Jewelry, Show Your Pride, Spotlight|September 9, 2013 3:19 PM

Hebrew Name Meanings

There is currently much interest among Jews and Christians in Hebrew names. A Hebrew name is generally speaking a name written and spoken in the Hebrew language. Names in Hebrew as we have come to understand them are either from Biblical or other Jewish texts or from nature (Geography, Flora and Fauna). Some traditional Biblical names for Christians and Jews are Rachel = רחל, Jacob = יעקב, Benjamin = בִּנְיָמִין Efram and Efron. Here are some Hebrew names from the richness of the Language: Bethel / Bethany / ….= Beit El/ beit Hania, Zvi = Gazelle, Ari = Lion/Leon, Mazal = Luck, Simcha = Joy, Sela = Stone/Stein, Rose / Varda = Vered, lily = Shoshana. Sometimes Hebrew/Jewish names just sound like the secular counterpart like Susan = Shoshana.
Hebrew names have also been derived from the various languages of the Jewish Diaspora (Yiddish, Ladino, and Aramaic) In fact, Hebrew names have been derived from names in languages as diverse as Persian, Greek, Acadian, French, German, and Spanish; In Modern Israel and among strictly Orthodox Jews around the world a person’s Hebrew name is his only name. Some examples of these for Christians and Jews alike are: Hersh ,/ Hershelle = zvi/zvia, Esperanza / shprintza / Hope = Tiqva, feivel / Leon / Leo /Leonid = arieh / Ari/ Lavi, Velvel / Wolf / William = Ze’ev Most Jews outside of Israel bear both a Hebrew name, used for Jewish legal and ceremonial purposes and a name in the local language easier to spell and to pronounce.

Many popular names in many languages including English have their origin in the bible so they have direct Hebrew equivalents. Many English names that have meanings can be translated into Hebrew and compared with similar Hebrew names or the name may be transliterated using the Hebrew alphabet as has been done with the now common Hebrew names Esperanza or Alexander. So, in point of fact anyone can have a Hebrew name!

Hebrew Name Necklace embossed or engraved are both a fashion accessory and a statement of affinity and understanding of

the Hebraic roots of both Judaism and Christianity. Israel-catalog offers the largest selection of these items in Gold, Gold-
plate, and Silver. You can choose from rings, bracelets, and the ever popular necklace in a variety of styles.

Once you choose the style, you need to find your Hebrew name. You can just put you English name in your order and let us do the rest. If you want to see and investigate Google or Bing translator will give the translation if there is a Hebrew equivalent. There are other sights devoted to Hebrew names and genealogy. You can always Ask a Rabbi – either online or in your local area. We will also gladly help you on our site if you chat us and give us your Name and shoot your Hebrew name back to you to copy into your order.
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