Iyar is a gender-neutral Hebrew name with Babylonian origins, bearing the vibrant meaning of “light.” Iyar is the second month of the Jewish calendar, counting from Nisan, falling in April and May in the Gregorian calendar. Iyar is considered a time of healing, and its zodiac animal is the bull—a lively and auspicious creature symbolizing one’s animal soul in Jewish mysticism. Midrash explains that God radiantly showered manna, a source of nutrition, over the Jewish people a month after they left Egypt, inspiring the name Iyar for its bright meaning. With a wealth of faithful sentiment to explore with this timeless appellation, Iyar may inspire soulful conversation for your little one as they journey through the seasons.
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