Hebrew Names A-Z

Here are some Hebrew/Aramaic names, meanings, and nicknames. - Created by VeritySilver

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  • Ari

    'lion' This is supposed to be a guy's name, though, conceivably you could use it for either gender.

  • Abram

    'father of many' Pretty modern sound and spelling. I think it is a variation of Abraham. It's very nice name, and shouldn't be too common. If you want a nickname, I would suggest Bram or Abe, though this name does not need a nickname.

  • Abilene

    'grass' This name is pretty old fashioned and sounds like the name of your great-aunt. I kinda like it though. I would recommend a nick name though. Abi, Bailee, Lena, or Lani might work.

  • Bartholomew

    'son of the furrow' Too reminiscent of Bart Simpson. If it weren't for that, Bartholomew would be an excellent choice. This is an Aramaic name. If you really wish to use this name, I would recommend using the full version or the nicknames Theo, Rob, or even Teddy. Not Bart.

  • Eden

    'delight' The name of the paradise Adam and Eve were cast out from. Pretty, but fairly common. I probably wouldn't pick this name. Possible nicknames include Edie, Neddie, Nene, and Dee.

  • Hannah

    'grace' One of my favorites. Very simple, very pretty. Fairly common. I would recommend this name. Anna, Anne, Hanne, Ann, and Hanna are possible nicknames.

  • Jonah

    'dove' The main character in The Giver, by Lois Lowry. Also infamous from the story of Jonah and the whale. I think this name shows a quiet strength and would be an excellent first or middle for your baby boy. Possible nicknames are Jon, Jo, Noah, and maybe Nat.

  • Jethro

    'excellence' A bit arrogant and outdated. However this is a strong, masculine name. Jet, Roth, Theo, and Joe are possible nicknames.

  • Jemima

    'dove' Unusual and maybe old fashioned. However, it is an elegant and sophisticated name. It is the first name of the actress who played Isabelle Lightwood in the new Mortal Instruments movie. Possible nicknames include Mimi, Jeni, Mae, and Jai.

  • Keziah

    'cassia tree' A version of Cassia. A more obscure way of honoring the heroine of the Matched trilogy. It's an okay name. Kezi, Zia, and Haiza are possible nicknames.

  • Martha

    'lady' Reminiscent of Martha Washington and Martha Stewart. A good name, although a bit outdated. Marta and Tara would be good nicknames. This is actually an Aramaic name.

  • Natania

    'gift of god' Pretty and unusual. Tania, Tana, Nia, Tina, Ani, and Ana are possible nicknames.

  • Nima

    'margosa tree' Unusual. Might get confused with Nina. Nicknames....Ani, Nia, and Mia.

  • Suri

    'princess' I think it's a variation of Sarai or Sarah. It's pretty. Might get confused with Zuri. Ri and Ru are possible nicknames.

  • Shani

    'scarlet' Sophisticated. Elegant. Hani, An, Ani, and Sani could work.

  • Tabitha

    'gazelle' I know this is associated with witches, but it is actually an Aramaic name. This means it's very old. It's a cute name. Kind of unusual. Not too outlandish. Nicknames....possibly Tabby, Abi, Thia, or Tia.

  • Thaddeus

    'gift of god' An Aramaic name. Dignified and elegant. A good nickname would be Thad. Some others include Deus, Ted, and Teddy

  • Uriah

    'god is my light' Many people dislike it because of its negative association with the odious Uriah Heep from Dickens. However, you shouldn't let that deter you, because this is a wonderful name. It is also the name of a Dauntless friend of Tris, from the Divergent trilogy. A possible nickname is Ari.

  • Uriela

    'god's light' Attractive meaning, not so attractive sound. Uncommon. Ela or Lei might work.

  • Uri

    'my light' Cute.

  • Vashti

    'thread' The queen before Esther in the Purim story. She was an independent and strong woman. This would be an excellent choice for your baby girl. Ash, Tia, Savi, and Siva are possible nicknames.

  • Yael

    'mountain goat' Adorable meaning. Cute name. El or Lea.

  • Zachariah

    'the lord has remembered' Nice name. Harry or Zach.

  • Zilla

    'shadow' Pretty. La or Zyll.

  • Zipporah

    'bird' Reminds me of zippers. Piza, Pia, Zia, or Hira could work.

  • Ziva

    'brilliance' Iva or Zia.

  • Jem/James

    'supplanter' The meaning is unpleasant, but the name is not. James, nn Jem is a character in the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare. Jem has to be my favorite boy's name. Other possible nns for James include Jay and Sam.