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Hebrew Names

The etymology and history of first names.... These names are used by Hebrew-speaking Jews. See also about Jewish names.


 

Here are some Hebrew names that we went over when we were naming our cute little baby. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect Hebrew or Jewish name. Boys and girls Hebrew names are below:

  • Yeriya: variant spelling of hebrew yeriyah, meaning "people of jehovah" or "taught by jehovah." 
  • Yeriychow: hebrew name meaning "city of the moon" or "place of fragrance." in the bible, this is the name of a city near the dead sea, abounding in fragrant products such as balsam and cyprus. Jericho is the anglicized form.
  • Achiyam: hebrew name meaning "mother's brother," i.E. "uncle." in the bible, this is the name of one of king david's warriors.

  • Tirtsah: hebrew name meaning "pleasantness." in the bible, this is a place name and the name of a daughter of zelophehad.
  • Shelach: hebrew name meaning "a missile, weapon." in the bible, this is the name of a son of arphaxad.
  • Yareb: hebrew name meaning "contender." in the bible, this is an epithet given to the king of assyria. The english form is jareb.
  • Salma: hebrew unisex name meaning "garment." in the bible, this is a masculine name only, the name of the father of boaz. Compare with another form of salma.
  • Bitya: variant spelling of hebrew bityah, meaning "daughter of god."
  • Ach'ab: hebrew name composed of the elements 'ach "brother" and 'av "father," hence "brother of father; uncle." in the bible, this is the name of a king of israel, the husband of jezebel.
  • Shlomit: contracted form of hebrew shelomiyth, meaning "peaceful." 
  • Rephaela: feminine form of hebrew rephael, meaning "healed of god" or "whom god has healed."
  • Noga: unisex form of hebrew nogahh, meaning "shining splendor," as of the fire or the sun. 
  • Rachab: hebrew name meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide." in the bible, this is the name of a harlot of jericho who aided the spies in their escape and was saved from destruction.
  • Yehowyakiyn: hebrew name meaning "god establishes." in the bible, this is the name of a king of judah, the son of yehowyaqiym. He was imprisoned by nebuchadnezzar. Jehoiachin is the anglicized form.
  • Terach: hebrew name meaning "delay" and "station." in the bible, this is the name of a place in the wilderness where the israelites stopped on their exodus. It is also the name of the father of abraham.
  • Nechemyah: hebrew name meaning "jehovah comforts" or "whom jehovah comforts." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a governor of judah under the persian king artachshatra.
  • Pachath-mowab (-): hebrew name meaning "governor of moab" and "pit of moab." in the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of a family of babylonian exiles, and the name of the father of hashub. 
  • Chayym: variant spelling of hebrew chayyim, meaning "life."
  • Tsuwph: hebrew name meaning "flow, overflow," hence "honey as dropping." in the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of elkanah.
  • Tehila: hebrew name meaning "prayer" or "song of praise."
  • Shay: variant spelling of aramaic/hebrew shai, meaning "gift." compare with another form of shay.
  • Avishai: variant spelling of hebrew abiyshay, meaning "my father is my gift." 
  • Eila: hebrew name meaning "oak tree, terebinth tree."
  • Bithyah: hebrew name meaning "daughter of god." in the bible, this is the name of a daughter of pharoah.

  • Da'than: variant spelling of hebrew dathan, meaning "belonging to a fountain."
  • Ilanit: variant form of hebrew ilana, meaning "tree."
  • Menashe: variant spelling of hebrew menashsheh, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of joseph.
  • Liam (-): hebrew name meaning "my nation, my people." compare with another form of liam.
  • Yeruwsha: hebrew name meaning "dispossessor" or "possessed (by a husband)." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of king uzziah.
  • Avichayil: variant spelling of hebrew unisex abihayil, meaning "father of might." 
  • Adnah: hebrew name meaning "pleasure." in the bible, this is the name of a captain in charge of over 300,000 men of judah in the time ofjehosaphat.
  • Ahava: hebrew name meaning "water" or "i shall subsist." in the bible, this is the name of an area in babylonia where ezra gathered the exiles. 
  • Shahar: variant spelling of hebrew unisex shachar, meaning "dawn" or "morning."
  • Dania: variant spelling of hebrew danya, meaning "judge."
  • Sigal: hebrew name meaning "treasure."
  • Akiva: variant form of hebrew yaakov, meaning "supplanter."
  • Edna: hebrew name meaning "delight, pleasure, rejuvenation." in the apocryphal book of tobit, this is the name of the mother ofsarah. Compare with another form of edna.
  • Matanya: variant spelling of hebrew mattanyah, meaning "gift of god." 
  • Ravid: hebrew name meaning "jewelry, ornament."
  • Benayahu: variant form of hebrew benayah, meaning "god has built." this form of the name also appears in the old testament bible.
  • Ze'ev: variant spelling of hebrew zeeb, meaning "wolf." 
  • Daniy: hebrew name meaning "judge." in the bible, this is the name of jacob's fifth son (of 12). Dan is the anglicized form.
  • Yehu: variant spelling of hebrew yehuw, meaning "god is he." 
  • Yitzhak: variant form of hebrew yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh."
  • Gera: hebrew name meaning "a grain." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of benjamin.
  • Tzila: variant spelling of hebrew tsillah, meaning "shade, shadow." 
  • Avishalom: variant spelling of hebrew abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
  • Jocheved: variant spelling of hebrew yowkebed, meaning "god is glory."
  • Marnina: hebrew name meaning "rejoice."
  • Qayin: hebrew name meaning "acquired, possessed." in the bible, this is the name of adam and eve's first son who killed his brother abel. The anglicized form is cain.
  • Even: hebrew name meaning "stone." compare with another form of even.
  • Kalebh: variant spelling of hebrew kaleb, meaning "dog" or "rabid."
  • Ciycera: hebrew name meaning "field of battle." in the bible, this is the name of a canaanite general and enemy of the israelites.
  • Yehuw: hebrew name meaning "god is he." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of israel and a son of hanani.Jehu is the anglicized form.
  • Gal: hebrew unisex name meaning "mound, wave."
  • Yehoyakim: variant spelling of hebrew yehowyaqiym, meaning "jehovah raises up." 
  • Lowt: hebrew name meaning "covering, veil." in the bible, this is the name of a nephew of abraham and father of moab.

