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Thread: Hebrew/Yiddish girl names
October 22nd, 2013 12:19 AM #1Member
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Hebrew/Yiddish girl names
I would love some help on Hebrew/Yiddish names for a girl. We don't know what we are having. My husband is no help with names LOL. So any help would be great.
I like Chaviva but I have a friend named Chaviva. So I don't think I can use it. I am pretty sure I still cant use it because it might be seen as naming after her. A Jewish Law NO NO.
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October 22nd, 2013 06:19 AM #7Senior Member
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I have lots of favourites but I'll try to narrow/categorize a bit.
The slashes are when I've seen more than one spelling in rotation and I don't have a favourite. If I have a strong favourite, it's the only one I'll list.
Bayla/Baila - A sweet, pretty name. Some say it is a form of Bilhah and some say it means "white." "Beautiful" gets mixed in there too becase in Europe many Baylas used Bella when outside Jewish communites.
Golda - Very vintage but clunky-cute.
Keila/Kaila/Kayla - Love this one, but Kayla tends to get picked on, on nameboards as modern/trendy. It's not. It's a Yiddish variant of Hebrew Kelila. Kayla is the simplest/most familiar and I love the nickname Kay, but Keila/Kaila avoid "kreative by association."
Zelda - It means lucky! And it's adorable.
Shoshana - Susannah is a translation of the Hebrew Shoshana. Both are nice.
Kelila - I'm just afraid she'd get called Kelly, and if spelt Kelilah, rhymed with Delilah.
Dvora - this is the Hebrew form of Deborah. I think it's cuter.
Ramona - okay Ramona is often used as a Spanish name but in Hebrew, Ramona/Rimona means pomegranate. I like nature names, most of my list seems to be plants/animals. And I like the spelling Ramona more than Rimona in English speaking countries.
Ketzia - I just like this better than translation Kezia, it's a little more phonetic (avoids the kez-EYE-ah pronunciation Keziah gets) and Kitty seems like a workable nickname option. It's another nature name.
Because I'm a bit corny/nerd I like combos where the meanings add up, like Bayla Toiba (white dove) or Zelda Esther (lucky star). I don't think it's TOO corny to inflict on a child because it's not like a combo that's going to embarrass them in real life, nobody will really know. Except me. And maybe a nursery theme.
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October 22nd, 2013 08:54 AM #9Senior Member
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