Jewish Names

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MELECH מֶלֶך m Biblical, 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) מֶלֶך m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֶלֶך (see MELECH).
MENACHEM מְנַחֵם m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MENAHEM.
MENAHEM מְנַחֵם m Biblical, Hebrew
From the Hebrew name מְנַחֵם (Menachem) meaning "comforter". This was the name of a king of Israel, appearing in the Old Testament. His reign was noted for its brutality.
MENASHE מְנַשֶּׁה m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of MANASSEH.
MENDEL מֶנְדְל, מענדל m Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM.
MENUHA מְנוּחָה f Hebrew
Means "tranquility" in Hebrew.
MERAV מֵרַב f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MERAB (1).
MESHULAM מְשֻׁלָּם m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of MESHULLAM.
MEYER מֵאִיר m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מֵאִיר (see MEIR). It also coincides with a German surname meaning "mayor, leader".
MICHAL (2) מִיכַל f Biblical, 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.
MIKHAEL מִיכָאֵל m Hebrew, Biblical Greek
Modern Hebrew form of MICHAEL, as well as a variant Greek transcription.
MIRELE מירעלע f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of MIRIAM.
MIRIAM מִרְיָם f Hebrew, 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) מִירוֹן m Hebrew
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.
MOISHE משה m Yiddish
Yiddish form of MOSES.
MOR מוֹר f & m Hebrew
Means "myrrh" in Hebrew.
MORAN מוֹרָן f & m Hebrew
Means "viburnum shrub" in Hebrew.
MORDECAI מָרְדֳּכַי, מָרְדְּכַי m Biblical, 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.
MORDECHAI מָרְדֳּכַי, מָרְדְּכַי m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew מָרְדֳּכַי or מָרְדְּכַי (see MORDECAI).
MOSES מֹשֶׁה m English, Jewish, Biblical, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name מֹשֶׁה (Mosheh) which is most likely derived from Egyptian mes meaning "son", but could also possibly mean "deliver" in Hebrew. The meaning suggested in the Old Testament of "drew out" from Hebrew משה (mashah) is probably an invented etymology (see Exodus 2:10). The biblical Moses was drawn out of the Nile by the pharaoh's daughter and adopted into the royal family, at a time when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. With his brother Aaron he demanded the pharaoh release the Israelites, which was only done after God sent ten plagues upon Egypt. Moses led the people across the Red Sea and to Mount Sinai, where he received the Ten Commandments from God. After 40 years of wandering in the desert the people reached Canaan, the Promised Land, but Moses died just before entering it.... [more]
MOSHE מֹשֶׁה m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MOSES.
MOSS m English (Archaic), Jewish
Medieval form of MOSES.
MOTEL מאָטל m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI. This is the name of a character in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964).
MOTKE מאָטקע m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECAI.
NAAMA נַעֲמָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NAAMAH.
NACHUM נַחוּם m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAHUM.
NADAV נָדָב m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NADAB.
NAFTALI נַפְתָלִי m Biblical Hebrew, Hebrew
Hebrew form of NAPHTALI.
NAHAL נַחַל f Hebrew
Means "stream" in Hebrew.
NAOMI (1) נָעֳמִי f English, 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]
NATAN נָתָן m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of NATHAN.
NATHAN נָתָן m English, 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]
NAVA נָאוָה f Hebrew
Means "beautiful" in Hebrew.
NESSA (2) f Hebrew (Rare)
Means "miracle" in Hebrew.
NETA נֶטַע f & m Hebrew
Means "plant, shrub" in Hebrew.
NETANEL נְתַנְאֵל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of NATHANAEL.
NETTA (2) נֶטַע f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew נֶטַע (see NETA).
NILI נִילִי f Hebrew
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.
NIR נִיר m Hebrew
Means "plowed field" in Hebrew.
NISSA נִסָה f Hebrew
Means "sign" in Hebrew.
NITZA נִצָה f Hebrew
Strictly feminine variant of NITZAN.
NITZAN נִצָן m & f Hebrew
Means "flower bud" in Hebrew.
NIV נִיב m Hebrew
Means either "speech, expression" or "fang, tusk" in Hebrew.
NOA (1) נוֹעָה f Hebrew, Biblical
Modern Hebrew form of NOAH (2), as well as a form used in some English versions of the Old Testament.
NOACH נֹחַ, נוֹחַ m Hebrew, Dutch, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew and Dutch form of NOAH (1).
NOAM נוֹעַם m & f Hebrew
Means "pleasantness" in Hebrew. A famous bearer is Noam Chomsky (1928-), an American linguist and philosopher.
NOGA נֹגַה f & m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew transcription of NOGAH, usually used as a feminine name.
NOSSON נתן m Yiddish
Yiddish form of Natan (see NATHAN).
NOY נוֹי f & m Hebrew
Means "beauty" in Hebrew.
NOYA נוֹיָה f Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew נוֹי (noi) meaning "beauty".
