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Can Udel be a Female Given Name?# names # hungary

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

While researching names related to an uncle of my late mother I bumped twice  in Familysearch.org into Udel BLASZ from Bardejov,Slovakia. Once it was identified as a male born in 1874 and next "he"

married in 1894 with Salomon FINGERHUT from Wisnicza (Nowy Wisnicz) whom I clearly located on JRI-PL. I know that Udel is a nickname of Yehuda. Any  ideaS?

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem 

Vivian Kahn
 

Yes, Udel is a version of Adel.

Vivian Kahn, Santa Rosa, California
JewishGen Hungarian Research Director

neilan1
 

I've seen Udel as a female name on two occasions.

Annette Weiss
 

My great grandmother's Hebrew name was Yehudit, which was Americanized to Helen, but on her ship manifest her name was Udie. She came from Stanislawow, now IVno-Frankivsk, in Ukraine

Sally Bruckheimer
 

Udel is usually a woman's name. I  have never seen it as male, although Idel can be. I have only seen Judel, Yudel, and Iudel for Juda or Yehuda.

"While researching names related to an uncle of my late mother I bumped twice  in Familysearch.org into Udel BLASZ from Bardejov,Slovakia. Once it was identified as a male born in 1874 and next "he"

married in 1894 with Salomon FINGERHUT from Wisnicza (Nowy Wisnicz) whom I clearly located on JRI-PL. I know that Udel is a nickname of Yehuda. Any  ideaS?"

Sally Bruckheimer
Princeton, NJ

Jeff Miller
 

I have an Udie (Ida) FRIEDEL (FREDER) married to Abraham WALTZER in my family tree.

 

Best,

 

Jeff Miller

Maryland

 

 

Kenneth Ryesky
 

A man named Udel Berg, now deceased, was a member of the Suffolk County (NY) Bar Association when I had my law practice there.

-- Ken Ryesky
Petach Tikva, ISRAEL


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

David Lewin
 

At 21:31 05/07/2020, you wrote:
While researching names related to an uncle of my late mother I
bumped twice in Familysearch.org into Udel BLASZ from
Bardejov,Slovakia. Once it was identified as a male born in 1874 and next "he"

married in 1894 with Salomon FINGERHUT from Wisnicza (Nowy Wisnicz)
whom I clearly located on JRI-PL. I know that Udel is a nickname of
Yehuda. Any ideaS?

Thanks

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem
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Questions about names are ofte best researched in Hebrew

UDEL is reported to be a song in Greek, derived from Edel the eldest
and only daughter of Rabbi Nachman of Breslav - see
https://babynames.baby-land.co.il/namelist/%D7%90%D7%95%D7%93%D7%9C/

A varient is Odele

David Lewin

avivahpinski@verizon.net
 

Udla was definitely a female name in Bessarabia in the 19th century.
My husband's Grandmother was from Bessarabia.  A document from 1894 verifying her birth says that the name is Udla.
In Yiddish, people called her Hodel.  Her marriage license in 1897 in Geneva in 1897 says Udla.
Her marriage announcement in Berlin in 1897 has her name as Adele.  She and her husband were students at the University in Berlin.  We
have no idea why they got married in Geneva Switzerland. . In the USA she was legally Adele.

Avivah Pinski
near Philadelphia

--
Avivah R. Z. Pinski ,  near Philadelphia, USA

paveanyu@...
 

Hi Mr. Rosen                     6th July 2020

I wonder, are you researching the Fingerhut family?

My Aunt--Edith Kohn --Chaya Adel/Chaya Eidel Kohn's son married Fingerhut Edith--from Tarcal Hungary--Edith Fingerhut--Mrs Laci, Kohn --B.Hashem lives in Israel.

Good luck in your research

Kul Tov

Veronika Pachtinger

Reuven Mohr
 

since Udi appears as a kinui for Yehuda, I could understand Udel also as a kinui for Yehuda > Yudel > Udel;

Helen Gardner
 

My grandmother was Udele AJGENGOLD.
--
Helen Gardner

ancestral names, all from Poland, mostly Warsaw

AJGENGOLD/EIGENGOLD, BERCHOJER, BLANK, BIALOGORA, BLUMBERG, CHMIELNICKI, FELD, FERNEBOK/FERNSBUN, EDELMAN, FRYDMAN, GELDTRUNK, GURIN, ISSAKOWICH, LAKS, LERMAN, MALIS, MENDER/MONDER, MLYNARZ/MILLER, PODGORER/PODGORSKI, POPOWER, RAUTARBER/ROTGERBERG, RASTENBERG, POSSIBLY PRESSEIZEN

Trudy Greener
 

My mother (born in Ukraine around 1907) said her Hebrew name was Rivka Udel.  She was one of 4 Rivka's of about the same age named after an ancestor, whom we know about, but I don't know where the Udel came from and unfortunately never asked....  Her official papers in the US used her new American name of Reva, no middle name.

Trudy Greener, Jerusalem

dm11204@...
 

The Baal Shem Tov's only daughters name was Udel.

Avrohom Krauss
 

Jacob Rosen wrote: "...I know that Udel is a nickname of 
Yehuda”.

>The name “Udel” (pronounced like OOdel)is a Yiddish female name.

The nickname: “Yudel” (with a proper ‘yud’ sound at the beginning) Is for the male Hebrew name- Yehuda. Udel and Yudel may sound the same to those who drop the “Y” sound at the beginning of words. Such is the case for those who hail from certain areas of Lita/Poland and is true for some Israelis today.>

Avrohom Krauss
Telz-Stone Israel

Molly Staub
 

I have a WOMAN named Hudel in my tree, hailing from Bessarabia..
Molly Arost Staub

AROST, ZUKERMAN, SHTOFMAN from Bessarabia/Moldova 

Yonatan Ben-Ari
 

I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari

Molly Staub
 

Hi Trudy, This is a longshot, but my maternal side was from Ukraine. My ggf Yishea (Yehoshua) Berenson was married to a woman the family knew as Riva the Midwife. After marrying him, she lived in Krasnoye, Podolia Gubernia, Ukraine.. I know she delivered the Loigman children in Krasnoye between 1892 and 1901.The family said she was quite successful and even lectured at a school for midwifery. Her grown children pictured in a 1904-photo I have are all wearing substantial jewelry..I have been searching for her maiden name for three decades! Might this be the Riva/Rivka for whom your relatives were named? Cousin? Molly

Searching BERENSON, BERENSOHN, GROFFMAN, GRAFFMAN
Krasnoye, London

norman foster
 

Our Aunt Udel's given name was Adele.  

Abuwasta Abuwasta
 

Thanks to all who responded so far. It seems that Udel is a female given name when and if pronounced properly.
Since I live in Jerusalem I am constantly baffled by contemporary  Israeli(modern) given names shared by both males and females such as : Hadar, Zohar, Tal,Chen, Gal and even the more traditional Yonah. We even have a joke: Tal Cohen and Yonah Levy got married. Who is the bride and who is the bridegroom? 

Jacob Rosen

Jerusalem