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


" Sally Bruckheimer
Jul 5   

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 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

Depends on where, I think.   My great-grandfather on my mother's side was named (or the name was transliterated as) "Udel Tevelson [Tawelsoh, Toivelson, etc.]"; name became Hugh Davidson in English.  Oy, these names, these names!  What a pain!

Erika Gottfried
Teaneck, New Jersey

Adrienne Escoe

My father's written name was Udel (or it could be Jdel, hard to tell from the handwriting on a document). On other things, his name was Yehuda. His American name was Julius. His mother's name was Udlea (written). Her American name was Ida. Hope this helps.

bzk 1114

Udel is a womans name and was first used by the famous Ba'al Shem Tov (1698-1760) to name his daughter, a famous woman in her own right.

Moshe Davis

My g-g-g-grandmother was named Udel (maiden surname Glickman) Goldstein, from Jasse, Romania.

Udel came to the USA circa 1890 to be with her daughter, my g-g-grandmother Rebecca (Goldstein) Brecher. I think that Udel's husband Samuel Goldstein died in Romania.
Rebecca had come to the USA in 1886, shortly after her marriage (to Hersch Brecher). According to the family story, Hersch promised to take her to America if she would marry him.

Udel died in NY sometime before 1907. In the USA, she went by the name Adele.

Moshe Davis


On Mon, 6 Jul 2020 at 19:34, Yonatan Ben-Ari <yonibenari@...> wrote:
I believe that Yudel is a nickname for Yehuda. Udel is pronounced like
oodel which is usually a woman's name.

Yoni Ben-Ari


My mother's sister's name was Adela. in Yidish she was called Udel.