אַלְתֵר m Yiddish
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.
בֶער m Yiddish
Means "bear" in Yiddish, a vernacular form of Dov
מֶנְדְל m Yiddish
Originally this was probably a Yiddish diminutive of MANNO
. It is now used as a diminutive of MENAHEM
סִיסְל f Yiddish
Means "sweet" in Yiddish. This name is also used as a Yiddish form of CECILIA
װֶעלװֶעל m Yiddish
Means "wolf" in Yiddish. This name can also be used as a Yiddish form of WILLIAM
יֶענטֶע f Yiddish
Possibly a variant of YENTL
. It also means "gossip" in Yiddish.
יֶענְטל f Yiddish
Yiddish form of the French nickname Gentille
, meaning "noble, aristocratic".