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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:

  • Chel'ah: hebrew name meaning "depraved" or "rust." in the bible, this is the name of a wife of asher.
  • Dodi: hebrew name meaning "my beloved, my friend." compare with another form of dodi.
  • Emet: hebrew name meaning "truth." the masculine form is spelled emmet.

  • Yaaqob: hebrew name meaning "supplanter." in the bible, this is the name of a son of isaac and rebecca, and the twin brother of esau.
  • Ima: variant spelling of hebrew imma, meaning "mother." compare with another form of ima.
  • Havva: variant spelling of hebrew chavvah, meaning "life." 
  • Gil: hebrew name meaning "joy." compare with other forms of gil.
  • Eliora: feminine form of hebrew elior, meaning "my god is light."
  • Chanoch: variant spelling of hebrew chanowk, meaning "dedicated" or "initiated."
  • Gamal: hebrew name meaning "camel." compare with another form of gamal.
  • Zrubavel: variant form of hebrew zerubbabel, meaning "born at babylon" or "scattered to babylon." 
  • Batyah: variant spelling of hebrew batya, meaning "daughter of god."
  • Yefet: variant spelling of hebrew yepheth, meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious."
  • Belsha'tstsar (, ): aramaic and hebrew forms of babylonian beltesha'tstsar, meaning "ba'al's prince" and bel-shar-usur, "ba'al protect the king." in the bible, this is the name of a king of babylon at the time of its fall; he to whom daniel interpreted the writing on the wall.
  • Gamliyel: hebrew name meaning "god is my reward." in the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of manasseh.
  • Hada: short form of hebrew hadaccah, meaning "myrtle tree."
  • Ba'al-zebuwb: hebrew name meaning "lord of the fly." in the bible, this is the name of a philistine deity worshiped at ekron.
  • Yaanay: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah answers." in the bible, this is the name of a man in the tribe of gad.
  • Chanania: variant spelling of hebrew chananya, meaning "whom jehovah has graciously given."
  • Lavi: hebrew unisex name meaning "lion."
  • Abi: pet form of hebrew abraham, meaning "father of a multitude." also spelled avi. Compare with feminine abi.
  • Cheftzibah: variant form of hebrew cheftzi-ba, meaning "she is my desire."
  • Adam: hebrew name meaning "earth" or "red." in the bible, this is the name of the first man created by god, the husband of eve. Compare with another form of adam.
  • Binyamiyn: older spelling of hebrew binyamin, meaning "son of the right hand."
  • Uwriyah: hebrew name meaning "flame of jehovah" or "god is my light." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the husband of bathsheba, and a prophet slain by jehoiakim. 
  • Rafa: variant spelling of hebrew rapha, meaning "feeble, flaccid, weak," i.E. "a shade" living in hades, void of blood and animal life; therefore weak and languid like a sick person, but still able to think. 
  • Tzeruya: variant spelling of hebrew tseruwyah, meaning "balsam" or "cleft." 
  • Yehuwdiy: hebrew name meaning "jew." in the bible, this is the name of a son of nethaniah. Jehudi is the anglicized form.
  • Noam: hebrew unisex name meaning "pleasantness."
  • Yachl'el: variant spelling of hebrew yachleel, meaning "god waits" or "whom god has made sick."
  • Elior: hebrew name meaning "my god is light."
  • Uryan: hebrew name of aramaic origin, meaning "light."
  • Ayah: hebrew unisex name meaning "falcon" or "vulture." in the bible, this is the name of the father of rizpah, and a horite, the son of zibeon.
  • Abiyno'am: hebrew name meaning "father of pleasantness." in the bible, this is the name of the father of barak.
  • Heylel: hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." in the bible, this is a name for the morning star (lucifer) and the honorific title of a babylonian king. Lucifer is the latin translation of this name.
  • Malka: hebrew unisex name meaning "queen" for girls and "king" for boys. 
  • Yonah: hebrew name meaning "dove." in the bible, this is the name of the prophet who was swallowed by a great fish. Jonah is the anglicized form.
  • Yehiel: variant spelling of hebrew yechiel, meaning "may god live!"
  • Shir-lee (-): hebrew name meaning "song is mine."
  • Nachowr: hebrew name meaning "snoring" or "snorting." in the bible, this is the name of the son of terah and brother of abraham.

  • Nechemiah: variant spelling of hebrew nechemya, meaning "jehovah comforts" or "whom jehovah comforts."
  • Mattithyah: hebrew name meaning "gift of god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a member of the family ofnebo.
