETH.
YEHO'ASH יְהוֹאָשׁ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOASH.
YEHOCHANAN יְהוֹחָנָן m Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JOHN (and JEHOHANAN).
YEHONATAN יְהוֹנָתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHORAM יְהוֹרָם m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHORAM.
YEHOSHAFAT יְהוֹשָׁפָט m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHAPHAT.
YEHOSHEVA יְהוֹשֶׁבַע m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOSHEBA.
YEHOSHUA יְהוֹשֻׁעַ m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHOYAKHIN יְהוֹיָכִין m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIACHIN.
YEHOYAKIM יְהוֹיָקִים m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHOIAKIM.
YEHU' יְהוּא m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHU.
YEHUDAH יְהוּדָה m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDI יְהוּדִי m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YEHUDIT יְהוּדִית f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDITH.
YEKONYAH יְכָןְיָה m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JECONIAH.
YEMIMA יְמִימָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YERACHME'EL יְרַחְםְאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERAHMEEL.
YERED יֶרֶד m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JARED.
YERIYAHU יְרִיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERIAH.
YERUSHAH יְרוּשָׁה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JERUSHA.
YESHA'YAHU יְשַׁעְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YESHUA יֵשׁוּעַ m Biblical Hebrew, Ancient Aramaic
Contracted form of Yehoshu'a (see JOSHUA) used in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah in the Hebrew Bible. 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.
YIFTACH יִףְתַח m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEPHTHAH.
YIRMIYAHU יִרְםְיָהוּ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEREMIAH.
YISHAI יִשַׁי m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISHMA'EL יִשְׁמָעֵאל m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMAEL.
YISHMERAY יִשְׁםְרַי m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISHMERAI.
YISKAH יִסְכָּה f Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISCAH.
YISRA'EL יִשְׂרָאֵל m Biblical Hebrew
Biblical Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR יִשָּׂשׁכָר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK יִץְחָק m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YO'ASH יְהוֹאָשׁ m Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOASH.
YOAV יוֹאָב m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANAN יוֹחָנָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOCHEVED יוֹכֶבֶד f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOCHEBED.
YOEL יוֹאֵל m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAH יוֹנָה m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.