Noa, Noam most popular names for Jewish babies in Israel

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Just like popular names for the year are kept track of here in the U.S., it appears that Israel does the same. Many of the popular names given to baby boys in the U.S. seem to also be Biblical names, like Asher which I think topped the list not too long ago.

December 2, 2013


Noa, Noam most popular names for Jewish babies in Israel

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Noa for girls and Noam for boys were the most popular names for Jewish babies born in Israel in 2012.

Israel’s Central Bureau for Statistics released the list of names Monday.

Noa, of biblical origin, was followed in order by Shira, which means song; Tamar, a biblical name and date; Talia, which means a female lamb; and Maya. Rounding out the top 10 are Yael, Sarah, Adele or Edel, Ayala and Michal.

Noam, which means pleasantness, was followed by Uri or Ori, which means my light, and the biblical names Itai, Yosef and David. Rounding out the top 10 are Yehonatan, Daniel, Ariel, Moshe and Eitan.

Among Muslims, Miriam was the most popular name for girls and Mohammad for boys. For Christians, the winners were Maria for girls and George for boys.
 

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Noa(H), in Hebrew נ ו ע ה-

ניסים ונפלאות עשה השם

Nisim Onifl'aot Asa Hashem- translated as: 'God created Miracles and Wonders',

Still the most common name for girls.

'Noam' means 'pleasantness'

'Michal'- the daughter of king Saul.

'Adele' was the daughter of the great Rabbi known as the Ba'al Shem Tov, was known as a righteous Jewish girl, and became the grandmother of Rabbi Nachman from Breslav.
 

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