500 Hebrew Baby Name

Star of David on Hebrew writing

Hebrew names, passed down through generations, have biblical origins and special, powerful meanings. They are among popular names chosen by Jewish and non-Jewish parents alike. There are many online sources for finding and crosschecking the meanings of Hebrew names, such as HebrewName.org and BehindtheName.com. The following is a selection of traditional Hebrew names and their meanings that might help you choose a name for your baby.

A Through D Hebrew Names

  • Aaliyah - exalted, to ascend
  • Aaron - high mountain, or exalted
  • Abbott - father
  • Abdiel - servant of God
  • Abel - breath, vapor
  • Abi - my father's delight
  • Abijah - God is my father
  • Abira - my father is lofty
  • Abner - my father is luminous
  • Abra - mother of a multitude
  • Abraham - father of a multitude
  • Abram - father of many nations; father of elevation
  • Absalom - father of peace
  • Acacio - the Lord holds
  • Achazia - whom God holds
  • Ada - ornament
  • Adalya - I shall be drawn up to God
  • Adam - man of earth; human (kind); created by God; red
  • Adamina - daughter of the earth
  • Adara - noble
  • Addai - my ornament
  • Addo - happy; ornament
  • Adelaide - noble sort
  • Adena- delicate, gentle
  • Adie - ornament
  • Adlay - justice of God
  • Adley - judicious, just
  • Adnah - pleasure
  • Adonai - my Lord
  • Admon - red peony
  • Affra - ashes, dust or clay, loom
  • Ahab - father's brother
  • Ahava - water; I shall subsist
  • Ahmik - strength of God's flock
  • Ailsa - joy, joyful
  • Aliyah - to ascend, to go up
  • Aliza - joy
  • Alumit - girl or secret
  • Amaris - given by God
  • Amiel - the people of God
  • Amos - bearer of burden, troubled
  • Anke - grace
  • Annaliese - grace; devoted to God
  • Aram - exalted
  • Araminta - lofty
  • Arashel - strong; protected hill
  • Ardon - bronze
  • Arella - angel messenger
  • Ariel - lion of god
  • Ariella - lion of God
  • Armon - warrior
  • Arnon - rejoicing
  • Asa - doctor or tribal healer
  • Asenka - grace
  • Asher - happiness
  • Astera - flower
  • Atara - a crown or wreath
  • Avia - God is my father
  • Axel - peace of the father
  • Ayala - doe, female deer, gazelle
  • Ayla - oak tree
  • Azareel - God has helped
  • Bara - to choose
  • Baraq- flashes of lightning
  • Barnabas - son of the prophet
  • Barnaby - son of prophecy
  • Bartholomew - son of a farmer; furrow, hill
  • Baruch - blessed
  • Basha - daughter of God
  • Bathsheba - daughter of the oath; the seventh daughter
  • Benjamin - son of the right hand
  • Benson - right-hand son
  • Beryl - dazzling jewel
  • Bess - oath of God, or God is satisfaction
  • Beth - house of God, or oath of God
  • Bethany - house of poverty
  • Bethesda - merciful, or house of mercy
  • Bettina - oath of God, or God is satisfaction
  • Bracha - a blessing
  • Brighton - the one who is loved
  • Britt - the helpful one
  • Cain - acquire, possess; spear
  • Caleb - dog, bold
  • Carmel - a piece of vineyard, or garden
  • Carmen - field of fruit, song
  • Chaika - life
  • Chaim - life
  • Chanah - grace or favor
  • Chayim- life
  • Daba - kind words; swarm of bees
  • Dagan - earth, grain or corn
  • Daliya - a long branch
  • Damaris - gentle
  • Daniel - he that judges, God is my judge
  • Daniela - feminine of Daniel
  • Dara- the arm
  • Davan - beloved; derived from David
  • David - beloved, cherished
  • Davida - feminine of David
  • Davina - cherished
  • Daya - a bird of prey
  • Dayla - to draw water; branch or bough
  • Deborah - a bee
  • Delilah - delicate, weak
  • Dena - valley; vindicated
  • Dinah - judgment
  • Doron - gift, offering
  • Dov - bear

