Hebrew Names

These names are used by Hebrew speakers. See also about Jewish names.
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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.
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
Variant transcription of SHACHAR.
SHAI   שַׁי   m   Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shay) 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
Variant transcription of 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 "poetry" or "singing" in Hebrew.
SHIRI   שׁירי   f   Hebrew
Means "my song" in Hebrew.
SHLOMIT   שְׁלוֹמִית   f   Hebrew
Means "peaceful" in Hebrew.
SHLOMO   שְׁלֹמֹה   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SOLOMON.
SHMUEL   שְׁמוּאֵל   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of SAMUEL.
SHOSHANA   שׁוֹשַׁנָּה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHOSHANNAH.
SHOSHANNAH   שׁוֹשַׁנָּה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SUSANNA.
SHULAMIT   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMITH   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMIT   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHULAMMITE.
SHULAMMITE   שׁוּלַמִּית   f   Hebrew, Biblical
Derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace". This name occurs in the Song of Songs in the Old Testament.
SIGAL   סִיגָל   f   Hebrew
Means "purple, violet" in Hebrew.
SIGALIT   סִיגָלִית   f   Hebrew
Means "violet flower" in Hebrew.
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.
TAL   טַל   m & f   Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew טַל (tal) meaning "dew".
TALI   טַלִי   f   Hebrew
Diminutive of TAL.
TALIA (1)   טַלְיָה, טַלְיָא   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TALYA.
TALYA   טַלְיָה, טַלְיָא   f   Hebrew
Means "dew from God" in Hebrew.
TAM (2)   תָּם   m & f   Hebrew
Means "honest, innocent" in Hebrew.
TAMAR   תָּמָר   f   Hebrew, Georgian, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "palm tree" 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.
TIKVA   תִּקְוָה   f   Hebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TIRTZAH   תִּרְצָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOM (2)   תּוֹם, תָּם   m & f   Hebrew
Means "the end" from Hebrew תּוֹם (tom). It can also be a variant transcription of TAM (2).
TOMER   תּוֹמֶר   m   Hebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
TOVA (1)   טוֹבָה   f   Hebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
TOVAH   טוֹבָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TOVA (1).
TOVIA   טוֹבִיָה   m & f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH, also used as a feminine form.
TSILA   צִלָּה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TZILA.
TUVYA   טוּבִיָה   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of TOBIAH.
TZAFRIR   צַפְרִיר   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZEPHYR.
TZILA   צִלָּה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZILLAH.
TZION   צִיוֹן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZION.
TZIPORA   צִפּוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPORAH   צִפּוֹרָה   f   Hebrew
Variant transcription of TZIPPORAH.
TZIPPORAH   צִפּוֹרָה   f   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ZIPPORAH.
TZIVIA   צִבְיָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZIVYA   צִבְיָה   f   Hebrew
Hebrew form of ZIBIAH.
TZOFIYA   צוֹפִיָה   f   Hebrew
Means "watching" in Hebrew.
TZUFIT   צוּפִית   f   Hebrew
Means "hummingbird" in Hebrew.
TZVI   צְבִי   m   Hebrew
Means "gazelle" 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 was the name of the father of Bezalel in the Old Testament.
URIEL   אוּרִיאֵל   m   Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name אוּרִיאֵל ('Uri'el) which meant "God is my light". Uriel was one of the seven archangels 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   עֻזִי   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.
UZZIEL   עֻזִּיאֵל   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "my power is God" 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
Variant transcription of 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   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
Variant transcription of 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
Variant transcription of YAFE.
YAIR   יָאִיר   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JAIR.
YAKIRA   יַקִירָה   f   Hebrew
Means "precious" in Hebrew.
YAKOV   יַעֲקֹב   m   Hebrew, Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of JACOB (or JAMES), and a Hebrew variant transcription of 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.
YEHIEL   יְחִיאֵל   m   Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHIEL.
YEHONATAN   יְהוֹנָתָן   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JEHONATHAN.
YEHOSHUA   יְהוֹשֻׁעַ   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JOSHUA.
YEHUDA   יְהוּדָה   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription 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
Original Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRA'EL   יִשְׂרָאֵל   m   Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Original Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
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
Original 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
Variant transcription of 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
Variant transcription of TZVI.
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