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Hebrew girls' names?

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MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 18:57:15

We are still stuck for a baby name, with DD due any day now.

Any ideas for nice Hebrew names? DP prefers names that sound a bit 'girly' (hmmm) so he will never let me have something like 'Vered' but there must be some other lovely names out there.

Preferably not starting with 'A', either smile. Would love to hear your ideas!

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 12-Nov-12 19:40:14

DD2 was going to be Abigail, but it is pronounced "Avigoyl" in Hebrew (according to her Israeli godmother) which is less pretty. hmm

gwenniebee Mon 12-Nov-12 19:41:04

Job's daughter was Jemimah (with the h, unlike the puddleduck...). It means dove.

Runningblue Mon 12-Nov-12 19:41:18

Hannah Ruth

DownTheRabidHole Mon 12-Nov-12 19:43:08

Seraphina

You get a year to change the name at the gemeentehuis, ours did it foc after 3 months.

DrSeuss Mon 12-Nov-12 19:47:46

Abigail?
Zipporah?
Intifada?

Fillybuster Mon 12-Nov-12 19:50:44

Shoshana is very dated - a bit 'old lady' these days, and the only Rifkis and Malkis I know are my great aunts!

I like Eliana, Liat, Tamara, Elia.

Or what about Lavannah (new moon) or Tzipporah (flame)?

Fillybuster Mon 12-Nov-12 19:51:20

Sorry, not Tzipporah, I mean "Sephira" which does mean flame.

Caoimhe Mon 12-Nov-12 19:53:04

Eliana is gorgeous.

Is Intifada a typo, DrSeuss? No-one would call a child that surely!!!

Blu Mon 12-Nov-12 19:53:29

Hepzibah, Hepsi or Epsi for short.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 19:54:52

>Hepzibah, Hepsi or Epsi for short.

Or Eppy, as in Silas Marner?

CreamOfTomatoSoup Mon 12-Nov-12 20:47:51

Hepzibah.

LineRunner Mon 12-Nov-12 20:53:35

I know (Israelis) a:

Ahuva
Almog
Vardit
Ronni
Sarah
Lina

I like Vardit ('vardeet') best, I think.

sweetkitty Mon 12-Nov-12 20:56:22

Talia

GrrrArghZzzzYaayforall8nights Mon 12-Nov-12 21:08:33

Another vote for Yael!

Serach/Serah,
Bithiah/Bitiah, (I think this is the girliest of them)
Davidyah,
Ketziah,
Ilana,
Nessia,
Shlom Tzion/Salome Alexandra,
Athaliah/Ataliah,
Ayelet,
Elisheva,
Ezrasheva (have seen the last one, I love how it flows though it's likely a mash name rather than traditionally used).

PandaWatch Mon 12-Nov-12 21:30:03

Dalia
Yardena
Carmela
Rona
Kaela

MaryAstor Mon 12-Nov-12 21:36:43

Eleora

Tal/Tali
Gal/Gali
Ella/Elia
Lia/Lihi/Leanne/Lee
Noa/Noya/Noy
Rotem/Lotem
Yara
Yarden(Jordan)
Roni
Maya/Mia
Leora
Avigile (Abigail)
Danielle
Ariel
Dana
Hadassa/Hadas
Shani
Avital
Sarit
Sigal/Sigalit
Ravit
Lilach (Lilac)
Sharona
Avinoam
Adi
Alma
Ayelet/Ayala
Inbal
Inbar (Amber)
Mica
Michal
Rina/Rinat
Corinne
Shiran
Shirelle
Nilli
Yuval
Romy
Amit
Liron
Einat
Lital
Neta
Nitzan
Nava
Carmel
Avivit
Anat
Yasmin (Jasmin)

ValentineWiggins Mon 12-Nov-12 21:44:33

Kezia is one I really like! From somewhere biblical (no idea where)...

Chunkamatic Mon 12-Nov-12 21:51:10

Hepzibah would have been my (now imaginary) DD's middle name. I believe it means "my love is in her".

seventyeight Tue 13-Nov-12 00:08:17

Channah
Chaya
Orli
Yael
Tabitha
Jesca
Esther

Chenya
Elza

Yochaved? (love love love this!!!)

Miriam is lovely.

Elath?

Yael is gorgeous too, but I would spell it Jael.

TattyCatty Wed 14-Nov-12 20:50:11

Tova or Irit?

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