Hebrew Names

These names are used by Hebrew speakers. See also about Jewish names.
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ABRAHAMאַבְרָהָםmEnglish, 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) meaning "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]
ACHINOAMאֲחִינֹעַםfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of AHINOAM.
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]
ADARAאַדָרָהfHebrew
Means "noble" in Hebrew.
ADENAfHebrew
Possibly a variant of ADINA (1).
ADI (1)עֲדִיf & mHebrew
Means "jewel" or "ornament" in Hebrew.
ADINA (1)עֲדִינָה, עֲדִינָאm & fBiblical, 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.
ADIRאַדִּירmHebrew
Means "strong, mighty" in Hebrew. This word is used in the Hebrew Bible to describe God.
ADVAאַדְוָהfHebrew
Means "small wave, ripple" in Hebrew.
AGAMאֲגַםf & mHebrew
Means "lake" in Hebrew.
AHARONאַהֲרֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of AARON.
AHAVAאַהֲבָהfHebrew
Means "love" in Hebrew.
AHUVAאֲהוּבָהfHebrew
Means "beloved" in Hebrew.
AKIBAעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
Form of YAAKOV. Akiba ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish sage.
AKIVAעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
Variant transcription of AKIBA.
ALIYA (2)עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Variant transcription of ALIYAH (2).
ALIYAH (2)עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Means "to ascend" in Hebrew. This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.
ALIZAעַלִיזָהfHebrew
Means "joyful" in Hebrew.
ALMA (2)עַלְמָהfHebrew
Means "young woman" in Hebrew.
ALMOGאַלְמוֹגm & fHebrew
Means "coral" in Hebrew.
ALON (1)אַלוֹןmHebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew.
ALONAאַלוֹנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of ALON (1).
AMICHAIעַמִיחַיmHebrew
Means "my people are alive" in Hebrew.
AMIR (2)אָמִירmHebrew
Means "treetop" in Hebrew.
AMIRA (2)אַמִירָהfHebrew
Feminine form of AMIR (2).
AMIT (2)עָמִיתm & fHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew.
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.
ANAN (2)עָנָןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "cloud" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned very briefly in the Old Testament.
ANAT (2)עַנָתf & mHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ANATH (1). In modern times it is often used as a feminine name.
ARI (1)אֲרִיmHebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARIE (2)אַרְיֵהmHebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ARIEHאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of King Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
ARIELאֲרִיאֵלm & fHebrew, English, French, Spanish, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". 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).
ARIKאָרִיקmHebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL.
ARYEHאַרְיֵהmHebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
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.
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.
ATALIAעֲתַלְיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ATHALIAH.
ATARAעֲטָרָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of ATARAH.
ATARAHעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. She was a minor Old Testament character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
AVIאֲבִיmHebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIAאֲבִיָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of AVIYA.
AVIDANאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
AVIGAILאֲבִיגַיִלfHebrew
Hebrew form of ABIGAIL.
AVIHUאֲבִיהוּאmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIHU.
AVIRAMאֲבִירָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIRAM.
AVISHAGאֲבִישַׁגfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAG.
AVISHAIאֲבִישַׁיmHebrew
Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVIVאֲבִיבm & fHebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVAאֲבִיבָהfHebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYAאֲבִיָהm & fHebrew
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.
AYALאַיָּלmHebrew
Means "stag, hart" in Hebrew.
AYALAאַיָּלָהfHebrew
Means "doe, gazelle, hind" in Hebrew.
AYELETאַיֶלֶתfHebrew
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)אֵלָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of ELAH.
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.
BARUCHבָּרוּךmBiblical, 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.
BARUKHבָּרוּךmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of BARUCH.
BASHEבַּאשֶׁעfHebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASIA (2)fHebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BASYAfHebrew
Diminutive of BATYAH.
BATELבַּת־אֵלfHebrew
Means "daughter of God" in Hebrew.
BATSHEVAבַּת־שֶׁבַעfHebrew
Hebrew variant of BATHSHEBA.
BATYAבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BATYAHבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BERACHAבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of BRACHA.
BINYAMINבִּןְיָמִיןmHebrew, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Arabic form of BENJAMIN.
BOAZבֹּעַזmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "swiftness" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the man who marries Ruth.
BOSMATבָּשְׂמַתfHebrew
Hebrew variant of BASEMATH.
BRACHAבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Means "blessing" in Hebrew.
CHAIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHANAHחַנָהfHebrew
Variant of CHANNAH.
CHANNAHחַנָּהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHAVAחַוָהfHebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYAחַיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of CHAYYIM.
CHAYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
CHAYYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHEN (2)חֵןm & fHebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.
CHESEDחֶסֶדf & mHebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.
DAFNAדַּףְנָהfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew.
DALIA (3)דַּלְיָהfHebrew
Means "branch" in Hebrew.
DALITדָּלִיתfHebrew
Means "to draw water" in Hebrew.
DALYAדַּלְיָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of DALIA (3).
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.
DANA (1)דָּנָהfRomanian, Czech, Slovak, German, Hebrew
Feminine form of DANIEL or DAN (1).
DANIELדָּנִיֵּאלmEnglish, 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", from the roots דִּין (din) meaning "to judge" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". 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)דַּןְיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of DAN (1).
DARדַּרf & mHebrew
Means "mother-of-pearl, nacre" in Hebrew.
DAVIDדָּוִדmEnglish, 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 derived from Hebrew דּוֹד (dod) meaning "beloved" or "uncle". 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]
DEBORAHדְּבוֹרָהfEnglish, 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]
DEKELדֶּקֶלmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DERORדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Variant transcription of DROR.
DERORITדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Variant transcription of DRORIT.
DEVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of DIKLAH.
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.
DORדּוֹרm & fHebrew
Means "generation" in Hebrew.
DORIדּוֹרִיmHebrew
Means "my generation" in Hebrew.
DORIT (1)דּוֹרִיתfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of DOR.
DORONדּוֹרוֹןmHebrew
Derived from Greek δωρον (doron) meaning "gift".
DOVדּוֹבmHebrew
Means "bear" in Hebrew.
DRORדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Means "freedom" or "sparrow" in Hebrew.
DRORITדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of DROR.
DVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
EDENעֵדֶןf & mHebrew, 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.
EFRAIMאֶףְרָיִםmHebrew, Biblical
Variant of EPHRAIM.
EFRATאֶףְרָתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EPHRATH.
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.
ELAZARאֶלְעָזָרmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription 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 (2)אֵלִיmHebrew
Means "my God" in Hebrew.
ELIANA (2)אֶלִיעַנָהfHebrew
Means "my God has answered" in Hebrew.
ELIEZERאֱלִיעֶזֶרmBiblical, 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).
ELIJAHאֱלִיָּהוּmEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name אֱלִיָּהוּ ('Eliyyahu) meaning "my God is YAHWEH", derived from the elements אֵל (el) and יָה (yah), both referring to the Hebrew God. 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]
ELIORאֱלִיאוֹרmHebrew
Means "my God is my light" in Hebrew.
ELIORAאֱלִיאוֹרָהfHebrew
Feminine form of ELIOR.
ELISHEVAאֱלִישֶׁבַעfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIZABETH.
ELIYAHUאֱלִיָּהוּmHebrew
Variant transcription of ELIYYAHU.
ELIYYAHUאֱלִיָּהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKANעֶלְקָןmHebrew
Modern variant of ELKANAH.
ELKE (2)fHebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
EPHRAIMאֶףְרָיִםmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אֶףְרָיִם ('Efrayim) which meant "fruitful". In the Old Testament Ephraim is a son of Joseph and Asenath and the founder of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
EREZאֶרֶזmHebrew
Means "cedar" in Hebrew.
EYALאֱיָלmHebrew
Means "might, strength" in Hebrew.
EYTANאֵיתָןmHebrew
Variant transcription of EITAN.
EZRAעֶזְרָאmBiblical, 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)גַּלf & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALIAגַּלְיָהfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALITגַּלִיתfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GAVRIELגַּבְרִיאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GEULAגְּאֻלָהfHebrew
Means "redemption" in Hebrew.
GIDEONגִּדְעוֹןmBiblical, English, Hebrew
Means "feller, 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'ONגִּדְעוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GIDEON.
GIL (3)גִּילmHebrew
Means "joy, happiness" in Hebrew.
GILADגִּלְעָדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of GILEAD.
GILAHגִּילָהfHebrew
Feminine form of GIL (3).
GILIגִּילִיf & mHebrew
Means "my joy" in Hebrew.