  • Rotem: hebrew unisex name derived from the word rethem, found in the bible, meaning "juniper" or "broom plant," a shrub growing in the deserts of arabia with yellowish flowers, and a bitter root which the poor were accustomed to eat. 
  • Amintah: variant spelling of hebrew aminta, meaning "defender."
  • Lilit: variant spelling of hebrew lilith, meaning "of the night."
  • Zvi: variant spelling of hebrew tzvi, meaning "deer, gazelle."
  • Miyka: hebrew name meaning "who is like god" in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of mattaniah.
  • Dar: hebrew name meaning both "mother-of-pearl" and "marble."
  • Diynah: hebrew name meaning "judgment." in the bible, this is the name of a daughter of jacob.
  • Machli: variant spelling of hebrew machliy, meaning "sick." 
  • Tziyon: variant spelling of hebrew tsiyown, meaning "sunny or parched place." 
  • Shem: hebrew name meaning "conspicuous position, name, renown, sigma." in the bible, this is the name of a son of noah.
  • Tsalmown: hebrew name meaning "shady." in the bible, this is the name of one of king david's warriors.
  • Shir: hebrew unisex name meaning "song."
  • Nethanyah: hebrew name meaning "given of jehovah" or "whom jehovah gave." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of the murderer of gedaliah.
  • Zayit: hebrew unisex name meaning "olive."
  • Yeshayah: hebrew name meaning "god is salvation." in the bible, this is the name of a great prophet called in english isaiah. 
  • Arpakshad: hebrew name of foreign origin, possibly meaning "by the border of asia." in the bible, this is a place name and the name of a son of shem.
  • Qeynan: hebrew name meaning "possession." in the bible, this is the name of a son of enosh.
  • Efa: variant spelling of hebrew unisex efah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." 
  • Yered: hebrew name meaning "descent." in the bible, this is the name of the father of enoch and a descendant of judah. The english form isjered.
  • Massa: hebrew name meaning "burden." in the bible, this is the name of a son of ishmael.
  • Udiya: hebrew name meaning "ember (or fire) of god."
  • Amias: short form of hebrew amiasaf, meaning "my people have been gathered in (reunited)." 
  • Ophrah: hebrew unisex name meaning "fawn." in the bible, this is the name of two places, and the name of a son of meonothai. 
  • Refaela: variant spelling of hebrew rephaela, meaning "healed of god" or "whom god has healed."
  • Ada: variant spelling of hebrew adah, meaning "ornament." compare with other forms of ada.
  • Ananiy: hebrew name meaning "my cloud." in the bible, this is the name of the 7th son of elioenai, descendant of david.

  • Tsephanyah: hebrew name meaning "hidden by god" or "protected by god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the ninth of the minor prophets. Zephaniah is the english form.
  • Korach: variant spelling of hebrew qorach, meaning "bald" or "ice." in the bible, this is the name of a levite who led a rebellion against mosesand aaron. 
  • Abiyda: hebrew name meaning "father of knowledge." in the bible, this is the name of one of midian's five sons. 
  • Yiphtach: hebrew name meaning "he opens" or "whom god sets free." in the bible, this is the name of a city and the name of a son of gilead.Jephthah and jiphtah are anglicized forms.
  • Elqanah: hebrew name meaning either "god has created" or "god has possessed." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the sons of korah.
  • Etna: hebrew name meaning "hire" or "for hire." compare with another form of etna.
  • Yehoshafat: variant spelling of hebrew yehowshaphat, meaning "god has judged" or "whom god judges." 
  • Tal: hebrew unisex name meaning "dew." 
  • Abiymelek: hebrew name meaning "melek is father" or "my father is king." in the bible, this is the name name of several characters, including the king of gerar who took abraham's wife sarah and was forced by god to return her. Also spelled avimelech.
  • Enowsh: hebrew name meaning "man; human being." in the bible, this is the name of a son of seth.
  • Ari'el: hebrew unisex name meaning "lion of god." in the bible, this is a name applied to the city of jerusalem, and the name of a chief of the returning exiles. In the apocrypha, this is the name of an archangel who rules the waters. It is also the name of a moon of uranus, and the name of a spirit in shakespeare's play "the tempest." 
  • Malka: hebrew unisex name meaning "queen" for girls and "king" for boys. 
  • She'era: hebrew name meaning "kinswoman." in the bible, this is the name of a daughter of ephraim.
  • Tsidqiyah: hebrew name meaning "righteousness of the lord." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the name whichmattaniah adopted after becoming (the last) king of judah. The anglicized form is zedekiah.
  • Atara: variant spelling of hebrew atarah, meaning" crown" or "wreath."
  • Doron: variant spelling of hebrew doran, meaning "gift."
