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Given Name variations: Heitzel/Hodel/Heitze #general


Bud484BG@...
 

In recently translated letters >from Yiddish to English, the given
name Heitzel/Hodel/Heitze appeared for the same female. Is this
name familiar to any of you, and what is the equivalent, if any?

Beatrice Markel
Redondo Beach, California


hennynow
 

Reply to Beatrice:

According to "Jewish Personal Names" compiled by the late Rabbi Shmuel
Gorr, edited by Chaim Freedman, "Hodel" and "Hodil," as well as "Hoda,"
"Hoddeh," "Hodiah," etc. are derivations of the biblical name Hadassah.

Shabbat Shalom,
Henny

Henriette Moed Roth
Los Angeles, CA
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