Hebrew Names for Girls and Their Meanings

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Naming a new baby can be an exciting if daunting task. But it doesn't have to be with this list of Hebrew names for girls. Research the meanings behind the names and their connections to the Jewish faith. You're sure to find a name that's best for you and your family. Mazel Tov!

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "A"

Adi - Adi means "jewel, ornament."

Adiela - Adiela means "ornament of God." 

Adina - Adina means "gentle."

Adira - Adira means "mighty, strong."

Adiva - Adiva means "gracious, pleasant."

Adiya - Adiya means "God's treasure, God's ornament."

Adva - Adva means "small wave, ripple."

Ahava - Ahava means "love."

Aliza - Aliza means "joy, joyous one."

Alona - Alona means "oak tree."

Anat - Anat means "to sing."

Amit - Amit means "friendly, faithful."

Arella - Arella means "angel, messenger."

Ariela – Ariela means “lioness of God.”

Arnona - Arnona means "roaring stream."

Ashira - Ashira means "wealthy."

Aviela - Aviela means "God is my father."

Avital - Avital was King David's wife. Avital means "father of dew," which refers to God as the sustainer of life.

Aviya - Aviya means "God is my father."

Ayla - Ayla means "oak tree."

Ayala, Ayelet - Ayala, Ayelet means "deer."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "B"

Bat - Bat means "daughter."

Bat-Ami - Bat-Ami means "daughter of my people."

Batya, Batia - Batya, Batia means "daughter of God." 

Bat-Yam - Bat-Yam means "daughter of the sea."

Batsheva - Batsheva was King David's wife.

Bat-Shir - Bat-Shir means "daughter of song."

Bat-Tziyon - Bat-Tziyon means "daughter of Zion" or "daughter of

excellence."

Behira - Behira means "light, clear, brilliant."

Berura, Berurit - Berura, Berurit means "pure, clean."

Bilha - Bilha was a concubine of Jacob.

Bina - Bina means "understanding, intelligence, wisdom."

Bracha - Bracha means "blessing."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "C"

Carmela, Carmelit, Carmiela, Carmit, Carmiya - These names mean "vineyard, garden, orchard."

Carniya - Carniya means "horn of God."

Chagit - Chagit means "festive, celebration."

Chagiya - Chagiya means "festival of God."

Chana - Chana was the mother of Samuel in the Bible. Chana means "grace, gracious, merciful."

Chava (Eva/Eve) - Chava (Eva/Eve) was the first woman in the Bible. Chava means "life."

Chaviva - Chaviva means "beloved."

Chaya - Chaya means "alive, living."

Chemda - Chemda means "desirable, charming."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "D"

Dafna - Dafna means "laurel."

Dalia - Dalia means "flower."

Dalit - Dalit means "to draw water" or "branch."

Dana - Dana means "to judge."

Daniella, Danit, Danita - Daniella, Danit, Danita means "God is my judge."

Danya - Danya means "judgment of God."

Dasi, Dassi - Dasi, Dassi are pet forms of Hadassa.

Davida - Davida is the feminine form of David. David was a courageous hero who killed Goliath. David was a King of Israel in the Bible.

Dena (Dinah) - Dena (Dinah) was Jacob's daughter in the Bible. Dena means "judgment."

Derora - Derora means "bird (swallow) " or "freedom, liberty."

Devira - Devira means "sanctuary" and refers to a holy place in the Jerusalem Temple.

Devorah (Deborah, Debra) - Devorah (Deborah, Debra) was the prophetess and judge who led the revolt against the Canaanite king in the Bible. Devorah means "to speak kind words" or "swarm of bees."

Dikla - Dikla means "palm (date) tree."

Ditza - Ditza means "joy."

Dorit - Dorit means "generation, of this era." 

Dorona - Dorona means "gift."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "E"

Edna - Edna means "delight, desired, adored, voluptuous." 

Eden - Eden refers to the Garden of Eden in the Bible.

Edya - Edya means "adornment of God."

Efrat - Efrat was Caleb's wife in the Bible. Efrat means "honored, distinguished."

Eila, Ayla - Eila, Ayla means "oak tree."

Eliana - Eliana means "God has answered me."

Eliezra - Eliezra means "my God is my salvation."

Eliora - Eliora means "my God is my light."

Eliraz - Eliraz means "my God is my secret."

