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.
ADI (1)עֲדִיf & mHebrew
Means "jewel, 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲקִיבָא (see AKIVA).
AKIVAעֲקִיבָאmHebrew
From an Aramaic form of YAAKOV. Akiva (or Akiba) ben Joseph was a prominent 1st-century Jewish rabbi.
ALIYA (2)עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Means "ascent" in Hebrew, a derivative of עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend, to climb". This is also a Hebrew word referring to immigration to Israel.
ALIYAH (2)עֲלִיָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲלִיָּה (see ALIYA (2)).
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.
AMITAIאֲמִתַּיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of AMITTAI.
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.
AMRAMעַםְרָםmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "exalted nation" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Amram is the father of Moses.
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
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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see ARIEH).
ARIEHאַרְיֵהmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This is 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 or ARIEH.
ARYEHאַרְיֵהmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אַרְיֵה (see 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 transcription of ATHALIAH.
ATARAעֲטָרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew עֲטָרָה (see ATARAH).
ATARAHעֲטָרָהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "crown" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Atarah is a minor character, the wife of Jerahmeel.
AVIאֲבִיmHebrew
Means "my father" in Hebrew. It is also a diminutive of AVRAHAM or AVIRAM.
AVIAאֲבִיָהm & fHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIJAH.
AVIDANאֲבִידָןmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABIDAN.
AVIELאֲבִיאֵלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ABIEL.
AVIGAILאֲבִיגַיִלfHebrew
Modern 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
Modern Hebrew form of ABISHAI.
AVITALאֲבִיטָלfBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABITAL.
AVIVאֲבִיבm & fHebrew
Means "spring" in Hebrew.
AVIVAאֲבִיבָהfHebrew
Feminine variant of AVIV.
AVIYAאֲבִיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֲבִיָה (see AVIA).
AVNERאַבְנֵרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABNER.
AVRAHAMאַבְרָהָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAHAM.
AVRAMאַבְרָםmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ABRAM (1).
AYALאַיָּלmHebrew
Means "stag, male deer" in Hebrew.
AYALAאַיָּלָהfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer" in Hebrew.
AYELETאַיֶלֶתfHebrew
Means "doe, female deer, gazelle". 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵלָה (see ELA (3)).
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
Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BATYAHבַּתְיָהfHebrew
Hebrew variant of BITHIAH.
BERACHAבְּרָכָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew בְּרָכָה (see 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
CHANAחַנָּהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of HANNAH.
CHANAHחַנָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַנָּה (see CHANA).
CHAVAחַוָּהfHebrew
Hebrew form of EVE.
CHAYAחַיָהfHebrew
Feminine form of CHAYIM.
CHAYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Derived from the Hebrew word חַיִּים (chayyim) meaning "life". It has been used since medieval times.
CHAYYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
CHEN (2)חֵןm & fHebrew
Means "grace, charm" in Hebrew.
CHESEDחֶסֶדf & mHebrew
Means "kindness, goodness" in Hebrew.
DAFNAדַּףְנָהfHebrew
Means "laurel" in Hebrew, of Greek origin.
DALIA (3)דַּלְיָהfHebrew
Means "hanging branch" in Hebrew.
DALITדָּלִיתfHebrew
From Hebrew דָּלִיָּה (daliyyah) meaning "hanging branch".
DALYAדַּלְיָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דַּלְיָה (see DALIA (3)).
DAN (1)דָּןmBiblical, Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Means "he judged" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Dan 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]
DEKELדֶּקֶלmHebrew
Means "palm tree" in Hebrew.
DERORדְּרוֹרmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹר (see DROR).
DERORITדְּרוֹרִיתfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּרוֹרִית (see DRORIT).
DEVORAדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
DEVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of DEBORAH.
DIKLAדִּקְלָהm & fHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דִּקְלָה (see 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.
DVORAדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
DVORAHדְּבוֹרָהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew דְּבוֹרָה (see DEVORAH).
EDENעֵדֶןf & mHebrew, English (Modern)
Possibly from Hebrew עֵדֶן ('eden) meaning "pleasure, delight", or perhaps derived from Sumerian 𒂔 (edin) meaning "plain". According to 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
Hebrew form of ETHAN.
ELA (3)אֵלָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ELAH, usually used as 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.
ELIYAאֵלִיָהmHebrew
Modern Hebrew variant form of ELIJAH.
ELIYAHUאֵלִיָּהוּmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ELIJAH.
ELKANעֶלְקָןmHebrew
Variant of ELKANAH.
ELKE (2)fHebrew
Feminine form of ELKANAH.
ELONאֵילוֹןmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "oak tree" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament this was the name of one of the ruling judges of the Israelites.
