The Most Popular Baby Names of Jewish Origin
The Most Popular Baby Names of Jewish Origin

by Jackie Lam

According to the Jewish Data Bank, while the Jewish population in the U.S. hovers near 6.7 million - about 2 percent of the entire population - names of the same origin, such as Asher or Ari, have spiked in popularity throughout the U.S. When naming your new bundle of joy, you may forgo an Irish or German name, and instead consider choosing a noteworthy moniker with Jewish roots.

The female names Adi and Adna may be to your liking if you're looking for something unique. More common names, such as Alexander and Hannah - perennial favorites in the U.S. in recent years - have also found popularity in other parts of the world. Using the Social Security Administration's 2015 data, analysts at MooseRoots, a genealogy research site powered by Graphiq, found the most common Jewish baby names. To create the list, they calculated the frequency of a given name that can be traced back to Jewish roots in the U.S. per every million babies born. When ties occur, the list is ranked according to 2015 popularity data.

Take a look at the top 25 most common names of Jewish origin for both boys and girls.


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