Hebrew girls' names?

(49 Posts)
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!

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

Tova or Irit?

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

Yochaved? (love love love this!!!)

Miriam is lovely.

Elath?

Chenya
Elza

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

Channah
Chaya
Orli
Yael
Tabitha
Jesca
Esther

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".

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

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

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)

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

Eleora

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

Dalia
Yardena
Carmela
Rona
Kaela

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).

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

Talia

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.

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

Hepzibah.

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

>Hepzibah, Hepsi or Epsi for short.

Or Eppy, as in Silas Marner?

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

Hepzibah, Hepsi or Epsi for short.

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

Eliana is gorgeous.

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

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

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

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)?

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

Abigail?
Zipporah?
Intifada?

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.

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

Hannah Ruth

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

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

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

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 12-Nov-12 19:39:08

Please not Avishag! (DD has a friend called Avishag.)

DD's other friends: Avital (Talli), Noa (several of these), Maayan (nice, but no-one can pronounce; she has given up and goes by May-Anne pronunciation), Shai/Shay (ugh), Ori, Ziv (like this one a lot!), Liana and Ilana (I think these are twins). Also know an Elisheva, Yael, Liora, Tamar, Idit, Zahava (also like this), Ahuva (ugh), Nitza, Tal, Hagit (ugh), Sigalit (better). Oh, and an Esther and a Rivka. And a Ruti.

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