JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: the name Mechla #general


Jim Bennett <bennett@...>
 

Beatrice Markel asks: "Does anyone know another form of this name-Mechla-
that might relate to Rebecca, Becky? In a message written by Eva Breitstein,
Mechla is addressed as her sister. Eva's sisters were Sura, Becky/Rebecca, Minnie
and Fanny".


The ancient Hebrew name for females, Michal, is pronounced in Eastern
European Yiddish as Michleh, or Michla. That was my wife Myrna's mother's
name, Michla Szewc/Borishanski >from Novogrudok, Belarus.

And two of our granddaughters here in Israel are named
Michal, in her memory.

I don't see any way that Mechla could be related to Rivka, Rebecca or Becky.
It's so much closer to Michal, Michla and Michleh.

But maybe it was a distorted nickname.

Jim Bennett
Haifa

Join main@groups.jewishgen.org to automatically receive all group messages.