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Fascinatingly Glorious Hebrew Names and Their Meanings

Hebrew Names and Their Meanings
Though Hebrew names and their meanings have Jewish origins, they are also used by Christians, and even Muslims in certain instances. AptParenting attempts to help you choose a good Hebrew name for your baby girl/boy.
Sucheta Pradhan
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
Did You Know?
Most Jewish names that originate from the Hebrew language are those which are mentioned in the ancient scriptures of Judaism. These include the Tanakh, Nevi'im: The Prophets, and Ketuvim: The Writings.
Hebrew names are those names which originate from the Hebrew language. Most of these names have been mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, and are arguably the oldest names in existence. Some of these names have also been mentioned in the Qur'an―the Islamic holy book. Generally, people who belong to the Christian and Jewish parts of the world have these names; however, you might also come across some Muslims with Hebrew names, especially if those names are mentioned in their holy scriptures. These days, however, naming newborns with ancient Hebrew names has become fairly popular.
This article brings you a list of some of the most popular Hebrew names in alphabetical order, along with their meanings. We hope you find nice names for your baby girls and baby boys from the list.
Popular Hebrew Male Names
Name Meaning
Aaron Mountain of strength
Achim Made by God
Ari Lion
Azubah Desolate
Barak Firebolt
Brahm Father of many
Caleb Faithful
Cephas Rock
Cohen Priest
David Adored
Dejuan Merciful
Duriel One who dwells in heaven
Ebenezer The helping stone
Ebrahim Father of many nations
Ehud Allied
Eleazar Helper of God
Elkin Created by God
Elon Oak tree
Enos Mankind
Ephraim Fruit-bearing
Erez Cedar tree
Ethan Long-lasting
Ezekiel Strong
Galel Wave of God
Gefen Vine
Gil Bright, young man
Gilon One who has no end
Giovanni God is merciful
Giuseppe Raised by God
Hanson Son of John
Haskell Cauldron of God
Honi Amiable
Hymen Life
Ike Bringer of joy
Jabez Brave
Jacob Follower
Jaheem Dignified
Jairo Teacher
Jareth Descendent
Jari Soldier
Jed Friend of God
Jeremy Helped by God
Jesus God's deliverance
Jose Raised by God
Kagan Priest
Kelil Crown
Koresh Farmer
Lael God
Lavon White
Lev Lion
Levin Connected with God
Malach Angel
Mannis Great
Mathis Gift of God
Meyer Shining
Nadir Beloved
Omar Prosperous
Pepe Raised by God
Rae Sheep's friend
Raphael Healed by God
Reuel Friend of God
Rishon First
Ronel Joy of God
Samson Sun
Serafino Burning
Shamir Stone
Solomon Peace-loving
Talmai Mountain
Tavas Peacock
Tavi Good
Tivon Lover of nature
Tzvi Deer
Uriah Light of God
Uziah Strength
Wyshawn Mercy of God
Yaron Joyful
Yatniel Gift of God
Yonas Dove
Yoran One who loves singing
Zakai Pure
Popular Hebrew Female Names
Name Meaning
Abarrane Mother of plenty
Adah Born from beautiful scenery
Asher Lucky
Belen Bethlehem
Brielle Brave woman
Carmen Garden of God
Chaya Full of life
Dara Mercy
Deborah Born from the bee swarma
Dinah The avenged one
Drorit Liberty
Efa Life
Eliora Guiding light
Elisheva God's promise
Emanuele One who is accompanied by God
Etha Resilient
Fifi One who is raised by God
Gabby Brave woman
Gail Father's delight
Galia Born out of waves
Gilah Joyful
Hadassah Born from the myrtle tree
Hava Living
Hena Gracious
Huldah As quick as a weasel
Jael As wild as the mountain goat
Jemima Warm like a dove
Jerusha Rich woman
Jessalyn One who can foresee the future
Karmen Garden of God
Keisha Cassia tree
Keturah Fragrant woman
Leah Delicate
Libby God's promise
Mair Rebellious
Maria Rebellious
Migdalia Born in the tower
Naamah Lovely
Nasya Miracle of God
Nava Gorgeous
Ona Gracious
Rebecca One who brings together
Reva One who ties a knot
Samara Watched over by God
Sarah Princess
Shani Carmine-colored
Shiphrah Pretty
Shoshana Lily
Shulamit Peaceful
Tamara Palm tree
Vanna Mercy of God
Yakira Beloved
Zahara Radiant
Popular Hebrew Unisex Names
Name Meaning
Abia God's child
Anat Answer
Axel Peace
Coby Follower
Eden Delightful place
Elah Oak tree
Gayle Cheerful
Ira Alert
Jamie One who supplants
Jean Mercy of God
Jezreel Sown by God
Lashawn Mercy of God
Mahlah Feeble
Moran Guide
Nuri Glaring like a flame
Ori Light
Sharon Born in the forest
Shiloh Calm
Tal Dew
Ziv Shining
It should be noted that there are numerous Hebrew names, which do not actually have a Hebrew origin. On the contrary, many of these names have been borrowed from other ancient and medieval languages, which include Aramaic, Phoenician, Egyptian, Latin, Greek, and so on. We hope that you find the above list useful. If you come across an interesting Hebrew name that is not included in the list, do make it a point to share it with us.