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    Hebrew/Yiddish girl names

    I would love some help on Hebrew/Yiddish names for a girl. We don't know what we are having. My husband is no help with names LOL. So any help would be great.

    I like Chaviva but I have a friend named Chaviva. So I don't think I can use it. I am pretty sure I still cant use it because it might be seen as naming after her. A Jewish Law NO NO.

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    I'm not an expert by any means, but here are a few names that I love that I believe are Hebrew:
    Jemima (my name )
    Delilah
    Susannah
    Kezia
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

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    I'm not an expert by any means, but here are a few names that I love that I believe are Hebrew:
    Jemima (my name )
    Delilah
    Susannah
    Kezia
    I'm 19 with a furbaby named Frederick

    * Beatrix * Clementine * Penelope * Seraphina *

    * Theodore * Hugo * Caspian * Arthur * Lysander *

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    I have lots of favourites but I'll try to narrow/categorize a bit.

    The slashes are when I've seen more than one spelling in rotation and I don't have a favourite. If I have a strong favourite, it's the only one I'll list.

    Yiddish
    Bayla/Baila - A sweet, pretty name. Some say it is a form of Bilhah and some say it means "white." "Beautiful" gets mixed in there too becase in Europe many Baylas used Bella when outside Jewish communites.
    Reina
    Toiba
    Mirele
    Golda - Very vintage but clunky-cute.
    Keila/Kaila/Kayla - Love this one, but Kayla tends to get picked on, on nameboards as modern/trendy. It's not. It's a Yiddish variant of Hebrew Kelila. Kayla is the simplest/most familiar and I love the nickname Kay, but Keila/Kaila avoid "kreative by association."
    Zelda - It means lucky! And it's adorable.

    Hebrew
    Shoshana - Susannah is a translation of the Hebrew Shoshana. Both are nice.
    Noa
    Tamar
    Kelila - I'm just afraid she'd get called Kelly, and if spelt Kelilah, rhymed with Delilah.
    Yonina
    Dvora - this is the Hebrew form of Deborah. I think it's cuter.
    Yael
    Ilana
    Ramona - okay Ramona is often used as a Spanish name but in Hebrew, Ramona/Rimona means pomegranate. I like nature names, most of my list seems to be plants/animals. And I like the spelling Ramona more than Rimona in English speaking countries.
    Leah
    Liora
    Ezriela
    Ayelet
    Ketzia - I just like this better than translation Kezia, it's a little more phonetic (avoids the kez-EYE-ah pronunciation Keziah gets) and Kitty seems like a workable nickname option. It's another nature name.
    Mara
    Esther
    Keshet
    Tovah

    Because I'm a bit corny/nerd I like combos where the meanings add up, like Bayla Toiba (white dove) or Zelda Esther (lucky star). I don't think it's TOO corny to inflict on a child because it's not like a combo that's going to embarrass them in real life, nobody will really know. Except me. And maybe a nursery theme.
    Last edited by stripedsocks; October 22nd, 2013 at 06:24 AM.

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    I'll throw in:

    Dafna
    Davina
    Miriam
    TTC
    Why yes, I probably should be working!

    Benjamin * Sebastian * Ezra * Edmund * Henry * Hugo * Cormac * Andrew * Winston * Levi * Zev * Theodore

    Arabella * Aviva * Ariella * Maeve * Matilda * Eleanor * Catherine * Charlotte * Beatrice

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