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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:

  • Chaya: feminine form of hebrew chayim, meaning "alive."
  • Asar'el: hebrew name meaning "whom god has bound (by a vow)." in the bible, this is the name of a descendant of judah.
  • Eliysheba: hebrew name meaning "god is my oath." in the old testament bible, this is the name of the wife of aaron. 

  • Aya: variant spelling of hebrew unisex ayah, meaning "falcon" or "vulture."
  • Ziya: hebrew name meaning "motion, to tremble." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of gad. Compare with another form ofziya.
  • Adad: hebrew name meaning "i shall move softly: i shall love." in the bible, this is the name of an edomite enemy god raised up to punishsolomon for his sins. Compare with another form of adad.
  • Shoshan: hebrew unisex name meaning "lily." compare with another form of shoshan.
  • Rafaela: variant spelling of hebrew refaela, meaning "healed of god" or "whom god has healed." compare with another form of rafaela.
  • Iy-kabowd (-): hebrew name meaning "inglorious; without glory." in the bible, this is the name of a son of phinehas.
  • Danita: pet form of hebrew dana, "judge."
  • Aza'zel:: hebrew word (not name), meaning "entire removal" and "scapegoat." in the bible, this word is found in the law of the day of atonement (leviticus 16:8, 10, 26). It refers to a goat used for sacrifice for the sins of the people. In modern times, azazel was interpreted as a satanic, goat-like demon. The name has even been used for the "angel of death."
  • Affra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex afra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." 
  • Achiyram: hebrew name meaning "brother of height." in the bible, this is the name of a son of benjamin.
  • Tova:hebrew name meaning "good." compare with another form of tova.
  • Tzivya: variant spelling of hebrew tsibyah, meaning "a female gazelle." 
  • Ananya: hebrew name meaning "jehovah clouds" or "what jehovah covers." in the bible, this is the name of an ancestor of azariah who lived in the time of nehemiah and assisted in rebuilding the city wall.
  • Gomer: hebrew unisex name meaning "to finish, to complete." in the bible, this is the name of both the son of japhet and the wife of the prophethosea. Compare with another form of gomer.

  • Eldad: hebrew name meaning "beloved of god" or "friend of god." in the bible, this is the name of one of the two israelites whose propheciesjoshua complained about to moses.
  • Umarit: hebrew name meaning "sheaf."
  • Talia: variant spelling of hebrew talya, meaning "dew." compare with another form of talia.
  • Gereshom: hebrew name meaning "exile, expulsion." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of moses.
  • Chilkiya: variant spelling of hebrew chilqiyah, meaning "my portion is god." 
  • Shamgar: hebrew name, possibly meaning "sword." in the bible, this is the name of a judge of israel an son of anath.
  • Abihayil: variant spelling of hebrew unisex abiyhayil, meaning "father of might." 
  • Tzefanya: variant spelling of hebrew tsephanyah, meaning "hidden by god" or "protected by god." 
  • Alma: hebrew name meaning "maiden." compare with another form of alma.
  • Amasay: hebrew name meaning "burdensome." in the bible, this is the name of a warrior and chief of the captains, a kohathite ancestor ofsamuel, a priest, and another kohathite levite who lived in the time of the reign of king hezekiah of judah. 
  • Affra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex afra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." 
  • Chayyim: hebrew name derived from the word chayyim, meaning "life."
  • Alexander (hebrew: ): anglicized form of latin alexandrus (greek alexandros), meaning "defender of mankind." in the new testament bible, this is the name of a son of simon, a relative of the high priest, a jew in acts 19:33, and a coppersmith who opposed paul.
  • Vardah: variant spelling of hebrew varda, meaning "rose."
  • Amaryah: hebrew name meaning "whom god spoke of." in the bible, this is the name of a priest who lived in the time of king jehoshaphat.
  • Naamiy: hebrew name meaning "loveliness." 
  • Ornat: variant form of hebrew orna, meaning "let there be light" or "pine tree." compare with another form of ornat.
  • Amira: hebrew name meaning "speech, utterance." compare with another form of amira.
  • Yirmeyahu: variant form of hebrew yirmeyah, meaning "whom god has appointed." 
  • Reba: hebrew name meaning "a fourth part." in the bible, this is the name of one of the five kings of midian. Compare with feminine reba.

  • Yitzchak: hebrew name meaning "he will laugh." in the bible, this is the name of the son of abraham and father of esau and jacob. The anglicized form if isaac.
  • Naami: variant spelling of hebrew naamiy, meaning "loveliness."
  • Meir: hebrew name meaning "giving light."
  • Orpah: hebrew name meaning "forelock, mane" or "gazelle, hind." in the bible, this is the name of a moabite woman. 