  • Nita: hebrew name meaning "to plant." compare with other forms of nita.
  • Amowts: hebrew name meaning "strong." in the bible, this is the name of the father of isaiah the prophet.
  • Yishay: hebrew name meaning "i possess" or "wealthy." in the bible, this is the name of the father of king david. Jesse is the anglicized form.
  • Ruwth: hebrew name meaning "appearance" or "friendship." in the bible, this is the name of a moabite who marries naomi's son.
  • Dag: hebrew name meaning "fish." compare with another form of dag.
  • Midyan: hebrew name meaning "strife, war." in the bible, this is the name of a son of abraham.
  • Liorit: feminine form of hebrew unisex lior, meaning "my light."
  • Ivtzan: hebrew name meaning "coated with zinc."
  • Shirlee: variant spelling of hebrew shir-lee, meaning "song is mine." compare with another form of shirlee.
  • Bityah: variant spelling of hebrew bithyah, meaning "daughter of god."
  • Ori: hebrew name meaning "my light."

  • Yehowceph: hebrew name meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." in the bible, this is the name of the eleventh son of jacob who became an advisor to the pharaoh of egypt. Joseph is the anglicized form.
  • Lemek: hebrew name meaning "powerful." in the bible, this is the name of the father of tubal-cain and the father of noah. 
  • Ud: hebrew name meaning "firebrand."
  • Malakai: variant spelling of hebrew malakiy, meaning "my messenger."
  • Ulla: hebrew unisex name meaning "yoke." in the bible, this is the name of a male member of the tribe of asher. Compare with strictly feminine forms of ulla.
  • Palluw: hebrew name meaning "distinguished." in the bible, this is the name of the second son of reuben.
  • Ziv: hebrew name meaning "gazelle" or "radiant."
  • Orpa: variant spelling of hebrew orpah, meaning "forelock, mane" or "gazelle, hind." 
  • Dowr: hebrew unisex name meaning "generation" or "period of time." in the bible, this is the name of a coastal city in manasseh, south of carmel.
  • Yoav: variant spelling of hebrew yowab, meaning "jehovah is father" or "whose father is jehovah." 
  • Agron: hebrew name meaning "correspondence" or "vocabulary."
  • Avraham: variant spelling of hebrew abraham, meaning "father of a multitude." 
  • Uwts: hebrew name meaning "soft and sandy earth" or "to consult." in the bible, this is the name of the country of job, a son of aram, a son ofnahor, and a son of dishan. 
  • Nurya: hebrew form of aramaic nura, meaning "illumination, wisdom (of god)."
  • Yowachaz: contracted form of hebrew yehowachaz, meaning "jehovah as seized" or "whom jehovah holds fast." in the bible, this is the name of the father of joah, josiah's chronicler. Joahaz is the anglicized form.
  • Gavriel: variant spelling of hebrew gabriyel, meaning "man of god" or "warrior of god." 
  • Delayah: hebrew name meaning "god has drawn." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of zerubbabel.
  • Efah: variant spelling of hebrew unisex eyphah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." 
  • Ulla: hebrew unisex name meaning "yoke." in the bible, this is the name of a male member of the tribe of asher. Compare with other forms ofulla.
  • Chananyah: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah has graciously given." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a friend of daniel, a general, a priest, and an officer who lived during the reign of king uzziah. Hananiah is an anglicized form.
  • Avdon: variant form of hebrew abdown, meaning "servant, worshiper." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the judges who ruled over israel.
  • Mowriyah: hebrew name meaning "chosen by god." in the bible, this is the name of the mountain where abraham prepared to sacrifice isaacto god.
  • Maday: hebrew name meaning "middle" or "middle land." in the bible, this is the name of a place and the name of a son of japheth and the people who descended from him.
  • Yoktan: variant spelling of hebrew yoqtan, meaning "small." 
  • Efraima: variant form of hebrew efrayim, meaning "double-land; twin-land."
  • Kalev: variant spelling of hebrew kaleb, meaning "dog" or "rabid." compare with another form of kalev.
  • Tahmid: perhaps from the hebrew word tamid, meaning "flame." 

  • Adah: hebrew name meaning "ornament." in the bible, this is the name of lamech's wife and also esau's wife.
  • Daniella: variant spelling of hebrew daniela, meaning "god is my judge."
  • Chadar: variant spelling of hebrew hadar, meaning "honor." in the bible, this is the name of an edomite king. 
  • Tziporah: variant spelling of hebrew tsipporah, meaning "bird." 
  • Aviyah: variant spelling of hebrew unisex abiya, meaning "yahweh is my father." 
