Carmel: means "vineyard" or "garden." Elisha: Elisha was a prophet and Elijah's student.

Eliahu (Elijah): Eliahu (Elijah) was a prophet.

In Hebrew, Israel means “to wrestle with God.”, Issachar: Issachar was Jacob's son in the Bible. Saul: “Asked” or “borrowed.” Saul was the first king of Israel.

There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter “W” as the first letter. Moses (Moshe): Moses was a prophet and leader in the Bible. Avner means "father (or God) of light. (Also spelled Naphtali), Natan: Natan (Nathan) was the prophet in the Bible who reprimanded King David for his treatment of Uriah the Hittite. Matityahu: Matityahu was the father of Judah Maccabi. Gavriel (Gabriel): Gavriel (Gabriel) is the name of an angel that visited Daniel in the Bible. ", Jonah (Yonah): Jonah was a prophet. Zachariah means "remembering God. He brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and led them to the Promised Land. Naming a new baby can be an exciting if daunting task. The name means “God has given.”, Jordan: The name of the Jordan river in Israel. ", Nechemya: Nechemya means "comforted by God.”, Nir: means "to plow” or “to cultivate a field.”, Nissan: Nissan is the name of a Hebrew month and means “banner, emblem” or “miracle.”, Nissim: Nissim is derived from the Hebrew words for “signs” or miracles.”, Noach (Noah): Noach (Noah) was a righteous man who God commanded to build an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. The name means "endless joy. Raphael means "God heals. ", Dror: Dror mountain "freedom" and "bird (swallow). ", Edan: Edan (also spelled Idan) means "era, historic period. Yehoshua (Joshua): Yehoshua was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites. Hebrew names are often based on words that represent character attributes, such as "pleasant" or "joyous." The name means “God is my light.”. Aharon (Aaron): Aharon was the older brother of Moshe (Moses).

Ezra: Ezra was a priest and scribe who led the return from Babylon and the movement to rebuild the Holy Temple in Jerusalem along with Nehemiah. Set (Seth): Set was the son of Adam in the Bible. Karmiel: Hebrew for “God is my vineyard.” Also spelled Carmiel. The name means “God will add or increase.”, Joshua (Yehoshua): Joshua was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites in the Bible. Research the meanings behind the names and their connections to the Jewish faith. Naftali: means “to wrestle.” Naftali was the sixth son of Jacob. Judah (Yehuda): Judah was the son of Jacob and Leah in the Bible.

Raphael: Raphael was an angel in the Bible. Natanel means "God gave. Originally “Yarden,” it means "to flow down, descend.

The name means “causing to forget.”. ", Reuven (Reuben): Reuven was Jacob's first son in the Bible with his wife Leah. Research the meanings behind the names and their connections to the Jewish faith. The name means “held by the heel.”. Yonah means "dove.". Mazel Tov! Eli: Eli was a High Priest and the last of the Judges in the Bible. Eliezer means "my God helps.". This list includes: All names are in the Hebrew alphabet with niqqud, and academically transliterated into Tiberian vocalization (of the Masoretic Text) and Standard Hebrew. Noah means “rest, quiet, peace.”, Ofer: means "young mountain goat” or “young deer.”. Chai: means "life." Michael: Michael was an angel and messenger of God in the Bible. You're sure to find a name that's best for you and your family. In the Bible Gershem was an adversary of Nehemiah. ", Itamar: Itamar was Aharon's son in the Bible. Barak was a soldier in the Bible during the time of the female Judge named Deborah.

"​, Aryeh: Aryeh was an army officer in the Bible. Vofsi: A member of the tribe of Naftali. Jethro: means "abundance, riches.” Jethro was Moses’ father-in-law. Itamar means "island of palm (trees).". Bar: means "grain, pure, possessor of" in Hebrew. Jonathan ( Yonatan): Jonathan was King Saul’s son and King David’s best friend in the Bible. Eliezer: There were three Eliezers in the Bible: Abraham's servant, Moses' son, a prophet.

The name means “warrior, warlike.”. The name means “Who is like God?”, Mordechai: Mordechai was Queen Esther's cousin in the Book of Esther.

Samuel:  “His name is God.” Samuel (Shmuel) was the prophet and judge who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel. ", Joseph (Yosef): Joseph was the son of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible. Idi: The name of a 4th-century scholar mentioned in the Talmud. The name “Carmi” means “my garden. Gidon (Gideon): Gidon (Gideon) was a warrior-hero in the Bible. Aryeh means "lion. Hillel means praise. There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter “Q” as the first letter. There are few masculine names that begin with the “F” sound in Hebrew, however, in Yiddish F names include: Fromel: which is a diminutive form of Avraham. Yoel means "God is willing. Bela: From the Hebrew words for “swallow” or “engulf” Bela was the name of one of Jacob’s grandson’s in the Bible.