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Baby Boy Burklee Stirring, Brother to N0a and Levi

Baby Boy Burklee Stirring, Brother to N0a and Levi | Name News | Scoop.it
Hi Swistle, Long-time reader excited to get your input! We are expecting a baby boy shortly who will be joining sister N0a Vi0let and brother Levi J@mes. We have a strong preference for Hebrew name…
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Erez

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Photo by Skyler Ewing on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew אֶרֶזMeaning: "cedar."Gender: masculinePronunciation: ER-ehz The name comes directly from the Hebrew word for the cedar tree אֶרֶז. This name did not come into use as a masculine given-name among Jews until after the creation of the State of Israel in 1945. It may have been popularized by…
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Katriel

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Photo by R. Fera on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew כתריאלMeaning: "God is my crown."Gender: Masculine The name is a Medieval Ashkenazi creation, composed of the Hebrew words keter (כֶּתֶר) "crown" and el (אֵל) "god." It may have been a masculinized form of the popular Yiddish female name Kreindel (crown) or the Hebrew female name Atarah (crown).…
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Cassiel

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Photo by Rakicevic Nenad on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew פצִיאֵלMeaning: "God is my cover; cover of God; speed of God."Gender: masculinePronunciation: Eng KAS-see-el The name is derived from the Hebrew פצִיאֵל (Qaftzi'el), which is likely to mean "cover of God" or "God is my cover." Other sources claim this name means "speed of God." According to Judeo-Christian…
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24 Uplifting Jewish Baby Names for These Challenging Times –

24 Uplifting Jewish Baby Names for These Challenging Times – | Name News | Scoop.it
I’ll say it: The past five-plus months have not been easy for any of us. Living through a pandemic for nearly half a year now has brought unforeseen challenges to our health, work, and families. After so much heaviness, we all need a little sweetness and light as we approach the Jewish New Year. Welcoming …
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The many forms of Raphael

The many forms of Raphael | Name News | Scoop.it
Rudolph Valentino, né Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi, 6 May 1895–23 August 1926 The German and English name Raphael comes from Hebrew Rafael, "God heals." Most people are familiar with Archangel Raphael, whose primary role is as a healer. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam all recognise him and hold him as one of the most important archangels.…
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Ask : A Name for Boy #4

Ask : A Name for Boy #4 | Name News | Scoop.it
Looking for a sibling baby name? See our suggestions for a sibling to big brothers Rowan, Ellis, and Avi. Find a name that might work for you!
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Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times

Does My Child’s Name Erase My Identity? - The New York Times | Name News | Scoop.it
At first I thought her four names were a beautiful compromise. But at 18 months old, her eyes are bluish-gray, her hair is light brown. While I’ve tried to wrestle with what it means for her to appear so light in a society that hugely privileges whiteness, I’ve grown more uneasy about her name. Her first and last names, the most salient parts, look and sound as white as her features.
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All about Tobias

All about Tobias | Name News | Scoop.it
Scottish writer Tobias Smollett (1721–71), painted ca. 1770 Tobias is the Greek form of Hebrew names Toviyahu and Toviyah (God is good). Besides Greek, this form of the name is also used in English, German, Slovak, Portuguese, and the Scandinavian languages. The alternate form Tobiáš (To-bee-AHSH) is Czech; Tóbiás (same pronunciation) is Hungarian; Tobías is…
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All about Emanuel

All about Emanuel | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. actor Edward G. Robinson, né Emanuel Goldenberg, 1893–1973 Emanuel is the Romanian, Scandinavian, German, Portuguese, English, Czech, Slovak, and Croatian form of the Hebrew Imanuel (God is with us). In the Book of Isaiah, this is foretold as the name of the Messiah. Somewhat surprisingly, the name didn't become popular in the Anglophone world till…
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Zadoc, Zadok

Zadoc, Zadok | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hebrew צָדוֹק Meaning: "righteous; just." Gender: masculine Eng (ZAD-uk) The name is from the Hebrew meaning "just; righteous." It is borne by 5 characters in the Old Testament, most notably Zadok the High Priest during the reign of King David & King Solomon. The name has always been used among Jews but came into…
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Uziel, Uzziel

Uziel, Uzziel | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hebrew Meaning: "God is my strength; God is my power." Gender: masculine (uh-ZYE-el; OOZ-ee-el) The name is composed of the Hebrew עֹז ('oz) meaning "strength, power" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God." It is borne by a few minor characters in the Bible, including the grandson of Levi and the father of Mishael, Elzaphan, and…
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Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright

Hanukkah Baby Names Glow Bright | Name News | Scoop.it

Hanukkah baby names move beyond those of the Maccabees. For your modern Hanukkah baby, we have eight fashionable Hebrew names that mean light.


