101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2014

[Update: You can now see the 2015 list at: 101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2015]

Since my earlier posts on the most popular Israeli girls and boys baby names broken down by city, the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has released the overall popularity of names broken down by religion. The following table shows the 101 most popular Jewish girls names  in Israel for the year 2014.

As with the previous posts, I’ve added English versions of all the names. In some cases I’ve used the most-common English version. In some cases I’ve added a transliteration of the Hebrew name with the English version, when both versions might be used. Some names might seem like boy’s names, such as Daniel, but in Israel are considered unisex. With Hebrew names that don’t exist in English, I’ve tried to give the best English transliteration I could considering both the pronunciation and what the name would be spelled like in English.

Since the CBS files don’t include nikudot (vowels) in the original Hebrew, some names may overlap that have the same letters, but are pronounced differently. In that case I’ve generally left out the nikudot from the Hebrew and put both versions in the English.

The table below is sortable by column, so you can easily sort by Hebrew name or English name, or then re-sort it by overall rank. The number of babies given each name is also shown.

RankName (Hebrew)Name (English)Number  
1נוֹעָהNoa1478
2תָּמָרTamar1381
3שִׁירָהShira1201
4מַאיָהMaya1200
5יָעֵלYael1135
6אַדֶלAdele1096
7טַלְיָהTalia1063
8אֲבִיגַיִלAbigail1039
9איילהAyala932
10שָׂרָהSarah863
11אֶסְתֵּרEsther768
12נוֹיָהNoya764
13מִיכַלMichal753
14חַנָּהChana (Hanna)719
15אֵלָהElah709
16לִיָהLia706
17רוֹמִיRomi704
18רִבְקָהRivka (Rebecca)687
19רוֹנִיRoni657
20רָחֵלRachel642
21הוֹדָיָהHodaya630
22עַלְמָהAlma619
23אֲגַםAgam611
24יוּבַלYuval574
25תָּהֶלTahal557
26מִרְיָםMiriam555
27חַיָּהChaya544
28עֲדִיAdi540
29אֲרִיאֵלAriel526
30הִילָּהHila520
31לִיאַןLian/Leanne517
32נָעֳמִיNaomi508
33רוּתRuth504
34נֹגַהּNoga502
35אֵמָהEmma472
36מַעֲיָיןMaayan462
37הללHallel413
38הָדָרHadar411
39גַּאיָהGaia401
40אֶפְרָתEfrat398
41לֵאָהLeah393
42תְּהִילָּהTehila388
43נוֹעַםNoam381
44אוֹרOr377
45נטעNeta377
46מִיקָהMika370
47הֲדַסָּהHadassa368
48נַעֲמָהNaama358
49עָמִיתAmit354
50אוריהUria/Oria349
51עופריOfri348
52אמיליEmily333
53טוֹהָרTohar329
54אוריUri/Ori328
55יָהֵלִיYaheli328
56יְהוּדִיתYehudit (Judith)325
57הֲדַסHadas321
58אוֹפִירOphir319
59שָׁקֵדShaked308
60שִׁירShir306
61מַלְכָּהMalka300
62לִיבִּיLibi297
63לִיאֵלLiel287
64דָּנִיֵּאלDaniel287
65מוֹרִיָּהMoriah287
66עֵדֶןEden284
67אֲבִישַׁגAvishag283
68אֱלִישֶׁבַעElisheva (Elizabeth)266
69אָלִיןAleen262
70שָׁנִיShani252
71אַלְיָהAliya251
72גֶּפֶןGefen247
73גִּילִיGili244
74דְּבוֹרָהDvora (Deborah)239
75שַׁחַרShachar237
76אנאלAnael233
77רוֹתֶםRotem223
78יַרְדֵּןYarden (Jordan)221
79נֶחָמָהNechama219
80לִיאוֹרLior219
81אוֹדֶלOdele217
82בִּרָכָהBracha207
83מַאיMay206
84זוֹהַרZohar204
85שַׁיShai201
86אֲבִיָּהAvia192
87אוֹרִיןOrin190
88אֲבִיטַלAvital182
89בַּת שֶׁבַעBatsheva181
90אַלְמָהAlma180
91דָּנִיֵּאלָהDaniella176
92שַׁי-לִיShaily176
93הִילִיHili176
94אָבִיבAviv171
95עוֹמֶרOmer169
96שִּילָתShilat168
97חַוָּהChava162
98צִפּוֹרָהTziporah161
99יַעֲרָהYaara160
100אַלּוֹנָהAlona159
101כַּרְמֶלCarmel157

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