The Black Swan actress, who was born in Israel to the name Natalie Hershlag, chose a symbolic name for her firstborn child. Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, similar to alpha being the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Aleph is the number 1 in Hebrew and is also spelled “alef.”
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 30-year-old actress met choreographer Millepied on the set of Black Swan.