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What does Hadassah mean?

Hadassah Pronunciation of Hadassah [hadas-sah] as a girls' name is pronounced ha-DAHS-sah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Hadassah is "myrtle, bride; star". Biblical: Hebrew form of the Persian Queen Esther's name.

Associated with: star, biblical, queen.


Hadassah has 4 variants: Dassah, Hadasa, Hadasah and Hadassa.

Related girl name: Asta.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Hadassah Sanaa (H.S.), ..

How popular is Hadassah?

Hadassah is a rare given name for females. Hadassah is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Hadassah was first listed in 2001 and reached its top position of #701 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is currently at #706. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hadassah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hadassah outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Hadassah (#706 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 2000 is Esther (#203 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Hadassah reached its highest in the 1900s (usage of 0.59%) and is now much reduced (usage 0.12%, 79% less), with the version Esther becoming somewhat dated. Hadassah is the most chic birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Hadassah, Esther in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hadassah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aayshah, Alissah, Allissah, Alyssah, Haadiyah, Habibah, Hadara, Hadarah, Hadarit (see Hadara), Hadia, Hadiya, Hadjar, Hadlea, Hadleigh, Hadria, Haduraq (see Hadara), Hadya, Hafsa, Hafsah, Hafswa, Haibah, Hajjrah, Hajrah, Halah, Haldana, Haldanna (see Haldana), Haleemah, Halimah, Hamania, Hameedah, Hamidah, Hamnah, Hanaan, Hanah, Haneeah, Haniah, Haninah, Haniyah, Hannah, Hanniah, Hanniyah, Hannyah, Hanyah, Haralda, Hasana, Hassana, Havivah, Havvivah, Hediah, Hedyah, Horasha, Hosannah, Hypasia, Ieashah (see Aisha), Jessah, Kadejah, Mahalah, Mahaliah, Naavah, Nadirah, Nataleah, Natanyah, Natashah, Nessah, Sadah, Saharah, Savanah, Savannah, Shastah, Talassa, Tamarah, Vanassa and Zahavah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Hadassah.

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