Many Hebrew names have slight variations, and other less common names do not appear on this list at all. Adina Adina means "gentle." Ahuva Ahuva means "beloved." The word appears in the Bible, in Deuteronomy and Nechemia .
Aliza Aliza means "joy." In kabbalah, Aliza signifies the joyful ability to rise above nature.
Welch, a Pittsburgh native, spent 10 years at Camp Tapawingo in Sweden, Maine, first as a camper, then as a counselor.
The camaraderie she experienced there affected her so deeply, that she left at age 21 with a profound desire to help other girls feel what she felt. 11, 2001, she finally realized how — and for whom — she would do that.
What this means is that over time the list of names considered “Hebrew” or “Jewish” names has evolved-- much as the list of common American names has as well. There is no clearly defined list of all Hebrew names and the collection is ever growing (“Tommy”, translated into Hebrew characters, is an increasingly popular name in Israel today!
)-- so you have a lot of flexibility to pick a name that resonates with you.
The song says: "thank heaven for little girls." The Jewish people have always thanked heaven for Jewish women, because our survival as a nation has been primarily because of Jewish women.
Choosing a name for yourself can be both exciting and moving, and can also feel overwhelming and scary.Avital means "father of dew," referring to God as sustainer.In kabbalah, Tal signifies Divine nourishment in a hidden manner, just as dew descends unseen to water the plants.(variations: Abigail, Avigayil) Avishag Avishag means "father's joy." Avishag appears in the Bible as attending to King David in his old age (1-Kings 1:3).Avital Avital appears in the Bible as King David's wife (2-Samuel 3:4).