Re: Equivalent Hebrew Name for Clara #names


btkerman@...
 

I believe this comes down to a miscommunication about the original question.
If the intention is to identify the Hebrew/Yiddish name that was most likely given to an ancestor who's secular name is known then Oded's method is likely not going to be helpful. However if the intention is to understand the most accurate translation/equivalent of a secular name (for instance in order to give a child a modern Hebrew/Yiddish name in memory of someone who's secular name is known) then Oded is correct that most of the historically common names had little to do with the secular names they  were paired with besides often sharing a first sound.
Future questions like this would be clearer if the purpose of the inquiry is stated.
Binyamin Kerman
Baltimore MD

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