157 Jewish Baby Names With Meanings

Hebrew names are some of the oldest monikers in existence. In fact, most of the names we know today have Hebrew roots and have been trending on the Social Security Administration list for the past few years. So if you’re looking for a Jewish name to honor your heritage or that of a loved one, you’ve come to the right place.

Jewish people follow a basic tradition when it comes to naming their children. It is believed that when parents are thinking of a name for their child, an angel comes and whispers the name to their ears.

A baby boy is named at the time of his birth or circumcision. If the child is a firstborn or the redemption of the firstborn, a pompous ceremony is held. But if God forbid, the baby is ill, parents can name the child, even before the circumcision, so that people can pray for the child using his name. A baby girl is named at the Torah reading right after the birth. But some people even wait until Shabbat to name their children. It’s also customary for parents to name their children after deceased parents.

Whether you’re looking for a modern Jewish name or a traditional Biblical option, MomJunction has rounded up some of the most beautiful Jewish names for your little one.

NAMESMEANINGGENDERFAVOURITES
AdamMan, earthBoy
ArielLion of GodBoy
AvigayilOne who is a happy father and provides joyGirl
DanielA ProphetBoy
DavidA beloved friendBoy
EitanOne who is steady and very boldBoy
EstherSweet; Star; Planet Venus; The Babylonian goddess of love; Fifth Century Queen of PersiaGirl
ItaiWith MeBoy
JosephHebrew - Yahweh will add; God will Multiply; Derived from the element 'yacaph' meaning to add, to increaseBoy
LeahWeary, tired personGirl
MiriamHebrew - Sea of Bitternes; Rebelliousness; Wished for child; To swell; A variant form of MaryGirl
NoaUndertaking or wave program or indication.Unisex
NoamLoveliness or satisfaction.Unisex
OmerTalker, successful, long-term, growing, bloomingBoy
SarahPrincessGirl
ShiraSongGirl
TaliaDew from heavenGirl
TamarA name that means date palm treeGirl
UriGod is my lightBoy
YaelMountain goatBoy
Bat-TzionDaughter of Zion, or daughter of excellenceGirl
BaylaBeautifulGirl
Ben-TzionSon of Zion or son of excellenceBoy
BerelBearBoy
BruriahClarity of GodGirl
CalevLike a heartBoy
CarmiMy vineyardBoy
ChagitFestive, celebrationGirl
ChananelGod is compassionateBoy
ChizkiyahuGod is my strengthBoy
DanzigTrading cityBoy
EldadBeloved of GodBoy
EliiseFrom Elisabeth, which means My God is an oath, My God is abundanceGirl
ElonaA tough individual; like Oak treeBoy
ElyakimMy God will establishBoy
EmunahFaithGirl
FaigeBirdGirl
FishelFishBoy
FivelNursingBoy
GabrielleGod is my strengthGirl
GamlielGod is my rewardBoy
HodayaPraise GodGirl
IritAsphodelGirl
IsabelleFrom Elisabeth, which means My God is an oath, My God is abundanceGirl
IssurYiddish nickname for IsraelBoy
KalonymosMercifulBoy
LantzYiddish form of Lancer. It means spear.Boy
LevonaFrankincenseGirl
MachlaAfflictionGirl
ManoachResting placeBoy
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