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Jewish Personal Names: Their Origins, Derivation and Diminutive Forms
by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr z"l; edited by Chaim Freedman

This book shows the roots of more than 1,200 Jewish personal names. It shows all Yiddish/Hebrew variants of a root name with English transliteration. Hebrew variants show the exact spelling including vowels. Footnotes explain how these variants were derived. An index of all variants allows you to easily locate the name in the body of book. Also presented are family names originating from personal names.
6" x 9" 128 pp. softcover $15.00
 



Sample page from book 

List of Names in Book
Masculine

Abba, Abbale, Abbele, Abish, Abrasha, Abrashe, Abrashka, Abrashke, Abush, Aharon, Aizik, Aizikel, Aizikman, Aizlin, Aizman, Aleksander, Aleksender, Aliksender, Alter, Altir, Altmann, Anschel, Anschil, Anselm, Anshel, Anshil, Anzel, Anzil, Arel, Arel, Arele, Ari', Arik Artze, Arke, Arke, Aron, Artzi, Arush, Arushka, Arushke, Aryeh, Asher, Asher'l, Asherel, Avraham, Avram, Avrel, Avremel, Avremele, Avremka, Avremke, Avril, Avrom, Barukh, Beinis, Beinish, Beinush, Beirakh, Beirekh, Beirikh, Benchel, Benchil, Bendet, Bendet'l, Bendit, Bentche, Bentze, Bentzel, Bentzil, Bentzion, Benyamin, Benyomin, Ber, Bere, Berek, Berekhiah, Berel, Berele, Berelein, Berelin, Berik, Berish, Berke, Berko, Berlein, Berlin, Berman, Berush, Betzalel, Binem, Binim, Binis, Birakh, Birekh, Bonem, Bonim, Borukh, Bunem, Bunim, Cule, Culi, Dan, Dan'l, Dani, Daniel, David, Denel, Devel, Devvil, Didya, Didye, Dov, Dover, Dovid, Dovid'l, Dovidka, Dovidke, Duber, Efraiyim, Efroika, Efroike, Efroimel, Efroimka, Efroimke, Efrom, Einikh, Eiver, Eiverman, Eivril, Eivril, Elkhanan, Elazar, Eli, Eliezer, Elik, Elimelekh, Elinka, Elinke, Eliyahu, Eliyohu, Elkhonon, Elozer, Elozor, Elya, Elyakim, Elyakum, Elye, Elyokim, Elyokum, Emanuel, Enikh, Enzel, Enzil, Enzlin, Esriel, Evril, Ezriel, Feish, Feishel, Feishil, Feitel, Feivel, Feivil, Feivish, Feivul, Fish, Fishel, Fishil, Fol, Folk, Folka, Folke, Folle, Follik, Froim, Froimel, Froimka, Froimke, Gershel, Getz, Getzel, Godel, Godil, Godul, Goetz, Gotsch, Gotsh'l, Gotthelf, Gottlieb, Gottschalk, Gulka, Gulke, Gulko, Heiman, Heinikh, Heishe, Heishek, Heishel, Heishik, Hendil, Hendl, Henel, Henikh, Henli, Henzel, Henzil, Hersch, Herschel, Herschil, Hertz, Hertzel, Hertzke, Hertzl, Heshe, Heshel, Heshke, Hess,  