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.
Related Names
FEMININE FORM: Alte
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