Re: American equivalents of Eastern European names #general
Roger Lustig <trovato@...>
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Yetta is often short for Henrietta.
Hendel is often short for Hanna or Johanna.
In Silesia and other German-speaking places in the 18th-19th centuries
the names of women were often registered in diminutive form. In fact,
they often appear that way on tombstones. These are two examples.
Lene/Loene for Helene
Nanny for Johanna
Rosel for Rosalie
Dorel for Dorothea/Doris
Sorel for Sara
Rieke for Friederike
Pine for Philippine
Susan Gunther wrote: