Our Israeli name database contains 5.208 Israeli first names and 1.686 Israeli surnames categorized by gender and frequency. After payment you can download the Israeli name database in CSV, SQL or JSON format and use it freely in your projects. Asia is not very well organised and only have a few open data initiatives. The list of names from countries like have a reasonable quality but are limited. The Israeli names are validated using official governmental databases we received in other countries which contained Israeli names as well. To create the Israeli name database we used 23.344 validated Israeli social media profiles. We have a detailed explanation of our methodology and illustrate our approach with several examples.

Israeli first names

In Israel, parents typically pick a first name for their child based on religious and cultural significance. Many Jewish parents will choose a name from the Hebrew Bible or Talmud, such as Avi (father) or Chava (life), while Muslim parents may choose a name from the Quran, such as Ali or Fatima. Some parents also choose a name that honors a family member or has a personal meaning to them. The naming process can also involve consulting with a rabbi or imam for guidance and approval.

Popular male Israeli names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
David 286 1.8% American British Spanish
Daniel 236 1.5% American British Spanish
Michael 205 1.3% American British German
Tal 182 1.1% American Brazilian British
Guy 165 1.0% British American French
Lior 162 1.0% American British French
Avi 152 1.0% American Indian British
Eyal 142 0.9% American British French
Amit 138 0.9% Indian American British
Yuval 127 0.8% American British Canadian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 23.344 Israeli social media profiles from which 15.964 (68%) is male.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular female Israeli names

First name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Sharon 97 1.3% American British Canadian
Yael 91 1.2% Mexican American French
Noa 90 1.2% Spanish French American
Or 84 1.1% American French British
Maya 79 1.1% American British Indonesian
Ran 71 1.0% American British Filipino
Rotem 63 0.9% American Canadian German
Dana 58 0.8% American Canadian British
Rachel 53 0.7% American British Canadian
Keren 49 0.7% American British Colombian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 23.344 Israeli social media profiles from which 7.380 (32%) is female.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this first name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.

Popular Israeli surnames

In Israel, surnames typically reflect the individual's heritage or ethnicity. For example, a person with the surname Cohen would typically be of Jewish descent, while a person with the surname Abu-Shabak would typically be of Palestinian descent. Additionally, many people in Israel adopt Hebrew versions of their surnames when immigrating to the country. This can involve adding "Ben" (son of) or "Bat" (daughter of) to the father's name, or adopting a Hebrew translation of the original surname.

Last name Frequency*1 Percentage*1 Alternative countries*2
Cohen 465 2.0% American British French
Levy 162 0.7% American British French
Levi 126 0.5% American British Brazilian
Israel 89 0.4% American Nigerian Mexican
Katz 81 0.3% American British Canadian
Golan 63 0.3% American British Spanish
Tal 61 0.3% American French Spanish
Friedman 55 0.2% American Canadian British
Bar 55 0.2% American British German
Levin 50 0.2% American British Russian
  • *1 The Frequency and Percentage are based on 23.344 Israeli social media profiles.
  • *2 Alternative countries are countries where this last name also is used. They are sorted on popularity.