  • Orah: variant spelling of hebrew ora, meaning "light."
  • Tsillah: hebrew name meaning "shade, shadow." in the bible, this is the name of lamech's second wife.
  • Tzalmon: variant spelling of hebrew tsalmown, meaning "shady." in the bible, this is the name of one of king david's warriors.
  • Saraf: variant spelling of hebrew saraph, meaning "burning one" or "serpent."
  • Chagi: variant spelling of hebrew chaggiy, meaning "festive." 
  • Machlah: hebrew unisex name meaning "disease." in the bible, this is the name of a gileadite (sex uncertain), and the name of the eldest ofzelophehad's five daughters.
  • Yehoash: variant spelling of hebrew yehowash, meaning "given by the lord" or "whom jehovah gave." 
  • Yehowshaphat: hebrew name meaning "god has judged" or "whom god judges." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a king of judah. Jehoshaphat is the anglicized form.
  • Yehudit: variant spelling of hebrew yehuwdiyth, meaning "jewess" or "praised."
  • Zerach: hebrew name meaning "light." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including an edomite leader, a son of simeon, and a son of judah and tamar. Zerah is the anglicized form.
  • Amiasaf: hebrew name meaning "my people have been gathered in (reunited)."
  • Hebrew name meaning "mighty, strong."
  • Shiri: hebrew name meaning "my song."
  • Gilad: hebrew name meaning "hard, stony region." in the bible, this is the name of region east of the jordan river. It is also the name of several characters, including a grandson of manasseh.
  • Shani: hebrew unisex name meaning "crimson red." compare with another form of shani.
  • Anan: hebrew name meaning "cloud." in the bible, this is the name of one of heads of the people who signed the covenant with nehemiah. Compare with another form of anan.
  • Maakah: hebrew unisex name meaning "to press, to squeeze," i.E. "oppression." in the bible this is the name of many characters, including one of king david's wives, and a son of nahor.
  • Li: hebrew unisex name meaning "to me." compare with another form of li.
  • Yanni: variant form of hebrew yan, meaning "whom jehovah answers." compare with another form of yanni.
  • Sabra: hebrew name for a native-born israeli, of arabic origin, meaning "thorny cactus."

  • Eden: hebrew unisex name meaning "delight" or "place of pleasure." in the bible, this is the name of the garden in which adam and eve lived.
  • Haim: variant spelling of hebrew chayim, meaning "life."
  • Ahaz: variant spelling of hebrew achaz, meaning "possessing, possessor." 
  • Beyth-el (-): hebrew name meaning "house of god." in the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the canaanites, later of the benjamites. 
  • Amyas: variant spelling of hebrew amias, meaning "my people have been gathered in (reunited)." 
  • Li: hebrew unisex name meaning "to me." compare with another form of li.
  • Neta: hebrew unisex name meaning meaning "plant, shrub."
  • Kush: variant spelling of hebrew kuwsh, meaning "black," i.E. "ethiopian." 
  • Oren: hebrew name, denoting a lofty tree that gives off a tremulous sound when shaken by the wind; various translations include: "ash," "cedar," "elder," "fir," and "pine." in the bible, this is the name of a descendant of judah.
  • Dovev: hebrew name meaning "whisper."
  • Yavan: hebrew name meaning "ionia, greece." in the bible, this is a place name and the name of a grandson of noah. The english form is javan.
  • Adira: hebrew name meaning "noble; powerful."
  • Yamiyn: hebrew name meaning "the right hand," "the right side," or "the right quarter." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of simeon. The english form is jamin.
  • Achazyah: hebrew name meaning "god holds" or "whom god holds." in the bible, this is the name of a son of ahab and a son of jehoram.
  • Gidon: variant spelling of hebrew gidown, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.E. "mighty warrior."
  • Ammiyhuwd: hebrew name meaning "one of the people of judah." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father ofshemuel.
  • Maytal: variant spelling of hebrew meital, meaning "dew drops."
  • Nate: short form of hebrew nathan, meaning "a giver" or "whom god gave."
  • Iyra: hebrew name meaning "watchful of a town." in the bible, this is the name of one king david's officers and two of his warriors.
  • Shoshan: hebrew unisex name meaning "lily." compare with another form of shoshan.
  • Avagail: variant spelling of hebrew avigayil, meaning "father rejoices."
  • Tsibown: hebrew name meaning "versi-colored." in the bible, this is the name of the father of anah and a son of seir.
  • Anath: hebrew name meaning "answer (to prayer)." in the bible, this is the name of the father of shamgar. 
  • Alitza: hebrew name meaning "joy."
  • Sheva: variant spelling of hebrew sheba, meaning "oath" or "seven." compare with feminine sheva.

