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What are common Yiddish names for English name Louis? Would this be Loeb or Levi or others?
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I understand, to some extent at least, why lions are an important symbol in Judaism. After all, in the beginning of the Shulchan Aruch we are told we should rise like a lion to serve our Creator, and ...
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What's the meaning of the yiddish girls name "Charnah" (most likely spelled, טשרנא)? (There was a girl who is not frum that said this is her name and feels it's important to her to know the meaning ...
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I am under the impression that the name Freeda is a female Yiddish name. For some reason it seems to be very popular amongst the Sephardim. How did this happen?
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What is the meaning and source of the name Pesil or Pesa or Pesha?
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What is the relationship between the following names that often go together is some combination? Ari/Aryeh Yehudah Leib/Leibel I've encountered many men, young and old, with the following first ...
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Etymology of the Name Feivel

Where does the Jewish name Feivel (or Feivish) come from? What does it actually mean?