The Hidden Meaning of Names


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What's in a name

Essay on names in Hebrew
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One cannot help but note the emphasis given to names in the Torah. Many times the Torah gives an explanation for the name. For example: "And Leah conceived, and bore a son and she called his name Reuben, for she said, ki RA'ah Hash-m B'ONyi - Surely Hashem has seen my affliction." (Bereishit/ Genesis ch 29:23)

Sometimes a name can affect the child's character, and future. The Midrash on the Book of Ruth says that Naomi's name suggests her fine character: "Naomi - for her deeds were na'im u-ne'imim (nice and pleasant)".


The hidden power of a name...

Mind and thought have their origin in an abstract plane of conscious intelligence, which comes into manifest form through the symbols of language. The brain is not the source of the mind, but merely the physical instrument of the mind. When name is attached to an individual, certain specific forces of conscious intelligence are combined. They constitute the nucleus of the mind. The conscious forces combined by the name can be represented by a numerical formula in much the same way as the basic chemical elements combined in a chemical compound can be represented by a chemical formula. The mental characteristics of an individual can be read from the numerical formula representing the person's name, just as the characteristics of a chemical compound can be read from its chemical formula. No not every one with the same name in the same but we can see many similarity's, if it a strong name such as Josef we see that many individuals are in the extremes either very righteous or lacking. The analysis of the names on our web site is based on the Hebrew language alphabet. Were letters are not only sounds and numbers but have spiritual value and meaning. 

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It is a Jewish tradition that we do not really choose the name ourselves, for Hash-m is a partner in naming every child. The Ari zal said, "None of the names in the world are coincidental." Hash-m 'approves' of every name by giving a level of divine inspiration to parents when they name their child.

It is customary to name a boy at his brit milah. The most common custom is to name a girl at the first Torah reading after the birth or on the first Shabbat.

(Excerpted from "B'shaah Tova - The Jewish Woman's Clinical and Halachic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth", Feldheim publishers.)

  Very Important Note on Choosing Baby Names!!

If you are looking for a baby name, do not choose a first name based on the short analysis given. The baby's name must be in harmony with both:

  • the baby's ancestors
  • other facts such as the meaning of the name(do not name after an evil person) 

Short article about baby names form the Jewish perspective here.





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