Advanced search

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!

kellestar Mon 12-Nov-12 19:02:15

Is Lydia hebrew? It's a name I am very fond of.

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 19:05:00

I think it's Greek. I'm afraid it's too English for DP anyway sad

TeaDr1nker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:09:08

Do u want obviously Hebrew? Noa, Devorah, Leah, Hannah, Sarah, Sara, Ilana, Chaviva/Chavi, Ester, Rebecca, Rachael. Do u want more?

Good luck - why not wait to see what baby looks like when she gets here.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 12-Nov-12 19:12:39

Ruth and Naomi?

I think Chavi would have to be avoided nowadays!

elvisola Mon 12-Nov-12 19:14:14


MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 19:14:19

TeaDrinker, I couldn't agree more but where we live (NL) you get three days to register the birth and after that it's a done deal and you are stuck for life! No such thing as changing your name by deed poll. So I am feeling the pressure a bit smile

Yes I was thinking really classic Hebrew, as DP doesn't want an English name (so it would have to be Rahel rather than Rachel IYSWIM).

TeaDr1nker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:14:52

Why Grimma?

Also Miriam, Yael or Yaeli.

TeaDr1nker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:17:04

Saritt, Shullamit,

How come you only get three days. We have six weeks here, unless you are going to name this Shabbat, then I understand.

Selky Mon 12-Nov-12 19:17:55


TeaDr1nker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:18:36

Also, Gabrielle/Gabriella/Michaelle/Michial/Raphaelle - can't get mor biblical naming after the archangels.

The list goes on...

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 19:19:08

I think she's thinking of the English pronunciation which would be 'chavvy' ... But we can say a proper Hebrew 'ch' here in Amsterdam!!!

I love Yael. Not sure what DP will say ... Also love Rivka and Noa but these are unfortunately out as we already have them in the family (same with Rachel and Ariel).

Fillybuster Mon 12-Nov-12 19:22:07

Libby ('my heart/my love'), Elia, Tamara, Ella, Dana, Mia, Adina, Mika, Ronit, Hannah, Ora, Liora, Liat.

I have a good friend called Chavi. She doesn't like it much.

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 19:22:10

Why 3 days, I've no idea - just Dutch law. It's 3 working days though, so if there's a weekend in the middle you get extra time. I'm Australian & find it a bit odd - I mean, what's the huge rush all of a sudden grin. But that's the law!

Thewonderyears Mon 12-Nov-12 19:22:52


MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 19:24:02

Oh, there's also a Liorah in my family already. And a Tabitha. All my fave names are already taken sad

Liat is lovely though.

TeaDr1nker Mon 12-Nov-12 19:25:37

I see.

Ariella a gorg name, shame you can't have it. Rifki also, Malki too, Shoshana,

Oh well, hope we have all given you food for thought.

goralka Mon 12-Nov-12 19:25:40


Thewonderyears Mon 12-Nov-12 19:25:51

Or Eliana?

legalalien Mon 12-Nov-12 19:26:12


BoyMeetsWorld Mon 12-Nov-12 19:27:22

Oh I love Ester. Also Eliana. Gorgeous

MaeMobley Mon 12-Nov-12 19:27:25

Tali, Eden, Keshet, Meital.

hugoagogo Mon 12-Nov-12 19:32:34

Miriam is my favourite.

Or Ruth, Rachel, Anais?

DeWe Mon 12-Nov-12 19:33:04

Sarah (Sarai)
Jezabel (!)

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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now