Because most of us come from “religious” backgrounds, no matter where we grew up, many of our names have Hebrew roots. After all, most of today’s major religions are Abrahamic, i. e. major Hebrew influence!
If you would like to have your name meaning, or if you are struggling to find a Hebrew-based name for your newly-born and you want to be sure about the meaning, just drop me a comment and I will try to do the job for you. Needless to say, for free!
Update: I have come across this all-cheerful book that teaches you how to name your baby the Jewish way that is still modern! I do not have children myself, but going through that book was very exciting. If you are going to have a baby soon or just want to read more about Hebrew and Jewish names, you will probably love it. It doesn’t stop with famous names like Aaron and Gershon, it goes way beyond that. Check it out here. In case you already have that book, please do give me your opinion about it. I really like it.
However, here are some common Hebrew names and their meanings to start with:
Top 10 Male Hebrew Name Meanings:
- Aaron: High mountain or Enlightened.
- Adam: Mankind or Man.
- Benjamin: Son of my Right (Hand).
- Chaim: Life.
- Daniel: God is my Judge.
- David: Beloved.
- Eleazar: God Helped.
- Emanuel: God is With Us.
- Gershom: A Sojourner / Stranger There.
- Gelead: Hebrew (Biblical) Memorial Site.
Top 10 Female Hebrew Name Meanings:
- Hila: Halo.
- Isha: Woman.
- Jacoba: Supplant.
- Jenis: The Beginning.
- Jessica: Wealthy.
- Johnda: God is Gracious.
- Judy: From Judah.
- Kenya: Animal Horn.
- Kochava: Star.
- Livana: Lunar.
If you have a name that you want to translate, do not hesitate to leave it in a comment, and I will try my best to translate it for you in Hebrew.