Perets Mett <p.mett@...>
I am afraid that this is a common misconception.
However, the fact that two names sound alike does not mean that they are
For example, the English name Jack has no etymological connection with
Jacob (which it sounds like); rather it is a derivation >from John.
Likewise, the Yiddish name Michl, or Michel (but certainly not Michal)
has no etymological connection with the Hebrew name Michael.
The Hebrew name Yechiel developed into the form Ichel, which later
became Michel, as the historical documents show.
The combination Yechiel-Michel is entirely cognate to Shlomo-Zalman,
where the first part is a genuine Hebrew name and the second part is the
kinuy (Yiddish form).
The reference to Yosef Eliyahu in this context is red herring.
On 29 Mar 2011, at 8:20, Yossi Yagur wrote:
famous angels is called Michael).(e.g.
Menachem-Mendel, Shlomo-Zalmen etc.) or not related at all.Yechiel-Michal
belongs to the 2nd group. For example, my name is Yosef-Eliyahu, andthe
reason for this is that one of my grandfathers was called Yosef, andthe
other was called Eliyahu. Nobody will say that there is someconnection
between these names.the 2nd