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Posted January 12, 2010 by Jill in Ready or Not
 
 

Jewish Baby Names

There is an ancient Jewish saying that ‘with each child, the world begins anew’.  Jewish mysticism regards an individual’s name as connected to their essential self.  Boys are given their Jewish or Hebrew name as part of the Bris Ceremony.   The name given may be Hebrew, Yiddish or a combination of both.   Choosing a Hebrew name for a baby is a serious responsibility as it charts a course for the body and soul of the individual and may well determine his or her future.  No pressure, though.

Boys:

Aaron
Abarron
Abba
Abe
Abel
Abell
Abijah
Abimelech
Abir
Abiram
Abisha
Able
Abner
Abraham
Abram
Abramo
Absolom
Adam
Adar
Addai
Addam
Aden
Aderet
Adin
Adir
Adiv
Adlai
Adlai
Adley
Adli
Admon
Adniel
Adon
Adonai
Adriel
Adriyel
Ager
Ahab
Ahsalom
Aitan
Akiba
Akim
Akiva
Aksel
Akub
Alijah
Alim
Alivia
Alon
Alter
Alva
Alvah
Alvan
Amasa
Amichai
Amiel
Amikam
Amir
Amiram
Amita
Amiti
Ammi
Ammitai
Amnon
Amon
Amos
Amram
Aram
Ardon
Ari
Arie
Ariel
Arion
Arlan
Arland
Arlando
Arlen
Arlin
Armen
Armin
Armon
Arnan
Aron
Arvad
Arye
Aryeh
Asa
Asaf
Asaph
Asher
Ashur
Avi
Avichai
Avidan
Avidan
Avidor
Aviel
Avigdor
Avimelech
Avinoam
Aviram
Avisha
Avishai
Avital
Avner
Avniel
Avraham
Avsalom
Avshalom
Axel
Azaria
Azarious
Azaryah
Azaryahu
Azriel
Bama
Barak
Baram
Barnabas
Barnabe
Barnaby
Baron
Barrak
Bart
Bartel
Barth
Bartholomew
Bartley
Baruch
Bela
Ben
Benedictson
Beniamino
Benjamin
Benjy
Benkamin
Benny
Benoni
Benroy
Benson
Benson
Benzion
Berakhiah
Betzalel
Binah
Binyamin
Boas
Boaz
Bogdan
Bohdan
Cain
Cale
Caleb
Carmel
Carmelo
Carmi
Carmine
Chagai
Chaim
Chanan
Chanoch
Chaviv
Chavivi
Chayim
Che
Chepe
Chiram
Choni
Dabi
Dagan
Dagon
Dalit
Dan
Dane
Danel
Danell
Dani
Daniel
Daniele
Danil
Danila
Dann
Dannie
Dannon
Danny
Dantrell
Danyl
Dar
Dave
Davi
David
Davin
Deen
Deron
Dor
Doren
Dov
Dovev
Eban
Eben
Ebenezer
Eder
Efraim
Efran
Efrat
Efrayim
Efrem
Efren
Efron
EIlis
Eitan
Elam
Elan
Elazar
Elazaro
Eleazar
Elhanan
Eli
Elias
Eliezer
Elihu
Elijah
Eliot
Eliseo
Elishama
Elisheba
Elisheva
Eljah
Elkanah
Elliott
Elrad
Ely
Emanuel
Emmanuel
Enoch
Ephram
Ephrem
Ephron
Eran
Eri
Eron
Errapel
Esau
Esdras
Eshkol
Esra
Etan
Ethan
Evelyn
Eyal
Eyou
Ezechiel
Ezekiel
Ezra
Ezrah
Feivel
Foma
Gabai
Gabe
Gabi
Gabor
Gabrian
Gabriel
Gabriele
Gabrielo
Gal
Gali
Gamaliel
Ganit
Gavi
Gavriel
Gedaliah
Gedalya
Gedalyahu
Gedeon
Geremia
Gersham
Gershom
Giacomo
Gian
Giannes
Gideon
Gil
Gilead
Gili
Gilli
Gilon
Giovanni
Gur
Guri
Gurion
Guy
Habib
Hadar
Ham
Hanan
Hannibal
Harel
Harmon
Harrell
Harrod
Hayyim
Heber
Heman
Herschel
Hershel
Hezekiah
Hieremias
Hiram
Hod
Honi
Hosea
Hyman
Iakovos
Ian
Iaokim
Ichabod
Ike
Ilias
Illias
Imanol
Ioan
Ionnes
Iosep
Ioseph
Iov
Ira
Iram
Isaac
Isaakios
Isaiah
Isaias
Iseabail
Ishmael
Isiah
Ismael
Ismail
Israel
Isreal
Itai
Ittamar
Ivrit
Ixaka
Izaak
Izreal
Izzy
Jaap
Jabin
Jacan
Jack
Jacob
Jacob
Jacobe
Jacot
Jaden
Jader
Jadon
Jaedon
Jael
Jaira
Jairus
Jake
Jakeem
Jakome
James
Jamian
Jamie
Jamiel
Jamin
Jamon
Jan
Jancsi
Jani
Janie
Jankia
Janko
Jannes
Janos
Jantje
Japhet
Japheth
Jaques
Jarah
Jared
Jariath
Jaron
Jarrett
Jasper
Javan
Javen
Jaydon
Jaymin
Jeb
Jebediah
Jed
Jedadiah
Jedaiah
Jedd
Jedediah
Jedi
Jediah
Jedidiah
Jehoichin
Jehu
Jem

Jenda
Jephtah
Jerad
Jerah
Jered
Jeremi
Jeremiah
Jeremias
Jeremie
Jeremy
Jeriah
Jerod
Jerrah
Jerrick
Jerrod
Jesiah
Jess
Jesse
Jessey
Jessie
Jessy
Jesus
Jethro
Jim
Jimmy
Joachim
Job
Jobe
Joby
Jocheved
Jock
Joe
Joed
Joel
Joen
Joey
Johan
John
Johnathan
Johnathon
Johnny
Jokin
Jomar
Jon
Jonah
Jonam
Jonas
Jonatan
Jonathan
Jonathon
Jonny
Joop
Joosef
Jopie
Jorah
Joram
Jordain
Jordan
Jordell
Jordi
Jordy
Jore
Jori
Jorie
Jorim
Jory
Joseba
Josef
Joseph
Josephus
Josh
Joshua
Joshwa
Josiah
Josias
Joss
Josu
Josue
Jotham
Jourdaine
Jourdon
Jov
Joziah
Jubal
Jubal
Jud
Jud
Judah
Judas
Judd
Jude
Juha
Jukka
Junien
Jurre
Jussi
Kalb
Kaleb
Kaniel
Karmel
Kedem
Kenaz
Kobe
Kuper
Laban
Lapidos
Lapidoth
Lavan
Lazar
Lazarus
Lazzaro
Leb
Lemuel
Lev
Levey
Levi
Lewi
Lot
Machau
Machum
Mads
Mai
Maichail
Makis
Mal
Malachi
Malachy
Manasses
Manuel
Marnin
Matai
Mate
Mathe
Mathew
Mathews
Matt
Matthew
Matthias
Matthieu
Mattias
Matyas
Matz
Mayir
Meilseoir
Meir
Melchoir
Menachem
Menassah
Mendel
Meyer
Micah
Michael
Michel
Michon
Mihaly
Mika
Mikael
Mike
Mikel
Mikhail
Mikhalis
Mikhos
Mikkel
Miron
Misi
Miska
Mitchell
Moeshe
Mordecai
Mordechai
Moses
Moshe
Mosheh
Myron
Naaman
Nachman
Nadav
Nadiv
Naftali
Naftalie
Nahum
Nat
Natanael
Nate
Nathan
Nathanael
Nathanial
Nathaniel
Nechemya
Nehemiah
Nethanel
Nimrod
Nissim
Noach
Noah
Noam
Noe
Nuri
Obediah
Oded
Ofer
Omar

Omeet
Omet
Omri
Oren
Ori
Orin
Oris
Ornice
Osip
Ovadiah
Ovadya
Oved
Ovid
Ozi
Ozzi
Ozzie
Paltel
Palti
Paz
Pesach
Pessach
Phineas
Raanan
Radwan
Rafael
Rafal
Rafe
Ranen
Rani
Ranit
Ranon
Raphael
Ravid
Rechavia
Reuben
Reuhen
Ron
Roni
Rouvin
R’phael
Ruben
Rueban
Saadya
Sakeri
Salamon
Samoel
Sampson
Samson
Samuel
Sanson
Sasson
Saul
Schmaiah
Schmuel
Seanan
Senen
Seosamh
Seosaph
Serafim
Serafin
Seraphim
Set
Seth
Shaan
Shadrach
Shane
Shelomo
Shem
Shet
Shilo
Shiloh
Shimshon
Shlomo
Shubha
Simao
Simcha
Simen
Simeon
Simon
Simson
Sinai
Sinon
Siomon
Sivan
Sol
Solomon
Symeon
Taaveti
Taavi
Tab
Tabor
Talmai
Tamas
Taneli
Tapani
Teppo
Thaddeus
Thoma
Thomas
Tobiah
Tobias
Tobin
Tohy
Tomas
Tomek
Tovi
Tsidhqiyah
Tutyahu
Tuvya
Tuvya
Tzadok
Tzefanyah
Tzefanyahu
Tzion
Tziyon
Tzuriel
Tzvi
Uri
Uriah
Uriel
Uzziah
Uzziel
Vaschel
Venamin
Veniamin
Venjamin
Ximen
Ximon
Ximun
Yaakov
Yadid
Yagil
Yago
Yair
Yakov
Yanis
Yannis
Yaphet
Yardane
Yarema
Yaremka
Yaron
Yavin
Yedidiah
Yedidyah
Yeeshai
Yehoash
Yehonadov
Yehoshua
Yehuda
Yehudah
Yehudi
Yerachmiel
Yered
Yerik
Yerucham
Yeshaya
Yiftach
Yigil
Yigol
Yisreal
Yissachar
Yitro
Yitzchak
Yoel
Yonah
Yosef
Yosefu
Yusef
Yuval
Zacchaeus
Zach
Zachaios
Zachariah
Zacharias
Zachary
Zachely
Zack
Zadok
Zalman
Zamir
Zan
Zane
Zani
Zarad
Zared
Zavad
Zayit
Zebediah
Zebulon
Zebulun
Zechariah
Zed
Zedekiah
Zeke
Zephan
Zephaniah
Zevulun
Zimra
Ziv
Zohar
Zubin
Zuriel

Girls:

