Alternates for first name Blimah #names


tsdesser@...
 

Does anyone know if the name "Blimah" is short for another more formal name?   I'm trying to find records for a Polish ancestor with this first name but not finding anything.  Thanks for any thoughts....

Terry Desser


rv Kaplan
 

Blimah is a form of Blumah, which means 'flower' (like Fleur in French).

Harvey Kaplan
Glasgow, Scotland

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Does anyone know if the name "Blimah" is short for another more formal name?   I'm trying to find records for a Polish ancestor with this first name but not finding anything.  Thanks for any thoughts....

Terry Desser


Susan&David
 

Variant of Bluma, from the German word for flower.  On of my father's cousins, from Poland had that name.

David Rosen
Boston, MA

On 6/26/2022 4:04 PM, tsdesser via groups.jewishgen.org wrote:
Does anyone know if the name "Blimah" is short for another more formal name?   I'm trying to find records for a Polish ancestor with this first name but not finding anything.  Thanks for any thoughts....

Terry Desser


Odeda Zlotnick
 

On Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 11:24 PM, <tsdesser@...> wrote:

I'm trying to find records for a Polish ancestor with this first name but not finding anything.  Thanks for any thoughts....

I kind of wonder which search engine doesn't know Blima and Bluma are the same name. The "u" and "i" (short "i") are often interchangeable in some Yiddish dialects - Polish being one of them.  So "Blima" is another way of pronouncing Bluma.  As are Blime[h] and Blume[h]
You may be entering an incorrect surname if you're "not finding anything".

When I entered "Blima" in JRI Poland, without  a surname, I found - literally - thousand and thousand of records.

Another name for Bluma is Flora



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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


dasw5@...
 

From:    Jewish Personal Names
                by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr

 
 

Dassy Wilen
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Cynthia Hollinsworth
 

It is also possible that Blimah is the Hebrew name for the Polish name Blanka
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Cynthia Hollinsworth


Helen Kon
 

As far as I know, Blima is a Yiddish name and not a Hebrew name. Blima means flower. Blanca as I know it means white.


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Helen Kon
New York City, NY


geoffrey
 

My wife was born in a DP camp after the war and was named Bluma after her late grandmother. When she migrated to Australia and went to school the other kids called her Bloomers so she anglicised her name to Betty.
 
Geoff Ackerman
Melbourne
Australia
 


Marcel Apsel
 

Blima can be translated as Flower in English, Fleur in French, Perach, Pericha and Pircha in Hebrew.  Another yiddish variant is Bluma.

 

Marcel Apsel

Antwerpen, Belgium  


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Cynthia Hollinsworth
 

See attached example of how Blima can indeed also be Blanka.
White in Polish is "biel " not Blanka or Blanca.
Cynthia Hollinsworth


Ilan Ganot
 

Hello Terry, 
The name "Blimah" is a given name, not a short for another name. Alternatively this name is spelled and pronounced "Blumah" or "Blumeh". 

Regards, 
Ilan Ganot 
ilang12350@... 


Janet Furba
 

Only Bluma.
Janet Furba,
Germany