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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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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Israeli Baby Girl Name Help November 2013

Two readers just sent inquiries about Israeli baby names. Can you help? Thanks for a great site!  I am having quite a hard time with a baby name to be named after my grandmother Hedwig (Tzirel).  I am comfortable using an H or I suppose a Z for the tzadi.  We can't use Hannah... Do you know of … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Name Help, June 2013

Today we have three readers seeking help with baby names: Is Yaeli a common first name in Israel or just the nickname for Yael? We like Yaeli more, but here in Germany we have to prove that it’s a “real” name at least in another country. BTW, you already helped us last year to decide for a girls … [Read more...]

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Israeli Baby Name Queries: December 2012

I get a lot of inquiries about Hebrew and Israeli baby names. There are lots of lists on the internet, but they don't give you the context you need to make a wise decision. Here are a few recent questions: Adam: Need Help with name for boy named after Saba Shmuel ( we don't like Shmuel or … [Read more...]

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