Names of Women in Torah

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Hebrew names each have their own specific meaning


Adah Adorned; beautiful Wife of Lemech and of Esav Bereishit 4:19; 36:2
Basmat Perfumed; sweet odor Wife of Esav Bereishit 26:34
Bilhah Weak; troubled; old Maidservant of Yaakov's wife Rachel Bereishit 30:3
Devorah To speak kind words; bee; Nurse of Rivkah; the Prophetess Devorah Bereishit 35:8
Dinah Judgment Daughter of Yaakov & Leah Bereishit 30:21
Elisheva G-d is my oath Wife of Aharon Bereishit 30:21
Hagar Wanderer Concubine of Avraham, mother of Yishmael Bereishit 16:1
Keturah Burned; perfumed Avraham's wife Bereishit 16:1
Kozbi Lie; falsehood A Midyani woman Bamidbar 25:15
Chaglah Hop; hobble One of the 5 daugthers of Tzelofchad Bamidbar 26:33
Chavah Life; The first woman, wife of Adam Bereishit 3:20
Leah To be weary Daughter of Lavan, first wife of Yaakov's 4 wives Bereishit 29:16
Machalat Plague; One of Esav's wives, daughter of Yishmael Bereishit 28:9
Machlah Affliction; One of the 5 daughters of Tzelofchad Bamidbar 26:33
Matred To pursue; to continue unterrupeted; Mother-in-law of Hadar Bereishit 36:39
Milkah Divine; queen; Wife of Nachor, Avraham's brother Bereishit 11:29
Miriam Sea of bitterness; sorrow; Sister of Moshe and Aharon Shemot 15:20
Noach (Noa) Tremble; shake; One of the Five daughters of Tzelofchad Bamidbar 26:33
Ohavlivamah Tent of the high place; Wife of Esav Bereishit 36:2
Osnat Unvortunate; Wife of Yosef, mother of Efrayim and Manashshe Bereishit 41:45
Puah To coo; A Hebrew midwife Shemot 1:15
Rachel Female sheep; Wife of Yaakov, sister of Leah Bereishit 29:16
Reumah Antelope; Concubine of Nachor, Avraham's brother Bereishit 22:24
Rivkah To tie; to bind; Wife of Yitzchak Bereishit 24:15
Sarah Princess; First of the Matriarchs, Avraham's wife Bereishit 17:15
Sarai My princess (original form of Sarah); Avraham's wife Bereishit 11:29
Serach To be unrestrained; to be free; excess; Daughter of Asher Bereishit 46:17
Shifrah Good; beautiful; A Hebrew midwife Shemot 1:15
Tamar Palm tree; upright; righteous; Wife of Yehudah Bereishit 38:6
Tirtzah Willing; pleasing; One of the 5 daughters of Tzelofchad Bamidbar 26:33
Tzipporah Bird; Wife of Moshe Shemot 2:21
Yehudit Praise; Wife of Esav Bereiishit 26:31
Yiskah Anointed; Daughter of Charan, Avraham's brother Bereishit 11:29
Yocheved G-d's honor; Wife of Amram, mother of Moshe, Aharon and Miriam Shemot 6:20
Zilpah To trickle; youthful; Maidservant Yaakov's wife, Leah Bereishit 29:24



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