Re: First name Chinka #names #poland #galicia


My mother’s Hebrew/Yiddish name was Chiene. She was called Khienka. The family originally came from the Nesvish/Gorodeya area in Belarus/Russia It appears that we had a “Chiene” in a previous generation, for whom she was named. She was not named after a “Chana”, although that could very well be the source of the name.

Elliott Terman
“Upstate” New York

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