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Meaning of name Menachem Mendel #general


Dahn Cukier
 

Hello,

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.

Dahn Cukierjewis


Bernard Weill
 

Menachem Mendel is a very common conjunction of two names, in fact, used to
name many Lubavitcher males. It is no different than
Tzvi Hersh
Aryeh Leib
Zev Volf
Yitzchok Eizek

And many more that are not coming to mind right now. The question that should
be asked is what is the meaning of Mendel.

Bernard Weill

On 28 Apr 2019 21:56:21 -0700, Dahn Cukier photograve99@yahoo.com wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.


cecilia <myths@...>
 

On 28 Apr 2019 21:56:21 -0700, Dahn Cukier photograve99@yahoo.com wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.
"Google is your friend"

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendel_(name)

Cecilia Nyleve


Joseph Hirschfield
 

Menachem has a biblical origin (Menacheim). Melakhim II, 15:14. He was the
sixteenth king of Israel. Menachem Mendel is a common combination.
Source:"Jewish Personal Names" by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr.

Joseph Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA
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In a message dated 4/29/2019 Dahn Cukier wrote:

I don't know if this will be answered, but I have come
across a tombstone where the name of
the deceased is "Menachem Mendal". The
entry in the local histories calls the person "Mendal".

Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.
Why would there be different names? Is Menachem an honorary
such as Mister, Doctor, etc.


Herbert Lazerow
 

< I have come across a tombstone where the name of the deceased is
"Menachem Mendal". The entry in the local histories calls the person
"Mendal". Question: Is this the same person? The dates match.>
Alexander Beider's A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names
(Avotaynu 2001) reports that Menakhem was a king of Israel referenced
at 2 Kings 15:14. It means "comforter". It was often because of its
meaning given to males born in the month of Ab, a month in which
according to tradition all manner of bad things happened to the Jewish
people, including the destruction of the Temple.
Menakhem is often coupled in double names with the name Man and its
derivatives. In Yiddish, the addition of -l or -k to the end of a name
creates a fond diminuitive, so Mandel or Mendal is a derivative of
Man.
In eastern Europe, persons with double given names are sometimes
referred to in the records with both names, and sometimes only with
the first. Less frequently, they may be referred to by only the second
of the double names.
To my American ears, Menakhem sounds foreign, while Mendel sounds
plausibly American. It may be that this person used Mendel in order
to sound less foreign.
If the dates match, I think this is the same person, especially if
there are not others in the geographic vicinity with similar names.
Bert
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Herbert Lazerow
San Diego