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The given name Leyb #general


Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
 

Dear all,

What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?

Many thanks
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Judith Romney Wegner
 

What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?
Many thanks
Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>

Yes, this matter has been discussed more than once before on this list (see
archives!)

Leyb, Leib, Loeb, Lev, are all variant spellings of the the German/Yiddish
word Loewe meaning Lion.
Men with the name Judah are often called Yehudah Aryeh or Yehudah Lev --
aryeh is Hebrew for lion and Lev, Leib, etc. is Yiddish for lion. The
surnames Loewe, Lowy, etc. are also variants.

The connection between the lion and Yehuda is that the lion is the symbol
of the tribe of Judah. (It is general knowledge -- at least to my
generation and earlier -- that the late Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie
and his predecessors for 2,000 years were called inter alia "The Lion of
Judah" because of the tradition that he was descended >from the Queen of
Sheba's visit to King Solomon in I Kings 10!)

The reason the lion became the symbol for Judah is a verse in the Torah
(Gen: 49:9) which is part of the blessing Jacob gives his sons on his death
bed. Concerning his fourth son Judah Gen 49:9 says <gur aryeh Yehudah>
meaning "Judah is a lion's cub." Judah ends up being the most important
of Jacob's sons because the Davidic dynasty (Beth-David) was descended from
Judah according to the biblical genealogy. (>from the viewpoint of modern
scholarship, the biblical blessing was written with hindsight centuries,
during the Davidic dynasty.)

Judith Romney Wegner


Alexander Sharon <a.sharon@...>
 

Hi Tom,

Leyb is Yiddish for Hebrew Arye (others: Leon, Lion, Lew, Lev). I do not
aware of the direct connection to Yehuda, but this used to be a common
combination in the double name: LeybYuda.
Regards and Happy Chanukah Greetings

Alex

Alexander Sharon
Calgary, AB

"Tom Venetianer" <tom.vene@...> wrote in message

Dear all,

What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?

Many thanks
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Norman H. Carp-Gordon <zerakodesh@...>
 

"Leyb" is the Yiddish word for lion. Our patriarch Jacob likened his son,
Judah, to a young lion. Hence the name Yehuda Leib, meaning Yehuda is a
lion. Aryay, the Hebrew word for lion, is often found preceding Leib,
instead of Yehuda. In some cases both were used: Aryay Yehuda Leib. Loeb
is the German word for lion. The spelling is actually L-o with umlaut-b.

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000 22:22:37 -0300 Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
writes:

Dear all,

What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?

Many thanks
Tom

Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
Sao Paulo - Brazil


Sally Bruckheimer <sallybru@...>
 

Alexander Sharon wrote:

Leyb is Yiddish for Hebrew Arye (others: Leon, Lion, Lew, Lev). I do not
aware of the direct connection to Yehuda, but this used to be a common
combination in the double name: LeybYuda.

The connection between Leyb and Yehuda is the Lion of Judah-the symbol of
the tribe- so Judah-Yehuda and Lion-Leyb go together.

Sally Bruckheimer
Buffalo, NY


Lymphactivist@...
 

"Tom Venetianer" <tom.vene@...> wrote in message:
What kind of name is Leyb and how it relates to Yehuda? Is Leyb and
Lob the same name, just different spellings?
Leib is a yiddish name meaning "lion".

Arieh is the Hebrew name meaning "lion".

Yehudah (Judah) is the progenitor of the Tribe of Judah, whose symbol is
the lion, the "Lion of Judah".

In naming, these three names very often appear together.

Often the Hebrew and Yiddish forms of the animal appear as pairs, e.g.
Arieh-Leib, Hirsh-Tzvi, Dov-Ber.

And the tribal symbol appears together with the name, e.g. Yehudah-Leib,
Binyamin-Tzvi.

Robert Weiss in Northridge, CA
RWeissJGS@...


Udi Cain
 

And the tribal symbol appears together with the name, e.g. Yehudah-Leib,
Binyamin-Tzvi.
Robert Weiss in Northridge, CA
Dear Robert.

Just a small correction:
Binyamin -Ze'ev (Naftali - Zvi).

Best regards. Udi Cain.