JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Leivik - a Hebrew name? #general


Nick <tulse04-news@...>
 

"Rochelle Gershenow" < rpgersh@comcast.net > wrote:

My father, born in the US, listed his Hebrew name as Leivik on a document.
I have been been unable to determine if this is truly a Hebrew name. His
English name is Leo. I believe his Yiddish name may have been Leibl. His
parents emigrated >from the Ukraine. I would appreciate getting an opinion
on the name >from anyone knowledgeable about given names among Jews.
According to a Lubavitch website www.lchaimweekly.org/lchaim/5753/279.htm
the father of the former Lubavitcher Rebbe whose name was Levi was
affectionately known as "Leivik", so this is an affectionate name for Levi,
which is a Hebrew name. Levi was one of the sons of Jacob in Genesis.

--
Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany)
KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and Kleinerdlingen,Germany) LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?) (Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov,
Belarus)

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