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Biblical NameMeaning or HistoryGender
Addar (Adar)
אַדָּר
A name of a settlement in the land of Judah: "And ascended up on the south side unto Kadesh-barnea, and passed along to Hezron, and went up to Adar" (Joshua 15, 3). In the modern pronunciation of Hebrew, the name "אַדָּר" sounds like the name of the sixth Jewish month: "אֲדָר".FemaleMale
Ariel (Ari’el)
אֲרִיאֵל
The name is composed of the words ארי (ari, “lion”) and אל (el, “God”)FemaleMale
Carmela (Karmela)
כַּרְמֶלָּה
The name Carmela is derived of the name Carmel, which means "a plece of vineyards and orchards"; "roasted grains".Female
Debir (Dvir)
דְּבִיר
Dvir is "the most holy place" - the inner part of the Temple: "And the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of the Lord unto his place, into the oracle (דְּבִיר) of the house, to the most holy place, even under the wings of the cherubims." 1 Kings 8, 6Male
Eden
עֵדֶן
Pleasure.FemaleMale
Elon (Eylon, Eilon)
אֵילוֹן
Elon was a city in the land of Dan: "And Elon and Thimnathah and Ekron" (Jushua 19, 43). Today, Eilon is the name of a kibbutz in Glilee.Male
Ephrath (Efrat)
אֶפְרָת
Ephrath is the other name of Beth-Lehem: "And Rachel died and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-Lehem." Genesis 35, 19Female
Eshcol (Eshkol)
אֶשְׁכּוֹל
bunch, cluster (of grapes, etc.). Eshcol is also a name of a brook near Hebron: "And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff" (Numbers 13, 23).Male
Gilead (Gilad, Gil'ad)
גִּלְעָד
There are two people in the Bible called Gilead. One of them is the father of Jephthah, one of the judges of Israel. Gilead is also the name of a Geographical region east to the Jordan river and a name of a city in that region.Male
Harel (Har'el)
הַרְאֵל
Combined of the words הר (har, "mountain") and אל (el, "God"), the meaning of the name Harel is "the mountain of God". The altar in the Temple is called "harel" or "ariel".Male
Hepher (Hefer, Chefer)
חֵפֶר
Hepher is the name of a city and a region within the land of Manasseh.Male
Israel (Yisrael, Yisra'el)
יִשְׂרָאֵל
According to the Biblical explanation, the first part of the name "Israel" is derived of the verb לִשְׂרות (lisrot, "wrestle"); the second half of the name is אֵל (El, "God"). This name was given to Jacob because he wrestled with God's angel.Male
Judah (Yehuda)
יְהוּדָה
According to the Biblical explanation, the name יהודה (Judah) is related to the verb להודות (lehodot, "to thank").Male
Nevo (Nebo)
נְבוֹ
"Nevo" is the name of a mountain east of the Jordan river. From the top of that mountain, Moses saw Canaan, and there he died without ever crossing the Jordan river into Cannan.Male
Ophir (Ofir)
אוֹפִיר
Ophir was a descendent of Shem. Ophir is also the name of a country which was the place of origion of gold, as attested in the verse: “And they came to Ophir and fetched from thence gold, four hundred and twenty talents, and brought it to king Solomon.” 1 Kings 9, 28FemaleMale
Ophrah (Ofra)
עָפְרָה (עופרה)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name), which means: female fawn, the offspring of deer, gazelle, etc.Female
Shamir
שָׁמִיר
Dill (plant); emery (stone); in the Biblical time: a name of a city in the mountains of Judah; today: a name of a kibbutz in the Galilee.Male
Tirzah (Tirtza, Tirtsa)
תִּרְצָה
"Tirzah" is the name of one of the daughters of Zelophehad, a descendent of Menasseh. this is also a name of a city in the land of Menasseh.Female


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