Natalie Portman Names Baby Aleph

Natalie Portman and her fiance Benjamin Millepied welcomed a baby boy last month and have finally revealed the name of the baby to be Aleph.


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Aleph, also spelled “Alef” and pronounced “All-Eff,” is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Much like how “alpha” is the first letter in the Greek alphabet. In Judaic Kabbalah, its esoteric meaning in the theological treaty Sefer-ha-Bahir, relates to the origin of the universe, the “primordial one that contains all numbers.”

The Black Swan actress was born in Isreal, making this symbolic name fitting.

Portman, 30 , and Millepied, 34, announced they were engaged and expecting a baby in December 2010.

The couple met while filming Black Swan – Portman played the lead role and Millepied was the choreographer for the film.

A wedding date for Portman and Millepied has still not been revealed.

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