The Hebrew equivalent of the German male name Sally #germany #names


Salomon Melchior (1775-1859) was the grandfather of Sally Heinz Melchior (1867-1929). My name was Heinz on the birth certificate. 
In the brith, and I was certainly  there, but can not remember if my father said Salomon or Shlomo.
Shlkomo Melchior


When working on a family tree for friends, there was an instance of "Sally" in England being thought to have been derived from "Tsalie" in Germany.  I don't know enough about Jewish names to know whether this is useful information or not, though I can see that it works phonetically.

Christine Bennett

Denise Suttle

My uncle Sally, born in Germany in the early 1900s, was Salomon, and later escaped to Palestine where he went by Shlomo.
Denise Suttle 

Rodney Eisfelder

I used to think that Sally was nickname for Solomon/Shlomo, but my great-great-uncle - known to the family as Sally Linde, is named as Samuel Linde on his marriage record (Berlin, 1883). That doesn't prove anything - it is a civil record, not a religious record, but it is one data point.
I hope this helps more than it confuses the matter

Rodney Eisfelder
Melbourne, Australia

Daniel Mann

I know  of a German Sally whose Hebrew name was Shlomo.
Daniel Mann

Kenneth Ryesky

I am participating as a proofreader in the Israel Genealogy Research Association's project to index the 1938 German Jerusalem Consulate contact cards.  The penmanship on many of the cards presents problems, so it is often necessary for me to verify the indexed information via pre-existing external sources, most notably the JewishGen databases.

I have had various cards where the subject (or the subject's father) was a male named Saly or Sally.  More often than not, it proves to be Salomon or Solomon.

[Rose, a vital genealogical event has further impeded my progress with the latest batch you gave me; my wife and I are now compelled to go up North to meet our new granddaughter, who arrived slightly ahead of schedule this past Shabbat.].

-- KHR
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
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Renee Klish \(G-Mail\)

Another name for Sally is Saul.  I have one or two in my family.

Renee Klish
Alexandria, VA

Researching:  Redelmeier, Schonland, David families in Thuringen; Simon, Reissner Victor, Meier/Meyer families in Sachsen-Anhalt; Hammerschlag, Lobenstein, Herz, Kugelmann, Schwabe, Thal, Katz families in Hesse; Klyszcz, Kaufmann, Glass, Steinitz, Kleeman, Gruenbaum, Welsch, Lepiorz families in Oberschlesien

Andreas Schwab

Depending of where the father died there might be a gravestone of the father somewhere in Israel or Germany. Jewish granvestone in Germany often have a Hebrew and a German side.
Andrea Schwab, Montreal, Canada

Sally Bruckheimer <sallybruc@...>

"born in Germany and his father's name was "Sally"".

I have been addressed in letters as Herr Brückheimer several times. Men named Salomon in Europe (and some in the US) become Sal and then Sally.

Who else would understand.

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ


Hallo David

My grandpa's first name was Solomon, the English version of Shlomo in Hebrew.  .  

However, friends and family always called him Sally.  The friends & family were all mother tongue German speakers.  

I hope this will be helpful for you.

Malka Flekier
London, UK

Neil Kominsky

Sally in German use, is, I think, a shortening of Salomon; the anticipatable Hebrew would be Shlomo.


Neil Kominsky
Brookline, MA

researching Blitstein (Vitebsk), Rothstein (Obruch?), Samson (Iasi), Chalit (Odessa), Kominsky (Aleksandriya, Ukraine), Medvedovsky (Nikolaev, Ukraine), Frank (Altenschoenbach, Lower Franconia), Rosenbaum (Kunreuth, Bavaria), Pentlarz/ Pentlarge (Hostacov, Bohemia), Kleemann (Werneck, Bavaria), May (Wolfisheim, Alsace)



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David Birnbaum

I am working with a burial society to help them set up a gravestone on the unmarked grave of a man who died in Israel in 1997 with no close relatives. He was born in Germany and his father's name was "Sally". The burial society would like to know the Hebrew name of the father. Although this will not provide proof, it would be useful if the group members could provide examples they are familiar with. 

David Birnbaum <David.Birnbaum@...>