  • Elchanan: hebrew name meaning "god is gracious." in the bible, this is the name of a warrior of king david's army.
  • Pinchas: variant spelling of hebrew piynechac, a form of egyptian panhsj ("the nubian"), but translated from hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." 
  • Baraq: hebrew name meaning "flash of lightning." in the bible, this is the name of a son of abinoam who, incited by the prophetess deborah, delivered the israelites from the yoke of jabin. 
  • Sava: variant spelling of hebrew unisex saba, meaning "aged, old." compare with other forms of sava.
  • Asherah: hebrew name meaning "groves (for idol worship)" or "blessed, fortunate." in the bible, this is the hebrew name for the babylonian-canaanite goddess astarte. It is also the name for her images and sacred trees or poles used for worshiping her. 
  • Yared: variant spelling of hebrew yered, meaning "descent." the english form is jared.
  • Chaggai: variant spelling of hebrew chaggay, meaning "festive."
  • Doran: hebrew name of greek origin, meaning "gift." compare with another form of doran.
  • Yael: hebrew name meaning "chamois," "ibex," or "mountain goat." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of heber the kenite who killed general sisera, an enemy of the israelites.
  • Ashshuwr: hebrew name meaning "a step." in the bible, this is the name second son of shem. It is also a name applied to the nation of assyria and its people.
  • Zohar: hebrew unisex name meaning "brilliant." 
  • Dathan: hebrew name meaning "belonging to a fountain." in the bible, this is the name of a son of eliab who, with his brother abiram, joinedkorah in his rebellion against moses.
  • Chadad: hebrew name meaning "mighty" or "sharpness." in the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve sons of ishmael. Also spelled hadad.
  • Sarah: hebrew name meaning "noble lady, princess." in the bible, this is the name that god gave to sarai, wife of abraham.
  • Abiyhuw: hebrew name meaning "he is (my) father." in the bible, this is the name of a son of aaron who was slain (along with his brothernadab) by god for offering incense contrary to the law. 
  • Yimla: hebrew name meaning "whom god will fill up." in the bible, this is the name of the father of micaiah. Imla is the anglicized form.
  • Gad: hebrew name meaning "troop." in the bible, this is the name of a prophet and the seventh son of jacob by zilpah. Compare with other forms of gad.
  • Alvah: hebrew name meaning "evil, iniquity." in the bible, this is the name of a duke of edom. Also spelled aliah. 
  • Yaakov: variant spelling of hebrew yaaqob, meaning "supplanter." 
  • Chaniya: hebrew name meaning "encampment, resting place."
  • Owded: hebrew name meaning "restorer." in the bible, this is the name of the father of azariah, and the name of a prophet who lived in the time of king ahaz.
  • Gidi: pet form of hebrew gidown, meaning "cutter down; hewer," i.E. "mighty warrior."
  • Leilah: variant spelling of hebrew leila, meaning "night" or "dark oriental beauty." compare with another form of leilah.
  • Dibriy: hebrew name meaning "my word" or "eloquent." in the bible, this is the name of a man whose daughter married an egyptian. Also spelled divri.
  • Yishmeray: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah keeps." in the bible, this is the name of a benjamite. The english form is ishmerai.
  • Elihud: hebrew name meaning "my god is majestic."
  • Mattan: hebrew name meaning "a gift." in the bible, this is the name of a priest of baal, and the father of shephatiah.
  • Avishag: variant spelling of hebrew abiyshag, meaning "my father is a wanderer" or "father of error." in the bible, this is the name of a young girl who cared for david in his old age. 
  • Shulamith: variant spelling of hebrew shuwlammiyth, meaning "peaceful."
  • Udi: pet form of hebrew ehuwd, meaning "joining together, united."
  • Tselophchad: hebrew name meaning "first rupture; fracture," taken to mean "first-born." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe manasseh.
  • Ephrayim: hebrew name meaning "double-land; twin-land." in the bible, this is the name of the second son of joseph. 
  • Sava: variant spelling of hebrew unisex saba, meaning "aged, old." compare with strictly masculine forms of sava.
  • Rinnah: hebrew unisex name meaning "shouting for joy." in the bible, this is the name of descendant of judah. Although this is a masculine name in the bible, it is otherwise used primarily as a feminine name.
  • Herut: variant spelling of hebrew cherut, meaning "freedom."
  • Yhwh: in the bible, this is the ineffable name of the hebrew god jehovah, meaning "existing one." 
  • Asherdu: hittite form of hebrew asherah, perhaps having the same meaning "groves (for idol worship)" or "blessed, fortunate."
