Hebrew Names for Boys (N-Z)

The Meaning of Boys' Hebrew Names

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

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N Names

Nachman – “Comforter.”
Nadav - Nadav means "generous” or “noble.” Nadav was the eldest son of the High Priest Aaron.
Naftali – “To wrestle.” Naftali was the sixth son of Jacob. (Also spelled Naphtali)
Natan - Natan (Nathan) was the prophet in the Bible who reprimanded King David for his treatment of Uriah the Hittite. Natan means “gift.”
Natanel (Nathaniel) - Natanel (Nathaniel) was King David's brother in the Bible. Natanel means "God gave."
Nechemya - Nechemya means "comforted by God.”
Nir - Nir means "to plow” or “to cultivate a field.”
Nissan - Nissan is the name of a Hebrew month and means “banner, emblem” or “miracle.”
Nissim - Nissim is derived from the Hebrew words for “signs” or miracles.”  
Nitzan - Nitzan means "bud (of a plant)."
Noach (Noah) - Noach (Noah) was a righteous man who God commanded to build an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. Noah means “rest, quiet, peace.”
Noam - Noam means "pleasant."

O Names

Oded - Oded means "to restore."
Ofer - Ofer means "young mountain goat” or “young deer.”
Omer - Omer means "sheaf (of wheat)."
Omri - Omri was a king of Israel who sinned.
Or (Orr) - Or (Orr) means "light."
Oren - Oren means "pine (or cedar) tree.”
Ori - Ori means "my light."
Otniel - Otniel means "strength of God."
Ovadya - Ovadya means "servant of God."
Oz - Oz means "strength."

P Names

Pardes – From the Hebrew for “vineyard” or “citrus grove.”
Paz - Paz means "golden."
Peresh – “Horse” or “one who breaks ground.”
Pinchas - Pinchas was Aaron's grandson in the Bible.
Penuel - Penuel means "face of God."

Q Names

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated into English with the letter “Q” as the first letter.

R Names

Rachamim - Rachamim means "compassionate, mercy."
Rafa – “Heal.”
Ram - Ram means “high, exalted” or “mighty.”
Raphael - Raphael was an angel in the Bible. Raphael means "God heals."
Ravid -Ravid means "ornament."
Raviv - Raviv means "rain, dew."
Reuven (Reuben) - Reuven (Reuben) was Jacob's first son in the Bible with his wife Leah. Revuen means “behold, a son!”
Ro’i – Ro’i means "my shepherd."
Ron - Ron means "song, joy."

S Names

Samuel -  “His name is God.” Samuel (Shmuel) was the prophet and judge who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel.
Saul – “Asked” or “borrowed.” Saul was the first king of Israel.
Shai - Shai means "gift."
Set (Seth) - Set (Seth) was the son of Adam in the Bible.
Segev - Segev means "glory, majesty, exalted."
Shalev - Shalev means "peaceful."
Shalom - Shalom means "peace."
Shaul (Saul) - Shaul (Saul) was a king of Israel.
Shefer - Shefer means "pleasant, beautiful."
Shimon (Simon) - Shimon (Simon) was Jacob's son.
Simcha - Simcha means "joy."

T Names

Tal - Tal means "dew."
Tam – “Complete, whole” or “honest.”
Tamir - Tamir means “tall, stately.”
Tzvi (Zvi) – “Deer” or “gazelle.”

U Names

Uriel - Uriel was an angel in the Bible. The name means “God is my light.”
Uzi - Uzi means "my strength."
Uziel - Uziel means "God is my strength."

V Names

Vardimom – “The essence of rose.”
Vofsi – A member of the tribe of Naftali. The meaning of this name is unknown.

W Names

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated into English with the letter “W” as the first letter.

Y Names

Yaacov (Jacob) - Yaacov (Jacob) was the son of Isaac in the Bible. The name means “held by the heel.”
Yadid - Yadid means "beloved, friend."
Yair - Yair means "to light up” or “to enlighten.” In the Bible, Yair was a grandson of Joseph.
Yakar - Yakar means "precious." Also spelled Yakir.
Yarden - Yarden means "to flow down, descend."
Yaron - Yaron means "He will sing."
Yigal - Yigal means "He will redeem."
Yehoshua (Joshua) - Yehoshua (Joshua) was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites.
Yehuda (Judah) - Yehuda (Judah) was the son of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. The name means “praise.”

Z Names

Zakai – “Pure, clean, innocent.”
Zamir - Zamir means "song."
Zechariah (Zachary) - Zachariah was a prophet in the Bible. Zachariah means "remembering God."
Ze’ev - Zeev means "wolf."
Ziv - Ziv means "to shine."

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