Meaning: “plane tree”
In Israel the name is usually used in reference to a passage in the Book of Isaiah. Passage 41:19: “I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will place in the desert the cypress, the plane tree and the larch together.”
It is also the name of a Moshav, or Jewish settlement in Israel. The Moshav took its name from the above passage.