Naming a new baby can be an exciting (if somewhat daunting) task. Below are examples of Hebrew boys names beginning with the letters N through Z in English. The Hebrew meaning for each name is listed along with information about any biblical characters with that name.
Nachman – “Comforter.”
Nadav - Nadav means "generous” or “noble.” Nadav was the eldest son of the High Priest Aaron.
Naftali – “To wrestle.” Naftali was the sixth son of Jacob. (Also spelled Naphtali)
Natan - Natan (Nathan) was the prophet in the Bible who reprimanded King David for his treatment of Uriah the Hittite. Natan means “gift.”
Natanel (Nathaniel) - Natanel (Nathaniel) was King David's brother in the Bible. Natanel means "God gave."
Nechemya - Nechemya means "comforted by God.”
Nir - Nir means "to plow” or “to cultivate a field.”
Nissan - Nissan is the name of a Hebrew month and means “banner, emblem” or “miracle.”
Nissim - Nissim is derived from the Hebrew words for “signs” or miracles.”
Nitzan - Nitzan means "bud (of a plant)."
Noach (Noah) - Noach (Noah) was a righteous man who God commanded to build an ark in preparation for the Great Flood. Noah means “rest, quiet, peace.”
Noam - Noam means "pleasant."
Oded - Oded means "to restore."
Ofer - Ofer means "young mountain goat” or “young deer.”
Omer - Omer means "sheaf (of wheat)."
Omri - Omri was a king of Israel who sinned.
Or (Orr) - Or (Orr) means "light."
Oren - Oren means "pine (or cedar) tree.”
Ori - Ori means "my light."
Otniel - Otniel means "strength of God."
Ovadya - Ovadya means "servant of God."
Oz - Oz means "strength."
Pardes – From the Hebrew for “vineyard” or “citrus grove.”
Paz - Paz means "golden."
Peresh – “Horse” or “one who breaks ground.”
Pinchas - Pinchas was Aaron's grandson in the Bible.
Penuel - Penuel means "face of God."
There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter “Q” as the first letter.
Rachamim - Rachamim means "compassionate, mercy."
Rafa – “Heal.”
Ram - Ram means “high, exalted” or “mighty.”
Raphael - Raphael was an angel in the Bible. Raphael means "God heals."
Ravid -Ravid means "ornament."
Raviv - Raviv means "rain, dew."
Reuven (Reuben) - Reuven (Reuben) was Jacob's first son in the Bible with his wife Leah. Revuen means “behold, a son!”
Ro’i – Ro’i means "my shepherd."
Ron - Ron means "song, joy."
Samuel - “His name is God.” Samuel (Shmuel) was the prophet and judge who anointed Saul as the first king of Israel.
Saul – “Asked” or “borrowed.” Saul was the first king of Israel.
Shai - Shai means "gift."
Set (Seth) - Set (Seth) was the son of Adam in the Bible.
Segev - Segev means "glory, majesty, exalted."
Shalev - Shalev means "peaceful."
Shalom - Shalom means "peace."
Shaul (Saul) - Shaul (Saul) was a king of Israel.
Shefer - Shefer means "pleasent, beautiful."
Shimon (Simon) - Shimon (Simon) was Jacob's son.
Simcha - Simcha means "joy."
Tal - Tal means "dew."
Tam – “Complete, whole” or “honest.”
Tamir - Tamir means “tall, stately.”
Tzvi (Zvi) – “Deer” or “gazelle.”
Uriel - Uriel was an angel in the Bible. The name means “God is my light.”
Uzi - Uzi means "my strength."
Uziel - Uziel means "God is my strength."
Vardimom – “The essence of rose.”
Vofsi – A member of the tribe of Naftali. The meaning of this name is unknown.
There are few, if any, Hebrew names that are usually transliterated to English with the letter “W” as the first letter.
Yaacov (Jacob) - Yaacov (Jacob) was the son of Isaac in the Bible. The name means “held by the heel.”
Yadid - Yadid means "beloved, friend."
Yair - Yair means "to light up” or “to enlighten.” In the Bible Yair was a grandson of Joseph.
Yakar - Yakar means "precious." Also spelled Yakir.
Yarden - Yarden means "to flow down, descend."
Yaron - Yaron means "He will sing."
Yigal - Yigal means "He will redeem."
Yehoshua (Joshua) - Yehoshua (Joshua) was Moses' successor as leader of the Israelites.
Yehuda (Judah) - Yehuda (Judah) was the son of Jacob and Leah in the Bible. The name means “praise.”
Zakai – “Pure, clean, innocent.”
Zamir - Zamir means "song."
Zechariah (Zachary) - Zachariah was a prophet in the Bible. Zachariah means "remembering God."
Ze’ev - Zeev means "wolf."
Ziv - Ziv means "to shine."