Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Judaism Hebrew Names for Boys (N-Z) The Meaning of Boys' Hebrew Names Share Flipboard Email Print Cecile Lavabre/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images Judaism Culture Basics Prayers and Worship Important Holidays By Ariela Pelaia Updated March 26, 2018 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. You might also like Hebrew names for boys (A-G) and Hebrew names for boys (H-M). 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."