Names

English versions of Hebrew names vary widely: this list shows a broad range of the spellings used in this database.

Male names
Female names

Male names:

Aaron, Ahron
Abner
Abraham, Avrahom
Aharon
Akiba, Akiva
Aleksander
Angel
Anschel, Anshel
Arbilai
Areal, Ariel
Ari
Aryeh, Ary[eh]
Asher
Avidgor
Azrael, Azriel
Baruch
Behr, Ber
Bendit, Benedit
Benjamin
Bentseven
Bezalel, Bezaliel
Bunem, Bunim
Calman
Cashman
Chaim See also Hayim, Hiam
Chanoch, Henoch
Chel
Coleman
Coppel
Dan, Daniel
David
Davis
Dov, Dov Behr
Eberle
Eisak
Ekova
Elchanon, Elhannon
Eleazer, Elleazar, Eliezer
Eli
Eli[jah], Elij’(ah), Elijah
Eliahu
Eliakim, Eliyakum, Elyakum
Elimelech
Ephraim
Ezekiel
Ezer, Ezra
Ezriel
Falk
Feiss
Feivel, Pheivel
Gabriel
Gedalia, Gedaliah, Gedali[ah]
Gemprek, Gumprik
Gershon
Getshlik, Goetshlik
Gimpel, Gumpel
Hananel, Hananiah
Hayim, Hayyim
Henoch
Hirsch, Hirsh
Hirts
Hirts, Hirtz
Hyam
Isaac, Eizak, Itsig, Itzik
Isai[ah], Isaiah
Israel
Issachar
Isserle
Jacob
Jedidi’[ah]
Jeremi’[ah]
Jesse
Jochanon, Jochannon
Joel
Jonah
Jonas
Jonathan
Joseph, Yoseph, Yozela
Joshua
Juda, Judah
Kalman, Calman
Kalonymus, Kalonymous
Kashman, Cashman
Kaufman, Kauffman
Ketriel
Kopel, Koppel, Kopil
Leib
Lemle, Lemmel, Lemmele
Levi, Levy
Laze, Lazer, Lezer, Loze, Lozer
Lima
Lipman
Manes, Manos, Monas
Marem, Marom
Mathias, Mattithiah
Meir
Menachem, Menahem
Menasseh
Mendele
Menke
Meshulam
Messel
Mesuhllam
Michael\Michal\Michel\Mikal\Mikel
Monas
Mordecai
Moses, Moshe
Nachmah, Nachman, Nachum
Naftali, Naphtali
Nahman, Nahum
Nathan, Nat
Nathaniel, Nataniel
Nehemi’(ah), Nehemiah
Noah
Obediah
Ozer
Pais
Paltiel
Perets, Peretz
Pesach
Phineas, Pinchas
Raphael, Rafeal
Reuben
Sampson, Samson
Samuel, Shmuel
Sander
Saul
Selig, Zelig
Shabat, Shabatai, Shabbatai
Shalom
Shaul
Shemai[ah]
Sheremay’e (?)
Shilo, Shiloh
Shimre
Shirga
Shlomeh, Solomon
Shmay’e
Shraga
Simcha
Simeon
Simon
Solomon
Teb, Tebi
Temeba
Tenachem
Tevele
Tobi, Tobi’[ah], Tobiah, Tuvi’[ah]
Todros
Toibe
Toibe
Tsadok
Tsebi
Uri
Uziel
Wolf, Woolf
Yakob, Jacob
Yechannon (Jonathan?)
Yechekel
Yechiel, Yehiel
Yechutiel, Yekutiel
Yedediah
Yehuda, Judah
Yerechem
Yesh’ai
Yom Tov
Yoseph, Yozela, Joseph
Yudela
Zachari’[ah], Zachariah
Zadik, Zadoc, Zadok
Zalman
Zanvil
Ze’ev
Zebulon
Zeckel
Zekre (Zachariah?)
Zelig, Zeligman
Zenvel, Zenvil
Ziskind
Zissel
Zis(s)man
Zorach
Zus(s)man
Zvi