Hessel, Hessil, Heyman, Hezkel, Hirsch, Hirschel, Hirtz, Hiz, Khacze, Khai, Khaikel, Khaiman, Khanan, Khanan, Khanokh, Khaskel, Khatzkel,Khayyim, Khayyiman, Khayyimel, Khayyimka, Khayyimke, Kheikel, Kheskel, Khiel, Khizkiyahu, Khizkiyohu, Khona, Khona, Khone, Khone, Khoni, Khoni, Khonon, Khonon, Icze, Iddel, Ikh'l Mikh'l, Ikhal Mikhal, Ikhel, Ikhil, Isokhar, Isokhor, Isser, Isserel, Isserlein, Isserlin, Isserlis, Itzel, Itzik, Kalman, Kalmenka, Kalmenke, Kalonymus, Kashman, Kerpel, Kooni, Koppel, Koppil, Koppul, Koshman, Kosman, Kovel, Kovi, Kozel, Kozman, Kuba, Kube, Kule, Kuli, Kuna, Kune, Kuni, Kunya, Kunye, Kuvel, Lam, Lamlin, Leib, Leibel, Leibele, Leibish, Leibush, Leima, Leiman, Leizer, Leizerel, Leizerke, Leizir, Leme, Lemekhel, Lemekhil, Lemel, Lemke, Lemken, Lemki, Lemkin, Lemla, Lemle, Lemlein, Lemlin, Lemoel, Lemuel, Lev, Levke, Liber, Liber'l, Liberman, Lieber, Lieberman, Liebman, Lima, Liman, Lipka, Lipke, Lipman, Lippa, Lippe, Lippman, Lippmann, Lozer, Lozir, Lozor, Maharam, Mairem, Manish, Mann, Mannele, Mannes, Mannis, Mannkhen, Manuel, Manya, Maram, Marem, Marim, Marum, Meilekh, Meilikh, Meir, Meiram, Meirel, Meiril, Meirke, Meisha, Meishe, Meishel, Meishil, Melekh, Melikh, Menakhem, Menashe, Mendel, Mendil, Mendl, Meni, Menka, Menke, Menkhin, Menni, Meshel, Meshil, Meshulam, Mikhael, Mikhal, Mikhlin, Mikhoel, Moddel, Moishe, Monash, Monel, Moni, Monish, Monnis, Monoil, Monya, Monye, Mordekhai, Mordel, Mordush, Morkel, Morkil, Morkl, Moshe, Moshka, Moshke, Motka, Motke, Motta, Motte, Mottel, Mulik, Mulka, Mulke, Munczia, Naftali, Naftoli, Naftoli Hertz, Nasanel, Natan, Natanel, Natty, Nossel, Nosson, Nosson Notta, Nosson Notte, Notinka, Notinke, Notka, Notke, Notta, Notte, Nottel, Nottele, Orcze, Ore, Orel, Oren, Orke, Orlik, Orush, Osher, Osher'l, Osherel, Pinhas, Pinhas'l, Pinna, Pinne, Pinnel, Pinya, Pinye, Rafael, Sander, Sandor, Sandush, Sanel, Sanne, Sekel, Sender, Sender'l, Sendush, Sha'oil, Sha'ul, Shabsel, Shabsi, Shabsil, Shabtai, Shabtel, Shabtil, Shaika, Shaike, Shaiya, Shakhna, Shakhne, Shalom, Shalom, Shalom Shakhna, Shaptaiyah, Shebtel, Shebtil, Sheima, Sheime, Shekhna, Shekhne, Shepsel, Shepsil, Shept'l, Sheptel, Sheptel, Sheptil, Sheptil, Shil'm, Shimon, Shimonel, Shimonka, Shimonke, Shlemiel, Shloimah, Shlomel, Shlomiel, Shlomka, Shlomke, Shlomoh, Shlomoh Zalman, Shlumiel, Shmaryah, Shmaryahu, Shmelka, Shmelke, Shmer'l, Shmerel, Shmeril, Shmerlein, Shmerlin, Shmuel, Shmulik, Shmulka, Shmulke, Shnaiya, Shnaiye, Shnei'or, Shnei'or