  • Hayyim: variant spelling of hebrew chayim, meaning "life."
  • Zebuwluwn: hebrew name meaning "habitation." in the bible, this is the name of the tenth son of jacob and leah.
  • Abiyshag: hebrew name meaning "my father is a wanderer" or "father of error." in the bible, this is the name of a young girl who cared fordavid in his old age. Also spelled avishag.
  • Achyan: hebrew name meaning "brotherly" or "fraternal." in the bible, this is the name of a member of the tribe of manasseh.
  • Efah: variant spelling of hebrew unisex eyphah, meaning "darkness" or "gloomy." 
  • Uphara: variant spelling of hebrew ufara, meaning "leader."
  • Baniy: hebrew name derived from the word banah, meaning "built." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of david's warriors.
  • Tuval: variant spelling of hebrew tuwbal, meaning "thou shall be brought." 
  • Rabi: hebrew name meaning "my teacher." compare with another form of rabi.
  • Haniya: variant spelling of hebrew chaniya, meaning "encampment, resting place."
  • Shadrach: hebrew name meaning "little friend of the king" or "rejoicing in the way." in the bible, this is a name given to hananiah in the court of babylon."
  • Uriti: variant form of hebrew urit, meaning "fire, light."
  • Beth-el (-): variant spelling of hebrew beyth-el, meaning "house of god." in the bible, this is the name of an ancient city of the canaanites, later of the benjamites. 
  • Miykah: hebrew name meaning "who is like god" in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a minor prophet. The anglicized form is michah.
  • Gedaliahu: variant spelling of hebrew gedalyahu, meaning "god is great."
  • Chanowk: hebrew name meaning "dedicated" or "initiated." in the bible, this is the name of the eldest son of cain, and a son of jared the father of methuselah. Enoch is the anglicized form.
  • Elyaqiym: hebrew name meaning "god will establish." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the steward of kinghezekiah's palace. 
  • Mani: pet form of hebrew menashsheh, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." compare with another form of mani.

  • Meiri: variant form of hebrew meira, meaning "giving light."
  • Adi: hebrew unisex name meaning "my ornament" or "my witness."
  • Afra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex aphra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." 
  • Chashshuwb: hebrew name meaning "considerate." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of pahath-moab.
  • Acaph: hebrew name meaning "collector, gatherer." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including king david's chief musician.
  • Avi: pet form of hebrew avraham, meaning "father of a multitude." also spelled abi. Compare with feminine avi.
  • Ever: variant spelling of hebrew heber, 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.
  • Gereshown: hebrew name meaning "exile, expulsion." in the bible, this is the name of the first son of levi. 
  • 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.
  • Upaz: hebrew name meaning "gold."
  • Yarona: feminine form of hebrew yaron, meaning "to shout and sing."
  • Reuven: variant spelling of hebrew reuwben, meaning "behold, a son!"
  • Galina: hebrew form of greek helén, possibly meaning "torch." compare with another form of galina.
  • Mordekay: hebrew name of persian origin, meaning "devotee of marduk (mars)" or "little man." in the bible, this is the name of a cousin of queen esther.
  • Chava: variant spelling of hebrew chavva, meaning "life." 
  • Zabdiy: hebrew name meaning "the gift of jehovah. In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of zerah.
  • Akan: hebrew name meaning "one who troubles." in the bible, this is the name of an israelite who stole forbidden items during the assault on jericho, for which he was stoned to death. 
  • Tamar: hebrew name meaning "palm tree." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a wife of judah.
  • Yesiymael: hebrew name meaning "whom god makes" according to gesenius. But hasn't he omitted the first element (ye-) It looks to actually be composed of 'el "god" and suwm "to create, to make" or "to place, to set" and y "to age, to grow old," from yashen "to blanch, to fester, to grow weary;" hence "whom god makes grow old," especially from a festering sickness called leprosy (hebrew tsara'ath "leprosy" from tsara "struck down, smitten" by god). Gesenius states that "leprosy" () may be the same as () "scabby," so that it means to be struck by a scabby disease. In the bible, this is the name of a simeonite chief of the family of shimei. Jesimiel is the anglicized form.
  • Ibriy: hebrew name derived from the name ever ("the region beyond; the other side"), hence "hebrew." in the bible, this is the name of a merarite levite. Abraham was called ivri because he came from ever "the other side."
  • Tora: hebrew name meaning "bible, holy scripture." compare with another form of tora.
  • Chavvah: hebrew name meaning "life." in the bible, this is the name of the first woman, the wife of adam.
  • Nisa: (): hebrew name meaning "to test." also spelled nissa.
  • Chilkia: variant spelling of hebrew chilkiya, meaning "my portion is god." 
