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Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 11:12 am       Post subject: Help! Hebrew name translation!
I want to name a daughter for someone named "Shaina" but we want to use a Hebrew name. I have heard of people using the name Nava but as far as I can tell this name means "fitting" or "lovely" but not necessarily "beautiful."

Do any Israeli mothers the literal meaning of Nava? Is it used as beautiful (we don't like the name Yaffa)?
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Ruchel








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 12:50 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
What about Shifra?
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Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:21 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Anyone know about Nava??
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Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:27 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Naava is beautiful
there is yafit
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Ruchel








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:28 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Ditto on Yafit. My cousin is Yafit, named for a Shaindel (exact translation, as Yafit is "little Yafa" and Shaindel is "little Shaina").
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sped








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:28 pm       Post subject:
DH (Israeli) says Naava is naeh - pleasant.
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Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:29 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Naava is beautiful.
Kalla na'ahh, kalla ya'aa, kalla na'ah vachasuda. The shoresh of N.A.H = beautiful. Good to look at. Pleasing to the eye.
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amother








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 2:49 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Thanks for the answers!

So Naava and Nava are different then? Or are they a variation of the same name?
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Tamiri








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 3:05 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
Naava is probably more correct gramatically.
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Ruchel








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 3:08 pm       Post subject: Re: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
amother wrote:
Thanks for the answers!

So Naava and Nava are different then? Or are they a variation of the same name?


probably too different spellings of the same?
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amother








Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 3:46 pm       Post subject: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
how would you spell in hebrew? nun alef vav hay?
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Post Posted: Sun, Aug 16 2009, 3:48 pm       Post subject: Re: re: Help! Hebrew name translation!
amother wrote:
Thanks for the answers!

So Naava and Nava are different then? Or are they a variation of the same name?


Same name. It's spelled nun alef vav hei.
Under the alef is a chataf patach - it would've been a shva but you can't have a shva under an alef, so it becomes a chataf patach, which is pronounced like an alef but treated as a shva.
The word appears in the passuk "shechorah ani venaavah - I am black but beautiful."
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