Zalman, Shnei'ur Zalman, Shner, Shoi'el, Shoi'l, Sholikeh, Sholom, Sholom, Sholom Shakhna, Shraga Feivush, Shulam, Shulman, Shulom, Sinai, Sinaiya, Sinaiye, Srol, Sroli, Srolik, Srolka, Srolke, Srul, Sruli, Srulik, Srulka, Srulke, Tev, Teve, Tevel, Tevel, Tevele, Tevele, Tevil, Tevil, Tevya, Tevye, Theodoros, Todras, Todres, Todris, Todros, Tolli, Tuvyah, Tzale, Tzalel, Tzalka, Tzalke, Tzvi, Ulli, Ure, Urele, Uri, Veibish, Veibush, Veish'l, Velka, Velke, Velvel, Velvele, Vidal, Vish'l, Vital, Volf, Volvel, Vulf, Wolf, Wulf, Yakov, Yankel, Yankele, Yedidiah, Yedidyah, Yehezkiel, Yehoishua, Yehoshua, Yehoshua Folk, Yehuda, Yehudah , Yehudah Leib, Yehudah Yudel, Yekhiel, Yekel, Yekil, Yekusiel, Yekutiel, Yeshaiya, Yeshaiyahu, Yeshaiyohu, Yessel, Yessil, Yiddel, Yisakhar, Yisokhar, Yisokhor, Yisokhor Ber, Yisrael, Yisroel, Yisrol, Yitzhak, Yitzhok, Yokhanan, Yokhanon, Yokel, Yoki, Yokil, Yokim, Yokum, Yokhonon, Yosef, Yosef Yoske, Yoshka, Yoshke, Yoska, Yoske, Yossel, Yozpa, Yozpe, Yuda, Yude, Yudel, Yutka, Yutke, Yuzpa, Yuzpe, Zale, Zalel, Zalka, Zalke, Zalman, Zalmanka, Zalmanke, Zalmina, Zaman'l, Zanvil, Zavel, Zavil, Zeev, Zeev Wolf, Zeida, Zeide, Zeidel, Zeidil, Zeidl, Zekel, Zelig, Zeligman, Zelikman, Zelle, Zelman, Zelmen, Zelmina, Zimmel, Zimmil, Zimmul, Zissa, Zisse, Zissel, Zundel, Zundil, Zundul, Zusha, Zushe, Zushel, Zushia, Zushie, Zussa, Zusse, Zussia, Zussie, Zussman

Feminine

Adel, Adela, Adinah, Alta, Alte, Amalya, Amalye, Amelia, Asna, Asnas, Asnat, Asne, Asnes, Avigaiyil, Avigal, Avigali, Barka, Basel, Basha, Bashala, Bashale, Basharel, Bashe, Basya, Basye, Batka, Batke, Batyah, Beila, Beilah, Beile, Beilka, Beilke, Besel, Beserel, Bilah, Bileh, Bilhah, Billa, Bille, Bina, Bineh, Blima, Blime, Blimel, Bluma, Blumeh, Blumel, Blumka, Blumke, Boba, Bobala, Bobale, Bobe, Bobela, Bobele, Bobinczka, Bobinczke, Bodana, Bodane, Bodhana, Bodhane, Bodna, Bodne, Bodnia, Bodnie, Breina, Breindel, Breindil, Breine, Broina, Broindel, Broindil, Broine, Bruna, Brundel, Brundil, Brune, Bubuna, Buna, Bunah, Bunalah, Bunale, Bunczeka, Bunczeke, Bundel, Buneh, Bunina, Buninne, Bunya, Bunye, Czarna, Czarne, Czarni, Devorah, Doba, Dobah, Dobe, Dobka, Dobke, Dobra, Dobreh, Dobril, Dobrish, Dobrush, Dobrusha, Dreiza, Dreize, Dreizel, Dreizil, Drezel, Drezil, Drozha, Drozhe, Drozna, Drozne, Dveira, Dveire, Dvoira, Dvoirale, Dvoire, Dvoirel, Dvoirele, Dvoirka, Dvoirke, Dvosha, Dvoshe, Dvoshel, Dvoshka, Dvoshke, Ednah, Eida