101 Jewish Girl Names With Meanings

Georgia Stone
Feb 16, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Oct 16, 2020
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Why choose a Jewish name for a girl?

Jewish names are ubiquitous and represent a rich culture and heritage. Most of the names are from old Hebrew, the oldest Biblical names connecting all the way back to ancient Israel.

Many Jewish names are also enormously popular, and some of the all time great girl like Hannah, Rebecca, or Elizabeth all have Hebrew origins.

Jewish tradition often means that girls are given names from the Torah, but some names come from other habits and histories so there's plenty of variety.

Whether you're of Jewish or Hebrew ancestry yourself, or are just looking for baby names that are loaded with history and classically popular, there are plenty of names for every taste in this rich and storied culture.

Popular Hebrew Girls Names

1. Adah: (Hebrew origin) means 'beautiful scenery'.

2. Avigal: (Hebrew origin) means 'father of happiness'.

3. Bina: (Hebrew origin), also has variations like 'Binie' and 'Bini'; it means 'understanding'.

4. Breina: (German origin) means 'feminine' or 'noble'.

5. Bunch: (Spanish origin) means 'to be good'.

6. Chasha: (Yiddish origin) is derived from the Hebrew name 'Chaya' and means 'to be merciful'.

7. Chava: (Hebrew origin), Biblical word for Eve, means 'to give life'.

8. Drozah: (Slavic origin) means 'my dear little one'.

9. Esther: (Ancient Persian origin) means 'a fertility symbol'.

10 .Freeda: (German origin) means 'peace, tranquillity and harmony'.

11. Gelleh: (Yiddish origin) represents a vibrant yellow color; means 'a jubilant person'.

12. Gentille: (French origin) means 'a gentle female'.

13. Gracia: (Spanish origin): a derivative of the name Hannah, means 'to be gracious'.

14. Hadassah: (Hebrew origin) means 'myrtle'.

15. Kuna: (Spanish's origin) means 'a cradle' or 'a cute child'.

16. Malka: (Hebrew origin) means 'a queen'.

17. Matilda: (Yiddish origin) means 'strong one' or 'a heroine'.

18. Peninah: (Hebrew origin) means 'a pearl'.

19. Rachel: (Hebrew origin) means 'a ewe of one year or older'.

20. Rebecca: (Hebrew origin) also spelt as 'Rivakh', means 'a woman that steals a man's heart'.

21. Ruth: (Hebrew origin): is a commonly used Hebrew name, and it means 'friendly', 'friendship' and 'willing'.

22. Simchah: (Hebrew origin) is a popular name, and it means to be 'joyful' or have a 'spiritual joy'.

23. Sophia: (Hebrew and Greek origin) is one of the famous names for Hebrew girls, and it refers to 'wisdom'.

24. Tamar: (Hebrew origin) is the daughter of King David, and the name represents the palm tree.

25. Tzipporah: (Hebrew origin) represents 'a female bird'.

26. Tzitta: (Italian origin) name means 'fast' and 'energetic'.

Biblical Hebrew Name For Girls

27. Abigail: (Hebrew origin) was the wife of King David, and the name means 'my father's joy'.

28. Anna: (Hebrew origin) means 'favour' and 'grace'.

29. Bethany: (Hebrew origin) means 'house of figs' and 'house of affliction'.

30. Candace: (Latin and Ethiopian origin) means 'queen' and 'pure'.

31. Chloe: (Greek origin) is a popular name meaning 'new growth'.

32. Deborah: (Hebrew origin) means 'bee'.

33. Delilah: (Hebrew origin) means 'delicate'.

34. Dinah: (Hebrew origin) means 'judged'.

35. Elizabeth: (Hebrew origin) is a traditional name meaning 'God is an oath'.

36. Eunice: (Greek origin) means 'good victory'.

37. Hagar: (Hebrew origin) means 'flight'.

38. Jael: (Hebrew origin) has alternative spellings like' Iael', 'Jaelle', 'Yael' and 'Jayel' means 'mountain goat'.

39. Joana: (Hebrew origin) means 'God is gracious'.

40. Judith: (Hebrew origin) means 'woman from Judea'.

41. Kezia: (Hebrew origin) is a rare name meaning 'cinnamon'.

42. Lois: (Greek origin) is in the new testament as a grandmother, and the name means 'the best' or 'superior'.

43. Lydia: (Greek origin) generally represents women from Lydia.

44. Martha: (Aramaic origin) is also spelt as 'Marta', and the name means 'the lady'.

45. Naomi: (Hebrew origin) has alternate spellings like 'Noemi', 'Noemie' and 'Naomie' and means 'pleasant'.

46. Orpah: (Hebrew origin) also spelt as 'Oprah', 'Orpha' and 'Ophrah' and means' back of the neck' or 'fawn'.

47. Phoebe: (Greek origin) is a popular Hebrew girls name that means 'shining'.

48. Priscilla: (Latin origin) means 'ancient'.

49. Rhoda: (Greek origin) is a Hebrew girl name that means 'rose'.

50. Salome: (Aramaic origin) means 'peace'.

51. Vashti: (Hebrew origin) was a queen of Persia, and the name means 'possibly beautiful'.

Jewish Girls First Names

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52. Achazia: (Hebrew origin) is a popular name that means 'Lord Holds'.

