Hebrew Names

Aviv

Meaning:SpringOrigin:Hebrew Euphoric, Suave, Breezy The Ocelot The Hebrew name Aviv – pronounced as ah-VEEV – means ‘Spring’. This is a first name (gender-neutral) and a surname, but also has many other meanings: it is the seventh Jewish month, a stage of growth in grain, the name of the Israeli city Tel Aviv and the name […]

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Benjamin

Meaning: Son of the South Son of the Right Hand Origin: Hebrew Fast, Fierce, Founder The Southpaw Benjamin is a Hebrew name which derives from root words: ben Son yamin South or Right Hand This gives Benjamin the meaning ‘Son of ther South’ or ‘Son of the Right Hand’. In the old testament of the […]

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Daniel

Meaning: God is my Judge Origin: Hebrew Diligent, Deep, Skilled The Provider The meaning of the Hebrew name Daniel is ‘God is my Judge’, and comes from the original Hebraic Daniyyel. It is formed from root words: din Judge el God Daniel is known for being one of the books comprising the old testament of […]

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David

Meaning: Beloved Origin: Hebrew Smart, Genuine, Funny The Wolf The name David hails from the original Hebrew name Dawid, meaning ‘Beloved’. It can be pronounced either DAY-vid or da-VEED. David was a character in the old testament of the Bible, he was a shepherd boy who became one of Israel’s greatest kings. David was the […]

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Denna

Meaning: Child of Heaven and Earth Valley Origin: English Hebrew Humble, Jovial, Lucid The Farmer The name Denna can be a variant of two different names. Firstly a short form of Denara – meaning ‘Child of Heaven and Earth’ and originating from the name of the Greek demigod Dionysus. . Secondly it can be a […]

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Elan

Meaning: Oak Tree Friendly The Bright and Shining One Origin: Hebrew American Indian Welsh Dedicated, Proud, Laughing The Olympian The name Elan has varied origins and meanings, which only makes all the more endearing. Firstly it is known to be a Hebrew name which means ‘Oak Tree’. In Hebrew it is used primarily for boys. […]

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Elisheva

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: Hebrew Hard-Working, Delightful, Steadfast The Springbok The Hebrew name Elisheva is comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The English name Elizabeth is a derivative of this ancient name. Elisheba appears in the old testament […]

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Esli

Meaning:Near MeOrigin:Hebrew Newcomer, Seeking, Mighty The Sender The Hebrew name Esli is found in the Bible. It means ‘Near Me’. Esli is found in the book of Luke in the new testament, listed as the son on Nagge in the genealogy of Jesus. This name reminds me of Ezri (a variation of Ezra), Zetlin, Ellis […]

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Goldie

Meaning: The Golden One Origin: Yiddish Modern, Fun, Cluey The Dove Goldie is a name of Yiddish origin meaning ‘The Golden One’, it derives from names Golda – which was worn by the Prime Minister of Israel, Golda Meir. This name fits well with all the ‘golden’ oldies that are making a comeback, like Ivy, […]

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Hannah

Meaning: Grace Origin: Hebrew Innocent, Emotive, Hands On The Babe Hannah derives from the original Hebrew name Channah, meaning ‘Grace’ or ‘Favour’. This name is also a palindrome, as it reads the same both backward and forward. Hannah is best known for being a character in the old testament of the Bible who was barren […]

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Isaac

Meaning: Laughter Origin: Hebrew Happy, Blessed, Kind The Example Isaac has always been a favourite of mine, it is Hebrew and means ‘Laughter’. In the Bible, Isaac was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Jacob – whose children became the 12 tribes of Israel. Nicknames could include Ise, Ike, Izzy or […]

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Jacob

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: Hebrew English Caring, In Charge, Unashamed The Leader Jacob is an anglicization of the original Hebrew name Ya’aqov, it means ‘Supplanter’ which is like saying – replacement or dethroner. This meaning is allocated to Jacob because (in the Old Testament of the Bible) when he was born he was holding onto his […]

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Jep

Meaning: He Will Open Origin: Hebrew Loving, Immediate, Yeoman The Farmer The meaning of the name Jep is “He will open”. Short for the Hebrew name Jeptha which derives from the original Jephthah. Jep fits well with name such as Jed, Judd and Jai, but also Kip, Colt and Rhett. This post was inspired by […]

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Jeremiah

Meaning: God will Exalt Origin: Hebrew Inquisitive, Caring, Guarded The Wall The name Jeremiah derives from the original Hebrew name Yirmiyahu, which means ‘God will Exalt’. Jeremiah is known for being a famous prophet in the old testament of the bible. There is a whole book named after him. Jeremiah sits nicely with sibling names […]

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Job

Meaning:PersecutedOrigin:Hebrew Tall, Patient, Diligent The Bee The meaning of the name Job is “Persecuted”.  Pronounced as Jobe (j-OH-b) this Hebrew name is associated with patience because of the Old Testament story of a man named Job, who was tormented by the devil in an attempt to get him to forsake God, but who never wavered […]

