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The Sweetest Hebrew Baby Names Inspired By the High Holidays

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The High Holidays are just around the corner, and we are SO ready for the new year — 5780, here we come!!

If you’re welcoming a new bundle of joy anytime between the start of Rosh Hashanah — which begins this year on the evening of September 29th — and the end of Yom Kippur (October 9th), peruse this lovely list of baby names inspired by the High Holidays.

If these don’t tickle your fancy, check out our extensive baby name bank.

Female 

Melissa. Melissa is a Jewish name for girls that means “honey bee.” It’s customary to eat honey on Rosh Hashanah. 

Bina. Bina is a Hebrew name for girls that means “wisdom.” We — hopefully! — enter the new year with more wisdom than the year before. 

Bracha. Bracha is a Hebrew name for girls that means “blessing.” Every new year is a blessing. 

Chaggit. Chaggit is a Hebrew name for girls that means “celebrate.” 

Daniella. Daniella is a Hebrew name for girls that means “God is my judge.” On Rosh Hashana, God judges if we’re worthy of being written in the Book of Life. 

Deborah. Deborah, or Devorah, is a Hebrew name for girls that means “bee.” 

Dinah. Dinah is a Hebrew baby name for girls that means “judgement.” 

Gila. Gila is a Hebrew name for girls that means “joy.” The new year should bring immense joy!

Shlomit. Shlomit is a Hebrew name for girls that means “peace.” During the High Holidays it’s important to find peace within ourselves and our social circles before entering a new chapter of our life. 

Metuka. Metuka is a Hebrew name for girls that means “sweet.” This name isn’t very common, so let’s make it trendy again!

Apple. OK, Apple is not a Hebrew baby name. But if it’s good enough for Jewish mom Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter, then it’s good enough for us!

Unisex

Osher. Osher is a unisex Hebrew name that means “happiness.” The new year should bring much happiness. 

Doron. Doron is a unisex Hebrew name that means “gift.” Every new year is a gift. 

Dvash. Dvash is a unisex Hebrew name that means “honey.” 

Rimon. Rimon is a unisex Hebrew name that means “pomegranate.” It’s customary to eat pomegranates on Rosh Hashanah. The seeds of the fruit represent the 613 mitzvot from the Torah. 

Male

Avidan. Avidan is a Hebrew name for boys that means “my father judges.” Rosh Hashana is the Day of Judgment. 

Boaz. Boaz is a Hebrew name for boys that means “strength.” It takes might and strength to atone for our transgressions on Yom Kippur. 

Baruch. Baruch is a Hebrew name for boys that means “blessed.” May the new year be as blessed as the last!

Chaggai. Chaggai is a Hebrew name for boys that means “celebrate.” 

Dan. Dan is a Hebrew name for boys that means “judgment.”

Elisha. Elisha is a Hebrew name for boys that means “God is my salvation.” 

Yerachmiel. Yerachmiel is a Hebrew name for boys that means “God shall have mercy.” 

Zedekiah. Zedekiah is a Hebrew name for boys that means “God is righteous.” 

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