  • Tovit: variant spelling of hebrew tobit, meaning "good." 
  • Abner: hebrew name meaning "father of light." in the bible, this is the name of a cousin of saul who was also a commander of his army. In use by the english. Also spelled avner.
  • Natan: variant spelling of hebrew nathan, meaning "a giver" or "whom god gave." 
  • Qeinan : variant spelling of hebrew qeynan, meaning "possession." 
  • Eliymelek: hebrew name meaning "my god is king." in the bible, this is the name of the husband of naomi.
  • Rab: variant spelling of hebrew rav, meaning "great" or "teacher." compare with another form of rab.
  • Avrahamit: feminine form of hebrew avraham, meaning "father of a multitude." also spelled abrahamit.
  • Gilah: variant spelling of hebrew gila, meaning "joy."
  • Smadar: variant form of hebrew semadar, meaning "bud" or "blossom."
  • Yirmeyah: hebrew name meaning "whom god has appointed." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the six major prophets. Jeremiah is the anglicized form.
  • Yardena: feminine form of hebrew unisex yarden, meaning "flowing down." 
  • Zivit: variant form of hebrew ziva, meaning "brilliance, splendor." 
  • Malak: hebrew unisex name meaning "angel, messenger." in the bible, this is a word used to denote a messenger from god or from a private individual. Compare with another form of malak.
  • Meshulam: variant spelling of hebrew meshullam, meaning "friend." in the bible, this is the name of a scribe and many other minor characters.
  • Yowtham: hebrew name meaning "god is perfect." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the youngest son of gideon.Jotham is the anglicized form.
  • Maakah: hebrew unisex name meaning "to press, to squeeze," i.E. "oppression." in the bible this is the name of many characters, including one of king david's wives, and a son of nahor.
  • Zara: hebrew name meaning "stranger." compare with another form of zara.
  • Rechabam: hebrew name meaning "who enlarges the people." in the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of solomon, who governed the kingdom of judah.
  • Eifa: variant spelling of hebrew unisex efah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." 
  • Sharar: hebrew name meaning "enemy" or "to be firm, hard." in the bible, this is the name of the father of ahiam.
  • Masa: variant spelling of hebrew massa, meaning "burden." compare with another form of masa.
  • Chavva: variant spelling of hebrew chavvah, meaning "life." 
  • Utz: variant spelling of hebrew uwts, meaning "soft and sandy earth" or "to consult." compare with another form of utz.
  • Alva: variant spelling of hebrew alvah, meaning "evil, iniquity." compare with feminine forms of alva.
  • Tzuf: variant spelling of hebrew tsuwph, meaning "flow, overflow," hence "honey as dropping." in the bible, this is the name of an ancestor ofelkanah.
  • Nadab: variant spelling of hebrew nadav, meaning "generous." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of aaronwho was slain (along with his brother abihu) by god for offering incense contrary to the law. 
  • Yaasuw: hebrew name meaning "they will do" or "jehovah made." in the bible, this is the name of a descendant of bani.
  • Benzecry: hebrew patronymic name meaning "son of zechariah."
  • Meydad: hebrew name meaning "love." in the bible, this is the name of a prophet who lived in the time of moses. Medad is the anglicized form.
  • Yehudi: variant spelling of hebrew yehuwdiy, meaning "jew." 
  • Eliav: variant spelling of hebrew eliyab, meaning "my god is father." 
  • Hosha'na (-): hebrew unisex name derived from hosha'na, meaning "deliver us." in the bible, this was the cry of the people who recognizedjesus as the messiah when he entered jerusalem.
  • Chanah: variant spelling of hebrew channah, meaning "favor; grace." 
  • Chilqiyah: hebrew name meaning "my portion is god." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the father of eliakim, and a high priest who lived in the time of king josiah. Also spelled chilkiya. Hilkiah is the anglicized form.

