Sorting out Given Names #names

Brad Rubin


I have these two names from people who were born in Minsk about 1900.  Can you check my understanding of how to interpret them?

Chaim (Hebrew) Ber (Yiddish) ben reb (son of the honorable) Yehuda (Hebrew) Leib (Yiddish)

Sheina (Yiddish) Rochel (Hebrew) bat reb (daughter of the honorable) Hillel (Hebrew) HaLevi (not a name, but an indication of being a descendant of the Levite tribe)

Is there a "standard" ordering of Hebrew and Yiddish given names when both appear?  Is HaLevi here considered a name or a designation?

-- Brad Rubin

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