I know some people who were named after various tefillot:

  • Asher Yatzar
  • Annie Zemiros
  • Roz Sodecha
  • Billy Reishis
  • Billy Tachlis
  • Moe Dim
  • Al Coulomb (He's an electrician)

Does the Talmud or any other Rabbinical writings mention anyone else who has named their children after tefillot?

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  • Billy Nader? 15 Feb 19, 2015 at 22:12
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    @danf. I REALLY do know someone named "Yeshiva" (I'm serious). The non-Jewish family had no idea what the word ment. They j"ust liked the sound of it". Given that, I suppose it is very possible that someone would name a child after a prayer. Something strikes me odd about my last sentence.
    – JJLL
    Feb 20, 2015 at 0:01
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    – mevaqesh
    Mar 4, 2016 at 21:57
  • Eli Tzion (...)
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Mar 18, 2019 at 20:28

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Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi

  • Does he have a cousin named Arur Haman ? Mar 18, 2019 at 19:58

My father, Oliver Shalom ................................

  • That's not really a tefillah...
    – Scimonster
    Feb 20, 2015 at 6:29

Not sure about people, but several of God's many names and monikers come from the names of prayers. He is called...

  • Ribono shel olam after a prayer said during birkas kohanim on yom tov;
  • Kah Keli after a poem said before musaf on the three r'galim;
  • Kel erech apayim after a short supplication said before the Torah reading on weekdays;
  • Adon olam after a poem recited each morning;
  • Hashem Hashem after a prayer recited before tachanun; and
  • Harachaman after various short prayers recited after birkas hamazon.

Shimon A. Esrei

Simona Esrei (Shimon's wife).

Pesach Sedder


I actually once heard about someone who named their kid Hashem.

  • David Mizmor
  • Al Tzion
  • Baruch Atta (he's Sephardi)
  • Benzi Aron
  • Asher Riyoshvei
  • Billy Nader (Ralph's brother)
  • Uwe Lezion
  • Midas Deen
  • Shulem Ruv
  • Raz de Sabá
  • Al Hasdikem
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    I'm not sure if Billy Nader or Al Tzion are names of Tefillot. I understand that Hashem is a somewhat common Arabic name. King Jordan was / is from the "Hashemite" dynasty, no? I wouldn't be surprised if there's an etymological relationship.
    – DanF
    Feb 19, 2015 at 22:31
  • @DanF, misread the question as names from tefillot :) Feb 19, 2015 at 22:32
  • I see you had a bissel too much to drink too early. Reserve the schnapps for 2 weeks.
    – DanF
    Feb 19, 2015 at 22:34
  • @DanF, nothing to drink, except for simchat Adar Feb 19, 2015 at 22:35
  • i actually know a boy named Rav Ashi Feb 24, 2015 at 13:01

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