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Gender: Female Pronunciation: ha-DASS-ah Meaning of Hadassah: "myrtle tree" Origin of Hadassah: Hebrew Hadassah's Popularity in 2017: #722

The name Hadassah is a girl's name of Hebrew, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "myrtle tree". Hadassah is ranked #722 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

This Hebrew name of Queen Esther is well used in Israel (especially for girls born around the holiday of Purim), and in the US is the name of a Zionist women's philanthropic organization. Formerly shunned as hyper-religious, this name entered the Top 1000 in 2007. The nickname Haddie could make it more usable.

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Famous People Named Hadassah

Hadassah Lieberman, wife of former U.S. Senator and candidate Joe Lieberman
Hadassah Richardson, American model

Pop Culture References for the name Hadassah

In modern Hebrew: Hadasa, Hadas

Haddasah, Hadas, Hadasa, Hada, Hadasah, Hodel, Hadassa, Dassa, Hadaseh


Babies123456 Says:


There’s no “Ah” sound in Hebrew, only “ay” and “awh”. Hadassah is pronounced Hah-Dah-Sah. There is no “Dass”

ericakatherine Says:


i'm in love with this name, it sports mystique and beauty. Plus I admire her values and personality in the bible, I think she is a great role model. I much prefer it to Esther so I would definitely consider naming my daughter this.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I am English, and pronounce it exactly as suggested on this site. I also like the nickname options. These make the name much more usable. It's way more attractive, to me, than Esther.

EW314 Says:


I MUCH prefer Esther!

Essa Says:


And I love the nicknames Haddie and Hattie.

Essa Says:


Unlike all the other commenters, I do actually pronounce this the same way as Nameberry states with the short 'a' but names are rarely pronounced with a long 'ah' sound in Britain as they are in America.

Ccppww Says:


I have never heard it pronounced as Nameberry suggests, only with a long a in the middle as noted by others. Sasha would be a cute nickname.

Michaela Says:


I've only heard the pronunciation "Ha-DAH-sa".

snowsbeloved Says:


Love this pretty name. But pronouncing it Ha-DAH-sah. Don't care for the short A sound Nameberry put for the pronunciation.

kpearl8 Says:


Always loved this name <3

aya Says:


Cool name