In a message dated 8/15/98 11:01:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Zwawy [Zhvah vee] - male,
Zwawa [Zhvah vah] - female
In Polish "Z" in zwawy reads with the an accent above the letter "z", which
reads as "zh" in the name "Zhukov "
Zwawy translates to English as brisk(y) or lively.
Brisk, lively, would translate into Lebendig/k (lively) in Yiddish, perhaps
into Chay, Chaya/Chayka/Chayim (Lif/living) in Hrbrew. Zwawy could thus be a
polish rendition of someon'es surname or given name, and you might find the
Polish and the Yiddish and Hebrew forms in the same family.
Michael Bernet, New York