Name RIBA/RIVA in hebrew/yiddish. #names


Menachem Schreiber
 

My grandmother just passed away and she was called Riva.
On her grandmother's gravestone, it is spelled ריבא.
On her mother's gravestone, her mother's name is written ריווא.
It also has been written ריבה.
 
Does anyone know what the correct spelling is?
 
 
Menachem Schreiber
Israel.
 


David Barrett
 

שם פרטי עברי לבנות= a girls name
שם בעברית: ריוה
שם באנגלית: Riva
פירוש השם:
 

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David Barrett
Israel


Odeda Zlotnick
 

The correct Hebrew spelling is ריבה, pronounced  Rivvah.

It means "Lass", and is as old fashioned in Hebrew as the word "lass" in English.

Never, in my "Native Hebrew speaking" life have I hear of it as a riverside or beach...

You may want to hear the Hebrew song
 "מי יש לי ריבה כזאת" or another version (with text and alternativse phrases here

The two other spellings you've run into must have come from Yiddish but this is a case of a real Hebrew word.

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Odeda Zlotnick
Jerusalem, Israel.


Yehoshua Sivan
 

ריבה Reba is short for רבקה Rivka (Rebecca).  It's common in Israel.
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Yehoshua Sivan


David Shapiro
 

In halacha, the standard spelling of names is outlined in the laws of gittin, where the correct spelling of names is crucial to the kashrus of the get. For the sound of 'v' the rule among Ashkenazim is that for names that are derived from languages other that Hebrew that sound is represented by two 'vov's. Such names also end with and 'alef' rather that a 'hei'. However, in 'Tiv Gittin' by Rabbi Ephraim Zalman Margolios, one of the main authorities on these laws, he states that Riva is short for Rivka, and thus it is consided a Hebrew name and is written with a 'veis' and ends with a 'hei' like Rivka.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem 


lapid.ron@...
 

My wife's name is Riwa (pronounced RiVa). This is her English name given on birth in South Africa. Her Hebrew name is Rivka and she is named after her grandmother.
Ron Lapid,
Ra'anana