E Through H

  • Eben - stone
  • Ebenezer - foundation stone or rock of help
  • Eden - delight or place of pleasure
  • Edna - pleasure, delight, rejuvenation
  • Edria - mighty, powerful
  • Efrain - fertile
  • Eilis - God's oath; Jehovah is God
  • Eisig - he who laughs
  • Eleora - my God is my light
  • Eli - my God
  • Eliana - God has answered
  • Elias - Jehovah is God
  • Elijah - my God is Jehovah
  • Elior - my God is my light
  • Eleora - feminine of Elior
  • Elisabeth - my God is my oath, or God is satisfaction
  • Elisha - God is my salvation
  • Elkana - God bought
  • Ellen - light, mercy
  • Elliott - Jehovah is God
  • Else - God is my oath; from Elisabeth and Elisheba
  • Emmanuel - God is with us
  • Endorah - fountain
  • Enoch - dedicated, disciplined
  • Ephraim - fruitful, fertile
  • Eran - follower
  • Erzsebet - devoted to God
  • Esther - star
  • Etan - enduring, long-lived
  • Ethel -noble
  • Eva - life
  • Eve - life, the mother of all living; from the Hebrew, Chava
  • Evelina - life
  • Evelyn - life
  • Ezekiel - strength of God
  • Ezra - help, support
  • Fina - He shall add
  • Gabai = delight, adornment
  • Gabriel - God is my strength
  • Gabrielle - God is my strength
  • Gali - wave, mound
  • Galina - God shall redeem
  • Galya - hill of God
  • Gania - God's garden
  • Genesis - beginning
  • Gershon - exiled, foreign
  • Geva - hill
  • Gideon - feller or hewer; he that bruises or breaks
  • Gila - eternal joy, happiness
  • Hadara - glory; citrus fruits
  • Hadassa - myrtle
  • Hali - ornament, jewel, necklace, sea;
  • Hana - favor or grace
  • Hannah - favor, grace or merciful
  • Hanne - grace
  • Hansel - gift from God
  • Hava - to breathe or to live
  • Heba - gifted or gift of God
  • Hedia - voice of the Lord
  • Hedva - joy, happiness
  • Hiram - exaltation of life
  • Hosea - salvation, rescue
  • Hyman - life

I Through L

  • Ian - gift from God
  • Ichabod - without glory
  • Ideh - praise
  • Ilana - tree
  • Ilias - Jehovah is God
  • Ira - watchman
  • Isaac - laughter
  • Isabel - devoted to God
  • Isaiah - salvation of God
  • Israel - who prevails with God
  • Itzak - a form of Isaac, laughter
  • Iva - gift from God
  • Ivana - gift from God
  • Ivy - God's gift
  • Jacob - supplanter; to follow; held by the heel
  • Jacqueline - supplanter, or may God protect
  • Jada - knowing. wise
  • Jaden - Jehovah has heard
  • Jael - mountain goat; or he that ascends
  • Jaen = gift or grace of God
  • Jaine - gift from God
  • Jamee - supplanter, one who replaces
  • James - supplanter
  • Jamian - right hand of favor
  • Jane - gift from God
  • Janna - gift from God
  • Jardena - descender or flowing down
  • Jared - one who rules
  • Jarlath - a tributary lord
  • Jaron - singing, to cry out
  • Jason - healer
  • Jaynie- Jehovah has been gracious
  • Jedidiah - friend, beloved of God
  • Jensine - God has blessed
  • Jeremiah - exalted of God
  • Jeremy - God will uplift
  • Jesse - gift, one who is
  • Jessica - rich , God beholds
  • Jesus - savior, deliverer; God will help
  • Jezebel follower of idols
  • Joakim- may Jehovah exalt
  • Joakima - feminine of Joakim; the Lord will judge
  • Joan - gift from God
  • Joanne - gift from God
  • Job - the persecuted; he that weeps
  • Jobe - persecuted
  • Jobina - persecuted
  • Joel - Jehovah is the Lord; he that wills or commands
  • Joelle - Jehovah is God
  • Joelliane - Jehovah is God
  • Johanna - God's gift
  • John - the grace or mercy of God
  • Jonah - dove, pigeon; he that oppresses
  • Jonathan - God has given
  • Joram - supreme or high God or elevated
  • Jordan - descended, down flowing
  • Jordane - descended, down flowing
  • Jorgen - farmer
  • Joseph - to add, or God will increase
  • Josephine - feminine form of Joseph
  • Joshua - a savior or deliverer
  • Josiah - fire of the Lord
  • Judah - to thank; the praise of the lord
  • Jude - the praised one
  • Judith - praised or young
  • Justin - just, true
  • Justine - feminine of Justine
  • Kabos - swindler
  • Kadisha - holy
  • Kalanit - anemone, windflower
  • Kaniel - stalk, reed
  • Kayla - crown or laurel
  • Kazia - plant with cinnamon
  • Kefira - lion cub
  • Kenan - possession
  • Keturah - to make the incense burn
  • Ketzia - surface; cinnamon-like bark
  • Kezia - cassia, the spice
  • Laban - white, shining
  • Label - lion
  • Lael - belonging to God
  • Lailie - nightfall
  • Lazarus - God will help
  • Leah - weary; mistress, ruler
  • Ledah - birth
  • Leigh - weary
  • Lemuel - by God, or for God
  • Leshem - precious stone
  • Levi - accompany, united
  • Lexine - helper and defender of mankind
  • Lia - weary
  • Liam - my nation, or my people
  • Lilah - lily
  • Lilith - monster of the night
  • Lisa = consecrated to God
  • Lisabet - devoted to God
  • Lisette - devoted to God
  • Liza - oath of God, or God is satisfaction
  • Lot - covering, veil

