JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Female name: Gisha #general


Helene Bergman <> recently asked about the
name "Gisha." Perhaps the name being alluded to is a variant of Gissa
which was my late mother's Hebrew/Jewish name. The name Gisse is listed
on page 65 of Rabbi Gorr's book, _Jewish Personal Names_, with meaning,
and probable etymological origin, along with variations on the theme
such as Gissela and Gizze.
Up, Roots!
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan, Long Beach, NY

Just came across the name "Gisha" as a Hebrew name. Although I'm skeptical
about these equivalences, her English name was Hilda. I don't know her
country of origin, but I have the additional clue that her son's middle
name is Gersh rather than Hersh, but I haven't heard of Hisha as a name
either. Anyone out there with a clue?

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