Re: Given Name Khonka #lithuania
Hi - Khonka is listed in the Jewish Given Names Data Base as a
nickname for Chanan, therefore definitely a man's name.
If you haven't used the Given Names Data Base before, it's an easily
available database >from JewishGen. It doesn't have a "sounds like"
feature, and there are some names that are not included, so you
sometimes have to be creative. It will search for partial names,
though, so in this case, I probably would have searched for "Khon",
knowing that "ka" is one of the dozens of diminutive suffixes that
were used. (Another hint: If you search for a name starting with I,
as in "Iosel", and you get no matches, substitute Y for the I, and
you'll find what you need. This has happened with a few names I
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