Female names

Abigail
Adel
Bathsheba
Beila
Bena
Benka
Benla
Benvenida
Bila, Bilah
Blanca, Blanka
Bloomah, Bluma, Blumah, Blume
Breina
Breindel, Breindela
Brenlah
Bryna, Brynah, Brynla, Bryblah
Chana, Channa, Channah
Chava, Chavah
Chyla
Clara, Klara
Czarna
Debera, Bebora, Deborah, Debra
Dina, Dinah
Edal, Edel
Egla, Eglah
Elishba, Elishbe, Elishbeh
Elk, Elka, Elkela, Elkelah
Ella
Emelia, Emilia
Esperanza
Ester
Esther
Eta, Etta, Etka, Etla, Etlah
Eva, Eve
Fanne, Fanny
Fegela, Fegal, Feiga
Fila, Feila, Phila, Phyla
Fradel, Fradke, Fredcha, Freda
Fredl
Frumat
Gal, Gala, Gayla, Gela, Gella
Genandel
Gerta, Gertrud(e)
Geta, Getta, Getel, Getka
Gila
Gita, Gitel, Gitela, Gitta, Gittela, Gittla
Golda
Gresla, Gressel, Gressil, Gressla
Hadas, Hadassah
Hagar
Hannah
Hava, Haya, Heva
Hena, Henda, Hendeka, Hendekah
Henla, Henka, Henna
Hinda, Hindela
Jael
Jochabed Judith
Keila
Kenandel, Genandel
Keturah
Klara
Krendel, Krendela, Krenla
Kresla, Kryna, Kressa, Kryna
Kyla
Leah, Lea
Madel
Mala
Malka, Malkah
Margaliot
Martha, Mata
Matla, Mattel
Mendela, Mendelah
Merel, Merela
Merla, Merle
Michela, Michla, Michlah, Mickla, Mikla
Mina, Mindel, Mindela
Mink, Minka, Minke
Miriam
Mykla, Myla
Nena, Nenah, Nendla, Nensa
Parla, Perla, Perel
Pescha, Peska, Pesla
Pess, Pessa, Pessel, Pessela
Phebe
Pyar
Rachael, Rachel, Rachela, Rechela, Rechla
Rana, Ranah, Rane
Rayla, Rayna
Raza, Raze
Rebecca, Rebka, Rebkah
Reicha, Reichela
Reila, Rela
Reina
Reischa, Reisech, Reizcha
Reitzcha, Reitzecha, Reitzel
Rek, Reka, Rekela
Reskaz, Retzka
Ret, Retsa, Retska, Retzel
Rez, Reza, Rezal, Rezka
Rosa, Roza
Reizel
Ryla, Ryna, Rytsa
Sara, Sarah, Sarale
Sarka
Sarla, Sarna
Shana
Sheba
Sheina
Sheindel
Shenka
Shifea
Shprins, Shprints, Shprintsa, Shprintza
Simcha, Simha
Sussel
Talitsa
Tamar
Tel, Teltsa
Teresa, Tereza, Teretsa
Treina, Trena, Trenela, Trina
Tsafir, Tsafira
Tserel, Tserela
Tsharna, Tsipora
Typka
Yachad, Yacht, Yechat
Yehudat, Yehudit
Yenta
Yetel, Yetla, Yetta
Zerele, Zeska, Zessa
Zilla
Zippor, Zippora, Zipporah

Some suggested words, and their spellings, that may be found in the records, often as an extension of an individual’s name. Avoid words that form part of a name, such as Gold or Berg, as these will produce too many results.

PLACES & NATIONALITIES
OCCUPATIONS

PLACES & NATIONALITIES:

AMSTERDAM
ATLESDORF \ ATILSDORF
BEMBERG \ BEMBURG
BERLIN
BIRMINGHAM
BRAMEDSHAM
BRENFORT
BRENTFORD
BRESLAU
BRIGHTON \ BRIGHTHELMSTONE
CAMBRIDGE
CANTERBURY CASSEL\ KASSEL
CHANSFORD
CHARLEVILLE
CHATHAM
COURLAND \ COURLANDER
DANZIG \ DANTSIG\ DANTZIG
DEPTFORD
DESSAU
DORF
DOVER
EINSTAKHEIM
EMDEN
ENGLANDER \ ENGLISHMAN
EXETER
FALMOUTH
FIORDA \ FURTH
FRANKFURT \ FRANKFORT \ FF
FRENCH
FRIEDBERG \ FREIDEBERG
GALAGA
GOSDORF \ GASDORF
GRAVESEND
GREENWICH
GRONINGEN
HAGUE \ HAG
HAMBURG \ HAMBURGER
HAMMELBURG \ HAMILBERG
HANOVER
HERTSFIELD \ HIRTSFIELD
HESS
HOLLANDER
HOTZPLATZ
IRISHMAN \ IRELAND
KATSOV
KONIGSBERG
KRAKOVA \ CRACOW
KROTOS(C)HIN \ KRETSON
LEMBERG
LENZ \ LINTZ
LERBERG \ LEHRBERG
LINCOLN
LISSA
LIVERPOOL
LUBECK
MAINZ
MALDEN
MANNHEIM
MERSEY
METZ
MIDDLEBURG \ MITTALBERG \ MITTELBERG
MILAN
MINDEN
MOROCCO
MULHAUSEN
NIEDERWAREN \NEIDERWAREN
NIJMEGEN
NORDEN
OXFORD
PIHM \ PIM \ PYM \ PEHM
PORTSMOUTH
POSEN
PRAGER \ PREGER
PRESSBURG
REICHENBERG
ROCHFORD
ROTTERDAM
SCHWAB \ SWAEB
SHEERNESS
SPEYER \ SPYER
STADT
STRATFORD
TSERENDDORF of TZERENDORF
WALWORTH
WARBURG
WEILBERG \ WEILBURG
WEINBERG
WESTMINSTER
WIESBADEN
WOOLWICH
WORMS
ZALMINSTER

OCCUPATIONS:

ALMANAC
APPLE
BAKER \ BEKER
BARBER
BRILLENSCHLEIFFER
BUTCHER
CAKE
CANTOR \ CHAZAN
COBBLER
CROWN \ KREIN
DOCTOR
ENGRAVER
FEATHER
FISH
FOOTMAN
FUNCTIONARY
GAITER
GLASS
GOLDSTICKER
GRINDER
HAARSCHNEIDER
HAUSER \ HEZER
HATTER
JEWELLER
KETTLE \ KESSELFLICKER
LAPIDARY
LEMON
MILK
PAINTER
PENCILMAKER (or try PENCILl)
PENCUTTER (or try PEN or CUTTER)
PICKLEMAN
POTATO
PRINTER
PULVERMACHER
RABBI
REFINER
SCHNEIDER
SCRIBE \ SOFER \ SOPHER
SECRETARY
SHAMMES \ SHAMASH
SHOCHET
SHOE
SHOMER
SPECTACLES
STOCKING
TAILOR
TASCHENSPIELER
TEACHER
VATS
WARDEN
WASH \ WASSER
WATCHMAKER
WATCHMAN

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