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. Examples would be Libby or Maya, which are English names but have a Hebrew meaning. I think Kayla is one too? Can you think of any others? Names we like are Amy, Tayla/Taylor, Megan, Skye. Would any of these be adaptable to Hebrew words?
- My twin girls were born 3 weeks ago (Gemma and Lola) and I would like some creative ideas for their Hebrew names. I am open to names that are similar to their American names (i.e. Lila) or I also like the idea of two names that go together well (I love the name Orli and if there was another name ending with “-li” that is as sweet as the translation of Orli, I’d like that too). In general I prefer more unusual names like Keshet, or I love the name Matan for a boy. Can you help?
- We are expecting our first baby (a girl!) in April, due date is 12th April, so literally just after Pesach. We would like to give her a name that fits in well in Israel but at the same time, not too unusual or hard to pronounce in North London, which is where we live at the moment. I’d quite like it to be connected to Pesach if possible, although I don’t really like any of the female names associated with the Pesach story. At the moment, we both like Talia as a first name and this is pretty much all we have! Any other suggestions based on the above??! I love the strong female characters in the Tanach and really like Sara, although my husband says no. Tamar is also another one that I like. He likes Michal but I’m not too keen.
We’d quite like her to have a middle name as well – I am considering naming her for my grandmother but who didn’t have a Hebrew name. Her name was Grace which I would not choose. However, I’ve considered Chana as an alternative with the same meaning. The qualities I admire most in my grandmother was that she was always a very peaceful, contented person, thankful for everything that she has. Does anyone have any suggestions for names that might convey this sentiment?
Readers, can you help?
Popular Israeli Names for Girls (October 2008)