M Through P

  • Madeline - from the high tower; one who is elevated
  • Magda - from the high tower; one who is elevated
  • Magdalene - from the tower; woman from Magdala
  • Magena - a covering, protection
  • Mahalah - woman; tenderness; barren
  • Mahalia - tenderness, barren
  • Malachi - my messenger, my angel
  • Malak - my angel
  • Malina - from the tower
  • Malka - queen or king
  • Mana - part, portion
  • Manasseh - cause to forget
  • Mangena - song, melody
  • Marah- sorrowful, bitter
  • Mariasha - bitter, full of sorrow; perfect one
  • Maribel - beautiful
  • Maridel - bitter
  • Mariel - bitter
  • Marilyn bitter
  • Mario bitter, king-ruler
  • Marion - bitter; or wished for child
  • Marna - rejoice
  • Marnina - rejoice, cause of joy
  • Manuel - God is with us
  • Mary - bitter, or wished for child
  • Matai - gift of God
  • Mathea - gift of God
  • Matthew - gift of God
  • May - bitter
  • Mehetabel - God's favor, God benefits
  • Meir - illuminates, gives light
  • Meira - feminine of Meir
  • Menachem - He comforts or consoles
  • Menassah - forgetful
  • Mendel - comforter; wisdom or scholarly
  • Micah -humble, poor
  • Miykal - who is like God
  • Miykala - feminine of Miykal
  • Mihaly - gift from God
  • Minna - love; mother; bitterness
  • Miriam - rebellious, obstinate
  • Mordecai - contrition or bitter; warrior
  • Moriya - chosen by my God
  • Moshe - taken from water
  • Moses - taken out, drawn out of water
  • Nachmanke - compassionate one, one who comforts
  • Nadav - generous, noble
  • Nan - grace
  • Nancy - grace
  • Nanna - grace
  • Naomi - pleasant one; above all, beauty
  • Natan - a giver, whom God gave
  • Nathan - a giver, whom God gave
  • Nathaniel - gift from God
  • Nava - pretty, beautiful
  • Naysa - miracle of God
  • Nediva - noble and generous
  • Nehemiah - comforts, or whom Jehovah comforts
  • Neriah - light of God
  • Netta - a seedling, plant or shrub
  • Nina - granddaughter or great granddaughter; little girl
  • Nira - plowed field
  • Nirel - God's plowed field
  • Nisi - emblem, sign
  • Nitza - flower bud or blossom
  • Noadiah - presence of God or God assembles
  • Noah - peaceful, restful; comfort, console
  • Obadiah - servant of God
  • Odelia - I will praise God
  • Odera - plough
  • Omar - flourishing; first son, disciple
  • Ona - graceful
  • Ophrah - fawn, gazelle
  • Ora - light
  • Oran - pale
  • Oren - pale; pine tree
  • Osaze - favored by God
  • Oz - valor, courage, strength
  • Palti - God liberates
  • Pazia - pure gold, glimmers like gold
  • Penina - pearl, jewel

