Hebrew Names for Girls (L-P)

Hebrew Names for Baby Girls with their Meanings

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Naming a new baby can be an exciting (if somewhat daunting) task. Below are examples of Hebrew (and sometimes Yiddish) girls names beginning with the letters L through P in English. The Hebrew meaning for each name is listed along with information about any biblical characters with that name.

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L Names

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."

M Names

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.

N Names

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." 

O Names

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."

P Names

Pazit - Pazit means "gold."
Pelia - Pelia means "wonder, 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.

This article was updated on April 7, 2016 by Chaviva Gordon-Bennett.