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Lior | The Beauty of Names

Lior | The Beauty of Names | Name News | Scoop.it
Art by Simon Claude Origin: Hebrew Gender: Male Meaning: "Light for Me" Pronunciation: lee-OR Other Forms: Liora, Liorit A favorite of min
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Bezalel

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Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew בְּצַלְאֵלMeaning: "in the shadow of God; under the protection of God."Gender: masculinePronunciation Eng: beh-ZAH-lel The name is borne in Exodus 31:1-6 by the chief artisan assigned by Moses to build the Tabernacle, Ark of the Covenant, priests' vestments and other equipment with the assistance of Aholiab. In Exodus 31:1, he…
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Nava

Nava | Name News | Scoop.it
Photo by tugay aydu0131n on Pexels.com Origin: Hebrew נָאוָהMeaning: "pretty; pleasant; desirable; enticing."Gender: feminineNAH-vah The name comes directly from the Hebrew adjective meaning "pretty; pleasant," and a Hebrew verb meaning "to want; to desire." It may be a direct translation of the traditional Ashkenazi name Shayna or the Mizrahi/Sephardi name, Jamila. However, the word has…
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Eliel

Eliel | Name News | Scoop.it
Finnish Architecht, Eliel Saarinen Origin: HebrewMeaning: "my God is God."Gender: MasculinePronunciation: Eng (EL-ee-yel; ee-LYE-yel) The name is composed of the same Hebrew word אל ('el) meaning "God," hence, some translate it to mean "my God is God." The name is borne by several minor characters in the Old Testament. A notable bearer was Finnish Architect, Eliel…
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Fort Lee Native Names 2nd Restaurant After New Baby

Fort Lee Native Names 2nd Restaurant After New Baby | Name News | Scoop.it
The couple has plans to open La Cucina Di Nava, a kosher Italian restaurant on West Englewood Avenue in Teaneck named after none other than baby Nava.

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An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose

An Egyptian lotus and a Hebrew rose | Name News | Scoop.it
U.S. suffragist and political activist Susan B. Anthony, 1820–1906 Susan, a name most popular from the 1940s–1960s, traces its etymology back to a rather unexpected source—Ancient Egypt. This is one Indo–European name that didn't originate among the Vikings, Anglo–Saxons, Normans, Goths, Romans, or Greeks. Sšn means "lotus" in Egyptian, and later morphed into the Ancient…
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Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage

Modern Jewish Baby Names Pay Homage to Heritage | Name News | Scoop.it
In honor of Passover, we’re looking at the best modern Jewish baby names that will help you honor your heritage in a stylish way.
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Nir, Nira

Nir, Nira | Name News | Scoop.it
Origin: Hebrew נִיר נירה Meaning: "meadow; grazing area; first born son." (NEER, NEE-rah) Nir is a masculine Hebrew name נְיָר meaning (meadow; grazing area). Alternately, it can be an acronym of the Hebrew phrase noled yeled rishon (meaning "first born son"). Its feminine form is Nira. Nira appeared in the U.S. top 1000 most popular…
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Mahala: Baby Name of the Day

Mahala: Baby Name of the Day | Name News | Scoop.it
With history that starts at the Old Testament and spans the globe, Mahala makes for an intriguing rarity. Biblical, but bold!
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Magdiel

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Origin: Hebrew Meaning: uncertain Gender: Masculine Eng (MAG-dee-el); SP (MAHG-dee-EL) The name is mentioned 2 times in the Old Testament as the name of one of the Dukes of Edom in Genesis 36:43 and the name of a descendant of Esau in Chronicles 1:54. According to Hitchcock's Name Dictionary it means "declaring God; chosen fruit…
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