Elisheva - Elisheva was Aaron's wife in the Bible. Elisheva means "God is my oath."

Eilona, Aylona - Eilona, Aylona means "oak tree."

Emuna - Emuna means "faith, faithful."

Erela - Erela means "angel, messenger."

Ester (Esther) - Ester (Esther) is the heroine in the Book of Esther, which recounts the Purim story. Esther saved the Jews from annihilation in Persia.

Eitana (Etana) - Eitana means "strong".

Ezraela, Ezriela - Ezraela, Ezriela means "God is my help,"

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "F"

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter "F" as the first letter.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "G"

Gavriella (Gabriella) - Gavriella (Gabriella) means "God is my strength." 

Gal - Gal means "wave." 

Galya - Galya means "wave of God." 

Gamliela - Gamliela is the feminine form of Gamliel. Gamliel means "God is my reward." 

Ganit - Ganit means "garden." 

Ganya - Ganya means "garden of God." (Gan means “garden” as "Garden of Eden" or "Gan Eden")

Gayora - Gayora means "valley of light." 

Gefen - Gefen means "vine." 

Gershona - Gershona is the feminine form of Gershon. Gershon was the son of Levi in the Bible. 

Geula - Geula means "redemption." 

Gevira - Gevira means "lady" or "queen." 

Gibora - Gibora means "strong, heroine." 

Gila - Gila means "joy." 

Gilada - Gilada means "(the) hill is (my) witness" also means "joy forever." 

Gili - Gili means "my joy." 

Ginat - Ginat means "garden." 

Gitit - Gitit means "wine press." 

Giva - Giva means "hill, high place."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "H"

Hadar, Hadara, Hadarit - Hadar, Hadara, Hadarit means "splendid, ornamented, beautiful." 

Hadas, Hadasa - Hadas, Hadasa was the Hebrew name of Esther, the heroine of the Purim story. Hadas means "myrtle." 

Hallel, Hallela - Hallel, Hallela means "praise." 

Hannah - Hannah was the mother of Samuel in the Bible. It means "grace, gracious, merciful." 

Harela - Harela means "mountain of God." 

Hedya - Hedya means "echo (voice) of God." 

Hertzela, Hertzelia - Hertzela, Hertzelia is the feminine form of Hertzel. 

Hila - Hila means "praise." 

Hillela - Hillela is the feminine form of Hillel. Hillel means "praise." 

Hodiya - Hodiya means "praise God."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "I"

Idit - Idit means "choicest." 

Ilana, Ilanit - Ilana, Ilanit means "tree." 

Irit - Irit means "daffodil." 

Itiya - Itiya means "God is with me."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "J"

Note: The English letter J is often used to transliterate the Hebrew letter “yud,” which sounds like the English letter Y.

Yaakova (Jacoba)- Yaakova (Jacoba) is the feminine form of Yaacov (Jacob). Yaacov (Jacob) was Isaac's son in the Bible. Yaacov means "supplant" or "protect." 

Yael (Jael) - Yael (Jael) was a heroine in the Bible. Yael means "to ascend" and "mountain goat." 

Yaffa (Jaffa) - Yaffa (Jaffa) means "beautiful." 

Yasmina (Jasmina), Yasmine (Jasmin)- Yasmina (Jasmina), Yasmine (Jasmin) is a Persian name for a flower in the olive family. 

Yedida (Jedida) - Yedida (Jedida) means "friend." 

Yemima (Jemima)- Yemima (Jemima) means "dove." 

Yitra (Jethra) - Yitra (Jethra) is the feminine form of Yitro (Jethro).Yitra means "wealth, riches." 

Yemina (Jemina) - Yemina (Jemina) means "right hand" and signifies strength. 

Yoana (Joana, Joanna) - Yoana (Joana, Joanna) means "God has answered." 

Yardena (Jordena, Jordana) - Yardena (Jordena, Jordana) means "to flow down, descend." Nahar Yarden is the Jordan River. 

Yochana (Johanna) - Yochana (Johanna) means "God is gracious." 

Yoela (Joela) - Yoela (Joela) is the feminine form of Yoel (Joel). Yoela means "God is willing."

Yehudit (Judith) - Yehudit (Judith) is a heroine whose story is recounted in the apocryphal Book of Judith. Yehudit means "praise."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "K"

Kalanit - Kalanit means "flower." 

