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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 Buzzle 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 Names
NameSexMeaning
AaronMountain of strength
AbarraneMother of plenty
AbiaGod's child
AchimMade by God
AdahBorn from beautiful scenery
AnatAnswer
AriLion
AsherLucky
AxelPeace
AzubahDesolate
BarakFirebolt
BelenBethlehem
BrahmFather of many
BrielleBrave woman
CalebFaithful
CarmenGarden of God
CephasRock
ChayaFull of life
CobyFollower
CohenPriest
DaraMercy
DavidAdored
DeborahBorn from the bee swarm
DejuanMerciful
DinahThe avenged one
DroritLiberty
DurielOne who dwells in heaven
EbenezerThe helping stone
EbrahimFather of many nations
EdenDelightful place
EfaLife
EhudAllied
ElahOak tree
EleazarHelper of God
ElioraGuiding light
ElishevaGod's promise
ElkinCreated by God
ElonOak tree
EmanueleOne who is accompanied by God
EnosMankind
EphraimFruit-bearing
ErezCedar tree
EthaResilient
EthanLong-lasting
EzekielStrong
FifiOne who is raised by God
GabbyBrave woman
GailFather's delight
GalelWave of God
GaliaBorn out of waves
GayleCheerful
GefenVine
GilBright, young man
GilahJoyful
GilonOne who has no end
GiovanniGod is merciful
GiuseppeRaised by God
HadassahBorn from the myrtle tree
HansonSon of John
HaskellCauldron of God
HavaLiving
HenaGracious
HoniAmiable
HuldahAs quick as a weasel
HymenLife
IkeBringer of joy
IraAlert
JabezBrave
JacobFollower
JaelAs wild as the mountain goat
JaheemDignified
JairoTeacher
JamieOne who supplants
JarethDescendent
JariSoldier
JeanMercy of God
JedFriend of God
JemimaWarm like a dove
JeremyHelped by God
JerushaRich woman
JessalynOne who can foresee the future
JesusGod's deliverance
JezreelSown by God
JoseRaised by God
KaganPriest
KarmenGarden of God
KeishaCassia tree
KelilCrown
KeturahFragrant woman
KoreshFarmer
LaelGod
LashawnMercy of God
LavonWhite
LeahDelicate
LevLion
LevinConnected with God
LibbyGod's promise
MahlahFeeble
MairRebellious
MalachAngel
MannisGreat
MariaRebellious
MathisGift of God
MeyerShining
MigdaliaBorn in the tower
MoranGuide
NaamahLovely
NadirBeloved
NasyaMiracle of God
NavaGorgeous
NuriGlaring like a flame
OmarProsperous
OnaGracious
OriLight
PepeRaised by God
RaeSheep's friend
RaphaelHealed by God
RebeccaOne who brings together
ReuelFriend of God
RevaOne who ties a knot
RishonFirst
RonelJoy of God
SamaraWatched over by God
SamsonSun
SarahPrincess
SerafinoBurning
ShamirStone
ShaniCarmine-colored
SharonBorn in the forest
ShilohCalm
ShiphrahPretty
ShoshanaLily
ShulamitPeaceful
SolomonPeace-loving
TalDew
TalmaiMountain
TamaraPalm tree
TavasPeacock
TaviGood
TivonLover of nature
TzviDeer
UriahLight of God
UziahStrength
VannaMercy of God
WyshawnMercy of God
YakiraBeloved
YaronJoyful
YatnielGift of God
YonasDove
YoranOne who loves singing
ZaharaRadiant
ZakaiPure
ZivShining
male = Male
female = Female
unisex = Unisex
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.