Hebrew Names

These names are used by Hebrew-speaking Jews. See also about Jewish names.
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ABRAHAM   אַבְרָהָם   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]
ACHINOAM   אֲחִינֹעַם   f   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
ADAM   אָדָם   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]
ADARA   אַדָרָה   f   Hebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
ADENA   f   Hebrew
Possibly a variant of ADINA (1).
ADI (1)   עֲדִי   f & m   Hebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADINA (1)   עֲדִינָה, עֲדִינָא   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   אַדִּיר   m   Hebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
ADVA   אַדְוָה   f   Hebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
AGAM   אֲגַם   f & m   Hebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AHARON   אַהֲרֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AHAVA   אַהֲבָה   f   Hebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AHUVA   אֲהוּבָה   f   Hebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
AKIBA   עֲקִיבָא   m   Hebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIVA   עֲקִיבָא   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
ALIYA (2)   עֲלִיָּה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (2).
ALIYAH (2)   עֲלִיָּה   f   Hebrew
Means "to ascend" in Hebrew. This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.
ALIZA   עַלִיזָה   f   Hebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
ALMA (2)   עַלְמָה   f   Hebrew
Means "young woman" in Hebrew.
ALMOG   אַלְמוֹג   m & f   Hebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALON   אַלוֹן   m   Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALONA   אַלוֹנָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ALON.
AMICHAI   עַמִיחַי   m   Hebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
AMIR (2)   אָמִיר   m   Hebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
AMIRA (2)   אַמִירָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
AMIT (2)   עָמִית   m & f   Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
AMNON   אַמְנוֹן   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
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)   עַנָת   f & m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ARI (1)   אֲרִי   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARIE (2)   אַרְיֵה   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ARIEH   אַרְיֵה   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
ARIEL   אֲרִיאֵל   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   אָרִיק   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL.
ARYEH   אַרְיֵה   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
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.
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.
ATALIA   עֲתַלְיָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARA   עֲטָרָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ATARAH.
ATARAH   עֲטָרָה   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
AVI   אֲבִי   m   Hebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIA   אֲבִיָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of AVIYA.
AVIDAN   אֲבִידָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
AVIGAIL   אֲבִיגַיִל   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHU   אֲבִיהוּא   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVIRAM   אֲבִירָם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAG   אֲבִישַׁג   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
AVISHAI   אֲבִישַׁי   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVIV   אֲבִיב   m & f   Hebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVA   אֲבִיבָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYA   אֲבִיָה   m & f   Hebrew
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 ABRAHAM.
AYAL   אַיָּל   m   Hebrew
Means "stag, hart" in Hebrew.
AYALA   אַיָּלָה   f   Hebrew
Means "doe, gazelle, hind" in Hebrew.
AYELET   אַיֶלֶת   f   Hebrew
Means "gazelle, hind". It is taken from the Hebrew phrase אַיֶלֶת הַשַׁחַר ('ayelet hashachar), literally "gazelle of dawn", which is a name of the morning star.
AYLA (1)   אֵלָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ELAH.
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.
BARUCH   בָּרוּך   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   בָּרוּך   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASHE   בַּאשֶׁע   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIA (2)   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASYA   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BATEL   בַּת־אֵל   f   Hebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
BATSHEVA   בַּת־שֶׁבַע   f   Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BATYA   בַּתְיָה   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BATYAH   בַּתְיָה   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BERACHA   בְּרָכָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of BRACHA.
BINYAMIN   בִּנְיָמִין   m   Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
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.
BOSMAT   בָּשְׂמַת   f   Hebrew
Hebrew variant of BASEMATH.
BRACHA   בְּרָכָה   f   Hebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.
CHAIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHANAH   חַנָה   f   Hebrew
Variant of CHANNAH.
CHANNAH   חַנָּה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHAVA   חַוָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYA   חַיָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of CHAYYIM.
CHAYIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHAYYIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHESED   חֶסֶד   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mercy" in Hebrew.
DAFNA   דַּפְנָה   f   Hebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
DALIA (3)   דַּלְיָה   f   Hebrew
Means "branch" in Hebrew.
DALIT   דָּלִית   f   Hebrew
Means "to draw water" in Hebrew.
DALYA   דַּלְיָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DALIA (3).
DAN (1)   דָּן   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.
DANA (1)   דָּנָה   f   Romanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANIEL   דָּנִיֵּאל   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]
DANYA (1)   דַּנְיָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of DAN (1).
DAR   דַּר   f & m   Hebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DAVID   דָּוִד   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]
DEBORAH   דְּבוֹרָה   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
Means "bee" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Book of Judges, Deborah is a heroine and prophetess who leads the Israelites when they are threatened by the Canaanites. She forms an army under the command of Barak, and together they destroy the army of the Canaanite commander Sisera. Also in the Old Testament, this is the name of the nurse of Rebecca.... [more]
DEKEL   דֶּקֶל   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DEROR   דְּרוֹר   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DROR.
DERORIT   דְּרוֹרִית   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DRORIT.
DEVORAH   דְּבוֹרָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLA   דִּקְלָה   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
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.
DOR   דּוֹר   m & f   Hebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORI   דּוֹרִי   m   Hebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORIT (1)   דּוֹרִית   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORON   דּוֹרוֹן   m   Hebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOV   דּוֹב   m   Hebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DROR   דְּרוֹר   m   Hebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRORIT   דְּרוֹרִית   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of DROR.
DVORAH   דְּבוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
EDEN   עֵדֶן   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   אֶפְרָיִם   m   Hebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFRAT   אֶפְרָת   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
EHUD   אֵהוּד   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   עֵירָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ERAN.
EITAN   אֵיתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELAH   אֵלָה   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.
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 (2)   אֵלִי   m   Hebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELIANA (2)   אֶלִיעַנָה   f   Hebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ELIEZER   אֱלִיעֶזֶר   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   אֱלִיָּהוּ   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   אֱלִיאוֹר   m   Hebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIORA   אֱלִיאוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
ELISHEVA   אֱלִישֶׁבַע   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELIYAHU   אֱלִיָּהוּ   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ELIYYAHU.
ELIYYAHU   אֱלִיָּהוּ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKAN   עֶלְקָן   m   Hebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
ELKE (2)   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
EREZ   אֶרֶז   m   Hebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
EYAL   אֱיָל   m   Hebrew
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
EYTAN   אֵיתָן   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of EITAN.
EZRA   עֶזְרָא   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.
GAL (1)   גַּל   f & m   Hebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALIA   גַּלְיָה   f   Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALIT   גַּלִית   f   Hebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GAVRIEL   גַּבְרִיאֵל   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GEULA   גְּאֻלָה   f   Hebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
GIDEON   גִּדְעוֹן   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   גִּדְעוֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIL (3)   גִּיל   m   Hebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILAD   גִּלְעָד   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILAH   גִּילָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of GIL (3).
GILI   גִּילִי   f & m   Hebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
HADAR   הָדָר   f & m   Hebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADAS   הֲדַס   f   Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAH   הֲדַסָּה   f   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGIT   חַגִּית   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HANNAH   חַנָּה   f   English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour" or "grace". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Elkanah. Her rival was Elkanah's other wife Peninnah, who had children while Hannah remained barren. After a blessing from Eli she finally became pregnant with Samuel.... [more]
HAVA   חַוָה   f   Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of EVE.
HAYIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYYIM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HEBEL   הֶבֶל   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HED   הֵד   m & f   Hebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HERUT   חֵרוּת   f   Hebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.
HEVEL   הֶבֶל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HILA   הִילָה   f   Hebrew
Means "halo" in Hebrew.
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.
