Re: Looking for info about Jewish given name "Yada" #general

Odeda Zlotnick

I have never heard of Yada as a given name for a male -
But --
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.

Odeda Zlotnick,
Jerusalem, Israel

From: LaDon Wallis <>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:53:50 -0400

I am researching my mother in law's possible Father. She does not know
who he is. Her mother listed a man named "Yada Rosenberg" born in
Poland in 1916. They lived in Omaha, Nebraska in 1946 when Sandra was
born to Deloris Versaw and probable Yada.

I have been searching every data base I know and cannot even find the
name Yada as a common Jewish given name. Can someone please help me -
is this a possible nickname? I don't even know if the surname would
have been Rosenberg in Poland.

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