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Other names for Yitzchak? #names


judith.cannon4@...
 

On my grandfather Louis Witkin's death certificate, his father's name is Yitzchak, but I can't find Yitzchak anywhere in the archives.  Any suggestions for how that name may have been listed?
Thanks/
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Judy Cannon
judith.cannon4@...


Alyssa Freeman
 

Yitzchak is "Isaac" in Hebrew.

Alyssa Freeman
Henrico, VA


Herbert Lazerow
 

The question is not clear. 
   If you are looking for names Yitzkhak might use in a country where English is not the language spoken, I have seen Icek, Izaak, Aizik and Itsko.
   If you are looking at English language possibilities, Isaac is the direct translation, but I have seen Isadore, Irving, Irwin, all of which begin with the same sound. Though I have never seen it, Zach is another sound-alike.

Herbert Lazerow


David Lewin
 

At 18:41 13/06/2020, judith.cannon4@... wrote:

On my grandfather Louis Witkin's death certificate, his father's
name is Yitzchak, but I can't find Yitzchak anywhere in the
archives. Any suggestions for how that name may have been listed?
Thanks/
--
Judy Cannon
judith.cannon4@...
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Yitzchak is the Hebrew (Ivrit) for Isaac. Does that help??

David Lewin
London


abergman@...
 

Some used the name Icek (especially from Poland) or Anglicized to Isidor. 
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Abby Barry Bergman
New York


rebasolomon
 

Ayzik, Icek, Itzchak


Elise Cundiff
 

Itsik, Itzik,   and any spelling that is phonetically similar to that or Yitzchak or Isaac.   


Vered Dayan
 

Sometimes Eisig or Ajzik in Yiddish.
Vered Dayan
Israel


Linda Baker
 

I know a fellow whose name is Yitzhak, but his English name is Ivan.

Linda Lee Baker


Alexander Sharon
 

Russian variation is Izaak with diminutive form Izya (Изя) and in Polish it Izak with diminutive form “Izio”.

Alexander Sharon


Phyllis Berenson
 

A great resource for given names is/are the Given Names Data Bases on JewishGen:
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/GivenNames/
My maternal grandfather was Itzchok, known in the US as Isaac, Izzy and sometimes as Isadore.
Phyllis Gold Berenson
San Francisco and Sonoma, California
Researching: BERENSON (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Shargorod, Ukraine), MILMAN (Briceni Moldova) , FINKELSTEIN (Zamosc, Poland), GOLDFARB (Pavlivka,Ukraine, Poland) MELAMED Lukiv, Ukraine, Poland), GOLDGEIN (Mogilev-Podolskiy, Ataki, Moldova)


abergman@...
 

Can be Icek in Poland. My grandfather, Yitzchak, became Isidor. 
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Abby Barry Bergman
New York


btkerman@...
 

The Yiddish nickname is sometimes Itche.


Irina Fridman
 

A short derivative for Yitzchak is Yitzik.

Irina Fridman


MARC M COHEN
 

In addition to name variants, there were also pronunciation variants.  My maternal GGF, Leizar Wolf ROSENBERG had a first and then second wife, both named Leah.  By each wife, Leizer had a son named Itzaak (or Israel Itzaak).  The family pronounced the name of the first one "Yitzaahk" and the second one "Itzik."  

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Marc M. Cohen, Los Gatos, California, USA

BARAK/CANTORCZY: Khotin, Bessarabia; Strorozhinets, Bukovina, Ukraine
CHOMITZ/HAMETZ: Ionina (Janina), Greece; Ignatovka, Ukraine; Kiev Gubernia, Ukraine
COHEN: Dinovitsi (Dunayevtsy) Ukraine; Roman/Tirgu Frumos, Romania
KORNITZKY: Kiev Gubernia, Stepnitz/Stepantsy, Ukraine
RÎBNER: Storozhinetz, Costesti (Costyntsi), Drachinets, Cabesti, Bukovina, Ukraine
ROSENBERG: Tirgu Frumos, Roman, Romania; ISRAEL
WEININGER: Cabesti, Costesti, Drachinets, Czernowitz, Bukovina, Ukraine


bobmalakoff@...
 

Yitzhak (יצחק) is also the common form for Isaac in Yiddish.  Although, the tombstone of my grandfather Isadore  says אייזיק בר יעקב Aizek bar Yakov, Isaac son of Jacob. The Aizek is another Yiddish name for Isaac.  Bar is Aramaic for son of and Yakov is Hebrew and Yiddish for Jacob. When I was growing up, my other grandfather told me that my Jewish name was Yizhak Isaac.  I thought he was translating Yitzhak into English.  I realized much later that he was following a Jewish naming convention where Jewish names consisted of a Hebrew name followed by an equivalent Yiddish name.  My father's Jewish name was Ariah Leib where Ariah is Hebrew for lion and Leib is Yiddish for lion.
Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA


Steven I Usdansky
 

On Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 05:01 PM, <bobmalakoff@...> wrote:
I had always been told my Hebrew name was יצחק  Then, a few years ago, going through the various documents my mother saved, I found out it's really


amelia.angel@...
 

My grandfather  was born in Warsaw in 1896 and his name was registered as ICCOK ANGIELCZYK  

His Hebrew name was יצחק


bobmalakoff@...
 

I assume your middle initial is related to יצחק .  What does the I stand for.  My middle name is Irwin.  I would have preferred Ivan or Isaac, but nobody asked me. 

Bob


bobmalakoff@...
 

Amelia,
Your last name is interesting to me.  My name Malakoff/Malakhov (Малакхов) comes from the Hebrew maloch (מלאך) which means angel. Maybe we are
related :).  Alternative version of the name was Malachowsky which sounds more Polish.
 
Bob Malakoff
Pittsburgh, PA