  • Addie: compare with feminine addie.
  • Dorit: hebrew name meaning "generation" or "period of time."
  • Adlay: hebrew name meaning "justice of god." in the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of shaphat, the overseer of david's herds. 
  • Yechiyel: hebrew name meaning "god lives" or "whom god preserves alive." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of king jehoshaphat. Jehiel is the anglicized form.

  • Eliyshuwa: hebrew name meaning "my god is savior." in the bible, this is the name of a son of king david.
  • Yamin: variant spelling of hebrew yamiyn, meaning "the right hand," "the right side," or "the right quarter."
  • Yemima: variant spelling of hebrew yemiymah, meaning "dove." 
  • Bilhah: hebrew name meaning "weak, troubled, old." in the bible, this is the name of rachel's handmaid whom she gave to jacob as a concubine. 
  • Nadir: hebrew name meaning "oath."
  • Dodi: hebrew name meaning "my beloved" or "my uncle." compare with strictly feminine dodi.
  • Yachleel: hebrew name meaning "god waits" or "whom god has made sick." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe ofzebulun. The english form is jahleel.
  • Neta: hebrew unisex name meaning meaning "plant, shrub."
  • Dimona: hebrew name meaning "south."
  • Hosha'na (-): hebrew unisex name derived from hosha'na, meaning "deliver us." 
  • Gina: hebrew unisex name meaning "garden." compare with other forms of gina.
  • Talmay: hebrew name meaning "abounding in furrows." in the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of king david.
  • Yeshua: variant spelling of hebrew yeshuwa, meaning "he is saved." 
  • Aminta: hebrew name meaning "truth, friendship." compare with another form of aminta.
  • Ayalah: variant spelling of hebrew ayala, meaning "deer; gazelle."
  • Yowash: hebrew name meaning "given by the lord." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the father of gideon. Joash is the anglicized form.
  • Ba'al (hebrew: ): semitic name of several storm gods, and the first king of hell who had three heads and commanded 66 legions of demons,derived from the word ba'al, meaning "lord, master" or "possessor." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of reuben, and the grandfather of saul.
  • Shimiy: hebrew name meaning "famous, renowned." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a reubenite, son of gog and father of micah.
  • Shimshown: hebrew name meaning "like the sun." in the bible, this is the name of a powerful hero who was betrayed by his mistress delila.
  • Nathan: hebrew name meaning "a giver" or "whom god gave." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of david. Compare with another form of nathan.

  • Shemuwel: hebrew name meaning "heard of god," "his name is el," or "name of god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of elkanah by hannah.
  • Shoshana: feminine form of hebrew unisex shoshan, meaning "lily."
  • Eliane: variant spelling of hebrew eliana, meaning "my god has answered." compare with another form of eliane.
  • Adiva: hebrew name meaning "gentle, gracious, pleasant."
  • Amown: hebrew name meaning "skilled workman." in the bible, this is the name of a king of judah, a governor of samaria, and a descendant of one one of solomon's servants. 
  • Anat: unisex form of hebrew anath, meaning "answer (to prayer)." compare with another form of anat.
  • Yehowyaqiym: hebrew name meaning "jehovah raises up." in the bible, this is the name of a king of judah who was defeated by the babylonians. Jehoiakim is the anglicized form.
  • Meyer: variant spelling of hebrew meir, meaning "giving light."
  • Lior: hebrew unisex name meaning "my light."
  • Imma: hebrew name meaning "mother." compare with another form of imma.
  • Melek: hebrew name meaning "king." in the bible, this is the name of the second son of micah. In use by the armenians.
  • Chananiah: variant spelling of hebrew chananya, meaning "whom jehovah has graciously given."
  • Yechiel: variant spelling of hebrew yechiyel, meaning "god lives" or "whom god preserves alive." 
  • Avshalom: contracted form of hebrew abiyshalowm, meaning "father of peace." 
  • Hasida: variant spelling of hebrew chasida, meaning "stork" and "righteous."
  • Tsibya: hebrew name meaning "a female gazelle." in the bible, this is the name of a benjamite.
  • Uryon: hebrew name meaning "flame" or "light."
  • Ro'i (1-, 2-): hebrew name meaning 1) "my shepherd" or 2) "my seer."
  • Eifa: variant spelling of hebrew unisex efah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." 
  • Chulda: variant spelling of hebrew chuldah, meaning "mole" or "weasel." 
  • Abrahamit: feminine form of hebrew abraham, meaning "father of a multitude." also spelled avrahamit.
  • Liron: hebrew unisex name meaning "my song."
  • Matitya: contracted form of hebrew mattithyah, meaning "gift of god." 

