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smallthunder
09-26-2005, 02:13 PM
Hi --

I am trying to come up with a Yiddish -- NOT Hebrew -- name for a girl.

I've found the names "Hanella" and "Hananel" online, and while I like both of them, I am not 100 percent sure that they're feminine names. Nor do I have any idea what they mean.

Does anybody out there know anything about these two names? Or have any alternatives to suggest?

Thanks!

VeggieChick
09-26-2005, 03:34 PM
Some Yiddish names here.

http://www.babynamenetwork.com/origin.cfm?origin=Yiddish

Sunrise2Fantasy
09-29-2005, 06:34 AM
go to www.babynames.com (http://www.babynames.com) and I am pretty sure they will have some Yiddish names, otherwise go to google and type it in exactly how you want it to search, and some site should come up.
Hope it helps, good luck!

Sassenach
09-29-2005, 09:29 AM
Hi --

I am trying to come up with a Yiddish -- NOT Hebrew -- name for a girl.

I've found the names "Hanella" and "Hananel" online, and while I like both of them, I am not 100 percent sure that they're feminine names. Nor do I have any idea what they mean.

Does anybody out there know anything about these two names? Or have any alternatives to suggest?

Thanks!

Those are diminutives for Hannah.

How about: Rivka, Malka, Rochel, Fayge

reph
09-29-2005, 10:08 AM
Isn't Rivka Hebrew?

smallthunder
09-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Those are diminutives for Hannah.


How about: Rivka, Malka, Rochel, Fayge

Thanks for your input. There appears to be many Yiddish variations of Hannah -- right now, "Heneh" and "Hendel" are the top contenders.

As for "Fayge" -- bird -- I wouldn't dare! You know what it's slang for, no? Usually as "Faygela" (sp?) ...

HZW
10-07-2005, 04:13 AM
How about Henna or Hensha (Henshie)? Hudel (pronounced Huddle like in football)?

smallthunder
10-11-2005, 04:42 AM
How about Henna or Hensha (Henshie)? Hudel (pronounced Huddle like in football)?

I like Henna -- although I prefer the "Heneh" spelling (since it reads the same, frontwards and backwards).

Hudel? I have never heard of that one. Do you know what it means? Is it another derivitive of Hannah? It has a nice ring to it ...