Yafet

יפת

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Yafet is a Hebrew name meaning “fair,” “beautiful,” or “handsome.” It is often used for boys but can also be used for girls. In the Torah, Yafet is one of the three sons of Noah, and the name is believed to be derived from the Hebrew word “yafeh” which means “beauty.” Yafet is a popular name in Jewish culture, and it is often assigned to babies who are born with striking features or good looks. This name has evolved over time, and it is now spelled and pronounced differently in various regions. An interesting anecdote related to this name is that when Moses was born, his mother saw that he was good-looking and named him Tov, which means “good.” However, when Pharaoh’s daughter found him and decided to adopt him, she named him Moses, which means “drawn out of the water.”

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