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LOTAN m & f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Place name in Israel, derived from the name Lot (1)
, which means "hidden" or "covering, veil" in Hebrew. Lotan ben Seir was a descendant of the tribe of the Seir tribe, descendants of Esau
, who settled in the northern region.
LOTEM f & m Hebrew
Means "cistus" in Hebrew. The cistus is a type of mountain flower that grows mainly in northern Israel, also known as rockrose.
MAGAL m Hebrew
Magal is a name of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Magal is "scythe".
MAHALALEL m Hebrew
Means "praise of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Mahalalel was the great-great-grandson of Adam
and great-great-great-grandfather of Noah
. His father was Kenan
and his son was Jared
MAHERSHALALHASHBAZ m Biblical, Hebrew, English (Puritan)
From the Hebrew name מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז (Maher-shalal-hash-baz
) which is variously interpreted as meaning "quick to plunder and swift to spoil" or "he has made haste to the plunder!" It is a prophetic name or title which occurs in Isaiah 8:1 in the Old Testament and is a reference to the impending plunder of Samaria and Damascus by the king of Assyria.... [more]
MAI f & m Hebrew (Modern)
Popular name in Israel (mostly for girls), it is came from the name of the month of May (the fifth).
MALCHIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "my king is God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew malákh
"to rule" combined with el
"God". In other words, this name is a cognate of Elimelech
. A known bearer of this name was Malchiel Gruenwald (1881-1958), an Israeli hotelier who became publicly known in 1953, when he accused an Israeli government employee of having been involved in the Holocaust.
MARGHANITA f Hebrew
Hebrew. The name of famous British writer Marghanita Laski, whose father, a lawyer and Zionist leader, named her after the scarlet pimpernel flower he had seen growing in the land of Israel.
MATYIKO m Hebrew
The first part, Maty, being short for Matthew which means "Gift of Yahweh".... [more]
MAY f & m Hebrew (Modern)
Popular name in Israel (mostly for girls), it is came from the name of the month of May (the fifth).... [more]
MAYIM f Hebrew (Rare), Jewish (Rare)
From the Hebrew word מַיִם (máyim)
meaning "water". In the case of Jewish-American actress Mayim Bialik (1975-), the name originated from a mispronunciation of the name Miriam
(the name of her great-grandmother).
MAZAL-TOB m & f Hebrew
Possible variation of mazel-tov, meaning "good luck; congratulations."
MEIRAN m & f Hebrew (Modern)
This name has some meanings: the first is "Happiness from God" (written: מירן), and the second is "joyful water" (written: מי-רן), from the Hebrew word mei
(like in Meital
), and the name Ran
METHUSHAEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "man of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew math
"man, mankind" and el
"God". In the bible, this was the name of a descendant of Cain
MILI f Hebrew (Modern)
Means "who for me?" (combination of the word mi
which means "who" and the name Li (2)
) and came from the phrase "?אם אין אני לי, מי לי" which means "If I'm not for myself, who will be for me?"... [more]
MILIAH f Hebrew
Miliah is a form of the Hebrew and Indian Malka.
MORI m & f Hebrew
Means "my teacher" in Hebrew, also diminutive of Mor
, which means "myrrh".
MORIEL m & f Hebrew
Combination of the names Mori
means "God is my teacher" in Hebrew.
NACHSHON m Biblical, Hebrew
Apparently means "diviner" in Hebrew. However, I found a source that claims it is derived from Hebrew nachash
"serpent, snake". Nachshon appears in the Bible as the brother-in-law of Aaron
, and the prince of the tribe of Judah
, who was the first Jew to enter the Red Sea before it split (Exodus 6:23).
NAHSHON m Hebrew
Nahshon (Hebrew: נַחְשׁוֹן) or Naḥshon ben ʿAmminadabh (נחשון בן עמינדב; "Nahshon son of Aminadav") was a prominent leader of the ancient Israelites during the The Exodus. He was, according to the Book of Exodus, the son of Amminadab; descendant in the fifth generation of Judah, brother-in-law of Aaron1
and an important figure in the Hebrew's Passage of the Red Sea which according to the Jewish Midrash he initiated by walking in head-deep until the sea split... [more]
NATANYA m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "gift of God" in Hebrew. In the Bible, Nethaniah was one of the Levites sent by King Jehoshaphat to teach the Law of the Lord to the people of Judah.
