Hebrew Names

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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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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English Names

Elizabeth

Meaning: Pledged to God Origin: English Assiduous, Innocent, Reminiscing Honey Elizabeth derives from the Hebrew name Elisheva, comprised of root words: El The Hebrew God Shava Oath The meaning ‘pledged to God‘ comes from the joining of these words. The name Elizabeth appears in the Bible as the mother of John the Baptist and the […]

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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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Henna

Meaning: Anoint From the Henna tree Fertile Origin: English Gypsy, Persistent, Loyal The Wanderer The name Henna a multiple meanings, it is used to describe both the tree, which is the Lawsonia Inermis plant, and the dye and fruit procured from it. The Henna dye markings applied to brides before their wedding is an ancient […]

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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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James

Meaning: Supplanter Origin: English Distinct, Serene, Decided The Scallop James is ultimately a variation of Lain Iacobus – from the Hebrew Ya’aqov (Jacob) Saint James is known as Santiago in Spain, his symbol is the scallop or cockle shell and he is the patron saint of Pilgims, Fishermen, Spain, Galicia and Guatemala. James is also […]

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John

Meaning: God is Gracious Origin: English Virile, Harmonious, Firm the Eagle John is the English variation of the original Hebrew name Yohanan, which means YHWH is gracious. A common diminutive for John, is Jack, which is quite popular at the minute. John is known for being the author of the fourth gospel of the Bible, […]

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Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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Magdalena

Meaning: Tower Origin: Greek Czech Spanish Polish Alluring, Elegant, Empathique The Free Bird The name Magdalena derives from the term Magdalene, which refers to people from the town of Magdala. Magdala means ‘Tower’, thus the invisible meaning of this name is ‘Tower’. Magdalena originates from Greece, Czechoslovakia, Spain and Poland (but it is used by […]

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Mark

Meaning: God of War Warlike Origin: English Dutch Sharp, Defined, Meticulous The Lion Mark is an English and Dutch name that derives from Latin name: Marcus. It means ‘god of War’, stemming from the Roman god Mars. It is also considered to mean ‘Warlike’. It is renowned for being the name of the second gospel […]

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Mary

Meaning: Bitterness Origin: English Hopeful, Profound, Adorned The Flower The name Mary is the English variant of the Latin/Greek name Maria. Both of these derive from the Hebrew Maryam (more commonly spelled Miriam) which means ‘Bitterness’. Mary is well known for being the Virgin mother of Jesus Christ in the Bible, and being the patron […]

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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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Peter

Meaning: Rock Origin: English Solid, Mentor, Vivid The Keeper of the Keys Peter is a name that originates from the original Greek name Petros, which means ‘Rock’. Cephas is the name that Jesus gave to his disciple, Simon. This translates to Petros which is anglicized as Peter, hence this disciple is also known as Simon […]

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Quirin

Meaning: Spear Origin: Latin German Keen, Cogent, Influential The Warrior The name Quirin is short for Quirinus, which means ‘Spear’. Publius Sulpicius Quirinus was a governor of Syria mentioned in the Bible. Judea was a part of Quirinus’ territory at the time that Caesar Augustus issued the decree for a census to be taken. This […]

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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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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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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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