Re: Help with Hebrew name pronounced CRAY-nee #names


Marc Zehngut
 

Thank you everyone for your emails and replies, which have all been very kind and informative.

 

The reply from Fredel Fruhman referred to the web page https://www.behindthename.com/name/kreine and its related web page https://www.behindthename.com/name/kreindel.  I think the spelling קריינע is the best match for my mother’s name.  In the audio clip I provided she also says the diminutive form קריינדל.  I have found census records that show her parents (my grandparents) were both born in Russia, and both spoke Yiddish.  On the internet I have found several gravestones with the name קריינע, some of which are Russian or for a person named Clara.

 

The name is Yiddish, as others have pointed out, and I apologize for asking about a Hebrew name when her name is in fact a Yiddish name.

 

Although I think the spelling קריינע is the best match, I am a bit uncertain about whether the final letter should be ה ,ע or א.   

 

I asked about Clara’s name because it is to be inscribed on a footstone for her grave in the Mount Lebanon cemetery, Queens, New York.  If anyone has any further thoughts, I am continuing to watch this discussion.  Again, thank you all for your thoughtfulness.

 

Marc Zehngut

 

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