NAVEH m & f Hebrew
This name has some meanings: The first is "beautiful" (from the name Nava
). And the second is "oasis" (from the name Neveh
NECHAMA f Hebrew
Means "comfort, consolation" in Hebrew (compare Nehemiah
). Traditionally given to babies born around Tisha B'av.
NEGEV m & f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
The Negev is the southern region of the land of Israel, desert area with a lot of sand, during the day it is very hot, and at night it is very cold. ... [more]
NERA f Croatian, Hebrew
Feminine form of Ner
. It also means "candle" in Hebrew (hence may be given to girls born during Hanukkah).
NESYA f Hebrew (Modern)
Combination of the name Nes
with the letters יה (which are part of the name of God) means "Miracle of God" in Hebrew.
NETALI f Hebrew
Means "my seedling" from Hebrew נֶטַע (neta)
"seedling, plant" (see Neta
) combined with לִי (li)
"for me, to me" or "I have". This is a modern Hebrew name often given to girls born on Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish Arbor Day or Holiday of Trees.
NEV m Hebrew
Short form of Yaniv
. A known bearer of this name is Yaniv "Nev" Schulman (b. 1984), an Israeli-American producer, actor and photographer.
NEVO m Hebrew
Mountain Nevo, a mountain mentioned in the Bible. Located in western Jordan, the mountain from which Moses
looked upon the earth before his death.
NISAN m Hebrew
Nisan is the first month in the Hebrew calendar.Probably the word "nisan" was taken from the language Akkadian,that it means blossom,because this month is in the spring season.
NISSAN m Hebrew
The seventh month of the Hebrew calendar and the first month of the ancient Hebrew calendar. The month of Pesach. The name was brought from the Babylonian exile and originates from the Akkadian word "Nisanu", from the Hebrew word for flower bud Nitzan
, which blossoms in spring.
NISSI f & m Hebrew
First used as a biblical term in Exodus. The full word being Jehovah-Nissi, and meaning "victorious" or "banner". Moses named the victory banner as such after defeating the Amalekites.
NITAY m Hebrew
The name first appeared in the Talmud Era. Nittai of Arbela was one of the Tannaim.
NITSA f Hebrew
The part of the plant from which the flower and fruit grow.
NOFAR f Hebrew
It comes from the name of an aquatic plant (nuphar). Used in Israel.
NOURIEL m Hebrew
Variant form of Nuriel
. A known bearer of this name is Nouriel Roubini, a Turkish-American businessman of Jewish descent.
NUPHAR f Hebrew
Nuphar is genus of aquatic plants in the family Nymphaeaceae, with a temperate to subarctic Northern Hemisphere distribution. Common names include water-lily (Eurasian species; shared with many other genera in the same family), pond-lily, alligator-bonnet or bonnet lily, and spatterdock (North American species).
NURI m Hebrew
Hebrew name meaning "My fire" or "Little fire".
NURIEL m Hebrew, Judeo-Christian Legend
Apparently means either "light of God" (compare Arabic Nur
) or "fire of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of an angel in the Zohar, a Kabbalistic text.
ODEM f Hebrew
Means "ruby" in Hebrew. (see Ruby
), or "red". Making it relative to Adam
or Shani (1)
. In the Modern Hebrew it means "lipstick".
ODEYA f Hebrew
Derived from a Hebrew phrase meaning "I will thank God", which is said to consist of Hebrew ode
"I will thank, praise" (compare the Hebrew name Odelia
) combined with Hebrew ya
OFRI f & m Hebrew
Means "my fawn" in Hebrew, from the name Ofer
means "fawn / young deer / gazelle".
ORIEL m & f Hebrew
Combination of the names Ori
means "My light is God", making it relative to Uriel
ORIN f & m Hebrew
Means "lights", from Aramaic origin.
