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Page 1/2. 23 Jewish names and what they mean, for jewish for baby boys, listing 1-20. Elijah, Gabriel and Moses are commonly used names, while Azrael, Balfour, Boaz, Ebenezer, Ehud, Ephraim, Fox, Gadish, Gentile, Hillel, Lander, Livingston, Maccabee, Maimon, Nissan, Pascal and Seraphim are rare in comparison. Here is the list of Jewish names for girls.
Azrael .. He appears in both Muslim and Jewish stories.
Balfour .. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was a declaration of British support for its limited Jewish settlement in Palestine ..
Boaz .. Sometimes used in Jewish families.
Ehud .. Jewish name, borne by a minor biblical character.
Fox .. As a Jewish name it has been used as an Anglicized form of the Yiddish nickname "fiksl" meaning "fox" ..
Gadish .. Appropriate for boys born near Shavuot, the Jewish harvest festival that usually falls in October.
Gentile .. The term "gentile" is often used for someone non-Jewish ..
Hillel .. Sometimes used as homage to the first-century Jewish scholar Rabbi Hillel.
Lander .. Also possibly derived from German meaning "picket fence", or from an expression describing a person from a rural area, or from a German/Jewish name for the people of Landau, a city in Germany ..
Livingston .. The other is the Jewish surname Lowenstein, meaning "lion stone" ..
Maccabee .. Also possibly from a Hebrew phrase meaning "Who is like unto thee among the gods, oh Lord!" This was the surname of a group of Jewish leaders who overthrew Syrian rule in the century before Christ ..
Maimon .. Root of Maimonides, the name of a great Jewish philosopher and scholar from 12th-century Spain.
Moses .. Moses ben Maimon (12th century), also known as Maimonides, was a Jewish scholar born in Moorish Spain .. He was the court physician of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt, and was famous for his writings (in both Hebrew and Arabic) on logic, mathematics, medicine, law and Jewish theology .. The name Moses was adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century, and is popular in Jewish families ..
Nissan .. Name of the first month in the Jewish year, when Passover occurs ..
Pascal .. The Latin source derives from the Hebrew word for "Passover", the name of the springtime Jewish observance equivalent to the Christian celebration of Easter ..
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