Re: given name Anshel/Anschel #general

chaikin <chaikin@...>

Daphna Brafman asked:

Does anyone know what this name mean and its sources?

=Few ideas for your choice:-)):
Anacletus, Latinised of ancient Greek, Derived >from Greek anakletos meaning
"invoked". Used in Iberia as Ankhelito.
Was brought by the Jews to Middle and West Europe and changed to Anshel.
Another source could be Angel, which also goes with "invoked".
The name Asher (tribe of Asher) is often interpreted by Yiddish as Anshel.

Best regards,
Udi Cain, Israel

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