JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: translation for Ganendel (woman's name) #general
Glenda Rubin <glendarubin@...>
At 11/19/2000 05:47 PM +0200, Yoav Epelman wrote:
Can someone tell me please what possible name could be Ganendel? It is aYou might check the discussion archives of the last six months or
so. There was a thread about the names Geneshe and Genendel. I've copied
one below >from Udi Cain that might partly answer your question.
My Yiddish name is Genendel, named after a great, great grandmother. IAccording my knowledge is the source of this name the old German Jewish
don't think anyone in my family knew of the connection to Chana, or any
meaning of the name. I was named Glenda in English because it starts with
a *G*. It could well have been any other name that starts with *G*. As a
matter of fact, my parents considered naming me Genia, but as it was
already the Cold War period, the recommendation was not to give me a
Russian name!! I went to live in Israel in 1967, and since I had no
Hebrew name, I wound up with the name Gila, again, just because it starts
with the same sound.
San Francisco Bay Area
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