Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Judaism Hebrew Names for Girls (R-Z) Share Flipboard Email Print Eternity in an Instant / Getty Images Judaism Culture Basics Prayers and Worship Important Holidays By Ariela Pelaia Updated January 03, 2019 Naming a new baby can be an exciting—if somewhat daunting—task. Below are examples of Hebrew names for girls beginning with the letters R through Z in English. The Hebrew meaning for each name is listed along with information about any biblical characters with that name. Part four of a four-part series: Hebrew Names for Girls (A-E)Hebrew Names for Girls (G-K)Hebrew Names for Girls (L-P) R Names Raanana - Raanana means "fresh, luscious, beautiful." Rachel - Rachel was Jacob's wife in the Bible. Rachel means "ewe," a symbol of purity. Rani - Rani means "my song." Ranit - Ranit means "song, joy." Ranya, Rania - Ranya, Rania means "song of God." Ravital, Revital - Ravital, Revital means "abundance of dew." Raziel, Raziela - Raziel, Raziela means "my secret is God." Refaela - >Refaela means "God has healed." Renana - Renana means "joy" or "song." Reut - Reut means "friendship." Reuvena - Reuvena is a feminine form of Reuven. Reviv, Reviva - Reviv, Reviva means "dew" or "rain." Rina, Rinat - Rina, Rinat means "joy." Rivka (Rebecca, Rebekah) - Rivka (Rebekah/Rebecca) was Isaac's wife in the Bible. Rivka means "to tie, bind." Roma, Romema - Roma, Romema means "heights, lofty, exalted." Roniya, Roniel - Roniya, Roniel means "joy of God." Rotem - Rotem is a common plant in southern Israel. Rut (Ruth) - Rut (Ruth) was a righteous convert in the Bible. S Names Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit - Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit means "sapphire." Sara, Sarah - Sarah was Abraham's wife in the Bible. Sara means "noble, princess." Sarai - Sarai was the original name for Sarah in the Bible. Sarida - Sarida means "refugee, leftover." Shai - Shai means "gift." Shaked - Shaked means "almond." Shalva - Shalva means "tranquility." Shamira - Shamira means "guard, protector." Shani - Shani means "scarlet color." Shaula - Shaula is the feminine form of Shaul (Saul). Saul was a king of Israel. Sheliya - Sheliya means "God is mine" or "mine is God's." Shifra - Shifra was the midwife in the Bible who disobeyed Pharoah's orders to kill Jewish babies. Shirel - Shirel means "song of God." Shirli - Shirli means "I have song." Shlomit - Shlomit means "peaceful." Shoshana - Shoshana means "rose." Sivan - Sivan is the name of a Hebrew month. T Names Tal, Tali - Tal, Tali means "dew." Talia - Talia means "dew from God." Talma, Talmit - Talma, Talmit means "mound, hill." Talmor - Talmor means "heaped" or "sprinkled with myrrh, perfumed." Tamar - Tamar was the daughter of King David in the Bible. Tamar means "palm tree." Techiya - Techiya means "life, revival." Tehila - Tehila means "praise, song of praise." Tehora - Tehora means "pure clean." Temima - Temima means "whole, honest." Teruma - Teruma means "offering, gift." Teshura - Teshura means "gift." Tifara, Tiferet - Tifara, Tiferet means "beauty" or "glory." Tikva - Tikva means "hope." Timna - Timna is a place in southern Israel. Tirtza - Tirtza means "agreeable." Tirza - Tirza means "cypress tree." Tiva - Tiva means "good." Tzipora - Tzipora was the wife of Moses in the Bible. Tzipora means "bird." Tzofiya - Tzofiya means "watcher, guardian, scout." Tzviya - Tzviya means "deer, gazelle." Y Names Yaakova - Yaakova is the feminine form of Yaacov (Jacob). Jacob was Isaac's son in the Bible. Yaacov means to "supplant" or "protect." Yael - Yael (Jael) was a heroine in the Bible. Yael means "to ascend" and "mountain goat." Yaffa, Yafit - Yaffa, Yafit means "beautiful." Yakira - Yakira means "valuable, precious." Yam, Yama, Yamit - Yam, Yama, Yamit means "sea." Yardena (Jordana) - Yardena (Jordena, Jordana) means "to flow down, descend." Nahar Yarden is the Jordan River. Yarona - Yarona means "sing." Yechiela - Yechiela means "may God live." Yehudit (Judith) - Yehudit (Judith) was a heroine in the deuterocanonical Book of Judith. Yeira - Yeira means "light." Yemima - Yemima means "dove." Yemina - Yemina (Jemina) means "right hand" and signifies strength. Yisraela - Yisraela is the feminine form of Yisrael (Israel). Yitra - Yitra (Jethra) is the feminine form of Yitro (Jethro). Yitra means "wealth, riches." Yocheved - Yocheved was the mother of Moses in the Bible. Yocheved means "glory of God." Z Names Zahara, Zehari, Zeharit - Zahara, Zehari, Zeharit means "to shine, brightness." Zahava, Zahavit - Zahava, Zahavit means "gold." Zemira - Zemira means "song, melody." Zimra - Zimra means "song of praise." Ziva, Zivit - Ziva, Zivit means "splendor." Zohar - Zohar means "light, brilliance." Sources "The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names" by Alfred J. Koltach. Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.: New York, 1984.