Belarus SIG #Belarus Re: Given Names-some notes #belarus
Norma Brewer <nlbrewer@...>
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Some thought on the names you have listed:
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From: "Andrew N Schwartz" <anschwartz@...>
To: "Belarus SIG" <belarus@...>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 10:57 PM
Subject: [belarus] Given Names
I have left gaps where I do not know.
Bashe= I think this is a diminutive- actually of a Russian or Polishfemale name - I think Barbara- but perhaps there are
other possibilities. not a Yiddish name. Look for Yiddish
alternatives- eg Brocha- or maybe this was the Russian
verson of Bryna.
Braine= I think this is a Yiddish female name. It was my mother's. Wespelt it Bryna- pronounced Bry-na
Ellye I think this is femalebut I suppose it could also be >from Eliyahu- ie Elijah, a male
name. I don't know.
Hinde again, I think femaile, and a diminutive I don't know whatfor.
There is also Hindel
Hirche I think this is Hirsch- ie with the meaning of deer = alsoequals Zvi
The diminutive of Hirsch is Hirschel/Hershel. This is a
male name. It was the name of one of my maternal uncles
Itche possibly >from Yitschok- ie Isaac- a male nameHe was Nochem Leib.
Orre, was Moshe Osher
Rishke- also I think, female.is the name of one of my freinds, Chana Sheindel.
IOt is a woman's name.
Shlayme Shlayme= Shlpyme ie Solomon. It is a male name.known Yiddish writer.
Sorre Sorre was the name of one of my great-aunts. It is theYiddish for Sarah- ie a female name. So-rre (pron)
Tobe Tobe is again a female name. It was the name of one ofmygreat aunts. Pronounced as two syllables-
Tsippe This is a dimiutivce of Tsipporrah. She was someone inthe Bible.
I met two Tsipporahs this Pesach when I went to
VellyeJoshua, I think.
I am sure that there is a book of Jewish/Yiddish forenames- in fact I think
I saw such a one when I was hunting recently on the Net.
I hope my information and suggestions are of help.
(Nachama Leibe bas Yisroel Ber)