Name: Hadassah

Origin and Meaning of the Name Hadassah

  • Meaning:
    Myrtle tree
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  • Pronunciation:
    (hah DAH sah)
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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    Hadassah is from the Hebrew meaning "myrtle tree". It is a symbol of victory and a symbolic name for girls born on Sukkot because a branch of the myrtle bush, which has a lovely fragrance, is one of the Four Species.
    Hadassah was the Hebrew name of Esther, the Jewish queen of King Ahasuerus of Persia, who save her people from the wicked plans of Haman. Thus Hadassah is also a symbolic name for girls born on Purim because Queen Esther is the central character in the Scroll of Esther which is read on Purim.

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