  • Ikavod: variant spelling of hebrew iy-kabowd, meaning "inglorious; without glory." 
  • Efa: variant spelling of hebrew unisex efah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." compare with another form of efa.
  • Lochesh: hebrew name meaning "whisper." in the bible, this is the name of a babylonian exile returnee.
  • Kafziel: hebrew name meaning "speedy one of god." in jewish legend, this is the name of an angel. Unlike most of the other angels, kafziel is a watcher, rather than a doer. He is called the angel of solitude and tears, and presides over the deaths of kings. Kafziel is associated with the seventh heaven, the planet saturn, and has been worshiped by satanists. He is also known by the latin name cassiel.
  • Karni: hebrew unisex name meaning "my horn," a symbol of strength. Also spelled carni.
  • Heruta: variant spelling of hebrew cheruta, meaning "freedom."
  • Eyal: variant spelling of hebrew ayal, meaning "deer, gazelle."
  • Yowkebed: hebrew name meaning "god is glory." in the bible, this is the name of the mother of miriam, aaron and moses.
  • Hebrew name meaning "sheaf of corn."
  • Eitan: variant spelling of hebrew eythan, meaning "enduring, long-lived." 
  • Yowb: hebrew name meaning "persecuted." in the bible, this is the name of the third son of issachar. Job is the anglicized form. He is also calledjashub. 
  • Yoni: pet form of hebrew yonatan, meaning "god has given."
  • Qorach: hebrew name meaning "bald" or "ice." in the bible, this is the name of a levite who led a rebellion against moses and aaron. 
  • Jaffa: variant spelling of hebrew yaffa, meaning "beautiful."
  • Chiyram: hebrew name meaning "free-born; noble." in the bible, this is the name of a king of tyre and the name of the chief architect ofsolomon's temple.
  • Uwriyela: feminine form of hebrew uwriyel, meaning "flame of god" or "light of the lord."
  • Yehovah: hebrew pronunciation of god's ineffable name, meaning "the existing one." it was created by blending the letters of the tetragrammaton, yhwh, with the vowels from adonai.
  • Uwzal: hebrew name of uncertain derivation, possibly meaning "to depart, to leave," "to be flooded," or "to be exhausted." in the bible, this is the name of a descendant of joktan.
  • Yuval: variant spelling of hebrew yuwbal, meaning "river, stream." 
  • Eiran: variant spelling of hebrew eran, meaning "awake; vigilant," i.E. "watcher." 
  • Yohanan: variant spelling of hebrew yochanan, meaning "god is gracious."
  • Uwr: hebrew name meaning "flame or light of fire," also possibly "revelation." in the bible, this is the native place of abraham, the city of the chaldeans, and a center of moon worship. The persian form of uwr/ur is urim, also meaning "fire, flame." according to the book of jubilees, the city of uwr/ur was named by ur, son of kesed.
  • Chamran: hebrew name meaning "the people is exalted" or "their slime." in the bible, this is the name of a son of a descendant of esau. Amranis the anglicized form.

  • Tuvya: variant spelling of hebrew tuviya, meaning "god is good."
  • Baruwk: hebrew name meaning "blessed." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a faithful attendant of jeremiah to whom the apocryphal book of baruch is ascribed.
  • Saba: hebrew unisex name meaning "aged, old." compare with another form of saba.
  • Tovia: variant spelling of hebrew toviya, meaning "god is good."
  • Orit: variant form of hebrew ora, meaning "light."
  • Yoel: variant spelling of hebrew yowel, meaning "jehovah is god" or "to whom jehovah is god." 
  • Edom: hebrew name meaning "red." in the bible, this is the name of an ancient kingdom, and a name applied to esau and his descendants.
  • Evron: variant spelling of hebrew ebron, meaning "alliance, association."
  • Vashtiy: hebrew form of persian vashti, meaning "beautiful." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of king ahasuerus who was replaced byesther.
  • Heber (greek: , hebrew: ): greek and hebrew name meaning "the region beyond; on the other side (of a stream or sea)." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a great grandson of shem. Compare with another form of heber.
  • Karniela: hebrew name meaning "horn of the lord." also spelled carniela.
  • Riva: pet form of hebrew rivka, meaning "ensnarer." compare with another form of riva.
  • Yoshafat: variant spelling of hebrew yowshaphat, meaning "god has judged" or "whom god judges." 
  • Merodach: hebrew form of akkadian marduk ("solar calf"), meaning "thy rebellion." in biblical times, this was the name of a babylonian idol, probably the planet mars, which like saturn was regarded by ancient semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims. Mordechai is a related name.
  • Eythan: hebrew name meaning "enduring, long-lived." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a grandson of judah.
  • Hagar: hebrew name meaning "flight." in the bible, this is the name of the mother of ishmael. 
  • Tzufit: feminine form of hebrew tzuf, meaning "flow, overflow," hence "honey as dropping."
  • Yehowachaz: hebrew name meaning "jehovah as seized" or "whom jehovah holds fast." in the bible, this is the name of two kings of judah and a king of israel. Jehoahaz is the anglicized form.
  • Reut: hebrew name meaning "friend."
  • Oprah: feminine variant spelling of hebrew unisex ophrah, meaning "fawn." 
  • Yoseph: variant spelling of hebrew yowceph, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Usheret: variant form of hebrew ushara, meaning "fortunate."
  • Avigayil: variant spelling of hebrew abigayil, meaning "father rejoices." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of king david. 
  • Adna: hebrew name meaning "pleasure" or "rest." in the bible, this is the name of a priest, and one of the family of pahath-moab who returned with ezra and married a foreign wife. 
  • Ehuwd: hebrew name meaning "joining together, united." in the bible, this is the name of a son of bilhan and a judge of israel.
  • Hadas: hebrew unisex name meaning "myrtle tree."
  • Yabetz: variant spelling of hebrew yabets, meaning "pain, sorrow." 
  • Yochebed: variant spelling of hebrew yowkebed, meaning "god is glory." 
  • Sheth: hebrew name meaning "buttocks." in the bible, this is the name of the third son of adam and eve.
  • Flint: jewish ornamental name, meaning "shotgun." compare with another form of flint.
  • Shealtiyel: hebrew name meaning "borrowed from god." in the bible, this is the name of the father of zerubbabel.

