Mildred/Milly/Millie: Equivalent Names #lodz #names

Adam Turner

My great-grandmother (from Podolia gubernia) went by Mollie on most official documents in the US. Within the family she was often referred to as Millie.

For a long time I thought this meant that her Hebrew name was probably Malka. But research has shown that her actual name was Mirel (aka Miriam or Masha).

Adam Turner

Myrna Slatnick Waters

My great grandmother's name was Malka.  My grandmother wrote the name Mollie on her New Jersey marriage application where it asked for her mother's name.   I was named after my great grandmother, Myrna (Malka).  
Myrna (Slatnick) Waters

Researching:  SLEPACK (or similar) Belarus/Bialystok area; SLATNICK/SLOTNIK (or similar) Minsk/Puchovichi area of Russia from 1905/1914 to NY & Newark, NJ and Canada; KURZMANN Jaslo, Poland and Drohobych, Ukraine area (both formerly in what was the Galician area of Austria prior to WWI), KURTZMAN in NY/Bronx and NJ/Newark from 1905/1910, SADOWSKY (or similar) from Belarus area of Russia/Bialystok 19th century to Newark, NJ 1905 or after.

Peggy Mosinger Freedman

My mother-in-law's (known as Mildred) Hebrew name was Matle (I think a feminine form of Matl).  It's also our daughter's Hebrew name.  I had never heard it before, but now have seen it several times including the young Jewish poet known as the Lithuanian Anne Frank whose name has been translated as Matilda Olkin. 

Peggy Freedman
Atlanta, GA USA

Jill Whitehead

I have a family member who was called Amelia Millicent and who was known as Mimi for short.

I also have Malka's who became Miriam in the UK. 

Jill Whitehead, Surrey, UK

Richard Brett

One of my grandmothers (1903 - 1968) was Millie.  Her Hebrew name was Malka.
My other grandmother (1906 - 2004) was Amelia, aka Millie.  Her Hebrew name was also Malka.
Both were born in London.
Richard Brett

Alan-Itsyk Harvey Silver

I have seen Menukhe become Mildred.

Alan-Itsyk Silver
Garb/Gorson - Plunge/Seredzius


My great grandmother Millie was also originally Malka.
Sarah Silberston

Felice Bogus

My mother's sister, Mildred (1926-2022, b. NY, NY), was named for her maternal grandmother, Mollie (1860-1916, b. Dorohoi, Romania). Mollie was originally Malka, as shown on her ship's manifest in 1908. Mildred's Hebrew name was also Malka.

Felice Bogus
Raleigh, NC

BOGUS: Grajewo
SCHLOSSER: Bialystok
FEINER: Dorohoi, Pittsburgh
KARITSKY/COHEN: Vilnius, Norfolk VA, Omaha

Steven Usdansky

My grandmother's sister, Malka, became Mildred in the US.
Steven Usdansky
USDANSKY (Узданский): Turec, Kapyl, Klyetsk, Nyasvizh, Slutsk, Grosovo
SINIENSKI: Karelichy, Lyubcha, Navahrudak
NAMENWIRTH: Bobowa, Rzepiennik
SIGLER: "Minsk"

Marilyn Robinson

What would the Hebrew or Yiddish equivalent of Mildred/Milly/Millie be? I am searching for an older sister of my maternal grandmother. Gittel/Gus LEVINE/MICHALOWICZ.
According to Ancestry, Mildred was born in about 1880 and immigrated to the US in about 1888. I found my grandmother, her other siblings, and mother immigrating to the US in 1891 ( from port of Hamburg; arriving Aug 1891) under the last name of "MICHALOWICZ" the father's patronym ), but Mildred ( or other name) was not among them. Neither was her father, Zalman/Solomon. The family also used the name LEVINE & LURIE (or a version of it). The family was from Lodz/ Tomaszow Mazwiecki.

Marilyn Robinson