Hebrew Names

These names are used by Hebrew speakers. See also about Jewish names.
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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.
PINHAS פִּינְחָס m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew פִּינְחָס (see PINCHAS).
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. 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]
RAFAEL רָפָאֵל m Spanish, Portuguese, German, Hungarian, Slovene, Hebrew
Form of RAPHAEL in various languages.
RANI (2) רָנִּי m Hebrew
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".
RAVID רָבִיד m & f Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAZ רָז m & f Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZIELA רָזִיאֵלָה f Hebrew (Rare)
Feminine form of RAZIEL.
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, singing" in Hebrew.
RINAT (2) רִינָת f Hebrew
Variant of RINA (2).
RIVA רִיבָה f Hebrew
Diminutive of RIVKA.
RIVKA רִיבְקָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of REBECCA.
ROI (2) רוֹעִי m Hebrew
Means "my shepherd" in Hebrew.
ROMI רוֹמִי f Hebrew
Means "my height, my exaltation" 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
Form of RUTH (1) in several languages.
SAAR (2) סַעַר m Hebrew
Means "storm" in Hebrew.
SAGI שָׂגִיא m Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime" in Hebrew.
SAGIT שָׂגִית f Hebrew
Feminine form of SAGI.
SAPIR סַפִּיר f Hebrew
Means "sapphire" in Hebrew.
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]
SARIT שָׂרִית f Hebrew
Hebrew diminutive of SARAH.
SHACHAR שַׁחַר f & m Hebrew
Means "dawn" in Hebrew.
SHAHAR שַׁחַר f & m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁחַר (see SHACHAR).
SHAI שַׁי m & f Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai) meaning "gift" or else a Hebrew diminutive of ISAIAH.
SHAKED שָׁקֵד f & m Hebrew
Means "almond" in Hebrew.
SHALEV שָׁלֵו m & f Hebrew
Means "calm, tranquil" in Hebrew.
SHALOM שָׁלוֹם m Hebrew
Means "peace" in Hebrew.
SHAMIRA שָׁמִירָה f Hebrew
Means "guardian, protector" in Hebrew.
SHANI (1) שָׁנִי f & m Hebrew
Means "red, scarlet" in Hebrew.
SHAUL שָׁאוּל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SAUL.
SHAY (2) שַׁי m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שַׁי (see SHAI).
SHIFRA שִׁפְרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIMON שִׁמְעוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SIMEON (and SIMON (1)).
SHIMSHON שִׁמְשׁוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMSON.
SHIR (1) שִׁיר f Hebrew
Means "song" in Hebrew.
SHIRA שִׁירָה f Hebrew
Means "singing" in Hebrew.
SHIRI שׁירי f Hebrew
Means "my song" in Hebrew.
SHIRLI שִׁירְלִי f Hebrew
Means "song for me" in Hebrew.
SHLOMIT שְׁלוֹמִית f Hebrew
Means "peaceful" in Hebrew.
SHLOMO שְׁלֹמֹה m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUEL שְׁמוּאֵל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHOSHANA שׁוֹשַׁנָּה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMIT שׁוּלַמִּית f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMITH שׁוּלַמִּית f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שׁוּלַמִּית (see SHULAMIT).
SIGAL סִיגָל f Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT סִיגָלִית f Hebrew
Variant of SIGAL.
SIMCHA שִׂמְחָה f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy" in Hebrew.
SMADAR סְמָדַר f Hebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
STAV סתָו, סתיו f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
TAHEL תָּהֶל f Hebrew
Means "you will shine" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
TAL טַל m & f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALI טַלִי f Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
TALIA (1) טַלְיָה, טַלְיָא f Hebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew, from טַל (tal) meaning "dew" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God.
TALYA טַלְיָה, טַלְיָא f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טַלְיָה or טַלְיָא (see TALIA (1)).
TAM (2) תָּם m & f Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
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.
TAMIR תָּמִיר m Hebrew
Means "tall" in Hebrew.
TEHILA תְּהִלָּה f Hebrew
Means "praise" in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal) meaning "to praise, to shine".
TIKVA תִּקְוָה f Hebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TIRTZA תִּרְצָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOM (2) תּוֹם, תָּם m & f Hebrew
Means "the end, innocence, simplicity" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be an alternate transcription of תָּם (see TAM (2)).
TOMER תּוֹמֶר m Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOVA (1) טוֹבָה f Hebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVAH טוֹבָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew טוֹבָה (see TOVA (1)).
