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GenderMasculine
UsageYiddish
Scriptsאַלְתֵר Yiddish

Meaning & History

Means "old" in Yiddish. This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.
Feminine FormAlte
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute