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Most Popular Hebrew Names For Your Baby


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 baby names, then we’ve got you covered! There are so many Hebrew baby 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 Baby Names

Hebrew Baby Names for Boys

The vast majority of names in the Bible have Hebrew origins, of course. Many of them mean something about God. A few of them 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;” 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.”

Or you might like 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 Baby Names for Boys

Here are a few of the most popular Hebrew baby 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
Ethane
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, Jew
Calabash
Levi
Malachi
Mateo, Matt, Matthew
Meshach
Micah
Michael
Moses
Nathan, Nathaniel
Noah
Raphael
Reuben
Samson
Samuel
Saul
Seth
Simon
Tobias
Zacharias, Zachary
Zion

There are also many Hebrew baby 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.)

Popular Hebrew Baby Names for Girls

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 mean “wished-for child or drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved.”

Popular Hebrew Baby Names for Girls

Here are a few of the most popular Hebrew baby 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
Cubit
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

Want more baby names? Check out the hottest baby names for 2021 or the coolest baby girl names for your daughter. (You’ll find quite a few Hebrew baby names, including Levi, Noah, Anna, and Naomi, on these lists.)

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