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Aleph

Heart
First letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Hebrew
"chief, number one"

Aleph Origin and Meaning

The name Aleph is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "chief, number one".
Aleph came into the spotlight when chosen by Israel-born Natalie Portman for her son. Alef is a more common spelling of these related Hebrew baby names.

In the Kabbalah, Aleph/Alef relates to the origin of the universe. The letter Aleph is also the subject of a midrash, a Jewish folktale, which praises its humility in not demanding to start the Bible. (In Hebrew, the Bible begins with the second letter of the alphabet, Bet.) As a reward, Aleph is allowed to start the Ten Commandments.
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20 Names Similar to Aleph

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Lists containing Aleph

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Famous People Named Aleph

  • Aleph Millepied (b. 2011)son of ballet dancer Benjamin Millepied and actress Natalie Portman
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