Friends in Israel speak Hebrew, the language in which the Old Testament was written. Many Hebrew names come from the Old Testament, and most of them have special meanings. If your name is Hebrew, the list below may tell you what it means.

John

The Lord is gracious

David

Beloved

Matthew

Gift of the Lord

Joseph

Adding

Jack or James

He will follow

Anna, Ann, or Hanna

Grace

Suzanna or Susan

Rose or lily

Michael

Who is like God?

Sharon

Name of a plain in Israel

Sarah

Princess

Dan

Judge

Joel

The Lord is God

Adam

Man

Thomas

Twin

Rachel

Ewe

Rebecca

Noose

Samuel

Name of God

Judith

Jewess

Deborah

Bee

Jared

One who descends

Joshua

The Lord saves

Eve

Giver of life

Reuben

See, a son

Leah

Weary

Mary, Miriam, or Marie

Exalted