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Hebrew Girl Names

  1. ThirzaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew; diminutive of Theresa, English
    • Meaning:

      "delightful; harvest"
    • Description:

      This rarely used Old Testament name will inevitably set off a connection to thirst. Thirza was historically used as both an independent name and as a nickname for Theresa.
  2. AtaliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Athalia, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "the Lord is exalted"
    • Description:

      Atalia or Athalia is a biblical name with a gory history. But it's an attractive name in step with the current fashion for A-starting and -ending names that are both distinctive and deeply rooted.
  3. NeilaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "locking, closing"
    • Description:

      This name of the final service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is sometimes given symbolically to girls born on that day.
  4. DebraHeart
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Deborah
    • Meaning:

      "bee"
    • Description:

      When Deborah seemed too formal in the laid-back sixties, Debra stepped in as a pared-down alternative, but the pendulum is about to swing back.
  5. VardaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "rose, pink"
    • Description:

      Commonly heard in Israel, but here it could be an unusual way to honor Grandma Rose.
  6. ZehavaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "gold, golden"
    • Description:

      The more dignified and attractive Hebrew equivalent of Golda or Goldie.
  7. NavaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "pretty, pleasant, desirable"
    • Description:

      Hebrew name heard more frequently in Israel than here.
  8. RebaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "fourth born"
    • Description:

      Tied to country singer/sitcom star Reba McEntire.
  9. ErlindaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "spirited"
    • Description:

      Hillbilly twang.
  10. NaamahHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "sweetness, grace, beauty"
    • Description:

      Interesting Old Testament name that embraces many traditional female attributes; also name of a place in the Jordan Valley. In the Bible, a daughter of King Ammon and wife of Solomon.
  11. BetteHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Elizabeth
    • Description:

      Pronounced a la Bette (Betty) Davis or Bette (Bet) Midler, a twentieth-century relic. Though if the equally vintage Betty comes back, Bette may be close behind.
  12. BitsyHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Elizabeth, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "pledged to God"
    • Description:

      The archetypal diminutive, in every sense of the word. Bitsy enjoyed some use as a nickname in the era when children were named after family members and then called by a cute pet name: Chip, Skip, Babe, Bitsy. As a full name, it has made the US list only three times: in 1943, 1958 and 1962.
  13. JaliyahHeart
    • Origin:

      Modern invented name
    • Description:

      While some sources say it's Arabic for lofty and others call it Hebrew, Jaliyah seems to be a variation of the popular Aliyah, which is a Hebrew word and name meaning "ascent." The Ja- beginning often connotes God, so the meaning might be God's ascent.
  14. ZoharaHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "light, splendor"
    • Description:

      Lovely name that's been overshadowed by sister ZAHARA, which was chosen by Brad and Angelina for their oldest daughter.
  15. ReuelleHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "friend of God"
    • Description:

      Spelling a bit elaborate and confusing.
  16. ZionHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "highest point"
    • Description:

      A Biblical place name that's one of the rising unisex baby names for both girls and boys. It's got an uplifting feel and that zippy Z beginning. Zion is an alternate name for Jerusalem and is used as a nationalistic pro-Israel movement known as Zionism. The name has gained popularity after being used by celebrities including Lauryn Hill and Fantasia Barrino.
  17. ShamiraHeart
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "he who defends"
    • Description:

      Hebrew name with a bright sheen.
  18. AbrianaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian feminine variation of Abraham
    • Meaning:

      "father of multitudes"
    • Description:

      This lovely name is all but unknown outside Italy but fits perfectly in with the fashions for vowel-starting names that are elaborately feminine. Might make a distinctive alternative to Angelina or Arianna. Downside: People will inevitably mistake it for Adriana.
  19. ShoshannaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spelling variation of Shoshana
    • Description:

      Shoshanna is a variation of one of the best-known original Hebrew baby names for girls , the original of Susanna. This is the spelling used by Shoshanna Lonstein, a designer who creates the Shoshanna clothing line and also the name of one of the four leading characters on the TV show Girls, Shoshanna Shapiro.
  20. YonaHeart
    • Origin:

      Cherokee or variation of Jonah, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "bear; dove"
    • Description:

      A name with a double animal connection via two distinct origins, one Native American and the other Hebrew and Biblical. Yona is rare in the US but not unknown: It was given to a dozen baby girls in 2021.