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The Top 2016 Jewish Baby Names Are Here

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It’s that time of year again. BabyCenter just released its annual report on the year’s most popular baby names. As usual, it included some compelling trends. One of the general trends was kind of spooky–many parents named their babies after horror characters, like “The Walking Dead” characters Tyreese (up 48% since 2015), Hershel (up 37%), and Carol (up 18%).

However, the Jewish trends echo last year’s, in that Jewish boy names are getting more and more popular, whereas the girl names seem to be stagnating.

Here are the top Jewish baby names this year:

Girls

1. Ava (#4) means “life” in Hebrew.
2. Charlotte (#10) is a popular immigrant name meaning “free,” though not strictly Jewish.
3. Abigail (#21) is a Hebrew name meaning “my father is joy.”
4. Hannah (#34) is a Hebrew name meaning “compassionate.”
5. Elizabeth (#37) is a Hebrew name meaning “God is my oath.”
6. Sarah (#38) is a Hebrew name meaning “princess.”
7. Eliana (#39) is a Hebrew name meaning “My God has answered.”

Boys

1. Noah (#5) is a Hebrew name meaning “comfort.”
2. Elijah (#10) is a Hebrew name meaning “The Lord is My God.”
3. Jacob (#12) is a Hebrew name meaning “to follow.”
4. Michael (#13) is a Hebrew name meaning “who is like God.”
5. Benjamin (#14) is a Hebrew name meaning “Son of Right Hand.”
6. Daniel (#23) is a Hebrew name meaning “God is my judge.”
7. Gabriel (#27) is a Hebrew name meaning “Strength of God.”

To see the full top 100 names of 2016, visit BabyCenter. And for more naming inspiration, visit our Jewish Baby Name Finder.


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