Hodaya Hodaya means "praise God." Idit Idit means "choicest." (variation: Edith) Ilana Ilana means "tree." In kabbalah, the numeric value of Ilana (96) equals the "throne of God." (variations: Elana, Ilanit) Irit Irit means "asphodel," a flowering perennial, several species of which are native to the Holy Land.
Aliza Aliza means "joy." In kabbalah, Aliza signifies the joyful ability to rise above nature.(variations: Batia, Basya) Bat-Tziyon Bat-Tziyon means "daughter of Zion," or "daughter of excellence." (variant spellings: Bat-Tzion, Bat-zion) Bayla Bayla means "beautiful." It may also be related to the name Bilhah, who was the mother of Dan and Naftali, two of the 12 tribes of Israel.(Genesis and 30:3) (variant spelling: Baila) Bina Bina means "understanding, intelligence, wisdom." Bracha Bracha means "blessing." Bruriah Bruriah means "clarity of God." Bruriah was a great Torah scholar during Talmudic times, the wife of Rabbi Meir.Bat Sheva Bat Sheva means "daughter of seven." Bat Sheva appears in the Bible as King David's wife (2-Samuel ), and the mother of King Solomon (2-Samuel ).(variant spellings: Batsheva, Batsheba) Batya Batya means "daughter of God." Batya was the daughter of Pharaoh, who rescued baby Moses from the Nile River (Exodus 2:5).Aviva Aviva means "springtime." Ayala Ayala means "deer." The name is often associated with the biblical Naftali, who is compared to a swift deer (Genesis ).Ayelet Ayelet means "musical instrument," as in Psalms 22:1.Keren Keren means "ray [of sunlight]." (variation: Karen) Kinneret Kinneret is another name for the Sea of Galilee, or Lake Tiberias.Leah Leah means "to be tired." Leah appears in the Bible as the wife of Jacob, the mother of six of the 12 tribes of Israel. Levana Levana means "white" or "moon." Levona Levona means "frankincense," a spice used in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem (Exodus ).Esther saved the Jews in the Purim story from Haman's genocidal plot, as recorded in the biblical Book of Esther.Esther was known to be a very beautiful woman (she was chosen to be queen), yet her "hidden" internal qualities were even more beautiful.