Kaspit - Kaspit means "silver." 

Kefira - Kefira means "young lioness." 

Kelila - Kelila means "crown" or "laurels." 

Kerem - Kerem means "vineyard." 

Keren - Keren means "horn, ray (of sun)." 

Keshet - Keshet means "bow, rainbow." 

Kevuda - Kevuda means "precious" or "respected." 

Kinneret - Kinneret means "Sea of Galilee, Lake of Tiberias." 

Kochava - Kochava means "star." 

Kitra, Kitrit - Kitra, Kitrit means "crown" (Aramaic).

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "L"

Leah - Leah was Jacob's wife and the mother of six of the tribes of Israel; the name means "delicate" or "weary."

Leila, Leilah, Lila - Leila, Leilah, Lila means "night."

Levana - Levana means "white, moon."

Levona - Levona means "frankincense" so called because of its white color.

Liat - Liat means "you are for me."

Liba - Liba means "loved one" in Yiddish.

Liora - Liora is the feminine form of the masculine Lior, meaning "my light."

Liraz - Liraz means "my secret."

Lital - Lital means "dew (rain) is mine."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "M"

Maayan - Maayan means "spring, oasis."

Malkah - Malka means "queen."

Margalit - Margalit means "pearl."

Marganit - Marganit is a common Israeli plant with blue, gold, and red flowers.

Matana - Matana means "gift, present."

Maya - Maya comes from the word mayim, meaning water.

Maytal - Maytal means "dew water."

Mehira - Mehira means "swift, energetic."

Michal - Michal was King Saul's daughter in the Bible, and the name means "who is like God?"

Miriam - Miriam was a prophetess, singer, dancer, and sister of Moses in the Bible, and the name means "rising water."

Morasha - Morasha means "legacy."

Moriah - Moriah refers to a holy site in Israel, Mount Moriah, which also is called the Temple Mount.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "N"

Na'ama - Na'ama means "pleasant."

Naomi - Naomi was the mother-in-law of Rut (Ruth) in the Book of Ruth, and the name means "pleasantness."

Natania - Natania means "gift of God."

Na'ava - Nava means "beautiful."

Nechama - Nechama means "comfort."

Nediva - Nediva means "generous."

Nessa - Nessa means "miracle."

Neta - Neta means "a plant."

Netana, Netania - Netana, Netania means "gift of God."

Nili - Nili is an acronym of the Hebrew words "the glory of Israel will not lie" (I Samuel 15:29).

Nitzana - Nitzana means "bud (flower)."

Noa - Noa was the fifth daughter of Zelophehad in the Bible, and the name means "pleasantness."

Nurit - Nurit is a common Israeli plant with red and yellow flowers called a "buttercup flower."

Noya - Noya means "divine beauty." 

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "O"

Odelia, Odeleya - Odelia, Odeleya means "I will praise God."

Ofira - Ofira is the feminine form of the masculine Ofir, which was the location where gold originated in 1 Kings 9, 28. It means "gold."

Ofra - Ofra means "deer."

Ora - Ora means "light."

Orli - Orli (or Orly) means "light for me."

Orit - Orit is a variant form of Ora and means "light."

Orna - Orna means "pine tree."

Oshrat - Oshrat or Oshra derives from the Hebrew word osher, meaning "happiness."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "P"

Pazit - Pazit means "gold."

Pelia - Pelia means "wonder, a miracle."

Penina - Penina was Elkanah's wife in the Bible. Penina means "pearl."

Peri – Peri means “fruit” in Hebrew.

Puah – From the Hebrew for “to groan” or “cry out.” Puah was the name of a midwife in Exodus 1:15.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "Q"

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter "Q" as the first letter.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "R"

Raanana - Raanana means "fresh, luscious, beautiful."

Rachel - Rachel was Jacob's wife in the Bible. Rachel means "ewe", a symbol of purity.

Rani - Rani means "my song."

Ranit - Ranit means "song, joy."

Ranya, Rania - Ranya, Rania means "song of God."

Ravital, Revital - Ravital, Revital means "abundance of dew."

Raziel, Raziela - Raziel, Raziela means "my secret is God."

Refaela - Refaela means "God has healed."

Renana - Renana means "joy" or "song."

Reut - Reut means "friendship."

Reuvena - Reuvena is a feminine form of Reuven.

