Hebrew Dog Names

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Introduction

The Hebrew language is a Semitic language, in the company of other Middle Eastern languages such as Arabic and Aramaic. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew Aleph-bet, the equivalent to our 26 letter alphabet, and it is read from right to left instead of left to right. While this ancient language went unspoken for nearly two millennia, a dramatic revival of the language occurred at the end of the 19th century, in large part due to a man named Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, and it became one of the official languages of the British Mandate Palestine in 1922. Whether you are looking to honor your heritage, looking for a dog name with a long history, or are just interested in the cultures and languages of the region, this list of Hebrew names should give you a good place to start. 

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Hebrew Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your new pet is often an enjoyable experience, but it is also serious business. The name you give your canine companion is one that you are likely to be saying and hearing many times a day each day. A name that is difficult for yourself or your family to pronounce may cause your new dog confusion and distress, while a name that they respond well to will enhance the bonding and learning processes. While people who speak Hebrew regularly may be very comfortable with some of the more exotic pronunciations, such as Baraq or Qeren, those who are novices to the language may prefer names that they may be more familiar with, such as Zach, Jed, or Sarah. There are Hebrew names available that can fit just about any canine and any situation and you can help to narrow down the list by examining at the dog’s physical attributes and personality traits as well as your own personal values. Names like Uphaz, Flint, and Tsillah can refer to the individual dog’s coat and color, while names like Tzevi might be given to dogs that like to run, and the name Nissa may be perfect for that dog that keeps testing their limits. There is a wide variety of meanings for Hebrew names that can reflect your own values as well, names such as Chayim, meaning life, Doran, meaning gift, or Binah, for knowledge, insight, and understanding.

Male Hebrew Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Baraq
A name meaning a flash of lightning
6
Hadar
This name, meaning honor in Hebrew, was listed as the name of an early Edomite king
6
Meydad
This name means love and was listed in the Bible as the name of a prophet in the time of Moses
6
Vered
This name, meaning rose, is often used for both males and females
6
Yoqtan
The meaning of this name is small
5
Elazar
This name, meaning God has helped, was given to several characters in the Bible
5
Ori
The meaning of this name is my light
5
Yithrow
The name of Moses’ father-in-law according to the Bible and a name meaning overhanging or abundance
4
Achi
A frequently used Hebrew slang word meaning essentially my brother, usually spoken from one man to another
4
Shlomo
A shortened form of the name Shelomoh, meaning peaceable
4
Uphaz
A name in Hebrew that refers to a type of type of gold from the Uphaz region
3
Ittay
A name that means neighboring or with me in Hebrew, although an alternate spelling, Itai, also means ouch in Japanese
3
Moche
Moses was also known as Moche Rabbenu, a name meaning Moses our teacher
3
Moses
An Israelite boy raised by the Pharaoh's daughter who later led the Israelites to the promised land
2
Doran
A Hebrew name meaning gift that was adopted from the Greek language
2
Flint
An ornamental name that means shotgun
2
Nes
A name that means miracle
2
Qayin
This is a Hebrew name meaning possession or acquisition
1
Chayim
The meaning of this name is life
1
Iyra
This name means watchful of a city
1
Kalev
The Hebrew word for dog
0
Gad
A name meaning troop in Hebrew, named as a prophet in the Bible
0
Zach
This name can mean clean and pure or it may be a shortened version of Yitzchak, meaning he will laugh
-1
Balagan
A slang word meaning a mess or a complicated situation
-1
Tzevi
A name that means gazelle or deer
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Jed
A shortened version of Jedidiah, a name meaning beloved of Jehova
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Paroh
This is a Hebrew name that was adopted from the Egyptians and means great house
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Abraham
The Biblical patriarch of the Hebrew people
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Lemek
This name, listed as the name of Noah’s father in the Bible, means powerful
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Samael
This name means venom of God and is listed as the name of an angel of death

Female Hebrew Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Dodi
A Hebrew name for my beloved or my friend
8
Varda
The meaning of this name is rose
7
Luna
The Roman meaning of this name, moon, is more commonly known, but the Hebrew name means dweller instead
6
Achala
Hebrew slang word derived from Arabic meaning great
6
Nissa
A name meaning to test
5
Odeleya
I will praise God is the meaning of this name
5
Sarah
The name of Abraham’s wife in the Bible; it means noble lady or princess
4
Gala
A feminized version of the unisex name Gal, a name meaning mound or wave
4
Meira
A name meaning giving light and the feminine form of Meir
4
Yardena
The feminine form of the name of a river in Palestine; it means flowing down
4
Zayit
A name meaning olive, can be either masculine or feminine
3
Liba
In Hebrew this name means heart, but in the Yiddish of the Ashkenazi Jewish people, it means love
3
Yalla
A commonly used slang word that means hurry up or let’s get going
2
Hagar
A Hebrew name that was originally Egyptian, Hagar means flight or stranger
2
Qeren
An unusual Hebrew name that refers to the horns of an animal
2
Reena
A feminine variant on the unisex name Rina, meaning joy
1
Bosma
A name that means perfumed
1
Chita
This name means food and grain in Hebrew, but conception in Spanish, and kitten in Middle English
1
Elef Ahuz
A slang word that indicates someone is absolutely certain, translates into 1000%
0
Achoti
A frequently used Hebrew slang word meaning essentially my sister, usually spoken from one woman to another
0
Pili
This name has multiple origins, meaning born second in Egypt, pillar in Spain, and in Hebrew, miraculous
0
Roni
This Hebrew name is traditionally unisex and means my joy or my song
0
Shira
A Hebrew name that means song
0
Ulla
In Hebrew the name Ula means yoke, but to the Celts, it means gem of the sea
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Binah
A name meaning knowledge, insight, and understanding
-1
Edna
Rejuvenation, pleasure, and delight define this name
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Kyla
A name meaning crown or laurel that is used in both Hebrew and Yiddish
-3
Judith
The wife of Esau in the Old Testament had this name, which means woman of Judea
-3
Sababa
A Hebrew slang word meaning ok, great, alright, cool…
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Tsillah
The name of Lamech’s second wife in the Bible, it means shade or shadow

Community Dogs with Hebrew Names

Ozi's name story for Hebrew Dog Names
Ozi
Male
Mutt
Palo Alto, CA
Personality
Mellow

He’s 10 lbs and was found running along the highway. Ozi means strength, which he must have a lot of to survive alone on the streets of San Jose.