Many Hebrew names have slight variations, and other less common names do not appear on this list at all. Adina Adina means "gentle." Ahuva Ahuva means "beloved." The word appears in the Bible, in Deuteronomy and Nechemia .
Aliza Aliza means "joy." In kabbalah, Aliza signifies the joyful ability to rise above nature.
Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism follow the Halakha, deeming a person to be Jewish if their mother is Jewish, or they underwent a proper conversion.
Reform Judaism and Reconstructionist Judaism accept both matrilineal and patrilineal descent.
The definition of who is a Jew varies according to whether it is being considered by Jews on the basis of religious law and tradition or self-identification, or by non-Jews for other reasons, sometimes for prejudicial purposes.