Re: Name IDA #names

Jeff Miller

My mother’s Hebrew name was Chaya Sara, English was Sarah Ida. I understand that Chaya is a name given to a child who is either ill (and the parent wants to get G-d’s help healing the child), or as a general way of wishing the child to be healthy.

My mother’s paternal grandmother was Eta or Yetta, which might have been the origin of Ida. Her father had a sibling named Sarah Rasha. I have no knowledge of whether either of these women were alive or dead at the time of my mother’s birth.


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