Medieval Jewish Submitted Names
were used by medieval Jewish peoples.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ALTADONNA f Judeo-Italian (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Italian alta
, the feminine form of the adjective alto
, meaning "high; deep; big; towering; elevated" and, when used in a poetic context, "grand; sublime; noble" and donna
BONDIT m Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Of debated origin and meaning. Some modern-day scholars consider this name a variant of Bendit
, while others connect this name to Catalan bon
) and dit
, the past participle of Catalan dir
"to say", and thus giving this name the meaning of "well said".
CERF m Medieval French, Medieval Jewish
Means "stag (a large buck or male deer)" in French. Cerf sometimes appears in historical documents concerned with the Jews of Alsace and early modern France; it was a local translation of the Yiddish Hirsh
, meaning "deer", the Hebrew equivalent of which is Zvi
PESSELINE f Medieval Jewish
Diminutive of Pesse
) recorded in the border region between modern-day France and modern-day Germany in the 14th century.
PYA f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in 13th-century Anglo-Norman England, perhaps a Norman-Jewish form of the obscure Biblical female name Puah
SCHÖNWIP f Medieval Jewish
Recorded in 13th-century Germany, it is possibly composed of the elements schon (beautiful) and Wipfel (peak, top, head, treetop), the meaning might imply the peak of beauty, or a beautiful face or head.
SHLUIDA f Medieval Jewish
Likely from the Upper German word schlude, "carefree." This name is recorded as a female name in the Jewish community of Erfurt, Germany in the 13th-century