  • Iyzebel: hebrew name meaning "ba'al exalts," "unchaste," or "without cohabitation." in the bible, this is the name of the evil wife of king ahab. She was eaten by dogs as prophesied by elijah.

  • Ammown: hebrew name meaning "kindred, tribal." in the bible, this is the name of a son of lot by his younger daughter.
  • Merab: variant spelling of hebrew merav, meaning "increase, multiplication." in the bible, this is the name of the eldest daughter of king saul. 
  • Hebrew name meaning "seven." in the bible, this is the name of a benjamite, a gadite, and a town.
  • Hania: variant spelling of hebrew chaniya, meaning "encampment, resting place."
  • Diyshan: hebrew name meaning "a species of gazelle" or "a thresher." in the bible, this is the name of the fifth son of seir.
  • Gidel: variant spelling of hebrew gidel, meaning "too great; giant."
  • Amina: hebrew name meaning "faithful, trusted." compare with another form of amina.
  • Yarden: hebrew unisex name meaning "flowing down." in the bible, this is the name of the river in palestine. The english form is jordan.
  • Nitza: hebrew name meaning "flower bud."
  • Avimelech: variant spelling of hebrew abiymelek, meaning "melek is father" or "my father is king."
  • Aya: variant spelling of hebrew unisex ayah, meaning "falcon" or "vulture." compare with another form of aya.
  • Nissa: variant spelling of hebrew nisa, meaning "to test."
  • Shalom: hebrew name derived from the word shalowm, meaning "peace," or perhaps more correctly, of body, "healthy and sound."
  • Yalown: hebrew name meaning "god lodges" or "passing the night; tarrying." in the bible, this is the name of a son of ezra and a descendent ofcaleb. The english form of jalon.
  • Ron: hebrew unisex name meaning "joy, song." compare with strictly masculine ron.
  • Reena: feminine variant spelling of hebrew unisex rina, meaning "joy."
  • Zohar: hebrew unisex name meaning "brilliant." 
  • Bo'az: hebrew name meaning "swiftness." in the bible, this is the name of a bethlehemite who married ruth.
  • Dor: variant spelling of hebrew unisex dowr, meaning "generation" or "period of time." in the bible, this is the name of a coastal city in manasseh, south of carmel.
  • Eliezer: variant spelling of hebrew elazar, meaning "god has helped." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of aaron. 
  • Chananiy: hebrew name meaning "gracious" or "favorable." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a brother ofnehemiah.
  • Shachar: hebrew unisex name meaning "dawn" or "morning."
  • Kelila: hebrew name meaning "crown" or "laurel."
  • Ushria: variant spelling of hebrew ushriya, meaning "blessed of god" or "fortunate of god."
  • Chaklai: hebrew name meaning "farmer."
  • Shlomo: contracted form of hebrew shelomoh, meaning "peaceable." 
  • Ushara: hebrew name meaning "fortunate."
  • Yeriyah: hebrew name meaning "people of jehovah" or "taught by jehovah." in the bible, this is the name of the chief of the house of hebron.Jerijah is the anglicized form.
  • Avichayil: variant spelling of hebrew unisex abihayil, meaning "father of might." 

  • Yerachmeel: hebrew name meaning "may god have pity" or "whom god loves." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of hezron. Jerahmeel is the anglicized form.
  • Yabiyn: hebrew name meaning "whom god observes." in the bible, this is the name of two kings of the hazor. The english form is jabin.
  • Shahar: variant spelling of hebrew unisex shachar, meaning "dawn" or "morning."
  • Manni: variant spelling of hebrew mani, meaning "causing to forget" or "one who forgets." compare with other forms of manni.
  • Zev: variant spelling of hebrew zeeb, meaning "wolf." 
  • Chiy'el: hebrew name meaning "god lives." in the bible, this is the name of one of the rebuilders of jericho.
  • Bat-sheva (-): variant spelling of hebrew bath-sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath."
  • Tamid: perhaps from the hebrew word tamid, meaning "flame." compare with another form of tamid.
  • Ezrah: hebrew name meaning "help." in the bible, this is the name of the father of jether, mered, epher and jalon.
  • Yehuda: variant spelling of hebrew yehudah, meaning "praised."
  • Yashuwb: hebrew name meaning "he will return" or "turning oneself." in the bible, this is the name of a son of bani and a son of issachar. The english form is jashub.
  • Iyowb: hebrew name meaning "hated, oppressed." in the bible, this is the name of a patient man who was severely tested by god. Job is the anglicized form.
  • Chever: variant spelling of hebrew cheber, meaning "the region beyond; on the other side (of a stream or sea)."
  • Meshek: hebrew name meaning "to draw." in the bible, this is the name of a son of japheth.
  • Ittay: hebrew name meaning "neighboring" or "with me." in the bible, this is the name of a gittate and the name of one of king david's warriors.
