Re: Chiena? #names


Of course Chiena or Khiena is a real name. My mother’s Hebrew/Yiddish name was Khiena. I think the Hebrew is חיינה. At least, that is the way we put it on her matzevah. She was called “Khienkah” by her family. She was named after a relative on her father’s-mother’s side, Khienka Davidofsky (1845 - unk). If I’m wrong, I’m wrong, but for now it’s chiseled in granite.
Elliott Terman

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