HYAM   חַיִּים   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
IDAN   עִידָן   m   Hebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
ILAN   אִילָן   m   Hebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILANA   אִילָנָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILANIT   אִילָנִית   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
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.
INBAL   עִנְבָּל   f   Hebrew
Means "tongue of a bell" in Hebrew.
INBAR   עִנְבָּר, עִינְבָּר   f   Hebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
IRA (1)   עִירָא   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.
IRIT   עִירִית   f   Hebrew
Means "asphodel" in Hebrew (an asphodel is a type of flower).
ITAI   אִתַּי, אִיתַי   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMAR   אִיתָמָר   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITZHAK   יִצְחָק   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YITZHAK.
IYOV   אִיּוֹב   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
JAFFE   יָפֶה   m & f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JARON (1)   יָרוֹן   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
KELILA   כְּלִילָה   f   Hebrew
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KEREN   קֶרֶן   f   Hebrew
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
KESHET   קֶשֶׁת   m & f   Hebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KFIR   כְּפִיר   m   Hebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KINERET   כִּנֶּרֶת   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of KINNERET.
KINNERET   כִּנֶּרֶת   f   Hebrew
From the name of the large lake in northern Israel, usually called the Sea of Galilee in English. Its name is derived from Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnor) meaning "harp" because of its shape.
LAVI   לָבִיא   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
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 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.
LEV (2)   לֵב   m   Hebrew
Means "heart" in Hebrew.
LEVI   לֵוִי   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)   לִי   f & m   Hebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LIAT   לִיאַת   f   Hebrew
Means "you are mine" in Hebrew.
LIBI   לִיבִי   f   Hebrew
Means "my heart" in Hebrew.
LIHI   לִיהִי, לִיהִיא   f   Hebrew
Means "she is mine" in Hebrew.
LILACH   לִילָךּ   f   Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LIOR   לִיאוֹר   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIORA   לִיאוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIORIT   לִיאוֹרִית   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIRON   לִירוֹן   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LITAL   לִיטַל   f   Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
LIVNA   לִבְנָה   f   Hebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
LIVNAT   לִבְנַת   f   Hebrew
Variant of LIVNA.
MAAYAN   מַעֲיָן   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MALACHI   מַלְאָכִי   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.
MALKA   מַלְכָּה   f   Hebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MAOR   מָאוֹר   m   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MARGALIT   מַרְגָלִית   f   Hebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGALITA   מַרְגָלִיתָה   f   Hebrew
Variant of MARGALIT.
MARGANITA   מַרְגָנִיתָה   f   Hebrew
From the name of a type of flowering plant common in Israel, called the scarlet pimpernel in English.
MATAN   מַתָּן   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATTITYAHU   מַתִּתְיָהוּ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MAYA (3)   מַיָּה   f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) "water".
MAYTAL   מֵיטַל   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEITAL.
MEIR   מֵאִיר   m   Hebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRA   מֵאִירָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEIRIT   מֵאִירִית   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEITAL   מֵיטַל   f   Hebrew
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
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).
MELEK (1)   מֶלֶך   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MENACHEM   מְנַחֵם   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM   מְנַחֵם   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   מְנַשֶּׁה   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENUHA   מְנוּחָה   f   Hebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAV   מֵרַב   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULAM   מְשֻׁלָּם   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAM   מְשֻׁלָּם   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   מֵאִיר   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MICHAL (2)   מִיכַל   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament she is a daughter of Saul. She was married to David, but after David fled from Saul he remarried her to someone else. Later, when David became king, he ordered her returned to him.
MIKHA'EL   מִיכָאֵל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
MIRIAM   מִרְיָם   f   Hebrew, 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.
MIRON (2)   מִירוֹן   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.
MOR   מוֹר   f & m   Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN   מוֹרָן   f & m   Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORDECAI   מָרְדֳּכַי   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   מָרְדֳכַי   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of MORDECAI.