  • Dita: pet form of hebrew yehuwdiyth, meaning "jewess" or "praised." compare with another form of dita.
  • Artachshashta: hebrew form of persian artachshatra, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." in the bible, this is the name of the son and successor of xerxes as emperor of persia.
  • Amen (greek: , hebrew: ): greek and hebrew name meaning "truly, so be it, verily." it was a custom which passed over from the synagogues into the christian assemblies, that when he who had offered up a prayer to god, the others in attendance responded amen, and thus made the substance of what was uttered their own. 
  • Bathsheba: variant spelling of hebrew bath-sheba, meaning "daughter of the oath." in the bible, this is the name of a wife of king david and mother of solomon.
  • Achashverosh: hebrew form of babylonian achshiyarshu, meaning "great warrior" or "lion-king." in the bible, this is the name of a king of persia. 
  • Azuvah: variant spelling of hebrew azuwbah, meaning "forsaken."
  • Shauwl: hebrew name meaning "asked for, desired." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the first king of israel.
  • Nes: hebrew name meaning "miracle."
  • Shimown: hebrew name meaning "hearkening." in the bible, this is the name of a tribe of israel as well as the name of the second son ofjacob and leah. 
  • Uriahu: variant spelling of hebrew uriyahu, meaning "flame of jehovah" or "god is my light." 

  • Tzalmon: variant spelling of hebrew tsalmown, meaning "shady." in the bible, this is the name of one of king david's warriors.
  • Ofra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex ophrah, meaning "fawn." 
  • Tori: hebrew name meaning "my turtledove." compare with another form of tori.
  • Orly: variant spelling of hebrew orli, meaning "light is mine."
  • Ezar: short form of hebrew elazar, meaning "my god has helped."
  • Yehochanan: variant spelling of hebrew yehowchanan, meaning "whom jehovah gave." 
  • Deganiah: variant spelling of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Ilan: hebrew name meaning "tree."
  • Aliah: variant of hebrew alvah (having the letters transposed), meaning "evil, iniquity." in the bible, this is the name of a duke of edom. 
  • Dor: variant spelling of hebrew unisex dowr, meaning "generation" or "period of time." in the bible, this is the name of a coastal city in manasseh, south of carmel.
  • Yowach: hebrew name meaning "jehovah is brother" or "whose brother is jehovah." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of asaph. Joah is the anglicized form.
  • Liba: variant form of hebrew libe, meaning "heart." compare with another form of liba.
  • Basma: variant spelling of hebrew bosma, meaning perfumed."
  • Chanan: hebrew name meaning "compassionate, merciful." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a chief of the tribe ofbenjamin. Canan and hanan are anglicized forms.
  • Rapha: hebrew name 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. In the bible, this is the name of a son of benjamin and a descendent of saul.
  • Yishai: variant spelling of hebrew yishay, meaning "i possess" or "wealthy."
  • Toviyyah: variant spelling of hebrew towbiyah, meaning "god is good." 
  • Amir (1: , 2: ): compare with another form of amir.
  • Eylam: (): hebrew name meaning "boundless time, eternity." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the eldest son ofshem. Related to egyptian olam.
  • Urion: variant spelling of hebrew uryon, meaning "flame" or "light."
  • Anah: hebrew name meaning "answer." in the bible, this is the name of a son of zibeon. 
  • No'ah: hebrew name meaning "motion." in the bible, this is the name of a daughter of zelophehad.
  • Leah: hebrew name meaning "weary." in the bible, this is the name of jacob's first wife. Compare with other forms of leah.
  • Karmel: hebrew unisex name meaning "garden-land." in the bible, this is the name of a mountain in the holy land.
  • Abiyhayil: hebrew unisex name meaning "father of might." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of rehoboam, the father of esther, a levite who was the head of the house of merari, and several other characters. Abihail is the anglicized form. Also spelled avichayil.
  • Meirit: variant form of hebrew meiri, meaning "giving light." 
  • Gavriela: feminine form of hebrew gavriel, meaning "man of god" or "warrior of god."
  • Almah: variant spelling of hebrew alma, meaning "maiden." compare with another form of almah.

  • Adi: hebrew unisex name meaning "my ornament" or "my witness."
  • Noam: hebrew unisex name meaning "pleasantness."
  • Yotam: variant spelling of hebrew yowtham, meaning "god is perfect."
  • Alizah: variant spelling of hebrew aliza, meaning "joy."
  • Cela: hebrew name meaning "a rock." in the old testament bible, this is the name of the capital city of edom, possibly an early name for petra.
  • Nechemya: variant spelling of hebrew nechemyah, meaning "jehovah comforts" or "whom jehovah comforts."
