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What does Hadassah mean?

Hadassah /ha-das-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.


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

Related girl name: Asta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Hadassi, Hedsah, ..

(male) Hadasha, Hadashar, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Hadassah for girls. Hadassah was first listed in 2001 and reached its top position of #701 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other prominent related form of Hadassah (#701 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%, 80% 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.