MOSHE   מֹשֶׁה   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
NAAMAH   נַעֲמָה   f   Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pleasant" in Hebrew. This name is borne in the Old Testament by both a daughter of Lamech and a wife of Solomon. Some later Jewish texts give Naamah as the name of Noah's wife, even though she is not named in the Old Testament.
NACHUM   נַחוּם   m   Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAV   נָדָב   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAHAL   נַחַל   f   Hebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAOMI (1)   נָעֳמִי   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omiy) meaning "pleasantness". In the Old Testament this is the name of the mother-in-law of Ruth. After the death of her husband and sons, she returned to Bethlehem with Ruth. There she declared that her name should be Mara (see Ruth 1:20).... [more]
NATAN   נָתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHAN   נָתָן   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]
NAVA   נָאוָה   f   Hebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NESSA (2)   f   Hebrew
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NETA   נֶטַע   f   Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETTA (2)   נֶטַע   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NILI   נִילִי   f   Hebrew
Acronym of the phrase נצח ישׂראל לא ישׁקר (Netzach Yisrael Lo Yishaker) meaning "the eternity of Israel will not lie". This phrase appears in the Old Testament in Samuel 15:29. It was used as the name of a Jewish spy network in Palestine during World War I.
NIR   נִיר   m   Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NISSA   נִסָה   f   Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITZA   נִצָה   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN   נִצָן   m & f   Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIV   נִיב   m   Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NOA (1)   נוֹעָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOACH   נוֹחַ   m   Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAM   נוֹעַם   m & f   Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOGA   נֹגַה   f & m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
NOGAH   נֹגַה   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.
NOY   נוֹי   f & m   Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYA   נוֹיָה   f   Hebrew
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.
NURIT   נוּרִית   f   Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
OFEK   אוֹפֶק   m   Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFER   עֹפֶר   m   Hebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
OFIR   אוֹפִיר   m & f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFRA   עָפְרָה   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OMER   עֹמֶר   m   Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
OMRI   עָמְרִי   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   אוֹר   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (2)   אוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORAH   אוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORA (2).
OREL   אוֹרְאֵל   m   Hebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
OREN   אֹרֶן   m   Hebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORI   אוֹרִי   m & f   Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORIT   אוֹרִית   f   Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORLI   אוֹרְלִי   f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLY   אוֹרְלִי   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORNA (2)   אָרְנָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
OSHER   אֹשֶׁר   m   Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OVADIA   עֹבַדְיָה   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVED   עוֹבֵד   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OZ (2)   עוֹז   m   Hebrew
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
PAZ (2)   פָּז   f & m   Hebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PELEG   פֶּלֶג   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PERETZ   פֶּרֶץ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PINCHAS   פִּינְחָס   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
RAANAN   רַעֲנָן   m   Hebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
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 and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin. She was the younger sister of Jacob's first wife Leah.... [more]
RANI (2)   רָנִי   f   Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RAVID   רָבִיד   m & f   Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAZ   רָז   m & f   Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZIELA   רָזִאֵלָה   f   Hebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
REUBEN   רְאוּבֵן   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.
REUT   רְעוּת   f   Hebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REUVEN   רְאוּבֵן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
RINA (2)   רִינָה   f   Hebrew
Means "joy" in Hebrew.
RINAT (2)   רִינָת   f   Hebrew
Variant of RINA (2).
RIVA   רִיבָה   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of RIVKA.
RIVKA   רִיבְקָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of REBECCA.
ROI (2)   רוֹעִי   m   Hebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
RON (2)   רוֹן   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONA (2)   רוֹנָה   f   Hebrew
Feminine variant of RON (2).
RONEN   רוֹנֶן   m   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
RONI (1)   רוֹנִי   f   Hebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RONIT (2)   רוֹנִית   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of RON (2).
ROTEM   רוֹתֶם   m & f   Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
RUT   רוּת   f   Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Cognate of RUTH (1).
SAGI   שָׂגִיא   m   Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAGIT   שָׂגִית   f   Hebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
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