Infographic of Hadassah name meaning, which is “The myrtle,” from the Hebrew word designating the plant. The myrtle is held by some as the symbol of a bloodless victory.
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Hadassah Name Popularity

How popular is the name Hadassah? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 1,556 5 0.0005%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 1,491 5 0.0005%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 1,936 5 0.0003%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 2,060 5 0.0003%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 2,252 5 0.0003%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 2,251 7 0.0004%
1971 0 0%
1972 2,676 5 0.0004%
1973 2,244 7 0.0005%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 2,355 7 0.0005%
1977 0 0%
1978 2,241 10 0.0007%
1979 2,756 5 0.0004%
1980 3,061 5 0.0003%
1981 0 0%
1982 0 0%
1983 2,591 7 0.0005%
1984 2,822 6 0.0004%
1985 1,937 20 0.0013%
1986 2,615 9 0.0006%
1987 2,428 12 0.0008%
1988 2,911 7 0.0004%
1989 2,466 14 0.0009%
1990 3,282 6 0.0004%
1991 2,086 25 0.0015%
1992 2,250 21 0.0013%
1993 2,541 14 0.0009%
1994 0 0%
1995 2,239 20 0.0013%
1996 2,342 18 0.0012%
1997 1,943 31 0.0021%
1998 1,989 30 0.002%
1999 2,347 20 0.0013%
2000 1,799 45 0.0029%
2001 1,679 54 0.0036%
2002 1,886 40 0.0027%
2003 1,841 46 0.003%
2004 1,640 61 0.004%
2005 1,457 83 0.0054%
2006 1,449 90 0.0057%
2007 987 215 0.0136%
2008 960 222 0.0144%
2009 895 245 0.0164%
2010 809 281 0.0195%
2011 804 274 0.0192%
2012 826 262 0.0184%
2013 733 314 0.0221%
2014 678 357 0.0245%
2015 677 358 0.0246%
2016 639 396 0.0275%
2017 705 327 0.0234%
2018 684 345 0.0251%
2019 656 368 0.0272%
2020 687 358 0.0281%
2021 756 309 0.0253%

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hatsee

Home ruler

German

Hatsey

Home ruler

German

Hatsie

Home ruler

German

Hatsy

Home ruler

German


What names are similar to Hadassah?

Find a name that’s like Hadassah, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Asta

Star-like; love

Scandinavian

Hadara

Beauty, splendor, glory

Hebrew

Hadarah

Beauty, splendor, glory

Hebrew

Hafsah

Arabic


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Siblings of Hadassah

Mamas with kids named Hadassah also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Graham

Gravelled homestead

English

Lincoln

Lake colony

English

Finnley

Fair-haired courageous one

Irish

Eliana

My God has answered

Hebrew

Simon

He has heard

Hebrew

Ingrid

Ing's beauty

Scandinavian

Ellyana
Caleb

Whole heart

Hebrew

Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

17 Comments

  1. Hadassah is our little miracle baby. I already had two healthy girls, Belle (8) and Heidi (5), and then when we decided to try for our 3rd child I unfortunately suffered 3 consecutive miscarriages and infertility over the course of 3 years. But I knew God had promised me another baby. After much prayer, and a powerful dream we decided to try for our 3rd baby for the 4th time. This time I conceived easily and decided to treat this pregnancy like I wasn’t high risk. I avoided all early ultrasounds, and synthetic hormones and even the Obgyn till I was 12 weeks. I did a heavy metal detox spray the whole first trimester and continued to just trust the Lord for this child, despite times of feeling anxious from my past 3 experiences. I knew I wanted her to have a unique name and I prayed about what I should name her and the name Hadassah came to me. I knew Hadassah was Esther’s Hebrew name and so my husband and I agreed on it not realizing our baby girls original due date was on one of the days of the festival of Purim in the book of Esther. She was originally due March 9, but she arrived March 2 via C-section.

  2. It was a name we had on our “list” we both like. Then she came 10days early and was born the day before purim the Jews holiday of queen Eshter/Hadassah so we thought it fit perfectly! Nicknames for Hadassah are kinda hard to choose.

    • We like the nickname Dassah for the name Hadassah.

  3. I am a blessed mama of a 5 year old boy, Azariah. I was open to having as many children as God gave us. After two miscarriages, God was impressing on my heart to wait on his timing. My husband was asked to preach a sermon at our church, and in his sermon, he referenced Hadassah, which is Esther’s Hebrew name. He said, ” If my wife and I ever have a daughter, I would love to name her Hadassah”. Two years later, we had our precious Hadassah at home with our son present.

