"myrtle tree"

Hadassah Origin and Meaning

The name Hadassah is a girl's name of Hebrew, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "myrtle tree".

This Hebrew name of Queen Esther is well used in Israel (especially for girls born around the holiday of Purim), and in the US is the name of a Zionist women's philanthropic organization. Formerly shunned as hyper-religious, this name entered the Top 1000 in 2007 and has since climbed into the Top 700. Nickname Haddie feels like a natural companion for Addie and Maddie.

# 618 in the US

Hadassah Rank in US Top 1000

# 1181 on Nameberry

Hadassah Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hadassah Popularity

Famous People Named Hadassah

  • Hadassah Liebermanwife of former U.S. Senator and candidate Joe Lieberman
  • Hadassah RichardsonAmerican model

Hadassah in Pop Culture

  • In modern Hebrew: HadasaHadas