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Names That Mean Hand

GideonHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "hewer; or, having a stump for a hand"
  • Description:

    Gideon is a no-longer neglected Old Testament name, but still makes an excellent choice for parents looking to move beyond such overused biblicals as Benjamin and Jacob. In the Old Testament, Gideon was a judge called on by God to rescue the Jews from the Midianites, and the name was popular among the Puritans.

BenjaminHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "son of the right hand"
  • Description:

    Benjamin is derived from the Hebrew name Binyamin, from the elements ben, meaning “son” and yamin, “right hand.” In the Old Testament, Benjamin was the youngest of the twelve sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Book of Genesis, and he was one of the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel. Nicknames for Benjamin include Ben, Benny, Benji, and Benno.

BenjaminaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "daughter of the right hand"
  • Description:

    The kind of feminized male name that never caught on.

ManoHeart

  • Origin:

    Italian
  • Meaning:

    "hand"
  • Description:

    A nickname that sounds like a nickname.

BenyaminHeart

  • Origin:

    Hebrew
  • Meaning:

    "son of the right hand"
  • Description:

    Benjamin for purists. See BENJAMIN.

AkachiHeart

  • Origin:

    Igbo
  • Meaning:

    "the hand of God"

PrithaHeart

  • Origin:

    Hindi from Sanskrit "palm of the hand"
  • Meaning:

    "palm of the hand"

AkachiHeart

  • Origin:

    Igbo
  • Meaning:

    "the hand of God"