53. Ann: (Hebrew origin) with variations like 'Annabel', 'Anna', 'Ani' etc., it means 'gift of God's favour'.

54. Bess: (Hebrew origin) is a name that has a German short form - Betz, and it means 'God's oath' or 'dedicated'.

55. Becky: (Hebrew origin) is a popularly used first Hebrew name, and it means 'to tie', 'to bind', 'enchantingly beautiful' and 'bound'.

56. Caramel: (Hebrew origin) has variations like 'Carmia', 'Carmen', 'Karmel' etc., and it means 'garden of fruit'.

57. Daba: (Hebrew origin) means 'kind words'.

58. Diza: (Hebrew origin) is a name with variations like 'Ditza', 'Dyza', 'Dizah' etc., and it means 'joyous'.

59. Edria: (Hebrew origin)is a first name with variations like 'Edrya', 'Edriah', 'Edra' and 'Edreah', and it means 'mighty'.

60. Gabriel: (Hebrew origin) is the feminine version of Gabriel.

61. Gilana: (Hebrew origin) is a popularly used first name for a girl with variations like 'Gila', 'Gilanah', 'Gylanah' etc., and it means 'joy'.

62. Hannah: (Hebrew origin) is a famous Hebrew first name for girl babies with alternative spelling 'Hanna', and it means 'God is merciful' and 'graceful one'.

63. Heba: (Hebrew origin) is a first name with variation 'Hebah', means 'gift from God'.

64. Ikia: (Hebrew origin) is a commonly used Hebrew first name, and it means 'God is my salvation'.

65. Jane: (Hebrew origin) is a feminine version of the name John, and it means 'God is gracious'.

66. Josie: (Hebrew origin) a Biblical Jewish first name, it means 'God will increase'.

67. Kalanit: (Hebrew origin) a popular first name for girls, it is the name of a flower.

68. Madeline: (Greek and Hebrew origin) means 'child of light' and 'high tower' in Greek and 'women from Magdala' in Hebrew.

69. Mia: (Hebrew, Italian and Scandinavian origin) means 'ocean of Goddess', 'Queen', 'bitter' and 'guardian of justice'.

70. Neviah: (Hebrew origin) is a popular first name meaning 'forecaster'.

71. Samatha: (Hebrew origin) means 'listener of God'.

72. Tema: (Hebrew origin) means 'righteous' and 'palm tree'.

73. Tora (Hebrew, Old Norse and Japanese origin) has name variations like Thora and Thordia, and it means 'thunder', 'tiger' and 'law'.

74. Ximena: (Hebrew origin) means 'Heroine'.

75. Zareen: (Hebrew origin) is a unique first name meaning 'golden'.

76. Zayra: (Hebrew origin) means 'princess'.

Unique Hebrew Names For Girls

77. Abarrane: (Hebrew origin) is one of the more common names for Jewish girls meaning 'mother of the multitude'.

78. Abby: (Hebrew origin) is Jewish origin name that means 'my father's delight'.

79. Amaris: (Hebrew origin) is one of the famous Jewish names for baby girls meaning 'given by God'.

80. Babette: (Hebrew origin) is a French diminutive of Elizabeth and refers to 'promise of God'.

81. Bathsheba: (Hebrew origin) is a Biblical name for Jewish girls, meaning 'daughter of the vow'.

82. Chelle: (Hebrew origin) means 'which man is like God?'

83. Danielle: (Hebrew origin) is a common baby name that means' God judges me'.

84. Davina: (Hebrew origin) is a variant of Davida and means 'adored'.

85. Elasaid: (Hebrew and Scottish origin) is a variant of Elizabeth and means 'promise of God'.

86. Efa: (Hebrew origin) is a variant of Eve and is one of the most popular names for Jewish girls meaning 'living and breathing'.

87. Eliana: (Hebrew, Greek and Latin origin) means 'my lord responded'.

88. Fifi: (Hebrew origin) is a diminutive of Josephine and means 'God raises'.

89. Galia: (Hebrew origin) is an alternative of the unisex name 'Gal', and it means 'born in waves'.

90. Gia: (Hebrew origin) is a diminutive for Giana and means 'God is merciful'.

91. Hila: (Hebrew origin) is a unique name for girls meaning 'praise' or 'appreciation'.

92. Ilana: (Hebrew origin) is a rarely used name and means 'to be born on a tree'.

93. Jacomina: (Hebrew and Dutch origin) is the feminine version of Jacob, and it means 'following after'.

94. Jacqueline: (Hebrew origin) is a popularly used name meaning 'one who supplants'.

95. Keisha: (Hebrew origin) is a variant of Keziah, and it means 'cassia tree'.

96. Libby: (Hebrew origin) is a diminutive of Elizabeth or Isabel, and it means 'promise of God'.

97. Mahlah: (Hebrew origin) is a unisexual name, and it means a 'feeble person'.

98. Manya: (Hebrew and Russian origin) is an uncommon name that means 'rebellious woman'.

99. Nasya: (Hebrew origin) means 'miracle of God'.

100. Nettie: (Hebrew origin) is a short French version for Anna, and it means 'gracious' or 'merciful'.

101. Ori: (Hebrew origin) is a unisex name, and it means 'light of mine'.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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