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Biblical Hebrew Names  >> Biblical Names by Category  >> Biblical Names Starting With "י"
Biblical NameMeaning or HistoryGender
Ezekiel (Yehezkel, Yechezkel)
There are two people in the Bible called Ezekiel. One of them is the prophet Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi.Male
Isaac (Yitschak)
The Biblical story relates the name יצחק (Isaac) to the verb לצחוק (laugh): "And Abraham was an hundred years old when his son Isaac was born unto him. And Sarah said, God hath made me to laugh, so that all that hear will laugh with me." Genesis 21, 5-6Male
Isaiah (Yeshaaya, Yeshaayahu)
יְשַׁעְיָה (יְשַׁעְיָהוּ)
The first part of the name "Isaiah" is derived of the root יש"ע, which denotes salvation. The other part of the name - the letters יהו - is the name of God.Male
Ishi (Yishi, Yish'i)
The meaning of the name "Ishi" is "my salvashion (יֶשַׁע, yesha)".Male
Israel (Yisrael, Yisra'el)
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
Issachar (Yisachar)
According to the Biblical explanation, the name Issachar is related to the word "שָׂכָר" (sachar, "reward", "wages").Male
Izhar (Yitzhar)
Refined fresh olive oil.Female
Jaakobah (Yaakova, Ya'akova)
יַעֲקֹבָה (יעקובה)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name).Female
Jabin (Yavin)
The meaning of "יבין" (yavin) is: (he) will understand.Male
Jachin (Yachin)
There are two people in the Bible called "Jachin". One of them is one of Simeon's sons. The other one is a priest of the time of Nehemiah.Male
Jacob (Yaakov, Ya'akov)
יַעֲקֹב (יעקוב)
The name "Jacob" seems to be derived from the verb "לעקוב" (la'akov, "follow"). The Bible explains that the name "יעקׁב" (Jacob) comes from the word עֲקֵב (akev, "heel"). According to the Biblical story, when Jacob was born right after his twin brother, Esau, he was holding his heel in his hand.Male
Jael (Yael, Ya’el)
A kind of a mountain goat (capra baden).Female
Jair (Yair, Ya'ir)
(He) will illuminate. The future tense masculine singular form of the verb להאיר (leha'ir).Male
Jarah (Yaara, Ya'ara)
יַעְרָה (יַעֲרָה)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name). Its meanning is: (bees') honeycomb; honeysuckle (the plant).Female
Jarib (Yariv)
As a noun: adversary, opponent, rival. As a verb: “he will fight”, like in the verse “Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause (יָרִיב רִיבָם) and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.” Proverbs 22, 22-23.Male
Jedidah (Yedida)
Jedidiah (Yedidia, Yedidya)
The name "Jedidiah" is composed of the word "יָדִיד" (yadid, "friend") and the letters יה (the name of God).Male
Jehiel (Yehiel, Yechiel, Yechi'el)
The meaning of the name "Jehiel" is "may God live" or "God shall live".Male
Jehoiachin (Yehoyachin, Yoyachin)
יְהוֹיָכִין (יוֹיָכִין)
The meaning of the name "Jehoiachin" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) will prepare (יכין, yachin)".Male
Jehoiada (Yehoyada)
The meaning of the name "Jehoiada" is "God (יהו, Yeho) knew (ידע, yada)".Male
Jehonadab (Yehonadav, Yonadav)
יְהוֹנָדָב (יוֹנָדָב)
The meaning of the name "Jehonadab" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) contributed (נדב, nadav)".Male
Jehoshaphat (Yehoshafat, Yoshafat)
יְהוֹשָׁפָט (יוֹשָׁפָט)
The meaning of the name "Jehoshaphat" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) judged (שפט, shafat)".Male
Jemima (Yemima)
"Jemima" is the name of one of Job's daughters.Female
Jephthah (Yiftach)
One of the judges of Israel, who fought against Ammon.Male
Jerah (Yerah, Yerach)
Jerahmeel (Yerahmiel, Yerahmi'el)
יְרַחְמְאֵל, יְרַחְמִיאֵל
The name may be a combination of the words "יְרַחֵם" and "אֵל", meaning: God shall have mercy.Male
Jeremiah (Yirmiya, Yirmiyahu)
יִרְמְיָה (יִרְמְיָהוּ)
There are several people in the Bible called Jeremiah. One of them is the prophet Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah.Male
Jeroham (Yeroham, Yeruham, Yerucham)
יְרוּחָם (יְרֹחָם)
The Bible contains the name ירֹחם (Jeroham/Yeroham). Today, the more common style of the name is ירוּחם (Yerucham).Male
Jesse (Yishai)
Jesse, the grandson of Boaz and Ruth, is King David's father.Male
Jesurun (Yeshurun)
ישֻׁרוּן (ישורון)

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