What Does the Name Hadassah Mean? - Lifecycle Events - Chabad
The name Hadassah (Heb. הדסה) was one of the names of Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, and is now given to Jewish girls.. The name is of biblical origin, first cited in the Scroll of Esther (), “And [Mordechai] had raised Hadassah, she is Esther . . .”. The name Hadassah is derived from the Hebrew word hadas (Heb. הדס), a myrtle tree from the Myrtaceae family.
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