Aaliyah
Abaigael
Abarrane
Abbey
Abbie
Abby
Abegayle
Abhy
Abiah
Abichail
Abigail
Abira
Abra
Abrianna
Ada
Adah
Adamina
Adar
Adara
Adena
Adene
Aderes
Adin
Adina
Adinah
Adinam
Adine
Admina
Afra
Ahava
Ahelie
Ahuda
Ahuva
Ailat
Ailish
Ailsa
Ailsie
Aiya
Aizza
Akibe
Akiha
Akiva
Aleeza
Aleezah
Alessa
Alia
Alissa
Alitza
Aliya
Aliza
Alizah
Alize
Allonia
Alona
Aluma
Alumit
Alva
Alverna
Alvina
Amariah
Amaris
Amarisa
Amarise
Amarissa
Amira
Ana
Anais
Analise
Anamari
Anamarie
Anat
Anata
Anate
Anatie
Ance
Ane
Aneta
Anetta
Anica
Anichka
Anika
Aniki
Aniko
Anita
Anitra
Anka
Anku
Ann
Anna
Annaliese
Annalisa
Annamarie
Anne
Anneliese
Annette
Annie
Annikka
Annikke
Annikki
Annora
Annorah
Annot
Anny
Annze
Anora
Antje
Anyuta
Aoife
Aphra
Araminta
Araminte
Ardath
Ardice
Ardith
Areille
Arella
Aridatha
Ariel
Ariela
Ariella
Arielle
Ariellel
Arin
Asenke
Ashira
Asya
Atalia
Atalie
Atara
Atarah
Ataret
Atera
Ateret
Athaleyah
Athalia
Athalie
Atira
Avagail
Avera
Avichayil
Avigail
Aviva
Avivah
Avivi
Avivit
Axella
Axelle
Aya
Ayala
Ayalah
Ayanna
Ayla
Ayla
Ayn
Azalea
Azelia
Azelie
Aziel
Bathsheba
Battseeyon
Battzion
Batya
Becca
Becka
Becky
Bella
Beruriah
Bess
Bessie
Beth
Bethanee
Bethani
Bethanie
Bethann
Bethany
Bethea
Bethel
Betheli
Bethesda
Bethia
Bethsaida
Bethseda
Bethsheba
Betje
Betsy
Betti
Bettina
Bettine
Betty
Beula
Beulah
Bitya
Bluma
Bozi
Bracha
Brachah
Carmel
Carmela
Carmeline
Carmella
Carmen
Cayla
Chaba
Chabah
Chaka
Chana
Chanah
Chasidah
Chasya
Chava
Chaviva
Chavive
Chaya
Chayka
Chedva
Chephzibah
Cochava
Daba
Daganya
Daganyah
Daliah
Dalila
Dalis
Dalit
Daliyah
Danae
Danele
Danelle
Danette
Dani
Dania
Danica
Daniela
Danielle
Danila
Danit
Danita
Danya
Daphna
Daphnah
Daphne
Dara
Darah
Dareen
Darice
Darissa
Darra
Darrah
Dava
Davi
Davida
Davina
Davinah
Davinia
Davitah
Davite
Deana
Debbie
Debby
Debora
Deborah
Debra
Debrah
Debralee
Deena
Delila
Delilah
Dena
Denna
Derora
Derorice
Derorit
Devery
Devi
Devora
Devorah
Devoria
Devorit
Devra
Devri
Dina
Dinah
Dinora
Dinorah
Divsha
Divshah
Diza
Dynah
Edan
Eden
Edna
Edra
Edrea
Eeva
Eleora
Elia
Eliana
Eliane
Eliora
Elisabet
Elisabeth
Elisavet
Elisaveta
Elisheva
Eliza
Elizabeth
Elizaveta
Elka
Elke
Elli
Ellice
Elora
Els
Elsie
Elspeth
Elyse
Elzira
Emmanuella
Emmanuelle
Emunah
Enye
Erela
Erelah
Erith
Eritha
Erzsebet
Ester
Esther
Estrela
Eszter
Etana
Etel
Ethel
Etilka
Eva
Evacska
Eve
Evette
Evia
Eviana
Evie
Evike
Evita
Ewa
Fanchon
Fifna
Fifne
Fina
Fruma
Gabby
Gabi
Gabriela
Gabriele
Gabriella
Gabrielle
Gaby
Gada
Gafna
Gail
Gaille
Galenka
Gali
Galia
Galice
Galila
Galilah
Galina
Galit
Gallia
Galochka
Galya
Gana
Ganet
Ganice
Ganit
Ganya
Gavra
Gavrila
Gavrilla
Gayle
Gayora
Gazit
Geela
Gefen
Gelilah
Gella
Genessa
Genisa
Genisia
Geona
Geva
Gila
Gilah
Gilal
Gilala
Gilana
Gili
Gilia
Gilit
Giovanna
Gisa
Gittel
Giza
Giza
Grazina
Grazinia
Grazyna
Guiditta
Guiseppina
Gurice
Gurit
Hadar
Hadara
Hadarah
Hadassah
Hanna
Hannah
Hannalee
Hanne
Hannela
Hannele
Haya
Hedia
Hedva
Hedya
Helsa
Hephzibah
Hepsiba
Hepzibeth
Hila
Hinda
Holda
Hosanna
Hulda
Idra
Ikia
Ilana
Ilanit
Ilia
Ilse
Ilyssa
Ionanna
Iris
Isabel
Isabella
Isabelle
Isha
Isibeal
Ismaela
Iva
Ivana
Ivane
Ivanna
Ivria
Izabella
Izso
Jaantje
Jacoba
Jadyn
Jael
Jaffa
Jafit
Jafita
Jaina
Jaine
Jaira
Jakoba
Jakobah
Jan
Jana
Janae
Jane
Janee
Janet
Janetta
Janette
Janice
Janie
Janina
Janine
Janis
Janita
Janka
Janne
Jans
Jansje
Jaquelina
Jaqueline
Jaquenette
Jaquetta
Jayne
Jaynie
Jemima
Jemimah
Jemina
Jenda
Jenis
Jensina
Jensine
Jerusha
Jessica
Jessie
Jezebel
Joan
Joanna
Joaquina
Joaquine
Jobina
Jocelin
Joceline
Jocelyn
Jochebed
Joda
Jodie

