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Hebrew Names

Hebrew baby names, many of them rooted in the Bible are among the most ancient and most widely-used in the Western World.
The top Hebrew names in the US are Noah for boys and Isabella, which is rooted in the Hebrew Elizabeth, for girls, both Number 1 names in recent years..

Along with Isabella, Hebrew names in the US Top 200 for girls include Ariel, Delilah, Eliana, Eva, and Naomi.For boys, Hebrew names in the US Top 100 include Asher, Elijah, Jacob, Levi, and Noah.In Israel, popular names include Tamar, Shira, Uri, and Noam.

Many names that are the most classic and widely-used in English-speaking countries have Hebrew roots.These traditional Hebrew names include Sarah, Anne, and Mary for girls, along with James, John, and Michael for boys.

If you’re searching for Hebrew names for your baby or simply want to survey all the options with roots in ancient languages and cultures, here is the full range of Hebrew name choices in our database.You can also browse our lists of Hebrew girl names and Hebrew boy names.
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Top Hebrew Names

  • Noah

    Noah was derived from the Hebrew name Noach, which itself came from the root nuach, meaning “rest.” In the bible, Noah was deemed the only righteous man of his time, singled out by God to... Read More 

  • Isabella

    Isabella is the Latinate form of Isabel, a variation of Elizabeth which originally derived from the Hebrew name Elisheba. Variations Isabelle and Isabel are also popular, with the Scottish... Read More 

  • Elijah

    Elijah is derived from the Hebrew name Eliyahu, composed of the elements ’el and yah, both of which refer to God. In the Old Testament, Elijah was the prophet who went to heaven... Read More 

  • James

    James is an English derivation of the Hebrew name Jacob. James is biblical (the name of two apostles in the New Testament), royal (kings of both England and Scotland), presidential (with more U.S.... Read More 

  • Benjamin

    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... Read More 

  • Ethan

    Ethan derives from the Hebrew name Eitan. There are several Ethans in the Old Testament, the most prominent of whom, Ethan the Ezrahite, is praised for his wisdom. International variations include... Read More 

  • Abigail

    Abigail comes from the Hebrew name Avigail and is derived from the Hebrew elements ab, meaning “father,” and g-y-l, meaning “to rejoice.” In the Old Testament, Abigail was the... Read More 

  • Jacob

    Jacob comes from the Latin name Iacobus, which was ultimately derived from the Hebrew name Ya’aqov. In the Old Testament, Jacob was one of the most important patriarchs of the tribes of Israel. He... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, formed by the components ’el, meaning “God,” and shava’, “oath.” In the Bible, Elizabeth was the mother of John the Baptist,... Read More 

  • Michael

    Michael was derived from the name Mikha’el, which comes from the rhetorical question mī kā’ēl, meaning “who is like God?” in Hebrew. In the Bible, Michael is the archangel who led the... Read More