, Eide, Eidel, Eidela, Eidele, Eidil, Eidul, Elka, Elke, Ella, Elleh, Ellush, Emeline, Eshka, Eshke, Eska, Eska, Eske, Eske, Essa, Esse, Ester, Esterel, Esteril, Estrina, Etka, Etke, Etta, Ette, Ettel, Ettil, Feiga, Feige, Feigel, Feigele, Feigil, Feiglin, Foigel, Foiglin, Frada, Frade, Fradel, Fradil, Fradka, Fradke, Freida, Freide, Freidel, Freidil, Freidka, Freidke, Frieda, Friede, Friedel, Friedil, Friedka, Friedke, Froma, Fromme, Frommel, Frommet, Frommetel, Fruma, Frumka, Frumke, Frumme, Frummel, Frummet, Frummetel, Galleh, Galyah, Gedalyah, Gellah, Gelleh, Genana, Genaneh, Genena, Genendel, Genendil, Genenneh, Gentelle, Gentila, Gentille, Ginesha, Gineshe, Gisha, Gishe, Gissa, Gisse, Gissel, Gissela, Gissele, Gitta, Gitte, Gittel, Gittil, Gizza, Gizze, Glick, Glikel, Gliklen, Gluck, Glueck, Glukel, Glukil, Golda, Goldeh, Goldeleh, Goldinchke, Grina, Grineh, Gruna, Grune, Grunia, Grunie, Gutta, Gutte, Guttel, Guttil, Hadas, Hadassah, Hades, Hallah, Halleh, Hana, Hasha, Hasheh, Haska, Haskeh, Hassia, Hassieh, Hellah, Hendel, Hendil, Henna, Henne, Henya, Henye, Hinda, Hinde, Hindel, Hindil, Hoda, Hodas, Hoddeh, Hodel, Hodes, Hodiah, Hodil, Khaiyah Henne, Khaiyala, Khaiyalle, Khaiyenna, Khaiyenneh, Khaiyetta, Khaiyetteh, Khaiyyah, Khaiyyah Esther, Khanala, Khanalle, Khancze, Khanela, Khanelle, Khaniczka, Khaniczke, Khanna, Khannah, Khanne, Khavah, Khaval, Khavala, Khavaleh, Khaveh, Khavel, Khavela, Khaveleh. Khavka, Khavke, Kheika, Kheikalle, Kheike, Kheikelle, Helleh, Hendel, Idit, Igla, Igle, Ilka, Ilke, Illa, Illush, Iska, Iske, Itka, Itka, Itke, Itke, Itta, Itta, Itte, Itte, Jonah, Kassia, Kassie, Katzia, Katzie, Keika, Keike, Keikela, Keikelle, Keila, Keile, Ketziah, Khassia, Khassie, Kuna, Kune, Kunya, Kunye, Lei'l, Leiah, Leiale, Leicza, Leicze, Leika, Leike, Leitza, Leitze, Leiyinka, Leiyinke, Liba, Libbe, Libbel, Liberel, Liberil, Lieba, Liebe, Liebel, Lifsha, Lifshe, Livsha, Livshe, Luba, Makhla, Makhle, Makhlah, Makhle, Malkah, Malkala, Malkale, Malkela, Malkele, Malya, Malye, Margola, Margolah, Margoleh, Margolis, Margolit, Margoliyah, Mariyam, Mariyasha, Mariyashe, Mariyashel, Mariyashil, Mariyashka, Mariyashke, Masha, Mashah, Mashe, Masheh, Mata, Matel, Matela, Mateleh, Matil, Matilda, Matrona, Matte, Mazal, Meidlin, Meita, Meite, Menia, Menie, Menukhah, Merel, Merele, Merka, Merke, Merkel, Meshka, Meshke, Mina, Mindel, Mindil, Mindul, Minka, Minke, Minneh, Mira, Mireh, Mirel, Mirela, Mirele, Miriam, Miriam