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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אֵיתָן (see 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.
GAIגַּיְאmHebrew
Means "valley, ravine" in Hebrew.
GAL (1)גַּלf & mHebrew
Means "wave" in Hebrew.
GALIAגַּלְיָהfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GALITגַּלִיתfHebrew
Variant of GAL (1).
GAVRIELגַּבְרִיאֵלmHebrew
Hebrew form of GABRIEL.
GEFENגֶּפֶןfHebrew
Means "grape vine" in Hebrew.
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.
GIDONגִּדְעוֹןmHebrew
Modern 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.
GUY (2)גַּיְאmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew גַּיְא (see GAI). This is the more common transcription.
HADARהָדָרf & mHebrew
Means "splendour, glory" in Hebrew.
HADASהֲדַסfHebrew
Means "myrtle tree" in Hebrew.
HADASAהֲדַסָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֲדַסָּה (see HADASSAH).
HADASSAHהֲדַסָּהfBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
From Hebrew הֲדַס (hadas) meaning "myrtle tree". In the Old Testament this is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.
HAGITחַגִּיתfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of HAGGITH.
HAIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
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 Bible this word is applied to the altar in the temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 43:15).
HAVAחַוָּהfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַוָּה (see CHAVA).
HAYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
HAYYIMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
HEBELהֶבֶלmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew הֶבֶל (see 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.
HODIAהוֹדִיָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of HODIAH.
HYAMחַיִּיםmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew חַיִּים (see CHAYIM).
IDANעִידָןmHebrew
Means "era" in Hebrew.
IDOעִידּוֹmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of IDDO.
ILAIעִילַיmBiblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Possibly from the Hebrew root עָלָה ('alah) meaning "to ascend". In the Old Testament this is the name of one of King David's mighty men.
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 flower" in Hebrew.
ITAIאִתַּי, אִיתַיmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ITHAI.
ITAMARאִיתָמָרmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ITHAMAR.
ITZHAKיִץְחָקmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יִץְחָק (see YITZHAK).
IYOVאִיּוֹבmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of JOB.
JAFFEיָפֶהm & fHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָפֶה (see YAFE).
JARON (1)יָרוֹןmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew יָרוֹן (see 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew כִּנֶּרֶת (see KINNERET).
KINNERETכִּנֶּרֶתfHebrew
From the name of a 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 be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". 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 younger sister Rachel, who he preferred. Leah later offered Jacob her handmaid Zilpah in order for him to conceive more children.... [more]
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.
LIBIלִיבִּיfHebrew
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 "a 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
Modern Hebrew transcription of MATTAN.
MATTITYAHUמַתִּתְיָהוּmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MATTHEW.
MAYA (3)מַיָּהfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew מַיִם (mayim) meaning "water".
MAYTALמֵיטַלfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵיטַל (see 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֶלֶך (see 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
Modern Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENUHAםְנוּחָהfHebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAVמֵרַבfHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULAMםְשֻׁלָּםmHebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of MESHULLAM.
MEYERמֵאִירmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵאִיר (see MEIR). It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MICHAL (2)מִיכַלfBiblical, Hebrew
Possibly means "brook" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of 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.
MIKHAELמִיכָאֵלmHebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of MICHAEL, as well as a variant Greek transcription.
MIRIAMמִרְיָםfHebrew, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
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 (alongside Mary) 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.
MORDECAIמָרְדֳּכַי, מָרְדְּכַיmBiblical, 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.
MORDECHAIמָרְדֳּכַי, מָרְדְּכַיmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מָרְדֳּכַי or מָרְדְּכַי (see MORDECAI).
MOSHEמֹשֶׁהmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
NAAMAנַעֲמָהfHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NACHUMנַחוּםmBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAVנָדָבmHebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAFTALIנַףְתָלִיmBiblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAPHTALI.
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.
NETANELןְתַןְאֵלmHebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
NETTA (2)נֶטַעfHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew נֶטַע (see 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
Modern Hebrew form of NOAH (2), as well as a form used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
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
Modern Hebrew transcription of NOGAH, usually used as a feminine name.
NOYנוֹיf & mHebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYAנוֹיָהfHebrew
Derived from Hebrew נוֹי (noi) meaning "beauty".
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
Modern Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OMERעֹמֶרm & fHebrew
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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרָה (see 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
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרְלִי (see ORLI).
ORNA (2)אָרְנָהfHebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
OSHERאֹשֶׁרmHebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OVADIAעֹבַדְיָהmHebrew
Modern 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.
PINHASפִּיןְחָסmHebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew פִּיןְחָס (see PINCHAS).