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post #21 of 51

This is my favorite website for baby names:  http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/  You can do an advanced search, and search for Jewish names.  :)

 

 

post #22 of 51
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Rivka, I love it, Hubs won't use it because we aren't Jewish. Not sure what it means though.



Rivka is "to bind"

 

Neriya is on paper a boy's name, but I've heard it used for girls (if that type of thing bothers the OP).

 

 

post #23 of 51

Noa and Esther come to mind

post #24 of 51

I noticed you liked the name Zachava,  as far as I know (from living in Israel for some years), the female name is Zehava (meaning golden) and doesn't have any chet in it (spelled with a hey in the middle).

 

One of my favorite Hebrew/Israeli names is Maya, and considering that DH is Israeli, it would be a very appropriate choice for us, since both my American family and his Israeli family could pronounce it. But it's a very common name in Israel and I want my kids to have somewhat 'special' or names, probably since I have one and have always enjoyed being the only one with my name.

Another nice one is Ayala, which means deer. 

post #25 of 51

I had a friend in college named Rahel.  I always loved the sound of it.  It means "ewe".

post #26 of 51
Thread Starter 

 

I like Zehava. meaning golden. Nice.  Thankyou Chapluqa!  Some of the other suggestions are nice too. Thankyou.
 
Well, apologies for my appalling Hebrew grammar. The Simchat Torah refrain i mentioned above is in the masculine, and contains a Chet,  so its  've samachta, ach sameach'', which i believe is, ''you will rejoice, just joy,', ...but only in the masculine (taken from Deuteronomy)
 
Azah, means bright. Maybe. 
 
With ds1 and 2 i knew the name straight away. Why is this so much harder?
 
Dara, means compassionate.  
 
Odelia, i will praise Gd (i think)
 
Tamah, meaning whole or perfect. Very close to Tamar,(meaning date?) which as a name i like, but the biblical Tamar was a prostitute wasnt she? 
 
I like the concept of gratitude, but none of the Hebrew words for gratitude make for a good name. There is Hodaya, thanksgiving.
 
Yovella, rejoice- but in the sense of rejoicing is the harvest of Jubilee, or something like that.
 
Emet, meaning truth, is a boys name i think, but ii like it for a girl too. I know Israelis are  more lenient with gender usage of names.
 
Im thinking, Zehava Emet.....
 
Thanks again for suggestions! And any insight into the ways of naming in Israel is so helpful
 
 
 

 

post #27 of 51
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Miriam, the Hebrew version of Mary, is the first and really only one that comes to mind for me. So a quick Google search turned up this link. I especially love Liron ("I have joy") and Neria ("Light of God"). Hope this gives you some ideas to work with! 



Ooooo, Liron! I like that one! I think a distant cousin of mine married a woman named Liron.

post #28 of 51
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Im thinking 'Shifrah', at the moment.

post #29 of 51

Madeline is one of my favorite names and it's Hebrew in origin. Our names are all very Irish, but would definitely consider naming a girl that as it would go with anything.

 

I like the pronunciation MAD-A-LINE, over MAD-A-LYNN.

post #30 of 51
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I like that name too. The Hebrew version is Magdelene, named after a town, Magdala.

 

Im starting to like Serafina-coming from Seraphim, the highest order of angels.  It means burning, or ardent....

post #31 of 51
I love Eliana and Esther - my DH vetoed both, though! I also love Channah, Yael (I think that was already mentioned) and Batya. I think the more "popular" Jewish names are all pretty - Rivkah, Leah, etc...

Our DD is Chaya Rose and we call her "Kaya" with a hard K sound because most of my family and friends would never be able to pronounce her name properly, and we like the way Kaya sounds, too.
post #32 of 51
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Tamah, meaning whole or perfect. Very close to Tamar,(meaning date?) which as a name i like, but the biblical Tamar was a prostitute wasnt she? 

I really love Tamar. The Biblical Tamar was NOT a prostitute.

"The story describes the way a widow, Tamar, obtained a child for herself and an heir for her dead husband’s inheritance. It shows a virtuous woman who risked everything, her life and her reputation, to get what was rightfully hers.

It is part of the continuing Jewish preoccupations with social justice. The story also shows one of the main themes of the Book of Genesis: God’s promise to continue the Jewish people, through many generations, against all odds.
"

http://www.womeninthebible.net/1.5.Tamar_and_Judah.htm
post #33 of 51
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Sorry about that. Thanks for correcting me.

post #34 of 51

I've never heard of an "Ashrei" but I do know an "Ashira," which means "I will sing" and is the start of the verse: "I will sing to Gd all my life; I will make music for Gd while I exist; may my words be sweet to Him -- I will rejoice in Gd."

 

Linguistically, it could also be related to "osher," the root for the name "Asher."

post #35 of 51
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I really love Tamar. The Biblical Tamar was NOT a prostitute.
"The story describes the way a widow, Tamar, obtained a child for herself and an heir for her dead husband’s inheritance. It shows a virtuous woman who risked everything, her life and her reputation, to get what was rightfully hers.
It is part of the continuing Jewish preoccupations with social justice. The story also shows one of the main themes of the Book of Genesis: God’s promise to continue the Jewish people, through many generations, against all odds.
"
http://www.womeninthebible.net/1.5.Tamar_and_Judah.htm


True, but she DID act as a prostitute to achieve her goals. And then there's the other biblical Tamar who was raped by her brother.

 

 

Which is NOT to say it is not a good name -- just things to be aware of when picking any name. Personally, I'd have trouble using it no matter how many wonderful people have borne the name since.

post #36 of 51
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True, but she DID act as a prostitute to achieve her goals. And then there's the other biblical Tamar who was raped by her brother.

 

 

Which is NOT to say it is not a good name -- just things to be aware of when picking any name. Personally, I'd have trouble using it no matter how many wonderful people have borne the name since.


I agree with this,  there is a somewhat negative association with the name even if the biblical Tamar was acting for a higher purpose.I have nothing against prostitutes in general anyway, but i dont necessarily want to invoke that concept when naming a daughter. I do love the sound of Tamar. Still, maybe as a second name. Its on my list because of that.

 

Ashira is nice, thanks for sharing that.

 

post #37 of 51

I love Rivkah, Aliyah, Tirzah, Zipporah, Serafina, Ashirah, and Tovah (Toe-vaw)  :)

post #38 of 51
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I love Rivkah, Aliyah, Tirzah, Zipporah, Serafina, Ashirah, and Tovah (Toe-vaw)  :)



I LOVE Zipporah. We already have two names we defiantly want to use, but if we have a third girl (haven't had any yet) I will try to get Dh to agree to this one. Its so so pretty.

 

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: צִפּוֹרָה (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: zi-PAWR-ə (English), ZIP-ər-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah) which meant "bird". In the Old Testament Zipporah was the wife of Moses.
post #39 of 51
Our daughter is Ayla Mahalia, both names are Hebrew. Ayla means "oak tree" in Hebrew, which we chose because she was the beginning of our roots as a family. It also means "halo of light around the moon" in Turkish, which I found out later. Mahalia is "tender one". smile.gif
post #40 of 51

Not Jewish, but I love Zipporah and Selah. 

 

There was a girl my DD's age when we went to a gymnastics-type playgroup in Texas who was named Selah.  I thought it was "Sailor" from the mother's pronunciation, but one day her dad brought her and it was clearly Selah.  Very pretty.

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