Hebrew Names
    Footnotes

    “Hebrew Names,” Friend, Apr. 1974, 13

    Hebrew Names

    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