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Hebrew and Biblical Names

The Meaning and Significance

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Hebrew Pentateuch of his late Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex. - c 1900: An Illuminated Manuscript page containing elements of ancient Hebrew text and graphics from books from the Bible.

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If you are planning to name your children using these generally Biblical names, it is a good idea to see whether the meaning of the Hebrew name you choose is appropriate for your family. Hebrew names include not only names of remarkable people from the Bible, but pleasing attributes, like "pleasantness" or "swiftness," as well as names for objects, like "ewe" or "pine-tree." Many of the names have the word for "God" incorporated into them, so one consideration might be how pious or mundane do you your new child's name to be.

Jewish and Biblical Names
An A-Z list of about 60 Jewish or Biblical names, with their meanings. Learn what Oprah's name means.

Hitchcock's Bible Names
Type in a word to look for and choose "Lookup" to find that word or search the alphabetical list of more than 300 names.

20,000 Names
Hebrew names divided into a list for men, women, names in other languages, surnames, and pets' names.

Abarim Publications' Biblical Name Vault
Provides meaning, etymology, and origin of Hebrew names in an A-Z index.

Hebrew Names
If you want a Biblical name and are Roman Catholic, you may want to look at this Catholic Encyclopedia article that looks at divine, personal, and and place names. "To be called" was the same as "to be" because of the intimate connection between names and the persons who carried them.

Hebrew Names
Ashkenazic European given names, Judaism, and Jewish History


Hebrew and Biblical Names from other About.com Guides.

The About.com Judaism Guide offers an alphabetical index of Hebrew Names. The Pediatrics Guide offers his own Baby Name Finder.

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