  • Ben-owniy (-): hebrew name meaning "son of my sorrow." in the bible, this is the name given to benjamin by his mother rachel as she died giving birth to him.
  • Sammael: variant spelling of hebrew samael, the name of an angel of death, meaning "whom god makes" and "venom of god."
  • Vered: hebrew unisex name meaning "rose."
  • Ardown: hebrew name meaning "fugitive." in the bible, this is the name of a son of caleb.
  • Ashtarowth: hebrew name, meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in bashan east of the jordan given to manasseh.
  • Ofra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex ophrah, meaning "fawn."
  • Yakiyn: hebrew name meaning "he establishes" or "whom god strengthens." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of simeon. The english form is jachin.
  • Yocheved: variant spelling of hebrew yowkebed, meaning "god is glory." 
  • Deganiya: variant form of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Eliyah: hebrew name meaning "the lord is my god." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the prophet who lived during the reign of ahab.
  • Yowram: contracted form of hebrew yehowram, meaning "god is exalted." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of judah. Joram is the anglicized form.
  • Osher: hebrew name meaning "happiness."
  • Abiyshalowm: hebrew name meaning "father of peace." in the bible, this is the name of the father-in-law of rehoboam. Also spelledavishalom and avshalom. 
  • Zilpah: hebrew name meaning "to trickle" or "youthful." in the bible, this is the name of one of jacob's wives and the servant of leah. 
  • Tovah: variant spelling of hebrew tova, meaning "good."
  • Epher: hebrew name meaning "calf" or "gazelle." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of ezra.
  • Cham: hebrew name meaning "blackness" or "heat." in the bible, this is the name of noah's second son. The anglicized form is ham.
  • Leviy: hebrew name derived from the word lewi, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of jacob.
  • Emmet: hebrew name meaning "truth." the feminine form is spelled emet. Compare with the feminine emmet. Compare with another form ofemmet.
  • Yehosef: variant spelling of hebrew yehowceph, meaning "(god) shall add (another son)." 
  • Chiyrah: hebrew name meaning "a noble race; nobility." in the bible, this is the name of a friend of judah.
  • Ivri: variant spelling of hebrew ibriy, meaning "hebrew."

  • Amasa: hebrew name meaning "burden." in the bible, this is the name of a son of abigail.
  • Eidi: hebrew name meaning "my witness."
  • Zevadya: variant spelling of hebrew zebadyah, meaning "the gift of jehovah." 
  • Zuri: variant spelling of hebrew tzuri, meaning "my rock." compare with another form of zuri.
  • Zakiya: hebrew name meaning "pure."
  • Tsipporah: hebrew name meaning "bird." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of moses. The anglicized form is zipporah.
  • Afra: variant spelling of hebrew unisex aphra, meaning "ashes, dust" and "clay, loam." compare with another form of afra.
  • Abiyhayil: hebrew unisex name meaning "father of might." in the bible, this is the name of the wife of rehoboam, the father of esther, a levite who was the head of the house of merari, and several other characters. Abihail is the anglicized form. Also spelled avichayil.
  • Gaddiyel: hebrew name meaning "god is my fortune." in the bible, this is the name of one of the twelve scouts sent by moses to explore the promised land.
  • Zimriy: hebrew name meaning "celebrated in song." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including one of the five sons of zerah.Zimri is the anglicized form.
  • Shibah: hebrew name meaning "oath" or "seven." in the bible, this is the name of a well named by isaac.
  • Bethuw'el: hebrew name meaning "god destroys" or "man of god." in the bible, this is the name of a town and also the name of the father ofrebecca.
  • Lila: hebrew name meaning "she is mine." compare with other forms of lila.
  • Lea: variant spelling of hebrew leah, meaning "weary." compare with another form of lea.
  • Chaggay: hebrew name meaning "festive." in the old testament bible, this is the name of one of the minor prophets. Haggai is the anglicized form.
  • Tzofi: hebrew name meaning "guard" or "scout." 
  • Bosma: hebrew name meaning "perfumed."
  • Yarden: hebrew unisex name meaning "flowing down." in the bible, this is the name of a river in palestine.
  • Rina: variant spelling of hebrew unisex rinnah, meaning "shouting for joy." compare with strictly feminine forms of rina.
  • Cheber: variant spelling of hebrew heber, meaning "the region beyond; on the other side (of a stream or sea)."
  • Kyla: variant form of hebrew kelila, meaning "crown" or "laurel." used as a yiddish name. Compare with another form of kyla.
  • Nuwn: hebrew name meaning "fish." in the bible, this is the name of the father of joshua.
  • Hana: variant spelling of hebrew chana, meaning "favor; grace." compare with other forms of hana.
  • Reba: pet form of hebrew ribqah, meaning "ensnarer." compare with masculine reba. Compare with another form of reba.