  • Uzza (, ): hebrew name meaning "power, strength." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a man slain by god for touching the ark.
  • Unniy: hebrew name meaning "afflicted, depressed." in the bible, this is the name of two levites.
  • Abra: short form of hebrew abrahamit, meaning "father of a multitude." this name was popular in 17th century england. Also spelled avra.
  • Roni: hebrew unisex name meaning "my joy" or "my song." compare with strictly feminine roni.
  • Tomer: hebrew name meaning "tall, stately," like a palm tree.
  • Amita: hebrew name meaning "honest, upright." compare with another form of amita.
  • Beula: variant spelling of hebrew beulah, meaning "she who is married."
  • Ely: short form of hebrew eliyahu, meaning "the lord is my god."
  • Simcha: hebrew unisex name meaning "joy."
  • Yoram: contracted form of hebrew yehoram, meaning "exalted by god." 
  • Shechina: variant spelling of hebrew shekinah, meaning "god" or "god's holy spirit."
  • Erez: hebrew name meaning "cedar."
  • Adonai: because the name of the hebrew god, jehovah, is considered too sacred to be spoken, the jews substitute adonai, meaning "my lord." 
  • RUwel: hebrew name meaning "friend of god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of esau. In the book ofenoch, this name is included as one of the seven archangels. He is known as the archangel of fairness, harmony, and justice; he oversees the other angels to make sure that they are all working peacefully together with mankind. All angels and archangels who transgress must face this angel who passes judgment and issues punishment. He belongs to the choir of principalities and is mainly focused on keeping heaven pure of corruption. He is the angel who carried enoch to heaven and back to earth. He is identified with the angel of the 5th seal in revelation 6:9-11, and is believed to be the angel who opens the bottomless pit. He is also sometimes identified with abaddon, an angel believed by some to be the devil. There are references to a similar figure in babylonian texts which refer to him as rag or ragumu, and in sumerian texts as rig. 
  • Saray: hebrew name meaning "my princes" or "nobility." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of abraham before god changed her name tosarah.
  • Peninah: variant spelling of hebrew peninnah, meaning "coral" or "pearl."
  • Divri: variant spelling of hebrew dibriy, meaning "my word" or "eloquent."
  • Machlown: hebrew name meaning "sick." in the bible, this is the name of the son of elimelech and naomi.
  • Liron: hebrew unisex name meaning "my song."

  • Noga: unisex form of hebrew nogahh, meaning "shining splendor," as of the fire or the sun. 
  • Saphira: hebrew form of greek sapphira, meaning "sapphire." 
  • Amit: hebrew unisex name meaning "friend." 
  • Yithrow: hebrew name meaning "his abundance" or "overhanging." in the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of moses. Jethro is the anglicized form. He is also known as yether. 
  • Eliyphelet: hebrew name meaning "my god is deliverance." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including king david's youngest son.
  • Zakkay: hebrew name meaning "clean, innocent." in the bible, this is the name of the head of a family of babylonian exile returnees.
  • Yediydah: hebrew name meaning "friend" or "beloved." in the bible, this is the name of the mother of king josiah.
  • Cowdiy: hebrew name meaning "an acquaintance of god." in the bible, this is the name of the father of gaddiel.
  • Tsiyown: hebrew name meaning "sunny or parched place." in the bible, this is another name for jerusalem, the city of david, and its inhabitants who are also called the daughter of tsiyown/zion.
  • Elke: feminine form of hebrew elkanah, meaning either "god bought" or "god is jealous." compare with another form of elke.
  • Ayala: feminine form of hebrew ayal, meaning "deer; gazelle."
  • Achaz: greek and hebrew name meaning "possessing, possessor." in the bible, this is the name of the eleventh king of judah, son of jotham. Also spelled ahaz. 
  • Qeren: hebrew name meaning "horn (of an animal)." also a short form of qeren happuwk, meaning "horn of antimony," a black paint used for eye-shadow.
  • Aaliyah: variant spelling of hebrew aliya, meaning "to ascend, to go up."
  • Kenaniah: variant spelling of hebrew kenanyah, meaning "jehovah establishes" or "whom jehovah defends."
  • Sama'el: variant spelling of hebrew samael, the name of an angel of death, meaning "whom god makes" and "venom of god."
  • Sharown: hebrew name meaning "plain, level ground." in the bible, this is the name of a valley in palestine. The name is sometimes given because of its association with the flowering shrub called rose of sharon. 
  • Menashsheh: hebrew name meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the eldest son of joseph.
