Re: The given name Leyb #general

Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>

"Leyb" is the Yiddish word for lion. Our patriarch Jacob likened his son,
Judah, to a young lion. Hence the name Yehuda Leib, meaning Yehuda is a
lion. Aryay, the Hebrew word for lion, is often found preceding Leib,
instead of Yehuda. In some cases both were used: Aryay Yehuda Leib. Loeb
is the German word for lion. The spelling is actually L-o with umlaut-b.

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000 22:22:37 -0300 Tom Venetianer <>

Dear all,

What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?

Many thanks

Tom Venetianer <>
Sao Paulo - Brazil

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