  • Zach: hebrew name meaning "clean, pure." also a pet form of hebrew yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh." compare with another form of zach.
  • Man: short form of hebrew immanuw'el (english immanuel), meaning "god is with us."
  • Sheba (1-, 2-): compare with feminine sheba. Hebrew name meaning "oath" or "seven." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of joktan. 
  • Zerubavel: variant spelling of hebrew zerubbabel, meaning "born at babylon" or "scattered to babylon." 
  • Chana: variant spelling of hebrew channa, meaning "favor; grace." 
  • Delayahu: variant form of hebrew delayah, meaning "god has drawn."
  • Dorran: variant spelling of hebrew doran, meaning "gift."
  • Kesed: hebrew name meaning "increase." in the bible, this is the name of the 4th son of nahor. Chesed is the anglicized form.
  • Neva: variant spelling of hebrew niva, meaning "speech." compare with other forms of neva.
  • Yishmael: hebrew name meaning "god will hear." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of abraham. The anglicized form is ishmael.
  • Chabaqquwq: hebrew name meaning "embrace." in the bible, this is the name of a prophet.
  • Elazar: hebrew name meaning "god has helped." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a high priest son of aaron. In use by the basques.
  • Tseruwyah: hebrew name meaning "balsam" or "cleft." in the bible, this is the name of a daughter of jesse.
  • Tobih: hebrew name meaning "good" or "my god." in the apocrypha, this is the name of the hero of the book of tobit.
  • Yan: short form of hebrew yanai, meaning "whom jehovah answers." compare with another form of yan.
  • Atsel: hebrew name meaning "noble." in the bible, this is the name of a place near jerusalem, and a descendant of saul.
  • Yehownathan: hebrew name 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. Jehonathan is the anglicized form. 
  • Lev: hebrew name meaning "heart." compare with other forms of lev.
  • Morag: hebrew unisex name meaning "threshing board." compare with another form of morag.
  • Addie: variant spelling of hebrew unisex adi, meaning "my ornament" or "my witness." compare with another form of addie.
  • Yeduwthuwn: hebrew name meaning "praising." in the bible, this is the name of a levite of the family of merari. Jeduthun is the anglicized form.
  • Iythiyel: hebrew name meaning "god is with me." in the bible, this is the name of a benjamite and a disciple.
  • Roma: hebrew name meaning "exalted, lofty." 
  • Abie: pet form of hebrew abe, meaning "father of a multitude."
  • Yoshiyahu: variant form of hebrew yoshiyah, meaning "whom jehovah heals."
  • Ritzpah: variant spelling of hebrew ritspah, meaning "hot coal" or "pavement." 
  • Asriy'el: hebrew name meaning "vow of god." in the bible, this is the name of a son and great-grandson of manasseh, and a son of gilead.
  • Channa: variant spelling of hebrew chana, meaning "favor; grace." in the bible, this is the name of the mother of samuel and wife to elkanah.
  • Rachav: variant spelling of hebrew rachab, meaning "ample, broad, spacious, wide."
  • Shlumiel: contracted form of hebrew shelumiyel, meaning "friend of god." in the bible, this is the name of a prince of the tribe of simeon.
  • Marganita: variant form of hebrew marganit, the name of a plant of israel having blue, gold and red flowers.
  • Simiel: according to pope gregory i, this is the name of an archangel. It may be a short form of hebrew yesiymael (jesimiel), meaning "whom god makes" or "whom god makes grow old." samael is also sometimes rendered "venom of god."
  • Maksim: hebrew name meaning "enchanting, attractive." compare with another form of maksim.
  • Nechemia: variant spelling of hebrew nechemya, meaning "jehovah comforts" or "whom jehovah comforts."
  • Chagai: variant spelling of hebrew chaggay, meaning "festive."
  • Gedalyah: hebrew name meaning "god is great." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including the governor of judah appointed by nebuchadnezzar.
  • Eliana: hebrew name meaning "my god has answered." compare with another form of eliana.
  • Netanel: variant spelling of hebrew nethanel, meaning "given of god" or "whom god gave." 
  • Ram: hebrew name meaning "high." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a son of hezron.
  • Lapiydowth: hebrew name meaning "torches." in the bible, this is the name of the husband of deborah.
  • Bath-shua: variant spelling of hebrew bath-shuwa, meaning "daughter of wealth." 
  • Mered: hebrew name meaning "rebellion." in the bible, this is the name of a son of ezra.
  • Yehonatan: variant spelling of hebrew yehownathan, meaning "god has given." 
  • Salma: hebrew unisex name meaning "garment." in the bible, this is a masculine name only, the name of the father of boaz. Compare with strictly masculine saba.