  • Tzadok: variant spelling of hebrew tsadowq, meaning "just, righteous."
  • Yalon: variant spelling of hebrew yalown, meaning "god lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying."
  • Gidown: hebrew name meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.E. "mighty warrior." in the bible, this is the name of the warrior who defeated the midianites.
  • Rav: hebrew name meaning "great" or "teacher."
  • Shelomoh: hebrew name meaning "peaceable." in the bible, this is the name of the tenth son of david who became the third king of israel.
  • Degania: variant spelling of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Bath-shuwa: hebrew name meaning "daughter of wealth." in the bible, this is another name bath-sheba is known by.
  • David (, ): hebrew name meaning "beloved." in the bible, this is the name of a son of jesse. David was the second king of israel and father of king solomon. As a youth he killed a giant named goliath with his slingshot. 
  • Tuwbal qayin ( ): hebrew name meaning "though shall be brought of cain." in the bible, this is the name of a son of lamech, said to be an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron.
  • Obadyah: hebrew name meaning "servant of god." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a minor prophet.
  • Davida: feminine form of hebrew david, meaning "beloved."
  • Echuwd: hebrew name meaning "joining together, united." in the bible, this is the name of a great grandson of benjamin. 
  • Aviva: feminine form of hebrew aviv, meaning "springtime."
  • Avner: variant spelling of hebrew abner, meaning "father of light." 
  • Yada: hebrew name meaning "he knows" or "wise." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of judah. The english form is jada.
  • Kashti: hebrew name meaning "my bow; my rainbow."
  • Abram: hebrew name meaning "father of elevation." in the bible, this is abraham's name before god changed it. Also spelled avram. Compare with another form of abram.
  • Ammiynadab: hebrew name meaning "kindred of the prince." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of aram and a son of kohath. Also spelled amminadav and aminadav.
  • Asher: hebrew name derived from the word ashar, meaning "happy." in the bible, this is the name of a son of jacob. In use by the english.
  • Yamir: hebrew name meaning "to change."
  • Adalya: hebrew name of persian derivation, meaning "i shall be drawn up of god." in the bible, this is the name of the fifth son of haman.
  • Rimmown: hebrew name of uncertain origin, meaning "pomegranate." in the bible, this is the name of several places, the name of a benjamite of beeroth. 
  • Shir: hebrew unisex name meaning "song."
  • Yiskah: variant spelling of hebrew yiska, meaning "one who beholds" or "one who looks out."
  • Hanael: variant form of hebrew channiy'el, meaning "favored of god." 
  • Dodie: variant spelling of hebrew dodi, meaning "my beloved, my friend." compare with another form of dodie.
  • Libe: hebrew name derived from the word lev, meaning "heart." compare with another form of libe.

  • Tiqvah: hebrew unisex name meaning "hope." in the bible, this is strictly a masculine name, the name of the father of shallum.
  • Amalya: hebrew name meaning "industrious" or "work of the lord." 
  • Leeba: variant spelling of hebrew liba, meaning "heart." compare with another form of leeba.
  • Yosef: variant spelling of hebrew yowceph, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Uranit: hebrew name meaning "light."
  • Uwthay: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah helps." in the bible, this is the name of a son of ammihud and a son of bigvai. 
  • Dov: hebrew name meaning "bear."
  • Daganya: variant spelling of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Gerah: variant spelling of hebrew gera, meaning "a grain."
  • Henye: variant spelling of hebrew henya, meaning "grace of the lord."
  • Ovadia: variant spelling of hebrew ovadya, meaning "servant of god."
  • Roni: hebrew unisex name meaning "my joy" or "my song." compare with another form of roni.
  • Varda: hebrew name meaning "rose."
  • Shalluwm: hebrew name meaning "retribution." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the husband of huldah the prophetess.
  • Even-ezer (-): variant spelling of hebrew eben-haezer, meaning "foundation stone, stone of help." in the bible, this is the name of the place where the israelites were defeated by the philistines. It is also the name of a memorial stone set up by samuel after the israelites got their revenge. 
  • Hadaccah: hebrew name meaning "myrtle tree." in the bible, this is esther's hebrew name.
  • Yeshayahu: variant form of hebrew yeshayah, meaning "god is salvation."
  • Gemaryah: hebrew name meaning "god has accomplished." in the bible, this is the name of the son of hilkiah who bore jeremiah's letter to the captive jews. 
  • Atarah: hebrew name meaning "crown" or "wreath." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of jerahmeel. 
  • Meiriona: hebrew name meaning "soldiers, troops." compare with another form of meiriona.
  • Hayym: variant spelling of hebrew chayim, meaning "life."
  • Aphrodit: hebrew form of greek aphrodite, meaning "risen from the foam."
  • Dagania: variant spelling of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Golyath: hebrew name meaning "exile." in the bible, this is the name of a philistine giant slain by david. A shard of pottery unearthed by archaeologists digging at tell es-safi, bears two proto-semitic names (alwt and wlt) which are etymologically similar to hebrew galyat/golyat/golyath. The shard dates to around 950 bc, very close to the time when the bible says goliath lived. 
  • Aleeza: hebrew name meaning "joy."
  • Yonit: feminine form of hebrew yonah, meaning "dove."
  • Henya: variant spelling of hebrew chenya, meaning "grace of the lord."
  • Tzidkiya: variant spelling of hebrew tsidqiyah, meaning "righteousness of the lord." 
  • Menucha: hebrew name meaning "tranquility."
  • Yowchanan: hebrew name meaning "god is gracious." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son ofjosiah. Johanan is the anglicized form.
  • Yehowram: hebrew name meaning "god is exalted." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of judah. Jehoram is the anglicized form.

