Hadassah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Hadassah

Hadassah

Pronunciation: hah-DAH-sah (key)

Origin of the name Hadassah:

Hebrew name meaning "myrtle, a myrtle tree." In the Bible, Hadassah is the Hebrew name of Queen Esther.

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Comments and insights on the name Hadassah: | Edit

My dad wanted to name me Esther, and I have always teased him about that. Recently my mom said, "Well, would you rather we named you Hadassah-the Hebrew equivalent of Esther?" And honestly, I would much rather have been named Hadassah. No offense to any Esthers out there, but I think Hadassah is a much prettier name than Esther (it doesn't sound so old, and you probably won't get mistaken for an Amish person (not that that is a bad thing-it's not!)).
But my name ended up NOT being Esther and being something fairly normal and much more pleasing to the ear, so I'm happy anyway.

Personal experiences with the name Hadassah: | Edit

One of my friends knows a 2 year old Hadassah.She is part Native American and part Caucasian.I nearly forgot the name was Hebrew until I remembered it from the story of Esther.This name fits different cultures and times like a glove.

Nicknames for Hadassah: | Edit

Hadass, Hada, Haddie, Dahssie, Dahssa

Meanings and history of the name Hadassah: | Edit

From Hebrew, meaning "myrtle tree". The Persian form is Esther, meaning "star".

Famous real-life people named Hadassah: | Edit

Hadassah, savior of her people in the Old Testament's Book of Esther
Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Connecticut (U.S.A.) Senator Joe Lieberman

Hadassah in song, story & screen: | Edit

Hadass, character in the movie "Yentl", played by Amy Irving.
Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America is the name of the largest American Jewish volunteer women's organization.
Francine Rivers' Mark of the Lion series: main character is named Hadassah.

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