  • Anael: variant spelling of hebrew hanael, meaning "graciousness of the lord." in jewish lore, this is the name of angel associated with the planet venus.
  • Yowyakiyn: contracted form of hebrew yehowyakiyn, meaning "god establishes." 
  • Liat: hebrew name meaning "you are mine."
  • Galit: variant form of hebrew gal, meaning "mound, wave."
  • Luna: hebrew name meaning "dweller." compare with another form of luna.
  • Shura: hebrew name meaning "row, line." compare with another form of shura.
  • Chevron: variant spelling of hebrew chebrown, meaning "alliance, association." 
  • Adiyna: hebrew unisex name meaning "slender." in the bible, this is a masculine name only, the name of one of king david's captains.
  • Yehowash: hebrew name meaning "given by the lord" or "whom jehovah gave." in the bible, this is the name of a son of king ahaziah and a son of king jehoahaz. Jehoash is the anglicized form.
  • Yehoram: variant spelling of hebrew yehowram, meaning "god is exalted." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a king of judah.
  • Nachuwm: hebrew name meaning "comfort." in the bible, this is the name of a minor prophet who foretold the fall of nineveh.
  • Bosmat: variant spelling of hebrew bosmath, meaning "spice" or "sweet smelling."
  • Nevo: variant spelling of hebrew nebo, meaning "mercury" and "prophet."
  • Mattathia: hebrew form of greek mattathias, meaning "gift of god."
  • Eliy: hebrew name meaning "ascending." in the bible, this is the name of a high priest and last of the judges in the days of samuel.
  • Ayla: variant spelling of hebrew eila, meaning "oak tree, terebinth tree." compare with another form of ayla.
  • Shiphrah: hebrew name meaning "beauty, brightness." in the bible, this is the name of two midwives. 
  • Elad: contracted form of hebrew el'adah, meaning "whom god puts on."
  • Galila: feminine form of hebrew galil, meaning "cylinder" or "boundary." compare with another form of galila.
  • Elianna: variant spelling of hebrew eliana, meaning "my god has answered." compare with another form of elianna.
  • Izevel: variant spelling of hebrew iyzebel, meaning "ba'al exalts," "unchaste," or "without cohabitation." in the bible, this is the name of the evil wife of king ahab. She was eaten by dogs as prophesied by elijah.
  • Yiska: variant spelling of hebrew yickah, meaning "one who beholds" or "one who looks out." 
  • Aharown: hebrew name meaning "light-bringer." in the bible, this is the name of the older brother of moses.
  • Qetuwrah: hebrew name meaning "incense." in the bible, this is the name of abraham's second wife.
  • Amit: hebrew unisex name meaning "friend." compare with other forms of amit.
  • Aharon: variant spelling of hebrew aharown, meaning "light-bringer." in the bible, this is the name of the older brother of moses.
  • Howshea: hebrew name meaning "salvation." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the author of the book of hosea.
  • Ophrah: hebrew unisex name meaning "fawn." in the bible, this is the name of two places, and the name of a son of meonothai. 
  • Chananya: variant spelling of hebrew chananyah, meaning "whom jehovah has graciously given." 
  • Deganya: hebrew name meaning "grain."
  • Chamuel: variant spelling of hebrew chammuw'el, meaning "heat of god." also, according to pseudo-dionysius, this is the name of an archangel. 
  • Arye: variant spelling of hebrew aryeh, meaning "lion." 
  • Malakiy: hebrew name meaning "my messenger." in the bible, this is the name of the last of the hebrew prophets.
  • Amine: variant spelling of hebrew amina, meaning "faithful, trusted."
  • Zebadyah: hebrew name meaning "the gift of jehovah." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a brother of joab.
  • No'omiy: hebrew name meaning "my delight, my pleasantness." in the bible, this is the name of the mother-in-law of ruth.
  • Nir: hebrew unisex name meaning "to cultivate a field."
  • Basya: ashkenazic form of hebrew batya, meaning "daughter of god."
  • Karni: hebrew unisex name meaning "my horn," a symbol of strength. Also spelled carni.
  • Lavi: hebrew unisex name meaning "lion."
  • Latifa: hebrew name meaning "caress" or "gentle slap." compare with another form of latifa.
  • Elyacaph: hebrew name meaning "god increases the family." in the bible, this is the name of a leader of the tribe of gad.
  • Batya: hebrew name meaning "daughter of god."
  • Yaiyr: hebrew name meaning "whom god enlightens." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant ofmanasseh. The english form is jair.
  • Eber: variant spelling of greek/hebrew heber, 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 other forms of eber.
  • Mahir: hebrew name meaning "expert, skilled" or "speedy."
  • Deganit: variant form of hebrew deganya, meaning "grain."
