Category: Hebrew Names

A broad range of the spellings used in this database.

History of Jewish Surnames

This is the story about how the Jewish names were developed throughout the History, from the Shem Hakodesh (Hebrew sacred names) up to the kinnuim (secular names in every country). It’s a worthwile cultural information, and also a help to…






Hebrew Names, Yiddish names and their history

Hebrew names and Yiddish names in Jewish Genealogy: The following is an extract from a post on Jewishgen, published here with the kind permission of Dick Plotz. Dick posted this in answer to a query about a Hebrew inscription which…






Female names

English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Abigail Adel Bathsheba Beila Bena Benka Benla Benvenida Bila, Bilah Blanca, Blanka Bloomah, Bluma, Blumah, Blume Breina Breindel, Breindela Brenlah…






Male names

English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database. Aaron, Ahron Abner Abraham, Avrahom Aharon Akiba, Akiva Aleksander Angel Anschel, Anshel Arbilai Areal, Ariel Ari Aryeh, Ary[eh] Asher Avidgor…