Re: Unusual given names from Polish/Ukranian area #general


Robert Israel <israel@...>
 

Barbara S Mannlein <bsmannlein@...> wrote:

Family members >from Toporow, Poland/Ukraine bear the following first
names. In a few cases we are not even sure if they are males or females.
Male names:
2. Sheha (nickname for an Oscar)
Probably a variant of the Hebrew name Yehoshua (Joshua).

Sex Unknown:
1. Hitel
? Possibly an attempt to transliterate the Yiddish female name Gitel into
Ukrainian, which generally transforms G into H.

Robert Israel
israel@...
http://www.math.ubc.ca/~israel
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z2

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