Joella
Joelle
Joelliana
Joelliane
Johanna
Johannah
Johnda
Johnna
Johyna
Joka
Jokina
Jokine
Jola
Jonati
Jone
Jorah
Jordan
Jordana
Jordane
Jose
Josebe
Josee
Josepha
Josephina
Josephine
Josette
Josie
Joxepa
Jozsa
Juci
Jucika
Judeana
Judeena
Judi
Judie
Judit
Judith
Judith
Juditha
Judy
Judy
Jutka
Karmelita
Karmia
Karmina
Karmit
Katriel
Kefira
Keilah
KeIyn
Kelilah
Kelula
Kelyn
Keran
Keren
Kerrin
Ketura
Keturah
Kezia
Keziah
Kiba
Kinneret
Kinnette
Kiva
Kivi
Kochava
Ksena
Kyla
Lael
Laila
Laili
Lailie
Laylie
Lea
Leah
Leia
Lemuela
Lena
Lesham
Levia
Lewanna
Liana
Libba
Libby
Liesbet
Liesheth
Lilah
Lilie
Lilith
Lily
Liora
Lirit
Lirita
Lisa
Lisabet
Lisabette
Lisavet
Lisbet
Lise
Livana
Livia
Liza
Liza
Lizbet
Lizbeth
Lizbeth
Lois
Madalen
Madalyn
Madel
Madeleine
Madelena
Madelene
Mae
Magda
Magdala
Magdalena
Mahala
Mahalia
Mahola
Maia
Maialen
Maidel
Malak
Malcah
Malha
Malina
Malina
Malkah
Mallaidh
Mara
Maree
Maren
Mari
Maria
Mariam
Mariamne
Maribel
Maribella
Maribelle
Marie
Mariette
Marika
Marily
Marilyn
Marion
Marisha
Mariska
Marlena
Marlene
Marnina
Martha
Marthe
Mary
Maryann
Maryanna
Matana
Matea
Mathea
Mathia
Mattea
Matthea
Matthia
Matxalen
Mava
May
Mayah
Mazel
Meheytabel
Mehitahelle
Meira
Menachema
Menachemah
Menora
Mettabel
Mical
Michaele
Michaelina
Michaeline
Michaelyn
Michal
Michalin
Micheala
Micheline
Michelle
Micol
Micole
Mieze
Mikele
Milcah
Mili
Mira
Mireille
Mirella
Miren
Mireya
Miri
Miriam
Mirit
Mitzi
Molly
Moriah
Morice
Moriel
Morise
Morit
Moselle
Mychal
Myriam
Naamah
Naamit
Naava
Naavah
Nainsi
Nan
Nana
Nancsi
Nancy
Nanelia
Nanelle
Nanette
Nanine
Nanna
Nannie
Nanny
Naomi
Nasya
Natania
Nathania
Navit
Nechama
Nediva
Nedivah
Nehama
Neomi
Neorah
Neorah
Neta
Neviah
Nili
Nin
Nina
Ninacska
Nira
Niria
Nirit
Nita
Nitza
Nitzanah
Nizana
Noa
Noga
Nora
Norah
Noy
Nureet
Nuria

Nurit
Nurita
Nusa
Nusi
Odeda
Odede
Ofira
Ofra
Oma
Omah
Omette
Ona
Onit
Ophra
Ophrah
Oprah
Ora
Orah
Oralee
Orali
Orinda
Orlee
Orli
Ornetta
Orpah
Orzora
Orzsebet
Paili
Pall
Paz
Paza
Pazia
Pazice
Pazit
Penina
Peninah
Perke
Perzsi
Perzsike
Poll
Polly
Qeturah
Raananah
Rabah
Rachael
Rachel
Rachele
Raechel
Rafela
Rahil
Rakel
Ranice
Ranit
Ranit
Ranita
Raonaid
Raphaela
Raphaella
Raquel
Razi
Reba
Reba
Rebecca
Rebekah
Rebekkah
Rena
Reuel
Reveka
Rimona
Rina
Rinna
Rinnah
Riva
Rivka
Rona
Ronia
Ronit
Ronli
Ronni
Rosana
Rosanne
Ruta
Ruth
Sabra
Sabrina
Sadie
Sallie
Sally
Saloma
Salome
Samantha
Samara
Samuela
Sapphira
Sapphire
Sara
Sarah
Sarai
Sari
Sarita
Schlomit
Segulah
Sela
Selah
Sele
Seleta
Selima
Semadar
Semira
Serafine
Seraphina
Seraphine
Serefina
Shaina
Shamira
Shana
Shanae
Sharis
Sharne
Sharon
Shayna
Sheera
Sheri
Sherine
Sherri
Sherry
Shira
Shiri
Shona
Shoshana
Shoshanah
Sonel
Susan
Suzannah
Suzette
Tabitha
Tahlia
Tal
Talia
Taliah
Talitha
Talor
Talora
Talori
Talya
Tam
Tamah
Tamar
Tamara
Tamarah
Tamera
Tamitha
Tamma
Tammy
Tamra
Tamryn
Teme
Temima
Temira
Thadina
Thadine
Thirza
Thomasin
Thomsina
Tikva
Tirza
Tirzah
Tivona
Tivona
Toba
Tobit
Toibe
Tomasina
Tomasine
Tova
Tovah
Tovi
Tsifira
Tzilla
Tzippa
Tzivia
Tziyona
Tzzipporah
Urice
Urit
Uzziye
Vadit
Vania
Vanna
Varda
Vardit
Vared
Vida
Vidette
Yaakove
Yachne
Yael
Yaffa
Yaffit
Yamin
Yana
Yardenah
Yarkona
Yedidah
Yehudit
Yelizavetam
Yelysaveta
Yessica
Yetsye
Yetta
Yevunye
Yitta
Yocheved
Yona
Yonina
Yoninah
Yonita
Yordana
Yoseba
Yosebe
Yosepha
Yosephina
Yovela
Yuhudit
Yuta
Zacharee
Zahar
Zahavah
Zaide
Zamora
Zaneta
Zanna
Zara
Zarah
Zarahlinda
Zayit
Zaza
Zazu
Zehave
Zehavi
Zehavit
Zehira
Zehuva
Zemira
Zemirah
Zemora
Zera
Zerlinda
Zibia
Zibiah
Zilla
Zillah
Zimra
Zipporah
Ziva
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Zulema


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