As someone who is obsessed with names, I always love reading about the latest trends–what became popular, what went of style. What’s even more interesting isn’t always the actual baby names themselves, but what names are most popular in different parts of the country. This is why we compiled a list of the most popular Jewish baby names for boys–and where they are most popular in the country.
The image above shows what Jewish baby boy name was most popular in each state–below is the full list with their meanings.
1. Noah is a Hebrew name meaning “comfort.” Noah built an ark to save his family and representatives of each animal species from God’s mighty flood.
2. Benjamin is a Hebrew name meaning “Son of Right Hand.” In the bible, Benjamin was the youngest son of Jacob, and one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
3. Levi is a Hebrew name meaning “attached.” In the bible, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and was one of the 12 tribes of Israel.
4. Ethan is a Hebrew name meaning “strong or enduring.”
5. Elijah is a Hebrew name meaning “the Lord is my God.” He was a prophet and his return is considered a harbinger of the Messiah.
6. Jacob is a Hebrew name meaning “to follow.” He was the third patriarch in the Bible, and father of the 12 tribes of Israel.
7. Samuel is a Hebrew name meaning “God has heard.” Samuel was also the prophet anointed the first two kings of Israel.
8. Michael is a Hebrew name meaning “who is like God.” Michael is also the name of an angel in Jewish tradition.
For more naming inspiration, visit our Jewish Baby Name Finder.