HADARהָדָרf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADASהֲדַסfHebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASSAHהֲדַסָּהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGITחַגִּיתfHebrew
Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HANNAHחַנָּהfEnglish, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Arabic, Biblical
From the Hebrew name חַנָּה (Channah) meaning "favour, grace", derived from the root חָנַן (chanan). 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]
HARELהַרְאֵלmHebrew
Means "altar, mountain of God" in Hebrew. In the Hebrew Old Testament this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HAVAחַוָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of EVE.
HAYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HAYYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
HEBELהֶבֶלmHebrew
Variant transcription of HEVEL.
HEDהֵדm & fHebrew
Means "echo" in Hebrew.
HERUTחֵרוּתfHebrew
Means "freedom" in Hebrew.
HEVELהֶבֶלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABEL.
HILAהִילָהfHebrew
Means "halo" in Hebrew.
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.
HYAMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Variant transcription of CHAYYIM.
IDANעִידָןmHebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
ILANאִילָןmHebrew
Means "tree" in Hebrew.
ILANAאִילָנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
ILANITאִילָנִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of ILAN.
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.
INBALעִןְבָּלfHebrew
Means "tongue of a bell" in Hebrew.
INBARעִןְבָּר, עִיןְבָּרfHebrew
Means "amber" in Hebrew.
IRA (1)עִירָאmBiblical, 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.
IRITעִירִיתfHebrew
Means "asphodel" in Hebrew (an asphodel is a type of flower).
ITAIאִתַּי, אִיתַיmHebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMARאִיתָמָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITZHAKיִץְחָקmHebrew
Variant transcription of YITZHAK.
IYOVאִיּוֹבmHebrew
Hebrew form of JOB.
JAFFEיָפֶהm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
JARON (1)יָרוֹןmHebrew
Variant transcription of YARON.
KELILAךְּלִילָהfHebrew
Means "crown of laurel" in Hebrew.
KERENקֶרֶןfHebrew
Means "horn" or "ray of light" in Hebrew.
KESHETקֶשֶׁתm & fHebrew
Means "rainbow" in Hebrew.
KFIRךְּפִירmHebrew
Means "lion cub" in Hebrew.
KINERETכִּנֶּרֶתfHebrew
Variant transcription of KINNERET.
KINNERETכִּנֶּרֶתfHebrew
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.
LAVIלָבִיאmHebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
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.
LEV (2)לֵבmHebrew
Means "heart" in Hebrew.
LEVIלֵוִיmHebrew, 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)לִיf & mHebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LIATלִיאַתfHebrew
Means "you are mine" in Hebrew.
LIBIלִיבִיfHebrew
Means "my heart" in Hebrew.
LIHIלִיהִי, לִיהִיאfHebrew
Means "she is mine" in Hebrew.
LILACHלִילָךּfHebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LIORלִיאוֹרm & fHebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIORAלִיאוֹרָהfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIORITלִיאוֹרִיתfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIRONלִירוֹןm & fHebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LITALלִיטַלfHebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
LIVNAלִבְנָהfHebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
LIVNATלִבְנַתfHebrew
Variant of LIVNA.
MAAYANמַעֲיָןf & mHebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MALACHIמַלְאָכִיmHebrew, English, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מַלְאָכִי (Mal'akhi) 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.
MALKAמַלְכָּהfHebrew
Means "queen" in Hebrew.
MAORמָאוֹרmHebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
MARGALITמַרְגָלִיתfHebrew
Means "pearl" in Hebrew, ultimately from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites).
MARGALITAמַרְגָלִיתָהfHebrew
Variant of MARGALIT.
MARGANITAמַרְגָנִיתָהfHebrew
From the name of a type of flowering plant common in Israel, called the scarlet pimpernel in English.
MATANמַתָּןmHebrew
Variant transcription of MATTAN.
MATTITYAHUמַתִּתְיָהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MAYA (3)מַיָּהfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) meaning "water".
MAYTALמֵיטַלfHebrew
Variant transcription of MEITAL.
MEIRמֵאִירmHebrew
Means "giving light" in Hebrew.
MEIRAמֵאִירָהfHebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEIRITמֵאִירִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of MEIR.
MEITALמֵיטַלfHebrew
Means "dew drop" in Hebrew.
MELECHמֶלֶךmBiblical, 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)מֶלֶךmHebrew
Variant transcription of MELECH.
MENACHEMםְנַחֵםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEMםְנַחֵםmBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name םְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHEםְנַשֶּׁהmHebrew
Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENUHAםְנוּחָהfHebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAVמֵרַבfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULAMםְשֻׁלָּםmHebrew
Variant transcription of MESHULLAM.
MESHULLAMםְשֻׁלָּםmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means either "paid for" or "friend" in Hebrew. This was the name of many characters in the Old Testament.
MEYERמֵאִירmHebrew
Variant transcription of MEIR. It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MICHAL (2)מִיכַלfBiblical, 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'ELמִיכָאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MICHAEL.
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.
MIRON (2)מִירוֹןmHebrew
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.
MORמוֹרf & mHebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORANמוֹרָןf & mHebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORDECAIמָרְדֳּכַיmBiblical, 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.
MORDECHAIמָרְדֳּכַיmHebrew
Variant transcription of MORDECAI.
MOSHEמֹשֶׁהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
NAAMAHנַעֲמָהfBiblical, 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.
NACHUMנַחוּםmBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAVנָדָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAHALנַחַלfHebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAOMI (1)נָעֳמִיfEnglish, Hebrew, Biblical
From the Hebrew name נָעֳמִי (Na'omi) 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]
NATANנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHANנָתָןmEnglish, 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]
NAVAנָאוָהfHebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NESSA (2)fHebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NETAנֶטַעfHebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETTA (2)נֶטַעfHebrew
Variant transcription of NETA.
NILIנִילִיfHebrew
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.
NIRנִירmHebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NISSAנִסָהfHebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITZAנִצָהfHebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZANנִצָןm & fHebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIVנִיבmHebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NOA (1)נוֹעָהfHebrew, Biblical
Hebrew form of NOAH (2).
NOACHנֹחַ, נוֹחַmHebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAMנוֹעַםm & fHebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOGAנֹגַהf & mHebrew
Variant transcription of NOGAH.
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.
NOYנוֹיf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYAנוֹיָהfHebrew
Means "divine beauty" in Hebrew.
NURITנוּרִיתfHebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
ODELIA (2)אוֹדֶלְיָהfHebrew
Means "I will thank YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a modern Hebrew name probably inspired by ODELIA (1).
OFEKאוֹפֶקmHebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFERעֹפֶרmHebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
OFIRאוֹפִירm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFIRAאוֹפִירָהfHebrew
Feminine form of OFIR.
OFRAעָףְרָהm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OMERעֹמֶרmHebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
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.
ORאוֹרm & fHebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (2)אוֹרָהfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORAHאוֹרָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of ORA (2).
ORELאוֹרְאֵלmHebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
ORENאֹרֶןmHebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORIאוֹרִיm & fHebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORITאוֹרִיתfHebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORLIאוֹרְלִיfHebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLYאוֹרְלִיfHebrew
Variant transcription of ORLI.
ORNA (2)אָרְנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
OSHERאֹשֶׁרmHebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OVADIAעֹבַדְיָהmHebrew
Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVEDעוֹבֵדmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OZ (2)עוֹזmHebrew
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
PAZ (2)פָּזf & mHebrew
Means "gold" in Hebrew.
PELEGפֶּלֶגmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "division, channel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the son of Eber.
PERETZפֶּרֶץmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PINCHASפִּיןְחָסmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PHINEHAS.
RAANANרַעֲנָןmHebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating" in Hebrew.
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]
RANI (2)רָנִיfHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RAVIDרָבִידm & fHebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAZרָזm & fHebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZIELAרָזִאֵלָהfHebrew
Means "my secret is God" in Hebrew.
REUBENרְאוּבֵןmBiblical, 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.
REUTרְעוּתfHebrew
Means "friend" in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth.
REUVENרְאוּבֵןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of REUBEN.
RINA (2)רִינָהfHebrew
Means "joy" in Hebrew.
RINAT (2)רִינָתfHebrew
Variant of RINA (2).
RIVAרִיבָהfHebrew
Diminutive of RIVKA.
RIVKAרִיבְקָהfHebrew
Hebrew form of REBECCA.
ROI (2)רוֹעִיmHebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
RON (2)רוֹןm & fHebrew
Means "song, joy" in Hebrew.
RONA (2)רוֹנָהfHebrew
Feminine variant of RON (2).
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