Rachelle, Mirka, Mirke, Muna, Mune, Munia, Munie, Mushka, Mushke, Muska, Muskat, Muskatel, Muske, Nahalah, Nakha, Nakhe, Nakhla, Nakhle, Nakhli, Nekhamah, Nehamel, Nehamka, Nehamke, Nehomah, Nekha, Nekhe, Nekhel, Nina, Ninneh, Ogla, Ogle, Oglin, Ogush, Ogushe, Osnas, Pai'ah, Pai'eh, Paika, Paike, Pasha, Pashe, Pei'ah, Pei'al, Pei'ale, Pei'eh, Pei'el, Pei'ele, Peninah, Perel, Perele, Perril, Pesa, Pese, Pesha, Peshe, Peshya, Peshye, Pesya, Pesye, Puah, Rakhel, Rasha, Rashe, Rashel, Rashi, Rashil, Rashka, Rashke, Rasi, Rasia, Rasie, Raska, Raske, Reddel, Reikhil, Reitza, Reitze, Reitzel, Reiyelina, Reiza, Reizeh, Reizel, Reizil, Rekel, Rekha, Rekhe, Rela, Releh, Relin, Rikel, Rikla, Rikle, Risha, Rishe, Ritl, Ritla, Ritleh, Rittel, Riva, Rivah, Riveh, Rivel, Rivkah, Rivke, Rivkela, Rivkele, Rivlin, Rizil, Roda, Rodde, Rodel, Rodka, Rodke, Rokhel, Roiza, Roizeh, Rokha, Rokhale, Rokhe, Rokhele, Rokhlin, Rossa, Rosseh, Roza, Rozeh, Rus, Rushka, Rushke, Rut, Ruth, Rutl, Rutul, Sabatka, Sabatke, Sabatki, Sabta, Salida, Sarah, Serrel, Serril, Sheina, Sheindel, Sheindele, Sheindil, Sheine, Shosha, Shoshanah, Shoshe, Shoshel, Shoshka, Shoshke, Shprintza, Shprintzak, Shprintze, Shprintzel, Shprintzik, Shula, Shulamis, Shulamit, Shuleh, Shulka, Shulke, Shushanah, Sima, Simhah, Simka, Simkeh, Simmeh, Sirka, Sirke, Sirki, Sirrel, Sirril, Sitta, Sitte, Sittel, Sittil, Sob'l, Soba, Sobel, Sol, Sorah, Sorka, Sorke, Sorkel, Sorkil, Sorrel, Sorril, Sterel, Sterlein, Sterlin, Sterna, Sterne, Sul, Sultana, Tamar, Tamarah, Tamarka, Tamarke, Te'bil, Tehillah, Teib'l, Teib'l, Teiba, Teiba, Teibe, Teibe, Teibel, Teibel, Teibil, Temel, Temer, Temerel, Temeril, Temka, Temke, Temma, Temmeh, Tikvah, Tilka, Tilkeh, Tilla, Tilleh, Tirtzah, Tirtze, Tirtzel, Toiba, Toiba, Toibe, Toibe, Tovah, Tovel, Treina, Treindel, Treine, Trina, Trinne, Tzarina, Tzarine, Tzarna, Tzarne, Tzeitlin, Tzeitta, Tzeitte, Tzeittel, Tzeittil, Tzipka, Tzipke, Tzippa, Tzippe, Tzipporah, Tzira, Tzireh, Tzirel, Tzirele, Tziril, Tzirka, Tzirke, Tzitta, Tzitte, Tzittel, Tzittil, Tziviah, Tzviah, Veira, Veire, Vera, Yaffah, Yaffeh, Yakhe, Yakhna, Yakhne, Yehudis, Yehudit, Yeina, Yeine, Yeino, Yenta, Yente, Yentel, Yenteleh, Yentileh, Yentlin, Yiskah, Yiskoh, Yitta, Yitte, Yittel, Yokhanah, Yoina, Yoine, Yoino, Yokha, Yokhe, Yokheved, Yonah, Yudit, Yudit'l, Yutta, Yutte, Yuttel, Yuttele, Zelda, Zelde, Zissa, Zisse, Zissel, Zissil, Zlota, Zlotte



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