The Most Unique Israeli Names, and What They Mean in Hebrew

The Most Unique Israeli Names, and What They Mean in Hebrew2018-12-02T14:35:44+00:00

Project Description

In Israel, you often hear the same names over and over again.

Sure, you’ve probably met your fair share of Tal’s, Shachar’s, Ben’s etc (we can go on) … but what about these Hebrew names, which are one-of-a kind?

1. צַפְרִיר 

 

Pronunciation: Tsah-freer (or Tsah-fee for short)

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
pleasant morning wind or morning sunlight ☀️

2. נוֹאִית

 

Pronunciation: No-eet 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
derived from the Noaea plant 🌿

3. יָם

 

Pronunciation: Yahm

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
sea ⛵ (as in the Mediterranean Sea)

4.אוֹן

 

Pronunciation: Own 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
power or strength 💪

5. גּוּר

 

Pronunciation: Goor 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
a male cub or pup 🐻

6. גַּיְא

 

Pronunciation: Gai 

How it sounds: 


Meaning: 
a valley or ravine

7. פֶּרַח

 

Pronunciation: Pehr-ahch 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
flower 🌼

8. צוּף

Pronunciation: Tsoof

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
nectar 🐝

9. אַהֲבָה

 

Pronunciation: Ah-hah-vah 

How it sounds: 

❤️ Meaning: love

10. אֹפֶק

 

Pronunciation: Oh-fek 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
horizon

11. אֹשֶׁר

 

Pronunciation: Oh-sher 

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
happiness 🤗

12. אֶתְגָּר

 

Pronunciation: Et-gar

How it sounds: 


Meaning: 
challenge 💦

13. אַלְמוֹג

 

Pronunciation: All-mohg

How it sounds: 


Meaning:
coral