OSHER אוֹשֶׁר, אֹשֶׁר m & f Hebrew
RAANAN רַעֲנָן m Hebrew
Means "fresh, invigorating"
RACHEL רָחֵל f English, Hebrew, French, German, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name רָחֵל (Rachel)
. 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
RAVID רָבִיד m & f Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace"
RAZ רָז m & f Hebrew
REUBEN רְאוּבֵן m Biblical, Hebrew, English
Means "behold, a son"
in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the eldest son of Jacob
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
in Hebrew, making it a variant of the Biblical name Ruth
ROMI רוֹמִי f Hebrew
Means "my height, my exaltation"
ROTEM רוֹתֶם m & f Hebrew
From the name of a desert plant (species Retama raetam), possibly derived from Hebrew רְתֹם (retom)
meaning "to bind".
SAGI שָׂגִיא m Hebrew
Means "elevated, sublime"
SARA שָׂרָה f Greek, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Finnish, German, French, Dutch, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian, Polish, English, Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Bosnian, Biblical Greek
Form of SARAH
used in various languages.
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 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
SHAI שַׁי m & f Hebrew
Either from Hebrew שַׁי (Shai)
or else a Hebrew diminutive of ISAIAH
SIMCHA שִׂמְחָה f & m Hebrew
Means "happiness, joy"
SIVAN סִיוָן, סִיווָן f Hebrew
From the name of the ninth month of the Hebrew calendar (occurring in late spring). It was adopted from the Babylonian calendar, derived from Akkadian simānu
meaning "season, occasion".
STAV סתָו, סתיו f & m Hebrew
TAHEL תָּהֶל f Hebrew
Means "you will shine"
in Hebrew, from the root הָלַל (halal)
meaning "to praise, to shine".
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.
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.
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)
TZVI צְבִי m Hebrew
Means "gazelle, roebuck"
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.
VERED וֶרֶד f Hebrew
in Hebrew, originally a borrowing from an Iranian language.
YAARA יַעֲרָה f Hebrew
YANIV יָנִיב m Hebrew
Means "he will prosper"
YARON יָרוֹן m Hebrew
Means "to sing, to shout"
ZIV זִיו m & f Hebrew
Means "bright, radiant"
in Hebrew. This was the ancient name of the second month of the Jewish calendar.
ZOHAR זֹהַר m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance"