Hadassah is a Hebrew female name meaning “myrtle”. It was the Hebrew name of Queen Esther, the wife of Ahasuerus, the king of Persia. When the king’s chief advisor, Haman, plots to have all the Jews in the kingdom assassinated, Esther is the one who helps foil his plan.
- Hadasa (Hebrew)
- Hadas (Hebrew)
- Hode (Yiddish)
- Hodel (Yiddish diminutive of Hode)