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Gender: M Meaning of Hillel: "greatly praised" Origin of Hillel: Hebrew

Hillel the Great was a famous Talmudic scholar, the spiritual and ethical leader of his generation, and his name is greatly honored by parents in Israel and, to some extent, here.

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Famous People Named Hillel

Hillel Slovak, original guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hillel, father of Israelite judge Abdon (Judges 15:13)

Pop Culture References for the name Hillel

Hillel Besso, foster-parent of Emir Fakredeen in 'Tancred' (1847) by Benjamin Disraeli