  • Nena: variant spelling of hebrew nina, meaning "granddaughter" or "great-granddaughter." compare with other forms of nena.
  • Rona: hebrew name meaning "joy." compare with another form of rona.
  • Yeshu: variant form of hebrew yeshua, meaning "god is salvation." this is the hebrew name for jesus.
  • Raya: hebrew name meaning "friend." compare with another form of raya.
  • Yehowchanan: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah gave." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a high priest who lived in the time of ezra. The anglicized form is jehohanan.
  • Hed: hebrew unisex name meaning either "shout of joy" or "echo."
  • Debowrah: hebrew name meaning "bee." in the bible, this is the name of the nurse of rebecca, and the prophetess-judge and wife oflapidoth. Also spelled devorah.
  • Chania: variant spelling of hebrew chaniya, meaning "encampment, resting place."
  • Iyyov: variant spelling of hebrew iyov, meaning "hated, oppressed."
  • Lavan: variant spelling of hebrew laban, meaning "white." in the bible, this is the name of the father of rachel and leah.
  • Ashtoreth: hebrew name meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name of the principal female deity of the semitic nations, worshiped in war and fertility. Equated with assyrian ishtar and greek astarte. 
  • Chaviva: hebrew unisex name meaning "beloved." 
  • Yadon: variant spelling of hebrew yadown, meaning "judge," "thankful," or "whom god has judged."
  • Piynechac: hebrew form of egyptian panhsj ("the nubian"), but translated from hebrew pinechac, meaning "mouth of brass." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of eleazar. 
  • Shai: aramaic and hebrew name meaning "gift."
  • Yehoshua: variant spelling of hebrew yehowshuwa, meaning "god is salvation." 
  • Uziahu: variant spelling of hebrew uziyahu, meaning "power of jehovah." 
  • Yaniv: hebrew name meaning "he will speak."
  • Nava: hebrew name meaning "beautiful."
  • Pili: hebrew name meaning "miraculous." compare with other forms of pili.
  • Zekaryah: hebrew name meaning "whom jehovah remembered." in the bible, this is the name of one of many characters, including one of the twelve minor prophets. Zechariah and zachariah are anglicized forms.
  • Reva: variant spelling of hebrew reba, meaning "ensnarer." compare with masculine reva.
  • Urith: variant spelling of hebrew urit, meaning "fire, light."
  • Lior: hebrew unisex name meaning "my light."
  • Efrayim: variant spelling of hebrew ephrayim, meaning "double-land; twin-land." in the bible, this is the name of the second son of joseph. 
  • Aphra: hebrew unisex name derived from the word aphra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." in the bible, this is part of the name of a philistine city, bethel-aphrah.
  • Habacuc: variant spelling of hebrew chabaqquwq, meaning "embrace."
  • Adiyna: hebrew unisex name meaning "slender." in the bible, this is a masculine name only, the name of one of king david's captains.
  • Omriy: hebrew name meaning "pupil of jehovah" or "servant of jehovah." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of israel.
  • Binah: variant spelling of hebrew bina, meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
  • Simcha: hebrew unisex name meaning "joy."
  • Betsalel: hebrew name meaning "in the shadow." in the bible, this is the name of a son of uri who was one of the architects of the tabernacle, and the name of an israelite. 
  • Shamira: feminine form of hebrew shamiyr, meaning "a sharp point," hence "thorn." 
  • Chani: pet form of hebrew channah, meaning "favor; grace."
  • Neriya: hebrew name meaning "light of the lord." in the bible, this is the name of the father of baruch.
  • Kenanyah: hebrew name meaning "jehovah establishes" or "whom jehovah defends." in the bible, this is the name of a levite who was the chief of the temple singers who conducted the music when the ark of the covenant was moved from the house of obed-edom to jerusalem.
  • Othniyel: hebrew name meaning "lion of god." in the bible, this is the name of the son of kenaz.
  • Shira: hebrew name meaning "song."
  • Mira: pet form of hebrew miryam, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." compare with other forms of mira.
  • Eliezar: variant spelling of hebrew eliezer, meaning "god has helped."
  • Avigal: unisex form of hebrew avigayil, meaning "father rejoices."
  • Chayim: variant spelling of hebrew chayyim, meaning "life."
  • Ovadya: variant spelling of hebrew obadyah, meaning "servant of god."
  • Shabbath: hebrew name meaning "rest, sabbath." in the old testament bible, this is the name of the seventh day of the week, a day of rest.
  • Yoash: variant spelling of hebrew yowash, meaning "given by the lord." 
  • Yowel: hebrew name meaning "jehovah is god" or "to whom jehovah is god." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including one of the minor prophets. Joel is the anglicized form. 
