Americanization of Yocheved #usa #names


Peter Cohen
 

What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
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Peter Cohen
California


Susan&David
 

If you go to the Jewishgen Memorial Plaque Database  
https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Memorial/
Search for  Yocheved as a given name.   You will see the more than 100 instances of  corresponding civil names. There are many different ones, no single one stands out.


David Rosen
Boston, MA

  


On 6/24/2021 3:41 PM, Peter Cohen wrote:
What would be some likely Americanized names for someone named Yocheved?

Also, is Chasia a diminutive of Chana?
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Peter Cohen
California


neilan1
 

I had a wonder friend, of blessed memory, Hebrew name Yocheved, whose English name was Jacqueline. 

Neilan Stern
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researching:  Stern, Pistrong, Brand- Radomysl Wielki, and area; Aronovsky - Vilijampole, Kovno Lithuania; Schwarz, Black, Bezner, Lapin - Nesvizh Belarus


JudiZimmer
 

I am Judith, named for my great-grandmother, Jochewet/Yocheved.
 
Judi Rothstein Zimmer


Judith Elam
 

A relative who emigrated to England became known as Yetta.  

Judith Elam


ireneplotzker@...
 

My Hebrew name is Yocheved. I was named after my grandfather Isadore, born Israel, Yisrael, in NYC. My mother wanted an English name starting with an I and Hebrew one with a yud and ended up picking Irene and Yocheved.
My guess is that a Yocheved who wanted to Americanize the name would pick something beginning with Y, I, or J.  

Irene Greenwald Plotzker 
Wilmington,  Delaware 


Frederick Kron
 

I am told that my grandmother hated the name Yochaved, and went instead with Henrietta.
 
Fred Kron


Shelley Mitchell
 

My grandmother’s name was also Yocheved. Her American name was Mary!
They chose what they wanted. 


Shelley Mitchell, NYC


alan moskowitz
 

A relative of mine, born in 1899 in Odessa went by Yetta, Hebrew or Yiddish name Yocheved.
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Alan Moskowitz
New Jersey