ORIYA f Hebrew
Combination of the name Ori
with the letters יה (which are part of the name of God) means "My light is God" in Hebrew.
ORYAN f & m Hebrew
The word Oryan is from the Aramaic name "Bar Oriyan" which means "Educated In The Bible", this is also variant of the French name Oriane
OZER m Hebrew
From the Hebrew word for "helper" or "strength".
PAGIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "encounter with God" or "event of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew paga
"to encounter, to meet, to approach" combined with el
"God". In the bible, this is the name of a man from the tribe of Asher
PALTI m Hebrew
Means "my escape, my deliverance" in Hebrew.
PALTIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Means "God is my savior" or "deliverance of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew palat
"to deliver, to rescue, to escape" combined with el
"God". In the bible, this was the name of two Israelites.
PETHUEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Apparently means "God's opening" or "persuasion of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew pathah
"to open, to allure, to persuade" combined with el
"God". In the bible, this was the name of the father of the prophet Joel
PNINA f Biblical, Hebrew
Originally biblical (see Peninnah
); root and meaning unknown. In modern Hebrew, considered to be a translation of "pearl" (originally a near-homonym of the Hebrew word for "pearl").
PUAH f Hebrew, Egyptian Mythology
In the old testament, this was the name of one of the midwives who disobeyed Pharoah's orders to kill any Hebrew boys they delivered. Often seen alongside the name Shiphrah
PUTIEL m Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "contempt of God" or "afflicted of God" in Hebrew. In the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of Eleazar
RACHAMIM m Hebrew
Rachamim, Hebrew word for "mercy", which derives from the Hebrew word for womb, (rechem). Also means "compassionate".... [more]
RADDAI m Biblical, Hebrew
Possibly from Hebrew רָדָה (radah)
meaning "to beat down" or "to spread out". This name belonged to the fifth son of Jesse (according to 2 Chronicles 2:14).
RAFAL m Hebrew
The name Rafal is a Hebrew baby name. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Rafal is: God's healer.
RAN m Hebrew
Means "singing" or "(he) sang" in Hebrew (being the past tense masculine singular form of the verb לָרֹן laron
"to sing, utter joyful sounds").
REFAEL m Hebrew
From the Hebrew name Refa'el which means "God has healed". Popular name among Israelis.
REVAYA f Jewish, Hebrew
Means "overflowing, saturated" in Hebrew, from the element רָוָה (ravah
) "to be saturated, drink one's fill". A modern Hebrew word name.
REVITAL f Hebrew
Hebrew name, said to mean "saturated with dew", perhaps modeled on Avital
(see also Tal
). The first element is related to the Hebrew verb רָוָה (ravah)
"to drink one's fill".
RIMMON m & f Biblical, Hebrew
Means "pomegranate" in Hebrew. It occurs in the Old Testament belonging to "a man of the tribe of Benjamin at the time of King Saul" as well as two places and a Syrian deity (allegedly known as Ramanu
"the Thunderer" in Assyrian).
RIMONIT f Hebrew (Modern), Jewish (Modern)
Feminine version of the Hebrew word 'rimon', traditionally meaning pomegranate, used as a feminine name most common in Israel. Pomegranates have a special religious significance in Jewish tradition - they symbolise righteousness, fruitfulness, knowledge, learning, and wisdom... [more]
RISHARAH f Hebrew
Yeshua's (God) Strong/ powerful Warrior, Yeshua's (God) Justice and Liberty.
RISHON m Hebrew
Means "first" in Hebrew from the roots ר-א-ש (r-'-sh
) meaning "head; chief; beginning".
ROEE m Hebrew
Roee (רעי or רועי) means "my Sheppard" in Hebrew. It is derived from the old testament where it appears 25 times. the most famous quote is " יְהוָה רֹעִי, לֹא אֶחְסָר" (Psalms 23:1).
RONYA f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the name Ron (2)
and the letters ya (יה) (which are part of the name of God), the meaning is "Song of God" / "Joy of God".
SABBATAI m Hebrew, Jewish
Variant form of Shabbatai
. A bearer of this name was Sabbatai Zevi (1626-1676), the founder of the Jewish Sabbatean movement.