1. Religion & Spirituality

Hebrew Names for Girls (R-Z)

Hebrew Names for Baby Girls with their Meanings

By

Hebrew Names for Girls (R-Z)

Hebrew Names for Girls

Getty Images/Jupiterimages

Naming a new baby can be an exciting (if somewhat daunting) task. Below are examples of Hebrew girls names beginning with the letters R through Z in English. The Hebrew meaning for each name is listed along with information about any biblical characters with that name.

You might also like: Hebrew Names for Girls (A-E), Hebrew Names for Girls (G-K) and Hebrew Names for Girls (L-P)

R Names

Raanana - Raanana means "fresh, luscious, beautiful."
Rachel - Rachel was Jacob's wife in the Bible. Rachel means "ewe", a symbol of purity.
Rani - Rani means "my song."
Ranit - Ranit means "song, joy."
Ranya, Rania - Ranya, Rania means "song of God."
Ravital, Revital - Ravital, Revital means "abundance of dew."
Raziel, Raziela - Raziel, Raziela means "my secret is God."
Refaela - Refaela means "God has healed."
Renana - Renana means "joy" or "song."
Reut - Reut means "friendship."
Reuvena - Reuvena is a feminine form of Reuven.
Reviv, Reviva - Reviv, Reviva means "dew" or "rain."
Rina, Rinat - Rina, Rinat means "joy."
Rivka (Rebecca) - Rivka (Rebecca) was Isaac's wife in the Bible. Rivka means "to tie, bind."
Roma, Romema - Roma, Romema means "heights, lofty, exalted."
Roniya, Roniel - Roniya, Roniel means "joy of God."
Rotem - Rotem is a common plant in southern Israel.
Rut (Ruth) - Rut (Ruth) was a righteous convert in the Bible.

S Names

Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit - Sapir, Sapira, Sapirit means "sapphire."
Sara, Sarah - Sarah was Abraham's wife in the Bible. Sara means "noble, princess."
Sarai - Sarai was the original name for Sarah in the Bible.
Sarida - Sarida means "refugee, leftover."
Shai - Shai means "gift."
Shaked - Shaked means "almond."
Shalva - Shalva means "tranquility."
Shamira - Shamira means "guard, protector."
Shani - Shani means "scarlet color."
Shaula - Shaula is the feminine form of Shaul (Saul). Shaul (Saul) was a king of Israel.
Sheliya - Sheliya means "God is mine" or "mine is God's."
Shifra - Shifra was the midwife in the Bible who disobeyed Pharoah's orders to kill Jewish babies.
Shirel - Shirel means "song of God."
Shirli - Shirli means "I have song."
Shlomit - Shlomit means "peaceful."
Shoshana - Shoshana means "rose."
Sivan - Sivan is the name of a Hebrew month.

T Names

Tal, Tali - Tal, Tali means "dew."
Talia - Talia means "dew from God."
Talma, Talmit - Talma, Talmit means "mound, hill."
Talmor - Talmor means "heaped" or "sprinkled with myrre, perfumed."
Tamar - Tamar was the daughter of King David in the Bible. Tamar means "palm tree."
Techiya - Techiya means "life, revival."
Tehila - Tehila means "praise, song of praise."
Tehora - Tehora means "pure clean."
Temima - Temima means "whole, honest."
Teruma - Teruma means "offering, gift."
Teshura - Teshura means "gift."
Tifara, Tiferet - Tifara, Tiferet means "beauty" or "glory."
Tikva - Tikva means "hope."
Timna - Timna is a place in southern Israel.
Tirtza - Tirtza means "agreeable."
Tirza - Tirza means "cypress tree."
Tiva - Tiva means "good."
Tzipora - Tzipora was the wife of Moses in the Bible. Tzipora means "bird."
Tzofiya - Tzofiya means "watcher, guardian, scout."
Tzviya - Tzviya means "deer, gazelle."

Y Names

Yaakova - Yaakova is the feminine form of Yaacov (Jacob). Jacob was Isaac's son in the Bible. Yaacov means to "supplant" or "protect."
Yael - Yael (Jael) was a heroine in the Bible. Yael means "to ascend" and "mountain goat."
Yaffa, Yafit - Yaffa, Yafit means "beautiful."
Yakira - Yakira means "valuable, precious."
Yam, Yama, Yamit - Yam, Yama, Yamit means "sea."
Yardena (Jordana) - Yardena (Jordena, Jordana) means "to flow down, descend." Nahar Yarden is the Jordan River.
Yarona - Yarona means "sing."
Yechiela - Yechiela means "may God live."
Yehudit (Judith) - Yehudit (Judith) was a heroine in the deuterocanonical Book of Judith.
Yeira - Yeira means "light."
Yemima - Yemima means "dove."
Yemina - Yemina (Jemina) means "right hand" and signifies strength.
Yisraela - Yisraela is the feminine form of Yisrael (Israel).
Yitra - Yitra (Jethra) is the feminine form of Yitro (Jethro). Yitra means "wealth, riches."
Yocheved - Yocheved was the mother of Moses in the Bible. Yocheved means "glory of God."

Z Names

Zahara, Zehari. Zeharit - Zahara, Zehari, Zeharit means "to shine, brightness."
Zahava, Zahavit - Zahava, Zahavit means "gold."
Zemira - Zemira means "song, melody."
Zimra - Zimra means "song of praise."
Ziva, Zivit - Ziva, Zivit means "splendor."
Zohar - Zohar means "light, brilliance."

References: "The Complete Dictionary of English and Hebrew First Names" by Alfred J. Koltach. Jonathan David Publishers, Inc.: New York, 1984.

  1. About.com
  2. Religion & Spirituality
  3. Judaism
  4. Life Events
  5. Hebrew Names for Girls (R-Z)

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.