  • Amiy: hebrew name meaning "bond-servant." in the bible, this is the name of a servant of king solomon.
  • Zebach: hebrew name meaning "a slaying." in the bible, this is the name of one of the midianite kings.
  • Daniyel: hebrew name meaning "god is my judge." in the bible, this is the name of the hero of the book of daniel, who was cast into a den of lions but saved by god.
  • Chavila: variant spelling of hebrew chaviylah, meaning "circle."
  • Bram: short form of hebrew abram "father of elevation" and abraham "father of a multitude."
  • Chetsrown: hebrew name meaning "enclosed; surrounded by a wall." in the bible, this is the name of a son of reuben.
  • Elpaal: hebrew name meaning "god has wrought." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of benjamin.
  • Chizkiyah: hebrew name meaning "god is my strength." in the bible, this is the name of a king of judah.
  • Ur-malki (-): hebrew name meaning "my king is light."
  • Gemaria: variant spelling of hebrew gemarya, meaning "god has accomplished."
  • Oz: hebrew name meaning "might, strength." compare with masculine forms of oz.
  • Ufara: hebrew name meaning "leader."
  • Yauwr: hebrew name meaning "forested." in the bible, this is the name of the father of elhanan. The english form is jair.
  • Chaniel: variant spelling of hebrew channiy'el, meaning "favored of god."
  • Daniya: variant spelling of hebrew danya, meaning "judge."
  • Ushriya: hebrew name meaning "blessed of god" or "fortunate of god."
  • Bigvay: hebrew name meaning "gardener, husbandman" or "in my bodies." in the bible, this is the name of a man who was a leader amongst the babylonian exile returnees.
  • Shamuwr: hebrew name meaning "a message, tidings" or "that which is heard." in the bible, this is the name of a levite.
  • Tam: hebrew name meaning "complete, whole" or "honest." compare with another form of tam.
  • Micha'el: variant form of hebrew miyka'el, meaning "who is like god" 
  • Menachem: hebrew name meaning "comforter." in the bible, this is the name of a king of israel who was notorious for his cruelty.
  • Elisheva: variant spelling of hebrew eliysheba, meaning "god is my oath." 
  • AcNath: hebrew name of egyptian origin, meaning "belonging to the goddess neith." in the bible, this is the name of joseph's egyptian wife.
  • Mattithyahu: variant form of hebrew mattithyah, meaning "gift of god." 
  • Neqowda: hebrew name meaning "distinguished." in the bible, this is the name of the head of a family of babylonian exiles.
  • Abiy'el: hebrew name meaning "el (god) is (my) father." in the bible, this is the name of saul's grandfather.
  • Machliy: (): hebrew name meaning "sick." in the bible, this is the name of a son of merari.
  • Oralee (-): hebrew name meaning "my light." compare with another form of oralee.
  • Eliyhuw: hebrew name meaning "he is my god." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a friend of job.
  • Yochanan: variant spelling of hebrew yowchanan, meaning "god is gracious." 
  • Ebron: hebrew name meaning "alliance, association." in the bible, this is the name of a city in south judah near where abraham built an altar. It is also the name of the third son of kohath and a descendant of caleb. The anglicized form is hebron.
  • Hadas: hebrew unisex name meaning "myrtle tree."
  • Shemayah: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah has answered" or "whom jehovah has heard." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a prophet who lived in the time of rehoboam.
  • Barra: variant spelling of hebrew bara, meaning "to choose." compare with masculine barra.
  • Gil-ad (-): hebrew name meaning "hard, stony region."
  • Owphiyr (, , ): hebrew name meaning "gold" or "reducing to ashes." in the bible, this is the name for gold and its characteristics, the name of a land or city, and the name of the eleventh son of joktan.
  • Chuldah: hebrew name meaning "mole" or "weasel." in the bible, this is the name of a prophetess. 
  • Amal: hebrew name meaning "heavy, wearisome labor." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of asher. Compare with other forms of amal.
  • Ghila: variant spelling of hebrew gila, meaning "joy."
  • Variant spelling of hebrew unisex adi, meaning "my ornament" or "my witness."
  • Azanyah: hebrew name meaning "god hears." in the bible, this is the name of the father of jeshua.
  • Morag: hebrew unisex name meaning "threshing board." compare with strictly feminine morag.
  • Yachtse'el: hebrew name meaning "whom god allots." in the bible, this is the name of a son of naphtali. The english form is jahzeel.
  • Orna: hebrew name meaning "let there be light" or "pine tree." compare with another form of orna.
  • Tel: short form of hebrew telem, meaning "injure, oppress." compare with another form of tel.
  • Gila: feminine form of hebrew gil, meaning "joy."
  • Shelah: hebrew name meaning "a petition, prayer." in the bible, this is the name of a son of judah. Compare with another form of shelah.
