Ginesya #ukraine

Herbert Lazerow

<Are any of you familiar with the given name Ginesya>

According to Alexander Beider, A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names (2001), Ginesya is a variant on Ginendl, which was originally borrowed in the Rhineland >from German Christians, and spread eastward. There are variants like Nane, Nenish and Nenke. He doubts that it is related to Agnes, a proposition which other scholars advance. He suggests that the root name is similar to the biblical Hannah.
<Can you please tell me the hebrew translation?>

In the records I examined, the name is Gnesya or Ginesya in both the Cyrillic and Hebrew versions.

Herbert Lazerow
Professor of Law and Director,
Summer Law Programs Abroad
University of San Diego

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