Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Judaism Popular Hebrew Names for Jewish Girls Share Flipboard Email Print Cultura/Judith Wagner Fotografie/Riser / Getty Images Judaism Culture Basics Prayers and Worship Important Holidays By Ariela Pelaia Updated March 29, 2019 Naming a new baby can be an exciting if somewhat daunting task. Below are a few popular Hebrew names for girls to get you started. Biblical Hebrew names (with historical references) are listed on the left and modern Hebrew names (with meanings) are listed on the right: Popular Biblical Names for Girls Popular Modern Hebrew Names for Girls Avigail (Abigail) King David's wife; means "father's joy" Avital King David's wife AbigailMy father's delightAdiJewelAdinaGentleAhuvaBelovedAmitFriendly, faithfulAnikaGracious, beautifulArellaAngelAriella (Ariela)Lioness of GodAshiraWealthyAtara, AteretCrownAthaliaGod is exaltedAviv, AvivaSpringAyala, AyeletDeer Batsheva King David's wife BabbetPromise of GodBat-AmiDaughter of my peopleBathshebaPromise of the vowBatiaDaughter of GodBethanyFrom a fig houseBinaIntelligence, understandingBrachaBlessing Chava (Eva)First woman CarmelaVinyardChannaGraciousChayaLife Devorah (Deborah, Debra) Prophetess and judge who led revolt against Canaanite king Deena (Dinah) Jacob's daughter; also means "judgment" DafnaLaurelDaliaFlowerDaniellaGod is my judgeDanaJudgeDavinaAdoredDinahThe avenged one EfratCaleb's wifeElishevaAaron's wife; also "God is my oath"Ester (Esther)Saved the Jews from annihilation in Persia EdenGarden of EdenElianaGod has answeredElioraGod is my lightElisaPromise of GodElizabethPromise of GodEvaLiving and breathing Gavriella (Gabriella)God is my strengthGal (Galia)WaveGefenGrapeGessicaOne who can foreseeGiovannaGod can foresee HannahMother of Samuel; "favored by God" HadarSplendidHadasMyrtle; Esther's Hebrew nameHannahGraciousHayaLifeHilaPraise IditChoicestIlanaTreeIritDaffodilIvanaGod is merciful JudithA woman from Judea and heroine from Jewish texts (The Book of Judith) JaquelineOne who supplantsJanelleGod is mercifulJarahHoneyJemimaDoveJessicaOne who can foreseeJoannaGod is mercifulJoraAutumn rainJordanFrom a flowing riverJosieGod raises KalanitFlowerKarmenGarden of GodKefiraYoung lionessKinneretSea of Galilee LeahJacob's wife LeahDelicate womanLiora, LiorI have lightLevanaWhite, moonLianaMy lord respondedLiatI have youLirazI have a secretLironI have joyLivna, LivnatWhite MichalKing Saul's daughterMiriamProphetess, singer, dancer, and sister of Moses MaayanSpring, oasisMalkaQueenManuelaGod accompanies usMateaGod is presentMayaWaterMaytalDew waterMoriahWatched by God NaomiMother-in-law of RuthNoaBiblical woman; also means "tremble" NaamaPleasantNancyFilled with graceNavaBeautifulNeriaLight of GodNetaA plantNiritFlowerNitzanBudNogaLight, bright star, JupiterNuritFlower OfraDeerOfiraGoldOprahOne who turned her backOraLightOrliI have light PeninaElkanah's wife; also means "pearl" PazitGold RachelJacob's wifeRivka (Rebecca)Isaac's wifeRut (Ruth)Model of righteous convert RananaFreshRazSecretReutFriendshipRinaJoy Sara (Sarah/Sarai) Abraham's wife Shifra Midwife who disobeyed Pharaoh's orders to kill Jewish babies SagitSublimeSamanthaLord has heardSarikaLady-likeShaiGiftShalvaTranquilityShakedAlmondSharonPlace in IsraelShawnaGod is mercifulShir, ShiraSongShiranHappy songShirliI have songShoshanaRoseSimoneOne who has heardSivanHebrew month TziporaMoses' wife TalDewTamar, TamaraPalm treeTirzahPleasant VanaGod is mercifulVered, VardaRose YaelHeroine in the Bible; also means "deer"Yehudit (Judith)Heroine in the BibleYochevedMoses' mother Yaffa, YafitBeautifulYasmin (Jasmine)FlowerYedidaFriendYona, Yonina Dove ZivaSpendorZoharLight Sources "What to Name Your Jewish Baby," Anita Diamant (Summit Books, New York, 1989) "The New Name Dictionary: Modern English and Hebrew Names," Alfred J. Kolatch (Jonathan David Publishers, New York, 1989 Cite this Article Format mla apa chicago Your Citation Pelaia, Ariela. "Popular Hebrew Names for Jewish Girls." Learn Religions, Aug. 27, 2020, learnreligions.com/hebrew-names-for-girls-2076845. Pelaia, Ariela. (2020, August 27). Popular Hebrew Names for Jewish Girls. Retrieved from https://www.learnreligions.com/hebrew-names-for-girls-2076845 Pelaia, Ariela. "Popular Hebrew Names for Jewish Girls." Learn Religions. https://www.learnreligions.com/hebrew-names-for-girls-2076845 (accessed October 19, 2021). copy citation Hebrew Names for Girls (R-Z) Hebrew Names for Boys (N-Z) Hebrew Names for Girls (L-P) Hebrew Names for Girls and Their Meanings Hebrew Names for Boys and Their Meanings Names and Judaism Hebrew and Biblical Names Resurrection in Judaism Choosing a Hebrew Name for Your Baby What Is Shavuot? Biography of Ruth in the Bible Biography of King David, Biblical Jewish Leader All About Judaism Who Are the Haredim? Biography of Hillel the Elder, Jewish Scholar and Sage What is a Chumash?