  • Ardiy: hebrew name meaning "i shall subdue." in the bible, this is the name of a son or grandson of benjamin. 
  • Berura: hebrew name meaning "clean, pure."
  • Yehudah: variant spelling of hebrew yehuwdah, meaning "praised." 
  • Qeren happuwk (-): hebrew name meaning "horn of antimony," a black paint used for eye-shadow. In the bible, this is the name of one ofjob's daughters born after his trial.
  • Peqachyah: hebrew name meaning "jehovah sees" or "whose eyes jehovah opened." in the bible, this is the name of a king of samaria, the son of king menahem.
  • Saba: hebrew unisex name meaning "aged, old." compare with strictly masculine saba.
  • Nachala: hebrew name meaning "inheritance" or "territory."
  • Nachum: variant spelling of hebrew nachuwm, meaning "comfort." in the bible, this is the name of a minor prophet who foretold the fall of nineveh.
  • Keshet: hebrew name meaning "rainbow."
  • Shamiyr: hebrew name meaning "a sharp point," hence "thorn." in the bible, this is the name of two towns.
  • Yair: variant spelling of hebrew yaiyr, meaning "whom god enlightens." 
  • Anaq: variant spelling of hebrew anak, meaning "collar, neck-chain." in the bible, this is the name of the progenitor of the anakim/anakites who were descendants of the giant nephilim. 
  • Galiyl: hebrew name meaning "rolling, turning" or "circuit, region, ring." in the bible, this is the name of a circuit or ring (galilee) of the gentiles. 
  • Tzevi: hebrew name meaning "deer, gazelle." 
  • Matan: variant spelling of hebrew mattan, meaning "a gift." in the bible, this is the name of a priest of baal, and the father of shephatiah.
  • Uziyahu: variant form of hebrew uziya, meaning "power of jehovah."
  • Shabat: variant spelling of hebrew shabbath, meaning "rest, sabbath."
  • Ar'eliy: hebrew name meaning "lion of god." in the bible, this is the name of a son of gad.
  • Haniyya: variant spelling of hebrew haniya, meaning "encampment, resting place."
  • Amaryahu: variant form of hebrew amaryah, meaning "whom god spoke of."
  • Chaviylah: hebrew name meaning "circle." in the bible, this is the name of a part of eden through which the river pison flowed, and the name of a son of cush after whom a district in arabia was named. Havilah is the anglicized form.
  • Tsiyba: hebrew name meaning "a plant." in the bible, this is the name of a servant of saul. Ziba is the anglicized form.
  • Shefatya: variant spelling of hebrew shephatyah, meaning "whom jehovah defends." in the bible, this is the name of many characters, including a son of david. 
  • Uzzi: short form of hebrew uzziya, meaning "power of jehovah."
  • Orli: variant spelling of hebrew or-lee, meaning "light is mine."
  • Naamah: hebrew name meaning "beautiful, pleasant." in the bible, this is the name of the ammonite wife of solomon.
  • Nogahh: hebrew name meaning "shining splendor," as of the fire or the sun. In the bible, this is the name of a son of king david.
  • Yowshaphat: contracted form of hebrew yehowshaphat, meaning "god has judged" or "whom god judges." in the bible, this is the name of a priest and the name of one of king david's warriors. Joshaphat is the anglicized form.
  • Shemer: hebrew name meaning "dregs (of wine)." in the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the owner of the hill where samaria was built. 
  • Itzhak: variant spelling of hebrew yitzchak, meaning "he will laugh." 
  • Livnah: variant spelling of hebrew libnah, meaning "whiteness, transparency." in the bible, this is the name of a city captured by joshua.
  • Carniella: variant spelling of hebrew carniela, meaning "horn of the lord."
  • Edi: variant spelling of hebrew eidi, meaning "my witness." compare with another form of edi.
  • 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.
  • Arik: pet form of hebrew aryeh, meaning "lion." compare with another form of arik.
  • Merav: variant spelling of hebrew merab, meaning "increase, multiplication." 
  • Elnathan: hebrew name meaning "god has given" or "whom god gave." in the bible, this is the name of jehoiachin's grandfather.
  • Shelomiy: hebrew name meaning "my peace" or "peaceful." in the bible, this is the name of the father of a leader of the tribe of asher.
  • Gowg: hebrew name meaning "mountain." in the bible, this is the name of a son of shemaiah and the name of the prophetic prince of the land of magog. 
  • Marva: hebrew name derived from the name of a "mint" plant.
  • Shoshannah: variant spelling of hebrew shoshana, meaning "lily."
  • Gidal: variant spelling of hebrew gidel, meaning "too great; giant."
  • Obed edown: hebrew name meaning "servant of edom" or "he who serves the edomites." in the bible, this is the name of a levite and a gittite.

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