Hebrew Names

These names are used by Hebrew speakers. See also about Jewish names.
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RONENרוֹנֶןmHebrew
Derived from Hebrew רוֹן (ron) meaning "song, joy".
RONI (1)רוֹנִיfHebrew
Means "my joy" or "my song" in Hebrew.
RONIT (2)רוֹנִיתfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of RON (2).
ROTEMרוֹתֶםm & fHebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom) meaning "to bind".
SAGIשָׂגִיאmHebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAGITשָׂגִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
SAPIRסַפִּירfHebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
SARAHשָׂרָהfEnglish, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lady, princess, noblewoman" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of Abraham's wife, considered the matriarch of the Jewish people. She was barren until she unexpectedly became the pregnant with Isaac at the age of 90. Her name was originally Sarai, but God changed it at the same time Abraham's name was changed (see Genesis 17:15).... [more]
SARITשָׂרִיתfHebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SHACHARשַׁחַרf & mHebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAHARשַׁחַרf & mHebrew
Variant transcription of SHACHAR.
SHAIשַׁיmHebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai) meaning "gift" or else a Hebrew diminutive of ISAIAH.
SHAKEDשָׁקֵדf & mHebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHALEVשָׁלֵוm & fHebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHALOMשָׁלוֹםmHebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
SHAMIRAשָׁמִירָהfHebrew
Means "guardian, protector" in Hebrew.
SHANI (1)שָׁנִיf & mHebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHAULשָׁאוּלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHAY (2)שַׁיm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of SHAI.
SHIFRAשִׁפְרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIMONשִׁמְעוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHONשִׁמְשׁוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHIR (1)שִׁירfHebrew
Means "song" in Hebrew.
SHIRAשִׁירָהfHebrew
Means "poetry" or "singing" in Hebrew.
SHIRIשׁיריfHebrew
Means "my song" in Hebrew.
SHIRLIשִׁירְלִיfHebrew
Means "song for me" in Hebrew.
SHLOMITשְׁלוֹמִיתfHebrew
Means "peaceful" in Hebrew.
SHLOMOשְׁלֹמֹהmHebrew
Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUELשְׁמוּאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHOSHANAשׁוֹשַׁנָּהfHebrew
Variant transcription of SHOSHANNAH.
SHOSHANNAHשׁוֹשַׁנָּהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMITשׁוּלַמִּיתfHebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMITHשׁוּלַמִּיתfHebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITשׁוּלַמִּיתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITEשׁוּלַמִּיתfHebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SIGALסִיגָלfHebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALITסִיגָלִיתfHebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SIMCHAשִׂמְחָהf & mHebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SMADARסְמָדַרfHebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
STAVסתָו, סתיוf & mHebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
TALטַלm & fHebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALIטַלִיfHebrew
Diminutive of TAL.
TALIA (1)טַלְיָה, טַלְיָאfHebrew
Variant transcription of TALYA.
TALYAטַלְיָה, טַלְיָאfHebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew.
TAM (2)תָּםm & fHebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMARתָּמָרfHebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "date palm" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah and later his wife. This was also the name of a daughter of King David. She was raped by her half-brother Amnon, leading to his murder by her brother Absalom. The name was borne by a 12th-century ruling queen of Georgia who presided over the kingdom at the peak of its power.
TAMIRתָּמִירmHebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
TEHILAתְּהִלָּהfHebrew
Means "praise" in Hebrew.
TIKVAתִּקְוָהfHebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TIRTZAHתִּרְצָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOM (2)תּוֹם, תָּםm & fHebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TOMERתּוֹמֶרmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOVA (1)טוֹבָהfHebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVAHטוֹבָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of TOVA (1).
TOVIAטוֹבִיָהm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TSILAצִלָּהfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZILA.
TUVYAטוּבִיָהmHebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZAFRIRצַפְרִירmHebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZILAצִלָּהfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZIONצִיוֹןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPORAצִפּוֹרָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPORAHצִפּוֹרָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPPORAHצִפּוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVIAצִבְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYAצִבְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYAצוֹפִיָהfHebrew
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFITצוּפִיתfHebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVIצְבִיmHebrew
Means "gazelle" in Hebrew.
TZVIAצְבִיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of TZVI.
UDIאוּדִיmHebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
URIאוּרִיmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIELאוּרִיאֵלmBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light", from אוּר ('ur) meaning "light, flame" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". Uriel is an archangel in Hebrew tradition. He is mentioned only in the Apocrypha, for example in the Book of Enoch where he warns Noah of the coming flood.
UZIעֻזִיmHebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZZIעֻזִּיmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
UZZIELעֻזִּיאֵלmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" in Hebrew, from the roots עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
VARDAוַרְדָהfHebrew
Diminutive of VERED.
VARDAHוַרְדָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of VARDA.
VEREDוֶרֶדfHebrew
Means "rose" in Hebrew.
YAAKOVיַעֲקֹבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YAARAיַעֲרָהfHebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YACHINיָכִיןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YACHNAיַחְנָאfHebrew
Perhaps a feminine form of YACHIN.
YAELיָעֵלfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAENיָעֵןfHebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
YAFAיָפָהfHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFFA.
YAFEיָפֶהm & fHebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFAיָפָהfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew יָפֶה (yafeh) meaning "beautiful".
YAFFEיָפֶהm & fHebrew
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAIRיָאִירmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YAKIRAיַקִירָהfHebrew
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
YAKOVיַעֲקֹבmHebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and a Hebrew variant transcription of YAAKOV.
YANIVיָנִיבmHebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YARDENיַרְדֵןm & fHebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARDENAיַרְדֵנָהfHebrew
Hebrew feminine form of JORDAN.
YARONיָרוֹןmHebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YARONAיָרוֹנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of YARON.
YECHEZKELיְחֶזְקֵאלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YEHIELיְחִיאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHONATANיְהוֹנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHOSHUAיְהוֹשֻׁעַmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHUDAיְהוּדָהmHebrew
Variant transcription of YEHUDAH.
YEHUDAHיְהוּדָהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDAH.
YEHUDIיְהוּדִיmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHUDI.
YEHUDITיְהוּדִיתfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUDITH.
YEMIMAיְמִימָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YESHAYAHUיְשַׁעְיָהוּmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YISHAIיִשַׁיmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRA'ELיִשְׂרָאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISRAELיִשְׂרָאֵלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHARיִשָּׂשׁכָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAKיִצְחָקmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
YOAVיוֹאָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOAB.
YOCHANANיוֹחָנָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOHN (and JOHANAN). This is a contracted form of the longer name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan).
YOCHEVEDיוֹכֶבֶדfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOCHEBED.
YOELיוֹאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOEL.
YONAHיוֹנָהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONAH.
YONATANיוֹנָתָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONIיוֹניmHebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YONINAיוֹנִינָהfHebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YONITיוֹנִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YORAMיוֹרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEFיוֹסֵףmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YUVALיוּבָלm & fHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZAHARAזָהֳרָהfHebrew
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZEEVזְאֵבmHebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZEVזְאֵבmHebrew
Variant transcription of ZEEV.
ZIPPORAHצִפּוֹרָהfBiblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the Midianite wife of Moses. She was the daughter of the priest Jethro.
ZIVזִיוm & fHebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ZIVAזִיוָהfHebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ZIVITזִיוִיתfHebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ZOHARזֹהַרm & fHebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZVIצְבִיmHebrew
Variant transcription of TZVI.