Hebrew/Jewish name generator

This name generator will generate either 10 male or female names depending on your choice. Both male and female versions share the same last names.
The names are all in English, however, this does mean some names may not have translated well, though I'm sure 99% are correct, if not all.

As you may have seen in the 'Hebrew (Old) name generator', they originally didn't use surnames. Instead they used the son and daughter of "father's name" method. Surnames slowly became popular around the 11th century, but even later than that for the Jews in most of Northern and Eastern Europe.
This means you could use almost any surname as a Jewish surname.

There are plenty of people with non-Jewish sounding surnames who are Jewish, just like there are plenty of people with Jewish sounding names who aren't Jewish.
However, this generator sticks mostly to the Jewish sounding surnames.

As for the difference between Hebrew and Jewish, to make a long and somewhat confusing story short, during the Roman era the term 'Hebrew' referred to anybody part of the Jewish nation. This term pretty much stuck to this day. Hebrew is also the language spoken by many Jews.
The term 'Jew' is usually used to refer to somebody who is part of Judaism, which includes anybody who converted. However, having a Jewish identity could go beyond that of religion, like your ethnicity and ancestry. Opinions on this do vary a lot though.

To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names.

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