  • Chammuw'el: hebrew name meaning "heat of god." in the bible, this is the name of a man of simeon. Also spelled chamuel. Hamuel is the anglicized form. 
  • Sarit: diminutive form of hebrew sarah, meaning "noble lady, princess."
  • Zecharya: variant spelling of hebrew zekaryah, meaning "whom jehovah remembered." 
  • Lilith: hebrew form of sumerian lilitu, meaning "of the night." in mythology, this is the name of a mesopotamian storm demon associated with the wind and thought to bear disease and death. In ancient semitic folklore, it is the name of a night demon. The oldest story considers lilith to beadam's first wife. In the bible, this is simply a word for a "screech owl." 
  • Bosmath: hebrew name meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling." in the bible, this is the name of a wife of esau, and a daughter of solomon.
  • Chaim: variant spelling of hebrew chayim, meaning "life."
  • Nimrowd: hebrew name meaning "rebel." in the bible, this is the name of a great-grandson of noah who was a renowned hunter.
  • Netta: feminine variant spelling of hebrew neta, meaning "plant, shrub." compare with another form of netta.
  • Kehat: variant spelling of hebrew kehath, meaning "assembly." 
  • Ilana: feminine form of hebrew ilan, meaning "tree."
  • Lechiy: hebrew name derived from the biblical name of a place near the border of the hill-country of judah, meaning "cheek" or "jaw." the place is noted for being the location of samson's killing of 1000 men with the jawbone of an ass.
  • Imriy: hebrew name meaning "eloquent." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of judah.
  • Menuha: variant spelling of hebrew menucha, meaning "tranquility."
  • Saraph: hebrew name meaning "burning one" or "serpent." in the bible, this is the name of a son of shelah. It is also the name of a species of venomous serpents mentioned in numbers 21:6, and the name of an order of six-winged angels mentioned by isaiah who attend upon god.
  • Gal: hebrew unisex name meaning "mound, wave."
  • Merariy: hebrew name meaning "bitter, unhappy." in the bible, this is the name of the third son of levi.
  • Ilya: hebrew name meaning "dirge, elegy."
  • Devora: variant spelling of hebrew devorah, meaning "bee."
  • Galil: variant spelling of hebrew galiyl, meaning "rolling, turning" or "circuit, region, ring." 
  • Nina: hebrew name meaning "granddaughter" or "great-granddaughter." compare with other forms of nina.
  • Aminadav: variant spelling of hebrew ammiynadab, meaning "servant of the prince."
  • Ariyday: hebrew name of persian origin, meaning "the lion is enough." in the bible, this is the name of the ninth of haman's ten sons who were hanged by the jews. 
  • Yechezkel: variant spelling of hebrew yechezqel, meaning "god will strengthen." 
  • Remiel: hebrew form of arabic ramiel ("thunder of god"), meaning "mercy of god." in christian and islamic tradition, this is the name of a watcher. He is one of the seven archangels listed in the book of enoch. He is the angel of hope, and has two main duties: he is responsible for divine visions, and guides the souls of the faithful to heaven. It is also said that he is the archangel who was responsible for the destruction of the armies ofsennacherib. 
  • Ribqah: hebrew name meaning "ensnarer." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of isaac. Also spelled rivka.
  • Miryam: hebrew name meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." in the bible, this is the name of a woman of judah, and the sister of aaron and moses.
  • Beulah: a derivative of hebrew ba'al ("to marry; to be lord, master, possessor"), meaning "she who is married." in the bible, this is an allegorical name for the land of israel. 
  • Shula: short form of hebrew shulamith, meaning "peaceful." compare with another form of shula.
  • Liora: feminine form of hebrew unisex lior, meaning "my light."
  • Carni: variant spelling of hebrew unisex karni, meaning "my horn," a symbol of strength. 
  • Bela: hebrew name meaning "destruction." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of edom.
  • Sheva: short form of hebrew bat-sheva, meaning "daughter of the oath." compare with masculine sheva.
  • Ela: variant spelling of hebrew eila, meaning "oak tree, terebinth tree." compare with another form of ela.
  • Yaktan: variant spelling of hebrew yoqtan, meaning "small."
  • Iyov: variant spelling of hebrew iyowb, meaning "hated, oppressed." 
  • Chephtsiy-bahh (-): hebrew name meaning "she is my desire." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of king hezekiah. Also spelled cheftzi-ba.
  • Ritzpa: variant spelling of hebrew ritspah, meaning "hot coal" or "pavement." 
  • Yaa: hebrew name meaning "beautiful." compare with another form of yaa.
  • Shuwlammiyth: hebrew name meaning "peaceful." in the bible, this is the name of the maiden celebrated in the song of solomon. 
