Ancient Hebrew Submitted Names

These names were used by the ancient Israelites. See also about Ancient Hebrew names.
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ABRIYAHfAncient Hebrew (Rare)
Means "one who loves God".
AHAZIAHmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "holds fast" or "held by God" depending on translation.
ALUEmAncient Hebrew
Alue is the Hebrew for Adored and has been given usually to the fairest male in the family origins for this name predate the bible and has been carried by word of mouth as a pet name.
AMMANmAncient Hebrew
The given name of the second son of Lot, (The Veil), by his younger daughter meaning "Son of my Race" or "Son of my People. The father of the Ammanites, (AKA Ammonites). ... [more]
ARBAmAncient Hebrew (Archaic)
Means "four" in Hebrew.
ARIYAHfAncient Hebrew
Ariyah means lioness of Yah (God). It is a Feminine form of the masculine biblical Hebrew name Arieh, Aryeh or Ariyeh, which means the lion of Yah (God). Simply put is is derived from two ancient Hebrew words together, Ari (lion), Yah (God)... [more]
ASAIAHmAncient Hebrew (Rare)
Biblical Reference.... [more]
AVIHUDmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "My Father is glorious" in reference to God.
AZAREELmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God helps."
AZRAILEmAncient Hebrew
Name meaning ... [more]
BATHSUAfAncient Hebrew
Means "daughter of abundance".... [more]
BELAm & fAncient Hebrew
Mentioned as another name for Zoar, (Zohar/Light), in Genesis 14:2.
CHUSHANm & fAncient Hebrew
Meaning "Kushite."
ELISAVm & fAncient Hebrew
Very old and rare Hebrew form of ELIZABETH. ELISHEVA is a more modern form of the same name and usually used for females.
ELISHAMAmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God hears."
ELPALETmAncient Hebrew
Means "God delivers" in Hebrew.
EMETm & fAncient Hebrew, English
Means "truth" in Hebrew.
EPHRONmAncient Hebrew
Means "small deer" in Hebrew.
GERARm & fAncient Hebrew
Also Gerara, (LXX). Name of the land in which Abimelech dwelt. Genesis 20:2.
HARIMmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "with pierced nose." May also mean "destroyed" or "dedicated to God" depending on your source.
HOSAmAncient Hebrew
Meaning, "as many" or "all."
HOSHAMAmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God hears."
JAHDIELmAncient Hebrew
Means "God gladdens" in Hebrew.
JANAImAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God answers."
JASIELm & fBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew
A biblical name meaning "whom God made" (asah to make or do + 'el God). Jaasiel was a warrior mentioned in 1 Chronicles 11:47 among the "valiant men of the armies" (1 Chronicles 11:26) under David. Also said to be a "hero of David" (Brown-Driver-Briggs)... [more]
JEHALEELmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God is praised."
JEHDEIAHmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God gladdens."
JEHOAHAZmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God holds fast." Diminutive is Ahaz.
JERAHMEELmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "God has mercy," "He will obtain mercy of God," "God pities," or "May God have compassion" depending on the source.
JOEZERmAncient Hebrew
Meaning "Yahweh is help."
MAACAHm & fBiblical Hebrew, Ancient Hebrew
Means "bruised, crushed" in Hebrew, from the verb מָעַך (māʿaḵ or ma'ach, ma'akh) "to press, to squeeze". This name was borne by both men and women in the Bible: one male example is Maacah, the fourth son of Nahor and his concubine Reumah (Genesis 22:24); a female example is Queen Maacah, one of the wives of King David and mother of Avshalom and Tamar (1 Chronicles 3:3).
MAMREmAncient Hebrew
The name of an Amorite ally of Abraham, owner of some famous great trees at or near Hebron.
NAHASHm & fJewish, Ancient Hebrew
Means "snake" in Hebrew, from the vocabulary noun נָחָשׁ (nachash or nāḥāš).... [more]
NEHORAIm & fHebrew, Ancient Hebrew
From the Aramaic root nehora, meaning "light". Rabbi Nehorai was the name of one of the Tannaim.
QESHETf & mAncient Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew transcription of Keshet.
RAUSHANNAfAncient Hebrew
Meaning, "Splendid One."
RAZILIfAncient Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew name meaning "the Lord's secret."
SALAMPSIOfAncient Hebrew (Hellenized)
Hellenized form of the Hebrew name Shalom-zion "peace of Zion". The name "Shalom Zion" was used by the Judean royal family in the Roman period and is variously modified in rabbinical literature... [more]
SARA'ELfAncient Hebrew (Rare)
Sara'el is a female given name meaning, "Princess of God" in Hebrew.
SHAPHATmAncient Hebrew
Means "God judges" in Hebrew.
SHELOMITHfAncient Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
In the Bible she was a daughter of Dibri of the house of Dan.
SHELUMIELmAncient Hebrew, Hebrew (Archaic)
Numbers 1:6 mentions that Shelumiel is the son of Zurishaddai the Simeonite. It means "Peace of God" in Hebrew, derived from Hebrew word, שָׁלוֹם (shalom) "peace, welfare, wholeness" combined with the word אֵל (El), which means "God".
SHEMAImAncient Hebrew
Means "hear" or "listen", from the Hebrew shema. See Shemaiah.
TAVIm & fAncient Hebrew
Means "good" in Hebrew.
ULLAmAncient Hebrew
An Asherite mentioned in 1 Chronicles 7:39 in the Bible.
YONOTONmAncient Hebrew
Contracted form of Yehonatan.
ZACHRIELmAncient Hebrew (Rare)
The Angel of Memory in all three of the main Abrahamic faiths.