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Hebrew name question #names


Jeffrey Cohen
 

On a document a relative has a name that looks like  HAY MEM YOD. Does anyone have any idea what this is ?


JOSEPH GODELNIK
 

It can be the Hebrew name: Ami which mean "my nation", or shortness of Hebrew names: Amichi, Amiran, Amihud




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Jgodelnik


btkerman@...
 

If you have the document posting a picture on Jewishgen's Viewmate will probably give you more productive responses. Here we can only guess wildly without seeing other handwriting for comparison. 
Also more information would help  like knowing if  it's a male or female name, the area and time period of the document, and whether it's actually  Yiddish or Hebrew.
Good luck!
Binyamin Kerman


Jeffrey Cohen
 

My thanks to those who provided answers to my question and the consensus is that “hay mem apostrophe” means “known as”. In this case Ariye known as Leib.


tom
 

what you're seeing is probably, an abbreviation for "hamekhuneh", which means "who is called", to indicate that a nickname follows.  typically "yaaqov hm' qobi" or "yehudah hm' leib", etc.


....... tom klein, toronto


At 3:04 -0700 1/5/20, main@... wrote:

Hebrew name question #names

On a document a relative has a name that looks like  HAY MEM YOD. Does anyone have any idea what this is ?


schwartzeli115@...
 

it can also mean המ"י המבין יבין an abbreviation  as to say the one i'm referring to will know who they are