  4. gorgeous name.

  5. When I named her Hadassah, my wife wasn’t going along with the name but when I told her that it’s actually Esther’s Hebrew name she grew to love the name. When she was born on 16th of May 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown we named her Hadassah and the who neighborhood call her Hada and she loves the sound of Hada.
    Although it sounds like Ada which means first daughter in Igbo language (a tribe in Nigeria) but we took time to correct people that she is actually Efik and that Hada is the short form of Hadassah.
    And I end up correcting people Everytime I mention her name.

  6. I loved that it is Esther’s Jewish name in the Bible and it means Myrtle Tree. Isaiah 55:12-13 talks about the Myrtle being a sign of blessing from the Lord.
    “You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands! Where once there were thorns, cypress trees will grow. Where nettles grew, myrtles will sprout up. These events will bring great honor to the Lord’s name; they will be an everlasting sign of his power and love.””

  7. 1st it was Esther’s ( in the Bible) Jewish name.
    2nd from a book series called mark of the Loin, the main character struggles with her faith ing God and thinks she has a very weak faith but ends up having an amazingly strong faith

  8. Esther from the Bible was my role model growing up. But as an adult I fell more in love with her Jewish name, Hadassah and thought it was so unique and special. I also really loved the nickname Hadie and thought they would go well together. When I was pregnant with Hadassah I looked up the meanings of the name and one was “compassion” and that confirmed my choice. The one thing I don’t like is when I tell people her name is Hadassah I have to repeat myself multiple times or they give me a weird look lol. I thought that I would end up calling her by her nickname more than her actually name but I really do call her Hadassah a lot and she recognizes her real name. Overall she is our special her and I love her biblical, unique name

  9. There are a couple of reasons why I fell in love with this name! 1) The story of Queen Esther in the Old Testament is one of my favorites and Hadassah was her Jewish name 2) I read a book by Francine rivers and the main character was named Hadassah and 3) My older 2 girls have unique names that start with the letters ‘J’ and ‘I’ so going backwards in the alphabet just made sense?

    • Oh my! To think that the 2nd reason you gave for loving the name is exactly the same reason I love the name, Hadassah ?. Francine’s ‘Redeeming love’ novel…

  10. Hadassah is the Hebrew name for Esther in the Bible. The story of Esther is one of my favorite Bible stories. I love the uniqueness of the name. It translates as Beautiful. She was born on March 20th this year which is when the Jewish holiday Purim took place. They celebrate the story of Esther and the freedom of the Jewish people. We didn’t know the gender so it was a surprise and confirmation that we picked the perfect name!

  11. Hadassah is the Ester’s Hebrew name. The definition most shown is “myrtle tree”, but a little further digging and “the aroma of righteousness” is the definition we use when asked, based on the feedback from our pastor who is a renowned bible scholar, author, and archaeologist. His comments below.

    “Hadassah comes from the Hebrew word hadas (???), which is a wonderful aromatic myrtle tree Some rabbis note the daughter of Mordecai was named that because of the aroma of righteousness she brought to the room. They get the sermonic idea from Zechariah 1:8, where some righteous ones stand among the myrtle trees. The name is symbolic of the effect of a righteous woman on the room around her, like the teaching in 1 Corinthians 7:14, where a saved spouse brings blessing even to an unsaved one.”

    Dr. Randall D. Smith

  12. I picked Hadassah Pearl because it means compassion, and I believe we don’t have enough so it’s a rare Pearl, also my mother’s name means Pearl, the whole pregnancy the lord kept say she was for such a time as this, and little did I know that Hadassah is Esthers Hebrew Name, and she went 16days over due to be born in March as that’s when Esthers Purim is!! I love the flow of her name, the only thing is nick names or shorter versions aren’t that easy, and some find it hard to pronounce,

  13. My husband adored this name! I was hesitant but it grew on me. We & everyone else call her mostly by her nickname, Ada (Aiy-duh). Her name suits her perfectly!

    • When I named her Hadassah, my wife wasn’t going along with the name but when I told her that it’s actually Esther’s Hebrew name she grew to love the name. When she was born on 16th of May 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown we named her Hadassah and the who neighborhood call her Hada and she loves the sound of Hada.
      Although it sounds like Ada which means first daughter in Igbo language (a tribe in Nigeria) but we took time to correct people that she is actually Efik and that Hada is the short form of Hadassah.
      And I end up correcting people Everytime I mention her name.

  14. Means Myrtle tree!
    In the Bible the myrtle tree is always associated with good/blessing.
    We spell it Haddassa and call her Hadda.


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