TOVIA טוֹבִיָּה m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TSILA צִלָּה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִלָּה (see TZILA).
TUVYA טוּבִיָה m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZAFRIR צַפְרִיר m Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZILA צִלָּה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZION צִיוֹן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPORA צִפּוֹרָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIPORAH צִפּוֹרָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צִפּוֹרָה (see TZIPPORAH).
TZIPPORAH צִפּוֹרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVIA צִבְיָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYA צִבְיָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYA צוֹפִיָה f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFIT צוּפִית f Hebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVI צְבִי m Hebrew
Means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
TZVIA צְבִיָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of TZVI.
UDI אוּדִי m Hebrew
Diminutive of EHUD.
URI אוּרִי m Biblical, Biblical Latin, Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIA אוּרִיָה m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of URIAH, also used as a feminine name.
URIEL אוּרִיאֵל m Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) meaning "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.
UZI עוּזִי m Hebrew
Variant of UZZI.
UZZI עֻזִּי m Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power" in Hebrew. This is the name of several minor characters in the Old Testament.
VARDA וַרְדָה f Hebrew
Diminutive of VERED.
VARDAH וַרְדָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew וַרְדָה (see VARDA).
VERED וֶרֶד f Hebrew
Means "rose" in Hebrew.
YAAKOV יַעֲקֹב m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACOB.
YAARA יַעֲרָה f Hebrew
Means "honeycomb" and "honeysuckle" in Hebrew.
YACHIN יָכִין m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JACHIN.
YACHNA יַחְנָא f Hebrew
Perhaps a feminine form of YACHIN.
YAEL יָעֵל f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAEL.
YAEN יָעֵן f Hebrew
Means "ostrich" in Hebrew.
YAFA יָפָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפָה (see YAFFA).
YAFE יָפֶה m & f Hebrew
Variant and masculine form of YAFFA.
YAFFA יָפָה f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew יָפֶה (yafeh) meaning "beautiful".
YAFFE יָפֶה m & f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
YAIR יָאִיר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew, Spanish (Latin American)
Hebrew form of JAIR, as well as a Spanish variant.
YAKIRA יַקִירָה f Hebrew
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
YAKOV יַעֲקֹב m Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and an alternate transcription of Hebrew יַעֲקֹב (see YAAKOV).
YANIV יָנִיב m Hebrew
Means "he will prosper" in Hebrew.
YARDEN יַרְדֵן m & f Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORDAN.
YARDENA יַרְדֵנָה f Hebrew
Hebrew feminine form of JORDAN.
YARON יָרוֹן m Hebrew
Means "to sing, to shout" in Hebrew.
YARONA יָרוֹנָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of YARON.
YECHEZKEL יְחֶזְקֵאל m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of EZEKIEL.
YECHIEL יְחִיאֵל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHIEL יְחִיאֵל m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יְחִיאֵל (see YECHIEL).
YEHONATAN יְהוֹנָתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHOSHUA יְהוֹשֻׁעַ m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHUDA יְהוּדָה m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of YEHUDAH.
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.
YEMIMA יְמִימָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEMIMA.
YESHAYAHU יְשַׁעְיָהוּ m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YISHAI יִשַׁי m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRAEL יִשְׂרָאֵל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISSAKHAR יִשָּׂשׁכָר m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISSACHAR.
YITZHAK יִצְחָק m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ISAAC. This was the name of two recent Israeli prime ministers.
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.
YONATAN יוֹנָתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JONATHAN.
YONI יוֹני m Hebrew
Diminutive of YONATAN.
YONINA יוֹנִינָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YONIT יוֹנִית f Hebrew
Feminine form of YONAH.
YORAM יוֹרָם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JORAM.
YOSEF יוֹסֵף m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSEPH.
YUVAL יוּבָל m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JUBAL. It is used as a masculine and feminine name in modern Hebrew.
ZAHARA זָהֳרָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of ZOHAR.
ZEEV זְאֵב m Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZEV זְאֵב m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew זְאֵב (see ZEEV).
ZIPPORAH צִפּוֹרָה f Biblical, 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.
ZIV זִיו m & f Hebrew
Means "bright, radiant" in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ZIVA זִיוָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ZIVIT זִיוִית f Hebrew
Feminine form of ZIV.
ZOHAR זֹהַר m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZVI צְבִי m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צְבִי (see TZVI).