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

Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>

On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 04:58:38 UTC, (Nick) opined:

"Stan Goodman" < > wrote:

Quite right. Yet if his Yiddish name was "Leibl", it is equally likely
that this what "Leivik" is meant to represent. And this is rendered
even more likely by the fact that he was called "Leo" in English --
"Leibl" and "Leo" both signifying "Lion". That would make his Hebrew
name either "Arieh" or "Yehuda" (="Judah"), the latter being the most

Leivik would probably be a Yiddish name itself eg see the Yiddish poet
Leivick Halper (1888-1962) who dramatised the Golem.
It may depend on what one calls "a name". For analogy, most people
called "Mike" would tell you that their name is "Michael"; I'm called
"Stan", but that is only a familiar abbreviation of my actual name;
recent US President "Bill Clinton" was known to be a "William".
Personally, I'd think that a "Leibele", "Leibush", or perhaps "Leivik"
is actually an informal "Leib".

I know nothing about Halper. I suppose his name was either Hebrew
"Levi" or Yiddish "Leib", as has been discussed here.

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