R Through U

  • Raanan - fresh, luxuriant
  • Rachel - ewe, female sheep, or purity
  • Rahamin - compassion, pity, mercy
  • Raizel - rose
  • Ram - high, tall, exalted
  • Rani - sing or utter joyful sounds
  • Raphael - healed by God, whom God has healed
  • Raphaela - feminine of Raphael
  • Ravid - jewel, ornament
  • Raviv - rain
  • Rayna - pure, clean
  • Rea - friend
  • Reba - a fourth born
  • Rebecca - captivating
  • Renana - singing, joyful sounds
  • Reuben - behold, a son
  • Reuel - friend of God
  • Rinnah - joyous song
  • Rishon - first
  • Rishona - feminine of Rishon
  • Roni - my song or my joy
  • Ruben - behold, a son
  • Ruth - friend or companion
  • Sabra - thorny outside but soft inside; patience
  • Sachiel - water angel
  • Sadie - princess
  • Sagiv - big, great, mighty,
  • Saloma - tranquil, peaceful
  • Saloman - peaceful
  • Salome - peaceful, or perfect
  • Sam - listen, to hear
  • Samara - under God's rule; protected by God
  • Samson - His sun
  • Samuel - God has heard; asked of God
  • Samuela - feminine of Samuel
  • Sapphire - jewel, precious gem
  • Sarah - pure, happy
  • Sarai - princess, noble lady
  • Saul - asked for
  • Seff - wolf
  • Sela - a rock
  • Seraphim - an angel-like being of a lower order; burning ones
  • Serafine - burning fire, or angel
  • Seraphina - burning fire
  • Seth - one who puts, or appointed one
  • Shaine - beautiful
  • Shalom - peace, wellbeing
  • Shane - gift from God
  • Sharon - fertile plain
  • Shawn - God is gracious
  • Sheba - daughter of the oath, or seven
  • Shelah - petition, prayer
  • Shem- renown, conspicuous position
  • Shira - song, poetry
  • Shobi - glorious
  • Shoshannah - lily or rose
  • Shulamith - peaceful
  • Simon - obedient, he who hears
  • Simona - feminine of Simon
  • Simone - one who hears
  • Sinead - God is gracious; kind
  • Sivan - the ninth month (of the Jewish calendar)
  • Solomon - peaceful; one who recompenses
  • Susan - graceful lily
  • Sydelle - princess
  • Tabitha - gazelle, graceful beauty
  • Talia - dew of heaven
  • Talman - to injure, or to oppress
  • Tamara - palm tree, date
  • Tema - without flaw; righteous
  • Teyman - on the right hand; south
  • Temani - of Teyman; southerner
  • Temina - honest
  • Thaddeus - praise be to God
  • Thadine - praised
  • Thirza - pleasant, delightful; acceptance
  • Thomasina - twin
  • Timur - iron
  • Tivon - lover of nature
  • Tivona - feminine of Tivon
  • Tobias - God is good
  • Tov - good, favor, kindness
  • Tova - feminine of Tov
  • Udeh - praise
  • Uma - light, peace
  • Uri - my light, my fire
  • Uriah - God is my light or my fire
  • Uriel - light of God
  • Urit - fire, light
  • Uzi - power of Jehovah

V Through Z

  • Varda - rose
  • Vered - rose
  • Vidette - beloved, dearly loved
  • Yachne - kind, gracious
  • Yadid - friend, beloved
  • Yadira - beloved friend
  • Yadon - God is my judge
  • Yaffa - beautiful, pretty
  • Yakira - precious
  • Yakov - the supplanter; held by the heel
  • Yanai - whom God answers
  • Yaniv - he will speak; or will bear fruit
  • Yarden - flowing down
  • Yarin - he will sing joyfully
  • Yaron - to shout and sing
  • Ydel - praise
  • Yehudi - Jewish; a man from Judah
  • Yered - descent
  • Yesmina - strong right hand
  • Yisrael - wrestles with God; God's prince
  • Yoninah - dove
  • Yovela - rejoice
  • Zabulon - to exalt, honor
  • Zaccheo - remembered by God
  • Zachariah - remembered by the Lord
  • Zachary - God has remembered
  • Zaharia - light, brilliance, glow
  • Zahavah - golden
  • Zakai - innocent, or one who is pure
  • Zakia - pure
  • Zambda - meditation
  • Zamora - praised

  • Zane - God's grace; gift from God
  • Zaneta - gift from God
  • Zara - light, dawn, princess
  • Zared - ambush
  • 'Zaza - movement; flowery
  • Zazu - movement
  • Zebadiah - the gift of Jehovah
  • Zebediah - God's gift
  • Zebulon - dwelling, habitation
  • Zedekiah - the Lord is righteous; justice of the Lord
  • Zehava - golden
  • Zechariah - whom Jehovah remembers
  • Zemirah - praised, song of joy
  • Zephan - treasured by God
  • Zerlinda - beautiful dawn
  • Zev - wolf
  • Zevida gift
  • Zia - to tremble; a kind of grain
  • Zilah - shadow, shaded place
  • Zimra - praised, song of praise
  • Zion - highest point
  • Zepporah - beauty

  • Zisel - sweet
  • Zita - seeker; virgin
  • Ziv - light, brilliance, glow
  • Zuri - my rock
  • Zuriel - God is my rock

Choosing a Name for Your Baby

Selecting a name for your baby is one of the special joys of pregnancy. Whether you choose from family or cultural traditions, a list of names and their meanings can help you find a special name for your baby.

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500 Hebrew Baby Name