Given Name ALTER

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Yiddish
OTHER SCRIPTS: אַלְתֵר (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 FORM: Alte