Re: First Names #names

Odeda Zlotnick

On Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 08:31 PM, Attila wrote:
I have found  Latin name “Laurentius” in Hungarian census and birth/dead record. The JewshGen name collection indicate that it is a new Hebrew name. Could anybody tell me what is the original Hebrew name for this “new” name? 
You may be misunderstanding the info in the JewshGen name collection.  When the database "knows" of a traditional name, it is added to the list.  In the case of Laurentius the only information is that it would be pronounced as Lorents in modern Hebrew.  It is not a Hebrew name, and I can think of no equivalent.

Of course, you can start playing around with soundalikes - or sounds that are partially similar.  For example: Leib (a Yiddish name)

Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.

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