101 Most Popular Jewish Girls Names in Israel in 2017 and 2018

My annual posting of the top 101 Jewish boys and girls names in Israel are popular posts on this site. Usually the data for a given calendar year is posted over a year after that calendar year comes to an end. Possibly due to the ongoing upgrade of the Central Bureau of Statistic’s web site over the past year, I don’t think the 2017 names data was posted until this week when it was released together with the 2018 data. That’s late for the 2017 data but early for the 2018 data. Therefore I’m combining both sets of data for this post, and also include the 2016 ranking information for comparison. You can also see the posts for 2016 (which includes rankings for 2015 and 2014), 2015 and 2014. You can also see the parallel post 101 Most Popular Jewish Boys Names in Israel in 2017 and 2018.

Only three girls names entered the top 101 names in 2017 – Haleli (102 to 98), Michaela (122 to 92), and Lior (104 to 99). The names that left the list in 2017 were Aleen (80 to 109), Rotem (84 to 104), and Yuli (99 to 105).

In 2018 five names entered the top 101 names – Lenny (108 to 91), Liv (122 to 94), Bar (107 to 96), Aleen (109 to 97), and Anne (137 to 101). Note that Aleen reentered the list after exiting it in 2017. I’m still not sure if Aleen is supposed to be a form of Aileen or not. The names that left the list in 2018 were Odele (84 to 103), Daniella (91 to 105), Batsheva (96 to 106), Lior (99 to 109), and Orin (100 to 113). Note that Lior entered the list in 2017 and exited it in 2018.

All the columns in the table below can be used to sort the table, so you can sort the table to see the order of ranking for each year, or by the spelling of the name in Hebrew or English. You can also search the table using the search field on the top right of the table. Because there are two years of new data I’ve included the total number of girls who were named with these names for both 2017 and 2018. For 2016 only the ranking is shown, but you can see the totals on the 2016 post if you’re interested. Also note that there are actually more than 101 names below, as I wanted to make sure all the names that were in the top 101 for both 2017 and 2018 showed up in the table.

Name (Hebrew)Name (English)2018 Rank2018 #2017 Rank2017 #2016 Rank
תָּמָרTamar11289113361
מַאיָהMaya21237412344
אֲבִיגַיִלAbigail31227312663
נוֹעָהNoa41194213232
אַיָּילָהAyala51111511239
יָעֵלYael61070710855
שָׂרָהSarah71031610908
אַדֶלAdele8997810426
שִׁירָהShira9916910017
רוֹמִיRomi107831674716
אֶסְתֵּרEsther117601090611
רִבְקָהRivka (Rebecca)127401378214
נוֹיָהNoya137381874322
חַנָּהChana (Hanna)147351475213
טַלְיָהTalia157291186510
לִיָהLia167021282612
חַיָּהChaya176961575120
רוֹנִיRoni186861971015
אֵלָהElah196822069318
רָחֵלRachel206722169221
מִיכַלMichal216701774519
אֵמָהEmma226412264024
מִרְיָםMiriam236162463623
אֲרִיאֵלAriel246152363629
רוּתRuth256132857425
עַלְמָהAlma265903053827
הַלֵּלHallel275872758628
יוּבַלYuval285752562026
לִיבִּיLibi295663248949
הוֹדָיָהHodaya305452660717
נָעֳמִיNaomi315402956532
אֲגַםAgam325163152531
טוֹהָרTohar334865237446
תָּהֶלTahal344613348930
גַּאיָהGaia354603547934
אֶפְרָתEfrat364603845235
לֵאָהLeah374573448840
לִיאַןLian/Leanne384463944233
נֹגַהּNoga394453745637
עֲדִיAdi404323647836
יְהוּדִיתYehudit (Judith)414204639757
עוֹמֶרOmer424185735442
אוריהUria/Oria434134440250
אֶמִילִיEmily443994838441
תְּהִילָּהTehila453974540144
יָהֵלִיYaheli463784739348
גֶּפֶןGefen473786332968
הֲדַסָּהHadassa483785038243
עוֹפְרִיOfri493774938254
מַלְכָּהMalka503704340451
הִילָּהHila513685138038
מַעֲיָיןMaayan523624044145
שָׁקֵדShaked533575435959
אֲבִישַׁגAvishag543535336462
מִיקָהMika553474141152
אֱלִישֶׁבַעElisheva (Elizabeth)563435635558
אַרְבֵּלArbel573395835473
אוֹרִיOri583315934961
נֶטַעNeta593264241039
אַלְמָהAlma603246628779
נוֹעַםNoam613206133747
הֲדַסHadas623145535653
דְּבוֹרָהDvora (Deborah)632946925966
שִׁירShir642936033960
נַעֲמָהNaama652926432356
הָדָרHadar662906233555
שַׁיShai672826828072
אוֹפִירOphir682717723969
שַׁחַרShachar692707524274
אַלְיָהAliya702617424765
אוֹרOr712617225170
שַׁי-לִיShaily722596528864
דָּנִיֵּאלDaniel732557623967
עָמִיתAmit742396728263
יַרְדֵּןYarden (Jordan)752388520988
בִּרָכָהBracha762348221485
נֶחָמָהNechama772347823283
לִיאֵלLiel782317325071
מוֹרִיָּהMoriah792267125377
כַּרְמֶלCarmel802228719989
אֲבִיָּהAvia812227922978
מַאיMay822058620381
הַלְלִיHaleli8320498176102
גַּלִּיGali842009018792
אָבִיבAviv851989717694
חַוָּהChava8619781221101
הִילִיHili871968022996
אֲבִיטַלAvital881958819787
אָנָּאֵלAnnael891958919375
שׁוֹשַׁנָּהShoshana901939417893
לֶנִיLenny91190108164116
גִּילִיGili921899517782
זוֹהַרZohar931888321386
ליבLiv94186122114197
מִיכָאֵלָהMichaela9518692181122
בַּרBar96185107164115
אָלִיןAleen9717910916180
צִפּוֹרָהTziporah981789317898
עֵדֶןEden991777025376
שָׁנִיShani10017210116790
אַןAnne10117113797183
בַּתְיָהBatya102169110160112
אוֹדֶלOdele1031648421091
עִמָּנוּאֵלEmanuel104162117134124
דָּנִיֵּאלָהDaniella1051629118595
בַּת שֶׁבַעBatsheva1061619617797
שׁוֹהַםShoham107160111156107
שִּילָתShilat108158103167105
לִיאוֹרLior10915799170104
אוֹרִיאָןOriane110154106165108
פֵיגַאFeiga111154116135110
עָנַהאֶלAnael112148114136111
אוֹרִיןOrin113144100168100

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