Popular Jewish Baby Names

What’s in a (Jewish) name? Definitely something desirable. The data is in and Jewish names are all the rage! According to the Social Security Administration’s list of the top 200 boys’ and girls’ names in 2012, 50 of those are of Hebrew origin. Check out the list below for some bible-approved and in vogue baby name inspiration. Or if you don’t want to be just another Tom, Dick, or Chaim, pick from one of our alternate suggestions and start your own Hebrew name trend!

Girls’ Names

Ava

Rank: 5
Meaning: Life
Alternate Names: Ada, Aviva, Ayala

Abigail

Rank: 7
Meaning: My father is joy
Alternate Names: Ahava, Ariella, Aliza

Elizabeth

Rank: 10
Meaning: G-d is an oath, pledged to my G-d
Alternate Names: Eden, Eliana, Esther

Hannah

Rank: 22
Meaning: Favor, grace
Alternate Names: Henna, Hadassah, Hila

Samantha

Rank: 26
Meaning: G-d has heard
Alternate Names: Seraphina, Samara, Shoshanna

Evelyn

Rank: 27
Meaning: Life
Alternate Names: Estrella, Emmanuele, Edna

Leah

Rank: 33
Meaning: Weary
Alternate Names: Leora, Laila, Lilith

Aaliyah

Rank: 36
Meaning: Ascender
Alternate Names: Annalise, Azalea, Axella

Sarah

Rank: 43
Meaning: Princess
Alternate Names: Sari, Sadie, Simone

Alyssa

Rank: 44
Meaning: Joy, great happiness
Alternate Names: Adina, Ayala, Anushka

Genesis

Rank: 56
Meaning: Origin
Alternate Names: Gila, Goldie, Gideon

Madelyn

Rank: 67
Meaning: High Tower
Alternate Names: Masha, Matana, Mettabel

Makayla

Rank: 69
Meaning: Who is like G-d
Alternate Names: Mariah, Malka, Margalit

Kayla

Rank: 70
Meaning: Crown of laurels
Alternate Names: Kefirah, Keren, Kiva

Gianna

Rank: 73
Meaning: G-d is gracious
Alternate Names: Gilia, Gallina, Gavrilla

Naomi

Rank: 81
Meaning: Pleasant, delightful
Alternate Names: Nehama, Nili, Noa

Eva

Rank: 86
Meaning: Life
Alternate Names: Eden, Ella, Emuna

Molly

Rank: 90
Meaning: Bitter
Alternate Names: Malina, Miri, Michal

Madeline

Rank: 96
Meaning: High Tower
Alternate Names: Mattea, Mayim, Mirel

Boys’ Names

Jacob

Rank: 1
Meaning: Supplanter
Alternate Names: Jasper, Jedi, Jude

Ethan

Rank: 3
Meaning: Strong, firm, long-lived
Alternate Names: Ellis, Esau, Ezra

Noah

Rank: 4
Meaning: Peaceful, restful
Alternate Names: Noam, Nuri, Natan

Jayden

Rank: 7
Meaning: G-d has heard, G-d will judge
Alternate Names: Jader, Jacobe, Joachim

Michael

Rank: 8
Meaning: Who is like G-d
Alternate Names: Mendel, Meyer, Moses

Daniel

Rank: 11
Meaning: G-d is my judge
Alternate Names: Dagen, Danel, Dov

Matthew

Rank: 12
Meaning: Gift of G-d
Alternate Names: Matan, Micah, Mordechai

Elijah

Rank: 13
Meaning: The lord is my G-d
Alternate Names: Elad, Eran, Ezekiel

James

Rank: 14
Meaning: Supplanter
Alternate Names: Jamon, Jess, Jordy

Benjamin

Rank: 16
Meaning: Son of my right hand
Alternate Names: Betzalel, Boaz, Bogdan

Joshua

Rank: 17
Meaning: G-d is salvation
Alternate Names: Jethro, Jonas, Josiah

David

Rank: 19
Meaning: Beloved
Alternate Names: Davi, Doron, Dvir

Joseph

Rank: 20
Meaning: G-d shall add another son
Alternate Names: Jairus, Jeremiah, Joss

Gabriel

Rank: 24
Meaning: G-d is my strength
Alternate Names: Gershon, Gideon, Gilad

Samuel

Rank: 25
Meaning: G-d has heard
Alternate Names: Samson, Saul, Solomon

John

Rank: 28
Meaning: G=d is gracious
Alternate Names: Jonah, Jokin, Joop

Nathan

Rank: 29
Meaning: Given
Alternate Names: Nacham, Nate, Noe

Isaac

Rank: 30
Meaning: He will laugh
Alternate Names: Ilan, Israel, Itzik

Caleb

Rank: 32
Meaning: Faithful
Alternate Names: Cain, Carmel, Canaan

Jonathan

Rank: 35
Meaning: G-d has given, G-d gives
Alternate Names: Janko, Jonam, Jonatan,

Isaiah

Rank: 42
Meaning: G-d is salvation
Alternate Names: Ike, Ira, Ivan

Eli

Rank: 44
Meaning: Uplifted, ascended
Alternate Names: Elan, Elazar, Exodus

Jordan

Rank: 48
Meaning: Descend, to float down
Alternate Names: Jaider, Jairus, Judah

Aaron

Rank: 51
Meaning: High mountain, exalted
Alternate Names: Amos, Anshel, Asher

Jeremiah

Rank: 52
Meaning: G-d will exalt, appointed by G-d
Alternate Names: Jedidiah, Jehu, Jerad

Levi

Rank: 55
Meaning: Harmony
Alternate Names: Lazar, Lev, Lazarus

Zachary

Rank: 68
Meaning: Remembered by G-d
Alternate Names: Zane, Zelig, Zev

Jose

Rank: 72
Meaning: G-d shall add another son
Alternate Names: Jedd, Jens, Jov

Josiah

Rank: 79
Meaning: G-d supports
Alternate Names: Jerad, Joen, Jukah,

Adam

Rank: 82
Meaning: Man from the red earth
Alternate Names: Adin, Amitai, Avnir

Nathaniel

Rank: 84
Meaning: Given of G-d
Alternate Names: Nadav, Nissan, Naphtali


*Based on 2012 SSA data

 

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