150+ Popular Hebrew Names for Baby Boys

Updated on June 20, 2020
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Hebrew Names for Baby Boys
Hebrew Names for Baby Boys | Source

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 | Source

Popular Hebrew Baby Names

Name
Block Script
Meaning/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 | Source
Name
Block Script
Meaning/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 Berel ברל
Baby Berel ברל | Source
Baby Gad גד
Baby Gad גד | Source
Name
Block Script
Meaning/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
Baby Levi לוי
Baby Levi לוי | Source
Name
Block Script
Meaning/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 | Source

50 Biblical Baby Names in Hebrew

Name
Block Script
Meaning/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
Baby Zev זאב
Baby Zev זאב | Source

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    • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

      Layne Holmes 

      5 days ago from Bend, Oregon

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

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      Liz Westwood 

      2 weeks ago from UK

      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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