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It seems like it is only used as a nickname for Avraham or Rakhamim, but can the name Rami be given to a Jewish male?

I've seen the name given to rabbis in the gemarah (Rami Bar Hama and Rami Bar Pappa). However, it's hard to find someone these days with that name.

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What is a "legitimate Jewish name"? –  Isaac Moses Sep 10 '13 at 17:07
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Related also: judaism.stackexchange.com/q/57623 –  msh210 2 days ago

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Rabbi Baruch Efrati says that it is a fine Jewish name.

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what do we know about rabbi efrati? Is his opinion generally accepted by mainstream orthodox jewery? –  Ani Yodea Mar 27 at 17:32
    
@AniYodea: Rabbi Baruch Efrati studied in Merkaz HaRav yeshiva in Jerusalem and is a Rabbi in Efrat as well as a prolific and much-read writer on Torah issues. He heads the "Derech Emunah" (Way of Torah) movement of Israeli Orthodox rabbis. –  Gershon Gold Mar 29 at 13:19

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