Names in Hebrew

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A list of all modern Hebrew names and their meaning. Names are sorted according to categories, including botanical names, names of places, zoological names, etc. and historical periods including modern, biblical and Talmudic eras.

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Light and Color Names

Hebrew Name Meaning Gender
Avior (Avi'or)
אֲבִיאוֹר
The meaning of the name may be "my father (אָבִי) is light (אוֹר)" or "the father (אֲבִי) of light (אוֹר)".
Bat-Shahar (Bat-Shachar)
בַּת-שַׁחַר
Daughter of dawn.
Behira (Behirah)
בְּהִירָה
Fair, bright, light, clear.
Elior (Eli'or)
אליאור
The meaning of the name is "my God (אלי, eli) is light (אור, or)".
Eliora (Eli'ora)
אליאורה
The meaning of the name is "my God (אלי, eli) is light (אורה, ora)".
Golda
גּוֹלְדָּה
The name is derived of the word "gold" in English, German and other languages.
Goni
גּוֹנִי
The name Goni may be related to the word "גָּוֶן" (gaven, "color" or "shade").
Hila (Hilla)
הִלָּה (הילה)
Halo, aura, radiance.
Hilit (Hillit)
הִלִּית (הילית)
The name "הִלִּית" is derived of the word "הילה" (hila, "halo", "aura, "radiance").
Jair (Yair, Ya'ir)
יָאִיר
(He) will illuminate. The future tense masculine singular form of the verb להאיר (leha'ir).
Keren
קֶרֶן
(Animal's) horn; shofar; horn (the musical instrument); ray, beam (of light); fund, capital.
Lebanah (Levana)
לְבָנָה
A girl's name (in the Bible: a boy's name). Its meanning is: white (the feminine form of the adjective "white"); moon.
Lior (Li'or)
לִיאוֹר
The meaning of the name "Lior" is: "I have (לי, li) a light (אור, or)".
Liora (Li'ora)
לִיאוֹרָה
The meaning of the name "Liora" is: "I have (לי, li) a light (אורה, ora)".
Maor (Ma'or)
מָאוֹר
Light; source of light. The Bible says: "And God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, he made the stars also" (Genesis 1, 16).
Meir (Me'ir)
מֵאִיר
The verb (leha'ir, "illuminate") in present tense masculine singular: illuminates.
Meira (Me'ira)
מֵאִירָה
The verb (leha'ir, "illuminate") in present tense feminine singular: illuminates.
Neri
נֵרִי
My candle, my oil lamp.
Nogah (Noga)
נֹגַהּ, נוגה
A girl's name (in the Bible: a boy's name). Light, brilliance, glow; the planet Venus.
Or
אוֹר
Light.
Ora
אוֹרָה
Light.
Orel (Or'el)
אוֹרְאֵל
The meaning of this name is: the light (אוֹר) of God (אֵל).
Ori
אוֹרִי
My light.
Orit
אוֹרִית
The name is derived of the word אור (light).
Orli (Orlie)
אוֹרְלִי
The name is composed of the words אור (or, "light") and לי (li, "for me"). It menas "a light for me", or "I have a light".
Ortal
אוֹרְטַל
The name is combined of the words אור (or, "light") and טל (tal, "dew"). It menas "dew glow".
Paz
פָּז
Pure gold, or anything that glimmers like gold.
Pazit
פַּזִּית
The name is derived of the word פָּז (paz), which means: pure gold, or anything that glimmers like gold.
Shahar (Shachar)
שַׁחַר
Dawn.
Shalhevet
שַׁלְהֶבֶת
Flame.
Shani
שָׁנִי
Scarlet.
Shraga (Sheraga)
שְׁרַגָּא
"Shraga", in Aramaic, means "candle", "lamp".
Sigal
סִיגָל
Violet (plant).
Sigalit
סִיגָלִית
Violet (plant).
Tal-Or (Tal'or)
טַל-אוֹר (טַלאוֹר)
The name is combined of the words טל (tal, "dew") and אור (or, "light").
Tchelet
תְּכֵלֶת
Azure, sky blue, pale blue.
Uri
אוּרִי
My fire (אוּר, ur).
Uriah (Uriyah, Uriya)
אוּרִיָּה
The name is composed of the words "אוּרִי" (my fire)and the letters יה (the name of God).
Uriel (Uri'el)
אוּרִיאֵל
The name is composed of the words "אוּרִי" (my fire) and "אֵל" (God).
Varda
וַרְדָּה
Rose.
Vardit
וַרְדִּית
The namd "Vardit" may be derived of the flower's name "וֶרֶד" (vered, "rose"). "Vardit" is also the name of a small pinkish bird (Rosefinch).
Vered
וֶרֶד
Rose.
Yahel
יָהֵל
(He) will shine.
Yaheli
יָהֵלִי
The name "יָהֵלִי" may be derived of the verb "יָהֵל" (yahel, "he shines"). The book of Job says: "If I beheld the sun when it shined (yahel), or the moon walking in brightness" (Job 31, 26).
Yizhar
יִזְהָר
The name maybe derived of the word זֹהַר (zohar, "light", "brilliance", "glow").
Zafrir (Tzafrir, Tsafrir)
צַפְרִיר
Pleasant morning wind or morning sunlight. Originally: a certain morning goblin.
Zafrira (Tzafrira, Tsafrira)
צַפְרִירָה
The name "Zafrira" is derived of the name "Zafrir", whihc means: pleasant morning wind or morning sunlight; originally: a certain morning goblin.
Zehava
זֶהָבָה
The name is derived of the word זָהָב (zahav, "gold").
Zehavit
זְהָבִית
The name is derived of the word זָהָב (zahav, "gold").
Zillah (Tzila, Tsila)
צִלָּה (צילה)
Shaded place.