Re: Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general

Joseph Hirschfield

Menachem has a biblical origin (Menacheim). Melakhim II, 15:14. He was the
sixteenth king of Israel. Menachem Mendel is a common combination.
Source:"Jewish Personal Names" by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
Herschfeld, Herzfeld, Buxbaum, Buchsbaum, Lindenbaum-Glinyany, Skwarzawa,
Jaryczow Nowy-GALICIA
Minowici, Minowitzki, Minoff-Brest Litovsk, Vysokae-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 4/29/2019 Dahn Cukier wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.

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