Re: the name Kivel #lithuania

Chaim freedman

Sonia Kovitz wrote:

"According to Alexander Beider's
exhaustive Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names, Kivl is a derived form
of Yakef-Jacob-Yaakov by way of Akiva. He considers Akiva a "Variation"
on Yaakov, and Kivel a "Derivation" by way of Akiva. "

This is incorrect.

Akiva and Yaakov are independant Hebrew names

Kivel is probably a derivative of Akiva.
Kovel/Kopel is a derivative of Yaakov.

Chaim (Kopel) Freedman
Petah Tikvah, Israel
email chaimjan@...

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