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Most Popular Hebrew Names For Your Baby

Baby NamesPublished October 25, 2021

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One of the best parts of expecting a baby is choosing a name for your child. If you are pregnant or adopting and considering Hebrew names, then we’ve got you covered! There are many Hebrew boy names and Hebrew girl names to choose from in the Bible and beyond. These names include those of prophets and prophetesses, judges, generals, angels, apostles, disciples, missionaries, and even places.

Hebrew Boy Names

Of course, the vast majority of names in the Bible have Hebrew origins. Many of them have meanings about God, a few have meanings that relate to nature, and several of the names have meanings that are positive traits.

Want to give your son a Hebrew name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Abner, which means “my Father is a light;” Adriel, which means “of God’s flock;” Amos, which means “carried by God;” Daniel, which means “God is my judge;” Ezekiel, which means “God strengthens;” Gabriel, which means “God is my strength;” John, which means “God is gracious;” Immanuel, which means “God is with us;” Ishmael, which means “God listens;” Israel, which means “God contends;” Jacob, which means “may God protect.”

Or you might like Mateo, Matt, or Matthew, which mean “gift of God;” Micah, which means “who is like the Lord;” Michael, which means “who is like God?;” Nathaniel, which means “gift of God;” Raphael, which means “God has healed;” Samuel, which means “God has heard or listener of God;” Tobias, which means “God is good;” Zacharius or Zachary, which mean “the Lord has remembered;” or Zane, which means “God is gracious;” Elijah, which means “Yahweh is my God;” Isaiah, which means “Yahweh is salvation;” Jeremiah, which means “Yahweh will exalt;” or Jonathan, which means “Yahweh has given.”

Are you a nature lover? You might like Aaron, which means “high mountain;” Adam, which means “man, of the earth;” Barak, which means “lightning;” Cyrus, which means “sun;” Elon, which means “oak tree;” Jonah, which means “dove;” Moses, which means “delivered from the water;” or Samson, which means “sun.”

You also might consider Asa, which means “healer, physician, or born in the morning;” Asher, which means “fortunate, blessed, happy;” Caleb, which means “wholehearted;” David, which means “beloved;” Eli, which means “high, elevated;” Ephraim, which means “fruitful, fertile, and productive;” Ethan, which means “strong, firm;” Ezra, which means “help;” Gad, which means “fortune, luck;” Hillel, which means “praise;” Isaac, which means “laughter;” Jabin, which means “discerner, the wise;” Jesse, which means “gift;” Judah or Jude, which mean “praised;” Nathan, which means “given;” Noah, which means “rest, comfort;” Seth, which means “appointed, placed;” or Simon, which means “the listener.”

Or you might like Abraham, which means “father of many;” Benjamin, which means “son of the south or son of the right hand;” or Reuben, which means “behold, a son.”

Popular Hebrew Boy Names

Here are a few of the most popular Hebrew boy names in alphabetical order:

Aaron

Abel

Abner

Abraham

Adam

Adriel

Amir

Amos

Asa

Asher

Axel

Barak

Benjamin

Boaz

Caleb

Carmel

Cyrus

Daniel

David

Eli

Elias

Elijah

Elon

Emmanuel, Immanuel

Ephraim

Ethan

Ezekiel

Ezra

Gabriel

Gad

Gideon

Hillel

Hiram

Isaac

Isaiah

Ishmael

Israel

Jabin

Jace, Jason

Jacob

James

Jared

Jeremiah

Jesse

Jesus

Jethro

Joel

John

Jokim

Jonah

Jonathan

Joseph

Joshua

Josiah

Judah, Jude

Kaleb

Levi

Malachi

Mateo, Matt, Matthew

Meshach

Micah

Michael

Moses

Nathan, Nathaniel

Noah

Raphael

Reuben

Samson

Samuel

Saul

Seth

Simon

Tobias

Zacharias, Zachary

Zion

Hebrew Girl Names

There are many Hebrew girl names to choose from in the Bible and beyond. (My oldest daughter’s name is Samantha, which is the feminine form of the Hebrew prophet and judge Samuel’s name.)

Want to give your daughter a Hebrew name with a meaning related to God? You might consider Abigail, which means “my Father is joyful;” Brielle, which means “heroine of God;” Eliana or Elianna, which mean “God has answered;” Elizabeth, which means “pledged to God;” Daniella, which means “God is my judge;” Gabriella, which means “God is my strength;” Isabella, Isabelle, or Izabella, which means “God’s promise;” Jane, which means “God is gracious;” Josephine, which means “Jehovah increases;” or Samantha, which means “listener of God, God has heard, or name of God.”

Are you a nature lover? You might like Ariel or Ariella, which mean “lion of God;” Ayla, which means “deer or gazelle;” Bethany, which means “house of dates or house of figs;” Carmel, which means “garden;” Deborah, the name of the only female judge and general mentioned in the Bible, which means “bee;” Esther, which means “star;” Jemima, which means “dove;” Keziah, which means “cassia tree;” Rachel, which means “ewe;” or Susannah, which means “lily or rose.”

You also might consider Ada, which means “noble;” Delilah, which means “delicate;” Eden, which means “place of pleasure, delight;” Edna, which means “rejuvenation, delight;” Eve, which means “life;” Anna, Annie, Hanna, or Hannah, which mean “God has favored me or grace;” Leia, which means “child of heaven;” Naomi or Noemi, which means “pleasantness or my delight;” Noa, which means “motion;” Ruth, which means “compassionate friend;” Sarah, which means “lady or princess;” Selah, which means “praise;” or Shiloh, which means “tranquil.”

Or you might like Miriam, the earliest form of Mary, or Maryam, which means “wished-for child or drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved.”

Popular Hebrew Girl Names

Here are a few of the most popular Hebrew girl names in alphabetical order:

Aaliyah or Aliyah

Abigail

Ada

Amirah

Anna, Annie, Hanna, or Hannah

Annabelle

Aria

Ariel or Ariella

Ayla

Bethany

Daniella

Deborah

Delilah

Eden

Edna

Elle

Eliana or Elianna

Elizabeth

Esther

Eve

Faith

Gabriella (derived from Gabriel)

Hope

Isabella, Isabelle, or Izabella

Jane

Jemima

Jessica

Josephine

Judith

Jezebel

Keziah

Leah

Leia

Lilah

Madeline, Madelyn, Madelynn, or Madilyn

Makayla or Mikayla

Mara

Mercy

Maryam or Miriam

Naomi or Noemi

Noa

Rachel

Rebecca

Ruth

Sadie

Samantha (derived from Samuel)

Sarah

Selah

Shiloh

Susannah

Talia

There are so many great Hebrew names to choose from. We hope you were able to add a few of these to your list!

If you are looking for more baby names, try biblical girl names, biblical boy names, or the coolest girl names and coolest boy names. Have fun choosing a beautiful name you love for your baby!

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