My family’s tradition is to give a Hebrew name as well as an English name. The Hebrew name is not something that she will be called on a day to day basis- my Hebrew name isn’t even on my birth certificate. [name]Even[/name] though it won’t be used often, I want it to be a nice name.
I was wondering whether you think the Hebrew girl’s name [name]Noa[/name] sounds silly because of the popularity of the boy’s name [name]Noah[/name], even though [name]Noa[/name] is a very popular girl’s name in [name]Israel[/name], and has nothing to do with the boy’s name [name]Noah[/name] ([name]Noa[/name] means motion).
Could [name]Noa[/name] work for a girl in the US or would people roll their eyes and think that I was giving a name like [name]Michael[/name] or [name]David[/name] to a girl? Can you see a girl named [name]Noa[/name] liking her name?
Some other options for her Hebrew name:
[name]Tali[/name] or [name]Talia[/name] (means dew)
[name]Maya[/name] (means water)
[name]Shira[/name] (means song)
[name]Tova[/name] (pn TOE-va - means good)
[name]Aya[/name] (pn like [name]Maya[/name] w/o the M - means bird)
[name]Galia[/name] (means wave)
[name]Adi[/name] (pn [name]AH[/name]-di- like ‘open ah’ - means jewel)
[name]Ariel[/name] (god’s lion)
Nitzan (pn knee-TZAN- means bud)
[name]Bina[/name] ([name]BEE[/name]-na- means wise)
[name]Ayala[/name]- (means deer)
Which one do you like best?