Natalie Portman's Baby Name Revealed… And It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect

Natalie Portman and her fiancé, “Black Swan” choreographer Benjamin Millepied, just had a baby boy, and People Magazine gives the name an A+:

Their son’s name is Aleph, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

So what’s in a name? Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, much like alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Aleph is the number 1 in Hebrew and can also be spelled “alef.”

Its esoteric meaning in Judaic Kabbalah, as denoted in the theological treaty Sefer-ha-Bahir, relates to the origin of the universe, the “primordial one that contains all numbers.”


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