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ADI עֲדִי Hebrew (Rare)
Means "jewel; ornament" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname.
AMIT עָמִית Hebrew (Modern)
From a first name which means "friend", "companion", "colleague", or from a nickname given to a friendly person or a colleague.
AROUSI ערוסי Jewish, Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic, Arabic
Yemenite Jewish and Arabic name possibly deriving from Arabic words aroosi
, "bridal, relating to a wedding", rousi
, "groom". El Aroussi
, a variant, is found densely in Morocco and Francophone populations (France, Canada).
AVIV אביב Hebrew
From the given name AVIV
, also meaning "spring (the season)" in Hebrew.
AVIVI אֲבִיבִי Hebrew
Means "springlike" or "of the spring" in Hebrew. (see AVIV
BAR בר Hebrew
From Aramaic בְּרָא (b'rā)
meaning "son, child" or Hebrew בָּר (bar)
meaning "grain, cereal".
Acronym of the first two letters for the Hebrew phrase "son of the Rabbi Samuel." Bar Rabbi Schmul
BARZILAI ברזילי Hebrew
Derived from BARZILLAI
, the name of a character from the Talmud. His name meant "man of iron" or "iron-hearted", derived from Hebrew בַּרְזֶל (barzél)
BEN ZAKEN בן זקן Hebrew
Means "son of the old man" or "son of the elder" in Hebrew.
DIAMANT דיאמנט Hebrew, Jewish
Jewish surname derived from French and German diamant
meaning "diamond", used to denote a jeweler.
ELKAYAM אלקיים, אל-קיים Hebrew
Means "God is exist" in Hebrew. From the words el
, "God" and kayam
ELZEA Hebrew (Francized, Rare), American (South, Francized, Rare)
The name means G-d’s help It is a French transition of the Hebrew name Eleazar applied to Jews that came to France by way of Egypt. Later it was carried over to the French Caribbean mainly St. Martinique which was the first major Jewish settlement in the Caribbean, but the name also spread to other Latin American Islands including Mexico... [more]
EZER עזר Hebrew
Means "helping" or "to help" in Hebrew.
GURSULTUR גרסלתר Jewish (Latinized), Kurdish, Hebrew
This name is a composition of the following words: GUR; Hebrew for "lion cub", SUL; which is an abbreviation of Suleman (Kurdish for king Solomon), TUR; this word is derived from the Arba'ah Turim. The Arbaáh Turim are often called simply the Tur, which is an important Halakhic code.... [more]
HACOHEN הכהן Hebrew
Means "the priest" in Hebrew, from the word ha
which means "the", and the surname COHEN
HALEVI הלוי Hebrew
Means "The Levite" in Hebrew, from the word ha
which means "the", and the surname LEVI
HOD הוד Hebrew
From the given name HOD
which means "glory, splendor" in Hebrew, more commonly used as a surname.
Jehle-Romanov surname was given name of monarchical leaders over the areas of eastern Eurasia known as Russia and all Russia's yet upon revolution family erroneously reported all dead. Most family of Alexander died while remaining in Russia, while those whom escaped circa 1880 survived... [more]
KEDEM קדם Hebrew
Either means "east" or "ancient" in Hebrew.
KOREN Slovene, Hebrew
Koren is a surname which has multiple origins. Koren may be a variant of the German occupational surname KORN
, meaning a dealer in grain. Alternatively, it may be a variant of the Greek female name Kora
MA'AYAN מעין, מעיין Hebrew (Rare)
Means "spring of water" or "fountain" in Hebrew, this is more common as a given name than a surname
MARGULIS מרגלית Hebrew
Margulis is a surname that is derived from the Ashkenazi Hebrew pronunciation of the Hebrew word מרגלית (Israeli Hebrew /maʁɡaˈlit/), meaning 'pearl,'
MIZRAHI מזרחי Hebrew
From Hebrew מִזְרָחִי (mizrakhí)
meaning "East, eastern".
MORAG מוֹרַג Hebrew
Means "threshing sledge", "flail" in Hebrew. Morag is a hand-held threshing tool.
Morpurgo (Hebrew: מורפורגו) is an Italian surname of Jewish origin. Originally Marpurg, from the Austrian city Marburg an der Drau (today Maribor in Slovenia). Key ancestor was Moises Jacob, father of Petachia, in Bad-Rackersburg, Austria... [more]
OFEK אופק Hebrew
Means "horizon" in Hebrew, used both as a given name and a surname.
OPHIR אוֹפִיר Hebrew
From the given name OPHIR
. Ophir (or OFIR
) is originally a biblical place name. In the days of KING SOLOMON
, Ophir was metioned as the name of a land, full of abudant natural treasures such as gold, silver, etc.
PELED פלד Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew פְּלָדָה (pladá)
RAVIV רביב Hebrew
From Hebrew רָבִיב (raviv)
meaning "droplet, rain, drizzle".
SEGEV שגב Hebrew
Means "exaltation, greatness" in Hebrew.
SHALIT שליט Hebrew
From Hebrew שליט (shalit)
meaning "ruler" or "ruling, governing, dominant".
SHARON שרון Hebrew
From an Old Testament place name, in Hebrew שָׁרוֹן (Sharon), which means "plain", referring to the fertile plain near the coast of Israel.
SHEMTOV שמטוב, שם-טוב Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good name", derived from Hebrew שם (shem
) means "name" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
SHOSHAN שושן Hebrew
From Hebrew שׁוֹשָׁן (shoshán)
SIMANTOV סימנטוב, סימן-טוב Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good sign", derived from Hebrew סימן (siman
) means "sign" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
TZVI צבי Hebrew
From the given name TZVI
, means "gazelle, roebuck" in Hebrew.
WEINSTOCK English, German, Hebrew
This surname of WEINSTOCK is the English variant of the German surname WENSTOCK, an occupational name for a producer or seller of wine, derived originally from the Old German WEIN. The name was also adopted by Ashkenazic Jews, largely recollecting the prominence of wine in the Jewish Scriptures and its used in Jewish ceremonies... [more]
YARCHI ירחי Hebrew
From Hebrew יָרֵחַ (yareach
), meaning "moon".
YOMTOV יומטוב, יום-טוב Hebrew (Modern)
Means "good day", derived from Hebrew יום (yom
) means "day" and טוב (tov
) means "good".
YOVEL יוֹבֵל Hebrew
Means "jubilee" or "anniversary" in Hebrew, usually refers to a 50 years anniversary.
ZAHAVI זהבי Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew זָהָב (zaháv)
ZOHAR זהר, זוהר Hebrew
Derived from the the given name ZOHAR
meaning "light, brilliance" in Hebrew.