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150+ Popular Hebrew Names for Baby Boys

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Hebrew Names for Baby Boys

Hebrew Names for Baby Boys

Popular Hebrew Baby Names for Boys

Congratulations on your baby boy. Now it's time to pick the perfect name. If you are looking for a Hebrew name for your son then you are in luck. Choose from Biblical Hebrew names and those with deep history, significance, and meaning. If you identify as Jewish or with Judaism, you might want your son to bear a name that aligns with your identity or your family's way of life and faith. You might simply love the Hebrew language and the intricate history of these names and their origin.

Consider the suggestions on this list and choose from traditional names and name variants to more modern names. When choosing a name, consider the following:

  • How does the name sound and what does it mean?
  • Do you want a traditional or modern name?
  • Do you want to use a variation of the common spelling?
  • What attributes would you like your son to carry with him in this lifetime?
  • Do you want to name your son after a family member or friend?

Happy searching and share your favorite names below.

Asher אשר

Asher אשר

Popular Hebrew Baby Names

NameBlock ScriptMeaning/Origin

Abba

אבא

father

Abel

הבל

second son of Adam and Eve

Abram

אברם

original name of Abraham

Abraham

אברהם

father of many

Adam

אדם

first man created

Aharon

אהרון

light

Akiva

עקיבא

protect

Alexander

אלכסנדר

defender

Alon

אלון

oak tree

Amos

עמוס

crowded

Ari

אריה

like Ariel, lion

Asher

אשר

happy

Avi

אבי

my father

Azriel

עזריאל

G'd's help

Barak

ברק

lightning

Baruch

ברוך

blessed

Benjamin

בנימין

son of my right (hand)

Berel

ברל

bear

Baby עזרא

Baby עזרא

NameBlock ScriptMeaning/Origin

Boaz

בועז

swift

Caleb

כלב

wholehearted

Calev (variation)

כלב

heart-like

Chaim

חיים

life

Chanoch

חנוך

dedicated

Dan

דן

G-d is my judge

Danny

דני

G’d is my judge

Daniel

דניאל

G-d is my judge

David

דויד

friend

Doron

דורון

gift

Ehud

אהוד

beloved

Eliezer

אליעזר

my G'd is help

Elijah

אליהו

prophet

Elisha

אלישע

prophet

Emanuel

עמנואל

son of Prophet Isaiah

Enoch

חנוך

dedicated

Ephraim

אפרים

fruitful

Ezra

עזרא

help

Baby Gad גד

Baby Gad גד

NameBlock ScriptMeaning/Origin

Fishel

פישל

fish

Gabriel

גבריאל

Daniel 8:16, angel

Gad

גד

success

Gavriel

גבריאל

G’d is my strength

Gershon

גרשון

chase away

Gidon

גדעון

warrior

Isaac

יצחק

laughter

Itamar

איתמר

island of palms

Kuni

קוני

childish

Levi

לוי

joined

Lior

ליאור

to me is light

Malachi

מלאכי

my messenger

Meir

מאיר

gives light

Micha

מיכה

who is like G’d

Michael

מיכאל

like G’d

Moshe

משה

out of water

Natan

נתן

he gave

Nissim

ניסים

miracles

Noach (v. Noah)

נח

tranquility

Name Block ScriptMeaning/Origin

Noah

נח

rest

Noam

נעם

pleasant

Oren

אורן

pine

Rafael

רפאל

G’d heals

Raphael (variation)

רפאל

he has healed

Reuven

ראובן

behold

Saul

שאול

asked for

Seth

סת

appointed

Shaul

שאול

borrowed

Shay

שי

gift

Shiloh

שילה

tranquil

Simeon

שמעון

to hear

Shlomo

שלמה

peace

Tobias

טוביאס

G'd is good

Tuvia

טוביה

G’d is good

Tzvi

צבי

deer

Tzion

ציון

excellent

Tzuriel

צוריאל

my rock

Uriel

אוריאל

G’d is my light

Uziel

עוזיאל

strength in G’d

Baby Malachi מלאכי

Baby Malachi מלאכי

50 Biblical Baby Names in Hebrew

NameBlock ScriptMeaning/Origin

Yaakov

יעקב

held by the heel

Yahir

יחיר

enlightened

Yair

יאיר

shine

Yehoshua

יהושע

G’d is salvation

Yisrael

ישראל

wrestled with G'd

Yoel

יואל

G'd is willing

Yona

יונה

dove

Yonatan

יונתן

G’d’s gift

Yoram

יורם

song of a king

Yuval

יובל

stream

Zeke (short)

יחזקאל

prophet

Zerach

זרח

shining light

Zev

זאב

wolf

© 2020 Layne Holmes

Comments

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on June 30, 2020:

Hi Liz, glad it resonates with you and your familiarity with the Old Testament. Very special names. Thanks for stopping by.

Liz Westwood from UK on June 20, 2020:

This is a great list. I recognise a lit of Old Testament names, as well as a lot of unfamiliar ones.

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