Re: Looking for info about Jewish given name "Yada" #general
I have never heard of Yada as a given name for a male -toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
It could easily be Yuda - which is one of the common ways of saying
Yehuda = Jehuda or Juda.
Between the man's real name and the name you have there a number of
The mother who pronounced it
The person who wrote it on the document
That person's knowledge of English or Yiddish
The person who read the handwriting.
And when you think about it, the difference between a handwritten a
and a handwritten u is really not that big....
And I would also search for the name Leyb since the combination of
"Yehuda Leyb" was extremely common.
"Leyb" is Yiddish for Lion, the animal that represents the tribe of Juda.
I would also look for variants of Leon and Leonard.
From: LaDon Wallis <ladon_wallis@...>