  • Laban: hebrew name meaning "white." in the bible, this is the name of the father of rachel and leah.
  • Cancheriyb: hebrew form of akkadian sinahheeriba, meaning "sin (moon god) has taken the place of brothers to me." in the bible, this is the name of a king of assyria, son of sargon ii.
  • Abey: variant spelling of hebrew abie, meaning "father of a multitude."
  • Gavrie: variant spelling of hebrew gavri, meaning "man of god" or "warrior of god."
  • Uzziya: hebrew name meaning "power of jehovah." in the bible, this is the name of one of david's warriors.
  • Odeleya: hebrew name meaning "i will praise god."
  • Nedabyah: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah impels." in the bible, this is the name of one of the sons of king jehoiachin of judah.
  • Abiyram: hebrew name meaning "my father is exalted." in the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of hiel the bethelite, and the name of a son of eliab who joined korah in his rebellion against moses. Also spelled aviram.
  • Yechezqel: hebrew name meaning "god will strengthen." in the bible, this is the name of a prophet, the author of the book of ezekiel. 
  • Owmar: hebrew name meaning "eloquent, talkative" or "speaker." in the bible, this is the name of a grandson of esau.
  • Rephael: hebrew name meaning "healed of god" or "whom god has healed." in the bible, this is the name of a son of shemaiah and grandson of obed-edom. In the books of enoch and tobit, this is the name of an archangel.
  • Uzziyel: hebrew name meaning "god is my strength." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a grandson of levi.
  • Abihayil: variant spelling of hebrew unisex abiyhayil, meaning "father of might." 
  • Peninnah: hebrew name meaning "coral" or "pearl." in the bible, this is the name of a wife of elkanah. 
  • Leila: hebrew name meaning "night" or "dark oriental beauty." compare with other forms of leila.
  • Dan: short form of hebrew daniy, meaning "judge." in the bible, this is the name of jacob's fifth son (of 12). 
  • Teyman: hebrew name meaning "on the right, south." in the bible, this is the name of the city, country, and people of idumea, and the name of a descendant of esau.
  • Aviv: hebrew name meaning "spring."
  • Yedidya: variant spelling of hebrew yediydeyah, hebrew name meaning "beloved of god," "delight of god," or "friend of god." 
  • Emmett: variant spelling of hebrew emmet, meaning "truth." compare with another form of emmett.
  • Tuwbal: hebrew name meaning "thou shall be brought." in the bible, this is the name of a son of japheth.
  • Karmiy: hebrew name meaning "a vinedresser" or "my vineyard." in the bible, this is the name of a judaite, father of achan, and the name of the fourth son of reuben.
  • Samil: variant form of hebrew samael, the name of an angel of death, meaning "whom god makes" and "venom of god."
  • Yowceph: hebrew name meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eleventh son of jacob who became an advisor to the pharaoh of egypt. Joseph is the anglicized form.
  • Meonothai: hebrew name meaning "habitations of jehovah" or "my habitations." in the bible, this is the name of the father of ophrah.
  • Yanai: variant form of hebrew yaanay, meaning "whom jehovah answers." 
  • Avidan: variant spelling of hebrew abiydan, meaning "my father is judge." 
  • Daniah: variant spelling of hebrew danya, meaning "judge."
  • Azarya: aramaic and hebrew name meaning "help of god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the three young men thrown into the fiery furnace by nebuchadnezzar.
  • Livnath: variant form of hebrew livnah ("whiteness, transparency"), meaning "belus, glass," from the sand of which glass was first made by the phoenicians." in the bible, this is part of the name of a river, shihor-libnath, which flows into the sea.
  • Ownam: hebrew name meaning "vigorous, strong." in the bible, this is the name of the father of jada. 
  • Zakkai: variant spelling of hebrew zakkay, meaning "clean, innocent." 
  • Eyphah: hebrew unisex name meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of midianand one of caleb's concubines. Also spelled efah. The anglicized form is ephah.
  • Shimeon: variant form of hebrew shimown, meaning "hearkening."
  • Gala: feminine variant spelling of hebrew unisex gal, meaning "mound, wave." compare with another form of gala.
  • Chinan: aramaic and hebrew name meaning "gracious."
  • Zamir: hebrew name derived from the name of a nightingale bird, of arabic origin, meaning "song, singing." compare with other forms of zamir.
  • Mana: hebrew name meaning "part, portion." compare with another form of mana.
  • Own: hebrew name meaning "vigor" or "wealth." in the bible, this is the name of a leader of the korah group.
  • Libnah: hebrew name meaning "whiteness, transparency." in the bible, this is the name of a city captured by joshua.
  • Udia: variant spelling of hebrew udiya, meaning "fire of god."

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