Expecting a baby? This is the resource with the type of Jewish and Hebrew baby boy names that you want. For our girls’ list, click here.
Note that this list includes names that your baby would actually be called at the time of the bris. We’ve also included common nicknames for each name, when relevant, in parentheses. Names are listed alphabetically according to the most common spelling.
*Biblical names are those that refer to a man in Tanach. We’ve noted those with a star symbol. Most biblical names are commonly used both among Sepharadim and Ashkenazim.
+All Yiddish names are denoted with a plus sign symbol.
For more interesting name facts, see our girls list.
Aaron/Aharon/Aron* (Nickname: Ari)
Alexander (Nickname: Sender, Sendy, Alex)
Aryeh (Nickname: Ari)
Avraham* (Nicknames: Avi, Avrumy, Avrumel, Abie)
Binyamin/Binyomin* (Nickname: Benny, Binya, Benji)
David/Duvid* (Nicknames: Duvi, Dovi)
Daniel* (Nickname: Dani, Danny)
Dov/Ber+ (Nickname: Dovi)
Eli* (This is both a full name and a common nickname for the next few names)
Elimelech* (Nickname: Meilich)
Eliyahu* (Nickname: Elya)
Ezriel/Azriel* (Nickname: Ezzy)
Gabriel/Gavriel* (Nickname: Gavi)
Gershon* (Nickname: Gershy)
Kalman+ (Nickname: Kalmy)
Mattisyahu (Nickname: Mattis)
Mendel (Nickname: Mendy, Menny)
Mordechai* (Nickname: Mordy, Motti)
Nachman (Nickname: Nachi)
Nachson* (Nickname: Nachi)
Pinchas* (Nickname: Pinny)
Refael* (Nickname: Rafi)
Reuven* (Nickname: Reuvi, Ruvi, Ruby)
Shaul* (Nickname: Shauly, Saul)
Shaya (Nickname: Shai)
Shimon* (Nickname: Shimmy)
Shmuel/Shemuel* (Nickname: Shmuly)
Shraga+ (Nickname: Shragy)
Simcha (Nickname: Simchi)
Shlomo* (Nickname: Shloimy, Solomon)
Yaakov* (Nicknames: Kobe, Yanky, Jacob, Jack,)
Yehoshua* (Nicknames: Shuey, Shua, Josh, Shea)
Yehuda* (Nickname: Huda, Judah,Yidi)
Yisrael* (Nickname: Sruli)
Yitzchak/Yitzhak/Yitzchok* (Nicknames: Yitzy/i, Isaac, Izzy, Zack, Zak)
Yoel (Nickname: Yoey, Joel)
Yonah* (Nickname: Yoni, Jonah)
Yonatan* (Nickname: Yoni)
Yosef* (Nickname: Yossi, Seffy, Yoey, Joseph, Joey, Joe)
Zalman+ (Nickname: Zalmie)
Zeev/Zev (Nickname: Zevi)
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