First Names #names


Attila
 

I have found  Latin name “Laurentius” in Hungarian census and birth/dead record. The JewshGen name collection indicate that it is a new Hebrew name. Could anybody tell me what is the original Hebrew name for this “new” name? 
 
Also, I found the name “Kalonymus” as a Hebrew name. Is it? The Hungarian equivalent seems to be Kalman (Karoly?)
 
Thank you for you help
 
Attila Rona
 


Professor Ryesky
 

As is the case with Alexander, Kalonymos is a Greek name that has come into the Hebrew language (and English, for that matter).  Many people use the equivalent of Kalman.

-- KHR

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Yale Reisner
 

Kalonymos appears as a Hebrew name, usually paired with Kalman.  Kalonymos is actually Greek, from Kalo - nice or good as in CALLIgraphy, nice or beautiful writing, and Nymos - name as in pseudoNYM, a false name.  Kalonymos means “good name or reputation.”  The Hebrew equivalent is Shemtov.
Yale Reisner


Odeda Zlotnick
 

On Wed, Sep 21, 2022 at 08:31 PM, Attila wrote:
I have found  Latin name “Laurentius” in Hungarian census and birth/dead record. The JewshGen name collection indicate that it is a new Hebrew name. Could anybody tell me what is the original Hebrew name for this “new” name? 
You may be misunderstanding the info in the JewshGen name collection.  When the database "knows" of a traditional name, it is added to the list.  In the case of Laurentius the only information is that it would be pronounced as Lorents in modern Hebrew.  It is not a Hebrew name, and I can think of no equivalent.

Of course, you can start playing around with soundalikes - or sounds that are partially similar.  For example: Leib (a Yiddish name)

 
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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Yehoshua Sivan
 

The subject of the Kalonymos family is especially apt for this period: Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur.  Many selihot and piyuttim were written by family members. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalonymos_family
Shana Tova !
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Yehoshua Sivan