Choosing what to name your new bundle of joy is a difficult decision that is definitely not to be made lightly. When it comes to choosing a name, you may be basing the name largely on meaning, which is why we rounded up eight of our favorite names that are inspired by their meanings. In this case, all of these names have origins that come from peace, compassion, and comfort–which are all things every child and adult should strive to have.
Here’s our list below:
1. Yerucham. Yerucham is a boy’s Hebrew name that means “He will show compassion,” which is a wonderful idea to name your child after. Showing compassion is one of the best lessons we can learn as humans, and instilling this in your child early on is never a bad idea.
2. Nachman/Nechama. Nachman, a boy’s name, means “comforter” in Hebrew. It is also important to note that Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic dynasty in the 18th and 19th century. Nechama is the girl’s Hebrew version of the name.
4. Ruchama. Ruchama is a female Hebrew name that means “comforted.”
5. Zalman. Zalman is a Yiddish boy’s name that means “peace.” In a world of chaos and violence, peace is something we should always strive for, even in every day situations. I also love Zal as a nickname.
6. Shlomo. Shlomo, like Zalman, is the Hebrew name that means “peace.” In the Bible, King Solomon (Shlomo) built the First Temple in Jerusalem.
7. Avshalom. Avshalom, also like Zalman and Shlomo, this Hebrew name means “Father of peace.” Also, in the bible, Avshalom was one of King David’s sons. Not too shabby.
8. Rachamim. Similar to Yerucham, Rachamim is a boy’s Hebrew name meaning “compassion” or “mercy.”