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Joshua

Meaning: God is Salvation Origin: Hebrew English Fit, Generous, Mentor The Dauntless One The Hebrew and English name Joshua comes from the original Hebrew name Yehoshu’a – which means ‘God is Salvation’. The name Jesus comes from the original Hebrew contraction of Yehoshu’a, Yeshu’a. The Hebrew root words that comprise this name and its meaning […]

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Maialen

Meaning: Tower Origin: Hebrew Leader, Fresh Faced, Love The Trendsetter The Hebrew name Maialen, is a variation of Magdalene. Magdalene means ‘From Magdala’ the town, and Magdala means ‘Tower’. It can be pronounced as either m-EYE-ah-len or MAY-ah-len, and I honestly can’t choose which I prefer better. I am partial to variant spelling of Maialin, […]

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Matthew

Meaning: Gift of God Origin: English, Hebrew Fervid, Brazen, Irrepressible The Ange; Matthew in the Bible is one of the twelve disciples, or, apostles. He is also known by the name Levi, and was the son of Alphaeus. He wrote the first book of the New Testament, detailing the events of Jesus life. Matthew is a variant […]

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Miri

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: Hebrew Winsome, Charming, Meek The Mother Miri is a Hebrew name, short for Miriam, the modern variation of the original Maryam which means ‘Bitterness’. Miriam was a character in the old testament in the Bible, the sister of Moses and Aaron, and a prophetess. Miri is similar to names Syri, Vissi and […]

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Rebecca

Meaning: To Bind Origin: Hebrew, English Bright, Victorious, Jubilant The Python Rebecca derives from the Hebrew name Rivqah, and means ‘to Bind’, ‘to Ensnare’ or ‘Noose’. In the Bible, Rebecca is the mother of Jacob (later known as Israel), and her name is also spelt as Rebekah in certain translations. Some nice variations include Rebe […]

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Reuben

Meaning: Behold a Son Origin: Hebrew Generous, Bold, Brauny The Jackrabbit The Hebrew name Reuben means ‘Behold a Son’, and is the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel in the Bible. Within the pages of the Bible, Reuben was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah, although his father rescinded his birthright. […]

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Safira

Meaning: Sapphire Sacred to Saturn Origin: Portuguese Hebrew Esperanto Serene, Ethereal, Lovely The Feather The Portuguese and Hebrew name Safira is literally a gem, It is a word name, meaning Sapphire in Portuguese, but it can also mean ‘Sacred to Saturn’ as this planet is associated with the Sapphire gem. The name Safira make a […]

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Sapphire

Meaning: Blue Stone Sacred to Saturn Origin: English Hebrew Clear Minded, Visionary, Slinky The Picasso Sapphire is an English and Hebrew word name. It derives from the Hebrew names Sapir and Safira, and is the name of a blue gemstone, the birthstone of September. I love that Sapphire ends in ‘fire’, fit for a person […]

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Sarah

Meaning: Princess Origin: Hebrew Healer, Protected, Journeyer The Monarch Butterfly The name Sarah is of Hebrew origin and means ‘Princess’ or ‘Noblewoman’. It was the name God gave to Abrams wife, Sarai, in the Old Testament of the Bible when Abram became Abraham. Sarah has many variations from many different cultures, such as Sera, Sari […]

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Sheena

Meaning: God is Gracious Gods Gift Origin: Scottish/Irish Hebrew Hindi Alluring, Admired, Contemporary The Squirrel Sheena is most commonly know to be the anglicization of the Scottish Gaelic name Sìne. Sìne is directly related to the English, Jean, a feminine variant of John, meaning ‘God is Gracious’. Sheena is also thought to be a Hindi […]

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Uri

Meaning: My Light Origin: Hebrew Strong, Diligent, Tan The Wolf Uri is a Hebrew name which means ‘My Light’, it is referenced in the Bible as one of the sons of Hur, who, according to the Jewish Talmud, is the son of Miriam (and nephew of Moses). He is also the father of Bezalel who […]

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Zeev

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Hebrew Modern, Defined, Forward Thinking The Timber Wolf Zeev or Ze’ev, is a Hebrew name which means ‘Wolf’. This biblical name developed in reference to the tribe of Benjamin and the verse from Genesis ‘Benjamin is a ravenous Wolf; in the morning he devours the prey, and in the evening he divides […]

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Zev

Meaning: Wolf Origin: Hebrew Bright, Comical, Leader The Hunter The Hebrew name Zev is a variant form of Zeev or Ze’ev and means ‘Wolf’. It can also be short for Zevely – which is a surname used mostly in America. Zev is such a tresure as it fits so well with the modern names we […]

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Zusa

Meaning: Sweet Origin: Yiddish Up-Beat, Fresh, Floral The Posie The Yiddish name Zusa is an absolute naming gem, and means ‘Sweet’. I feel it is a top running option to use in place of the famed Suri. Zusa reminds me of Lura and Nura. Yet it also has that Z factor, blending it well with […]

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