Reviv, Reviva - Reviv, Reviva means "dew" or "rain."

Rina, Rinat - Rina, Rinat means "joy."

Rivka (Rebecca) - Rivka (Rebecca) was Isaac's wife in the Bible. Rivka means "to tie, bind."

Roma, Romema - Roma, Romema means "heights, lofty, exalted."

Roniya, Roniel - Roniya, Roniel means "joy of God."

Rotem - Rotem is a common plant in southern Israel.

Rut (Ruth) - Rut (Ruth) was a righteous convert in the Bible.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "S"

Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit - Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit means "sapphire."

Sara, Sarah - Sarah was Abraham's wife in the Bible. Sara means "noble, princess."

Sarai - Sarai was the original name for Sarah in the Bible.

Sarida - Sarida means "refugee, leftover."

Shai - Shai means "gift."

Shaked - Shaked means "almond."

Shalva - Shalva means "tranquility."

Shamira - Shamira means "guard, protector."

Shani - Shani means "scarlet color."

Shaula - Shaula is the feminine form of Shaul (Saul). Shaul (Saul) was a king of Israel.

Sheliya - Sheliya means "God is mine" or "mine is God's."

Shifra - Shifra was the midwife in the Bible who disobeyed Pharoah's

orders to kill Jewish babies.

Shirel - Shirel means "song of God."

Shirli - Shirli means "I have song."

Shlomit - Shlomit means "peaceful."

Shoshana - Shoshana means "rose."

Sivan - Sivan is the name of a Hebrew month.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "T"

Tal, Tali - Tal, Tali means "dew."

Talia - Talia means "dew from God."

Talma, Talmit - Talma, Talmit means "mound, hill."

Talmor - Talmor means "heaped" or "sprinkled with myrre, perfumed."

Tamar - Tamar was the daughter of King David in the Bible. Tamar means "palm tree."

Techiya - Techiya means "life, revival."

Tehila - Tehila means "praise, song of praise."

Tehora - Tehora means "pure clean."

Temima - Temima means "whole, honest."

Teruma - Teruma means "offering, gift."

Teshura - Teshura means "gift."

Tifara, Tiferet - Tifara, Tiferet means "beauty" or "glory."

Tikva - Tikva means "hope."

Timna - Timna is a place in southern Israel.

Tirtza - Tirtza means "agreeable."

Tirza - Tirza means "cypress tree."

Tiva - Tiva means "good."

Tzipora - Tzipora was the wife of Moses in the Bible. Tzipora means "bird."

Tzofiya - Tzofiya means "watcher, guardian, scout."

Tzviya - Tzviya means "deer, gazelle."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "U," "V," "W," and "X"

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with these letters as the first letter.

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "Y"

Yaakova - Yaakova is the feminine form of Yaacov (Jacob). Jacob was Isaac's son in the Bible. Yaacov means to "supplant" or "protect."

Yael - Yael (Jael) was a heroine in the Bible. Yael means "to ascend" and "mountain goat."

Yaffa, Yafit - Yaffa, Yafit means "beautiful."

Yakira - Yakira means "valuable, precious."

Yam, Yama, Yamit - Yam, Yama, Yamit means "sea."

Yardena (Jordana) - Yardena (Jordena, Jordana) means "to flow down, descend." Nahar Yarden is the Jordan River.

Yarona - Yarona means "sing."

Yechiela - Yechiela means "may God live."

Yehudit (Judith) - Yehudit (Judith) was a heroine in the deuterocanonical Book of Judith.

Yeira - Yeira means "light."

Yemima - Yemima means "dove."

Yemina - Yemina (Jemina) means "right hand" and signifies strength.

Yisraela - Yisraela is the feminine form of Yisrael (Israel).

Yitra - Yitra (Jethra) is the feminine form of Yitro (Jethro). Yitra means "wealth, riches."

Yocheved - Yocheved was the mother of Moses in the Bible. Yocheved means "glory of God."

Hebrew Girl Names Beginning With "Z"

Zahara, Zehari. Zeharit - Zahara, Zehari, Zeharit means "to shine, brightness."

Zahava, Zahavit - Zahava, Zahavit means "gold."

Zemira - Zemira means "song, melody."

Zimra - Zimra means "song of praise."

Ziva, Zivit - Ziva, Zivit means "splendor."

Zohar - Zohar means "light, brilliance."

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