Other names for Yitzchak? #names

Steven Usdansky

My middle name is Ira. My given name gets misspelled somewhat frequently, my surname gets misspelled very frequently, but I've never seen my middle name misspelled.


Itzhak, Yitzhaq, Yitshak, Jitzhak

Lee Jaffe

I haven't seen anyone mention "Yitzie"

I have a possible 4x great-grandfather in Suwalki whose name In JRI-Poland records is Ick or Icko.  We assume this was the local variation on Yitzhak.

And I've seen 16th c. Portuguese Jewish records which use Yschak.


I was wrong.  Angielczyk  is Englishman in Polish, not angel.

Susan H. Sachs

I have male relatives from Hungary, Austria-Hungaria or SubCarpathia whose Jewish name was Yitzhak (or variation of same) who were known as Ignatz.


In Bob Malakoff's reply to this post he says:
"a Jewish naming convention where Jewish names consisted of a Hebrew name followed by an equivalent Yiddish name". I am wondering if Abraham Hermann is such a combination or not? Can anyone tell me?
Larry Bassist
Springville, Utah, USA

Bruce Drake

In one record from Kovel that a researcher found for me my great grandfather Itzhak David appeared as Izhuk


I am also named Yitzhak Aizic and that is how I am called up to the Torah. But I believe that Bob Malakoff simplified his explanation. On my birth certificate in latin letters I am listed as Aizic (Romanian spelling) but in the USA for instance when you pronounce the name it sounds like the non Jewish Biblical translation of the name Isaac, bottom line not always does it mean that it is the "Yiddish," translation we will probably never know how, why and who started this double-barrel name.
But maybe the discussion should be more on the history and reasoning of Jewish double barrel names. I'll just give a few in order not to bore you. Ephraim Fishel
Originated in Goshen, Egypt when Ya'acov blessed his grandson Ephraim that his descendents would increase like the fish in the ocean. Another double barrel name taken from our Bible, Yisaschar  Bear. Yisaschar one of the sons of Ya'acov and a tribe is named had a donkey on its emblem. (again due to the blessing of Ya'akov which he gave to his son. Now somewhere along the ages our ancestors decided that they did not want to make an "ass," of themselves by calling their son also "donkey," so they chose Bear which was an animal strong like a donkey.
Lat but not least Kalman Klonymous. Klonymous is a name taken from the Greek period (Like all those called Alexander)  The meaning of the name Klonymous is  a "good name," or in Hebrew "Shem Tov" How did Klonymous get to Kalman I really don't know. My guess is that our forefathers found it difficult to pronounce Klonymous (without having to go to a dentist afterwards) so they found an easier way to pronounce that name.  Wishing y'all  good health during this crazy Pandemic.   
Aizic Sechter
Lone Magen David Star State of Israel

Robert Hanna

Also, Itzik or Itsik.

Robert Hanna

Marcel Apsel

Eisig and Ayzik

Marcel Apsel

Jeff Miller

Many names depending on original location of the family. Variations can include Icek for instance. I’m named after Avraham Yitzhak from the part of Russia that is now Lithuania.

Jeff Miller


I had a great uncle whose Hebrew name was Itzaak but his Anglicized  name was Charles.  I have come across others, particularly from Galicia

Jerome Hoffman