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Welcome to the exciting journey of selecting your Hebrew name. As a convert to Judaism, you have the special privilege and responsibility of choosing a name that reflects your identity and connection to Jewish tradition. Whether you’re familiar with Hebrew names or new to the concept, this decision can feel both exhilarating and daunting. But fear not, there are numerous resources available to help guide you through this meaningful process.

A Hebrew name is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and the Hebrew language, evolving over time much like the list of common American names. From ancient names like Sarah, Rebecca, Abraham, and Moshe to more contemporary additions such as Noam, Ari, Shira, and Maayan, the array of Hebrew names offers a diverse range of options.

When selecting your Hebrew name, consider its significance to you and your journey in embracing Judaism. Your chosen name should resonate with your identity and contribute to your sense of belonging within the Jewish community. Whether you choose a traditional name or a modern one, the flexibility of Hebrew naming allows you to find a name that truly embodies who you are.

Remember, this process is about finding a name that reflects your values, beliefs, and commitment to Judaism. Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from knowledgeable community members or consult with a rabbi to help you navigate this important decision. Embrace this opportunity to choose a Hebrew name that will be a lifelong symbol of your connection to Jewish tradition and heritage.


You can find plenty of Hebrew names searching the web, but if you don’t know where to start, try these sites:


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