  • El: hebrew word and name for "god."
  • Zevulun: variant spelling of hebrew zebuwluwn, meaning "habitation." 
  • Avsalom: variant spelling of hebrew avshalom, meaning "father of peace." 
  • Meital: hebrew name meaning "dew drops."
  • Carnia: variant spelling of hebrew karnia, meaning "horn of god." 
  • Mattanyah: hebrew name meaning "gift of god." in the bible, this is the name of many characters; this was zedekiah's name before the captivity; he changed it after becoming judah's last king.
  • Or-lee (-): hebrew name meaning "light is mine."
  • Alona: feminine form of hebrew alon, meaning "oak tree."
  • Yemiymah: hebrew name meaning "dove." in the bible, this is the name of one of job's three daughters.
  • Yownathan: contracted form of hebrew yehownathan, meaning "god has given." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son of saul and a close friend of david. Jonathan is the anglicized form. 
  • Shifra: variant spelling of hebrew shiphrah, meaning "beauty, brightness." compare with another form of shifra.
  • Chenya: hebrew name meaning "grace of the lord."
  • El'adah: hebrew name meaning "whom god puts on." in the bible, this is the name of a descendant of ephraim.
  • Datan: variant spelling of hebrew dathan, meaning "belonging to a fountain."
  • Telem: hebrew name meaning "injure, oppress." in the bible, this is the name of a town in the tribe of judah, and the name of a levite gatekeeper who was among the returning exiles.
  • Gabriyel: hebrew name meaning "man of god" or "warrior of god." in the bible, this is the name of an archangel.
  • Eliysha: hebrew name meaning "god is salvation." in the bible, this is the name of the prophet who succeeded elijah.
  • Ashchuwr: hebrew name meaning "blackness." in the bible, this is the name of a son of the father of temeni.
  • Tzafrir: hebrew form of greek zephyr ("west wind"), meaning "morning breeze."
  • Nat: short form of hebrew nathan, meaning "a giver" or "whom god gave." compare with another form of nat.
  • Ayelet: hebrew name derived from a name for the morning star, meaning "deer; gazelle."
  • Rinnah: hebrew unisex name meaning "shouting for joy." in the bible, this is the name of descendant of judah. Although this is a masculine name in the bible, it is otherwise used primarily as a feminine name.
  • Atir: hebrew name meaning "crown, wreath."
  • Gedalya: variant spelling of hebrew gedalyah, meaning "god is great."
  • Zayit: hebrew unisex name meaning "olive."
  • Eben: variant spelling of hebrew even, meaning "stone."
  • Yepheth: hebrew name meaning "opened" or "abundant, spacious." in the bible, this is the name of the third son of noah. Japheth is the anglicized form.
  • Abiyma'el: hebrew name meaning "my father is el (god)." in the bible, this is the name of joktan's ninth son (of 13), a descendant of shem.
  • Ronit: feminine form of hebrew unisex ron, meaning "joy, song." compare with another form of ronit.
  • Aliyah: variant spelling of hebrew aliya, meaning "to ascend, to go up." compare with another form of aliyah.
  • Daniela: feminine form of hebrew daniyel, meaning "god is my judge."
  • Shet: variant spelling of hebrew sheth, meaning "buttocks."
  • Asif: hebrew name meaning "harvest." compare with another form of asif.
  • Chasidah: variant spelling of hebrew chasida, meaning "stork" and "righteous."
  • Eliyahu: variant form of hebrew eliyah, meaning "the lord is my god."
  • Eben-haezer (-): hebrew name 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. 
  • Ula: variant spelling of hebrew unisex ulla, meaning "yoke." compare with other forms of ula.
  • Mowab: hebrew name meaning "water," i.E. "seed," hence "of his father." in the bible, this is the name of a son of lot.
  • Yerusha: variant spelling of hebrew yeruwsha, meaning "dispossessor" or "possessed (by a husband)."
  • Uza (, ): variant spelling of hebrew uzza, meaning "power, strength." 
  • Sabath: variant form of hebrew shabat, meaning "rest, sabbath."
  • Dara: hebrew name meaning "the arm." in the bible, this is the name of a son of zerah. Compare with other forms of dara.
  • Shelomiyth: hebrew name meaning "peaceful." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a daughter of dibri of the tribe ofdan.
  • Oved: variant spelling of hebrew owbed, meaning "serving, worshiping."
  • Devorah: variant spelling of hebrew debowrah, meaning "bee." 
  • Bina: hebrew name meaning "intelligence, wisdom." 
  • Urit: hebrew name meaning "fire, light."

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