Re: The Name Zallel #general


Stephan Owen Parnes
 

Dear Sandra,

The name Zallel is a shortened form of Betzalel (a Biblical name which is
also written Bezalel; see Exodus 31:1-6). Charles and Carl are English
names associated with Betzalel/Zalel. The connection is assonance.

See http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/GivenNames/slide68.html :

"Those named Betzalel often became Charles, because a diminutive of
Betzalel, "Tzali", has a phonetic similarity to a diminutive of Charles,
"Charlie"."

Stephan Parnes
Lancaster, PA

Hopefully someone out there will have some suggestions for
a name that relates to Zallel in English ...
Sandra Hirschhorn

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