NURIT נוּרִית f Hebrew
Means "buttercup flower" in Hebrew (genus Ranunculus).
ODELIA (2) אוֹדֶלְיָה f Hebrew
Means "I will thank YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is a modern Hebrew name probably inspired by ODELIA (1).
OFEK אוֹפֶק m Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew.
OFER עֹפֶר m Hebrew
Means "fawn" in Hebrew. This makes it a modern variant of the Classical Hebrew name Ophrah.
OFIR אוֹפִיר m & f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OPHIR. In modern times it is also used as a feminine name.
OFIRA אוֹפִירָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of OFIR.
OFRA עָפְרָה m & f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of OPHRAH. Originally it was a masculine name, but it is now used for females too.
OMER עֹמֶר m & f Hebrew
Means "sheaf of wheat" in Hebrew.
OMRI עָמְרִי m Biblical, 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.
OR אוֹר m & f Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORA (2) אוֹרָה f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of OR.
ORAH אוֹרָה f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרָה (see ORA (2)).
OREL אוֹרְאֵל m Hebrew
Means "light of God" in Hebrew.
OREN אֹרֶן m Hebrew
Means "pine tree" in Hebrew.
ORI אוֹרִי m & f Hebrew
Means "my light" in Hebrew.
ORIT אוֹרִית f Hebrew
Means "light" in Hebrew.
ORLI אוֹרְלִי f Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
ORLY אוֹרְלִי f Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew אוֹרְלִי (see ORLI).
ORNA (2) אָרְנָה f Hebrew
Feminine form of OREN.
OSHER אוֹשֶׁר, אֹשֶׁר m Hebrew
Means "happiness" in Hebrew.
OSHRAT אוֹשֶׁרַת, אֹשֶׁרַת f Hebrew
Feminine form of OSHER.
OVADIA עֹבַדְיָה m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of OBADIAH.
OVED עוֹבֵד m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of OBED.
OZ (2) עוֹז m Hebrew
Means "strength" in Hebrew.
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.
PERELE פּערעלע f Yiddish (Rare)
Variant of PERLE.
PERETZ פֶּרֶץ m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of PEREZ.
PERLE פּערלע f French, Yiddish
French and Yiddish cognate of PEARL. It is also used as a Yiddish vernacular form of Margaret.
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]
RAISA (2) רײזאַ f Yiddish
From Yiddish רױז (roiz) meaning "rose".
RAISEL רײזל f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of RAISA (2).
RANI (2) רָנִּי m Hebrew
From Hebrew רַן (ran) meaning "to sing".
RAVID רָבִיד m & f Hebrew
Means "ornament, necklace" in Hebrew.
RAYNA (2) רײנאַ f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish רײנאַ (see REINA (2)).
RAZ רָז m & f Hebrew
Means "secret" in Hebrew.
RAZIELA רָזִיאֵלָה f Hebrew (Rare)
Feminine form of RAZIEL.
REINA (2) רײנאַ f Yiddish
Derived from Yiddish רײן (rein) meaning "clean, pure".
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.
RIFKA ריפֿקאַ f Yiddish
Yiddish variant of RIVKA.
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.
ROCHEL רחל f Yiddish
Yiddish form of RACHEL.
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".
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.
SAMUEL שְׁמוּאֵל m English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Jewish, Biblical
From the Hebrew name שְׁמוּאֵל (Shemu'el) which could mean either "name of God" or "God has heard". As told in the Books of Samuel in the Old Testament, Samuel was the last of the ruling judges. He led the Israelites during a period of domination by the Philistines, who were ultimately defeated in battle at Mizpah. Later he anointed Saul to be the first king of Israel, and even later anointed his successor David.... [more]
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.
SAUL שָׁאוּל m Biblical, Jewish, Biblical Latin
From the Hebrew name שָׁאוּל (Sha'ul) which meant "asked for, prayed for". This was the name of the first king of Israel, as told in the Old Testament. Before the end of his reign he lost favour with God, and after a defeat by the Philistines he was succeeded by David as king. In the New Testament, Saul was the original Hebrew name of the apostle Paul.
SELIG סעליג m Yiddish (Rare)
Variant of ZELIG.
SENDER סנדר, סענדער m Yiddish
Yiddish form of ALEXANDER.
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.
SHAINA שײנאַ f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שײנאַ (see SHAYNA).
SHAINDEL שײנדל f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of SHAYNA.
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.
SHANA (2) שײנאַ f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שײנאַ (see SHAYNA).
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).
SHAYNA שײנאַ f Yiddish
From Yiddish שײן (shein) meaning "beautiful".
SHAYNAH שײנאַ f Yiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish שײנאַ (see SHAYNA).
SHEINE שײנע f Yiddish (Rare)
Variant of SHAYNA.
SHERAGA שְׁרַגָא m Jewish
Means "light, candle" in Aramaic.
SHIFRA שִׁפְרָה f Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of SHIPHRAH.
SHIMMEL שימל m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of SHIMON.
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.
SHPRINTZA שפּרינצאַ f Yiddish (Rare)
Variant of SHPRINTZE.
SHPRINTZE שפּרינצע f Yiddish (Rare)
Possibly a Yiddish form of ESPERANZA. This is the name of Tevye's fourth daughter in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on the late 19th-century Yiddish stories of Sholem Aleichem.
SHPRINTZEL שפּרינצל f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of SHPRINTZE.
SHRAGA שְׁרַגָא m Jewish
Alternate transcription of Hebrew שְׁרַגָא (see SHERAGA).
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.
SISEL סיסל f Yiddish (Rare)
Variant of ZISEL.
SMADAR סְמָדַר f Hebrew
Means "blossom" in Hebrew.
SOL (2) m Jewish
Short form of SOLOMON.
SOLLY m Jewish
Diminutive of SOLOMON.
SOLOMON שְׁלֹמֹה m Biblical, English, Jewish
From the Hebrew name שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomoh) which was derived from Hebrew שָׁלוֹם (shalom) meaning "peace". As told in the Old Testament, Solomon was a king of Israel, the son of David and Bathsheba. He was renowned for his wisdom and wealth. Towards the end of his reign he angered God by turning to idolatry. Supposedly, he was the author of the Book of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon.... [more]
SROEL שראָל m Yiddish (Rare)
Short form of YISROEL.
STAV סתָו, סתיו f & m Hebrew
Means "autumn" in Hebrew.
SURI שרה f Yiddish
Yiddish form of SARAH.
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".
TEVYE טבֿיה m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish form of TOBIAH. This is the name of the central character in stories written by the Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem in the late 19th century, as well as the later musical adaptation 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964).
TIKVA תִּקְוָה f Hebrew
Means "hope" in Hebrew.
TIRTZA תִּרְצָה f Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of TIRZAH.
TOIBA טױבאַ, טױבע f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish טױב (toib) meaning "dove".
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.
TZEITEL צײטל f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of SARAH. This is the name of Tevye's oldest daughter in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on Sholem Aleichem's stories from the late 19th century.
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) which meant "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).
VELVEL װעלװל m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "little wolf" in Yiddish, a diminutive of װאָלףֿ (volf) meaning "wolf". This is a vernacular form of Zeev.
VELVELA װעלװעלע f Yiddish (Rare)
Feminine form of VELVEL.
VERED וֶרֶד f Hebrew
Means "rose" in Hebrew.
WOLF m German, Jewish, English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.
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
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.
YANKEL יאַנקל m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
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.
YENTE יענטע, יענטאַ f Yiddish (Rare)
From French gentille meaning "noble, aristocratic". This is the name of a gossipy matchmaker in the musical 'Fiddler on the Roof' (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem. Due to the character, this name has also acquired the meaning "gossiper".
YENTL יענטל f Yiddish (Rare)
Diminutive of YENTE.
YESHAYAHU יְשַׁעְיָהוּ m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISAIAH.
YIDEL יודאל m Yiddish (Rare)
Alternate transcription of Yiddish יודאל (see YUDEL).
YISHAI יִשַׁי m Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of JESSE.
YISRAEL יִשְׂרָאֵל m Hebrew
Modern Hebrew form of ISRAEL.
YISROEL ישראל m Yiddish
Yiddish 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.
YOSSEL יאָסל m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JOSEPH.
YUDEL יודאל m Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JUDAH.
YUDES יודעס f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish short form of JUDITH.
YUTKE יוטקע f Yiddish (Rare)
Yiddish diminutive of JUDITH.
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.
ZALMAN זלמן m Yiddish
Yiddish variant of SOLOMON.
ZEEV זְאֵב m Hebrew
Means "wolf" in Hebrew.
ZELDA (1) זעלדאַ f Yiddish
Possibly a feminine form of ZELIG.
ZELDE זעלדע f Yiddish (Rare)
Possibly a feminine form of ZELIG.
ZELIG זליג, זעליג, זעליק m Yiddish
Means "blessed, happy" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Asher.
ZEV זְאֵב m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew זְאֵב (see ZEEV).
ZION צִיוֹן m Jewish, Biblical
From the name of a citadel which was in the center of Jerusalem. Zion is also used to refer to a Jewish homeland and to heaven.
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.
ZISEL זיסל f Yiddish (Rare)
From Yiddish זיס (zis) meaning "sweet".
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.
ZLOTA זלאָטאַ, זלאָטע f Jewish (Rare)
From Polish złoto "gold", used as translation of Yiddish Golda.
ZOHAR זֹהַר m & f Hebrew
Means "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.
ZUSA f Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet" in Yiddish.
ZUSMAN זוסמאַן m Yiddish (Rare)
Means "sweet man" in Yiddish.
ZVI צְבִי m Hebrew
Alternate transcription of Hebrew צְבִי (see TZVI).