Most Popular Israeli Girls’ Names 2014

The Israeli Central Bureau for Statistics announced the ten most popular names for 2014. It usually takes them a whole year to analyze them.  Biblical and animal names dominate the list, along with two-syllable names. Here's the rundown: Noa. This biblical name has been the number one girl's … [Read more...]

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Help with Israeli Baby Names: December 2015

Here are a few queries I've received regarding baby names. You may also enjoy the update of my Nameberry post on Chanukah baby names, and this Wall Street Journal post by Aviya Kushner on the difficulties of translating Hebrew names in the Bible. Please share ideas for these readers! First … [Read more...]

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Dreaming about Israeli Baby Names

Reader Rachel writes: Hi Hannah, I've really enjoyed reading your advice to people about names. As I am pregnant with boy #3, we are trying to narrow down our name options and are having some trouble. I actually had a dream in which I was asking you about names, so I figured I would contact you! … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Boy Name Help: June 2015

Request from a reader: Hi! I love your blog, especially the names! You actually helped me choose my daughter's name last pregnancy on the namewizard site (that was how I got to you). My husband and I are desperately looking for a name to go with with the middle name Benaya for a boy,  ideally … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Boy Name Help: March 2015

A reader writes: I enjoy reading your baby name suggestions, and thought you might be able to lend some of your insight to us as well... :) We are national-religious, living in Israel, originally from America, and looking forward to welcoming our first baby, a boy. We would like to name him … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Girl Name Suggestions Needed: January 2015

We've let the baby name requests pile up around here! These three readers are looking for four Hebrew names for their daughters: Hi! I don't know if you're still doing the baby name posts, but please help if you can! We are looking for an Israeli girls' name which is the same as a secular name. … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Boy Name Help, December 2014

Here is a question from Yaniv. Hi Hannah - been going through your blog for some name ideas and figured I'd reach out directly. My wife and I are having our first this April and are looking for boy names. We are struggling somewhat as we are looking for a name that is easily pronounced in both … [Read more...]

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Israeli Girl Baby Name Help, December 2014

I got this name request a while ago while I was having some trouble with my site and had to switch to a new host. I hope it's not too late for this mom :) Hi, I stumbled upon your blog when I was researching baby names. After reading for a bit I have come to understand that you seem to really be an … [Read more...]

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Is Cohen a Good First Name for a Jewish Boy?

A while back I wrote a post about the up-and-coming baby name Cohen. A reader writes: I've been reading your baby name blog and it has been so helpful!  We just had a baby boy last year who we considered naming Cohen and ultimately decided not to because it might be offensive to some.  We are … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Name Help, February 2014

Several readers asked recently for baby name advice and suggestions: Anonymous #1: We don't know the sex yet, but trying to at least come up with a few choices for each so we're not scrambling... Opinions/popularity (and among which 'group') for: Eden Alma, or Alma Eden? Our last name is … [Read more...]

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