Top Yiddish Names for Girls

Yiddish names for girls originate in the language spoken by German and Eastern European Jewish people, brought to the US a century or more ago but undergoing a revival now. Jewish parents are using Yiddish female names drawn from beloved family members or their cultural heritage.

Browse our full list of Yiddish names for girls here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.


  • Origin:

    Hebrew, feminine version of Chayyim meaning "life"
  • Meaning:

  • Description:

    A life-affirming choice—just beware pronunciation issues among the goyim in your neighborhood.