Re: Yiddish given name 'Mechla' #general

Martin Davis (com)

Tsiporah Trom wrote: Has anyone ever encountered the given name 'Mechla' in
Yiddish ? My GGM, born in 1874/84 in Warsaw, was called Mechla in Yiddishand
Michalina in Polish.

The name Mechla is a variant of Machla; a name which appears in the Torah
(Bamidbar/Numbers 26:33) as one of the five daughters of Zelophehad of the
tribe of Manasseh. My paternal grandmother Machla Dawidowicz, >from Widawa,
south Central Poland, had the name as her formal/religious first name.

Martin Davis
London (UK)

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