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

The name Hillel is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "greatly praised". Hillel and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "[Boys] Love, Like, Lose--Names searched right now".

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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, father of Israelite judge Abdon (Judges 15:13)
Hillel the Elder, Israeli scholar
Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist for Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hillel Kook, Lithuanian-born Zionist
Hillel Neuer, Canadian-born lawyer
Hillel Halkin, American-Israeli translator
Hillel "Harry" Furstenberg, American-Israeli mathematician
Hillel Weiss, Israeli literature professor
Lelio Hillel Della Torre, Italian Jewish scholar

Pop Culture References for the name Hillel

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