JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Are Hinde and Hudya the Same Name? #general

Judith Romney Wegner

At 10:30 PM -0400 9/28/06, tom klein wrote:
The JewishGen Given Names Database lists "Hinde" as a feminine Yiddish name
on its own, not derived >from any other source, although it does list many
variations of it.
As far as I could find, "Hudya" doesn't exist as such, but is very similar
to some of the Yiddish nicknames for "Hadassah" (Esther).
I have the same impression -- I have never heard of "Hudya",

I know one Hadassah whose nickname is "Handy", which sounds to me
like a version of Hinde.

One possibility that occurs to me is that "Hudya" may be a nickname
for Judith, which in ashkenzic Hebrew is pronounced Ye-HUD-is with
the accent on the middle syllable.

Alternatively, "Hudya" may simply lbe based on a misreading of an
old handwritten document and could be simply a corruption of "Hinde."
The original questioner might want to check whether any Hindes appear
in his ancestral family.

Judith Romney Wegner

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