Yiddish Submitted Names

These names are used by Yiddish-speaking Jews. See also about Jewish names.
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ABIRI   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Means 'my hero' or 'my strength' in Hebrew
ADEL   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
A Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Adina.... [more]
AMALYA   f   Yiddish, Hebrew
Means "labour of Yahweh" in Hebrew. This name could also be used as a Yiddish feminine form of Amal.
AMALYE   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
Amalye is a form of the Yiddish name Amalya, a feminine form of the Hebrew name Amal.
AMELE   f   Yiddish
Possibly related to Amalya.
AMSCHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant spelling of Amshel. This name was borne by several members of the famous Rothschild family, the most notable being Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812).
AMSHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant form of Anshel. It should be noted that there are also sources that claim that it is derived from Hebrew amsel or amzal meaning "thrush".
ANSCHEL   m   Yiddish
Variant spelling of Anshel.
ASNAT   f   Yiddish, Hebrew
Variant transcription of 'Asenat. 'The Biblical pronunciation is "Asnat"; today, it is often pronounced "Osnat".'
AVIGAIYIL   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
A Yiddish form of the Hebrew name, Avigail.
AVIGAL   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
Yiddish form of the name Avigaiyil, which is ultimately derived from Avigail.
AVIGALI   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
Avigali is a Yiddish form of the name Avigal.
BAILEM   m   English, Hebrew, Yiddish
means "he who watches over his siblings." This name is usually given to the first son. Bailem is somewhat connected to Bailey.
BASCHA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Basha.
BASCHEWA   f   Jewish, Yiddish (?)
Cognate of Batsheva and Basseva.
BASEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Basel is a Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Batya meaning "daughter of G-d".
BASHA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Basha is a Yiddish form of the name Batya meaning "daughter of G-d".
BATKA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Batka is Yiddish form of the Hebrew name Batya, meaning "Daughter of G-d".
BAYLA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Baila.
BEHIRA   f   Hebrew, American, Yiddish
Modern Hebrew name meaning "clear", "fair". Often a translation of Claire or Clara.... [more]
BEILA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish equivalent of Bella.
BEILE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Beila.
BEILLE   f   Yiddish, Jewish
French-Yiddish form of Baila and/or Beila.
BELA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Bella and Beila.
BELKA   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Beila and its variants.
BENDIT   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Benedikt. This was generally used as a secular form of Baruch. (See also Seligmann)
BENKA   f   Yiddish
BEREL   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Ber
BERTE   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Berte is a Yiddish name meaning "knoll". It is also considered the Yiddish form of the name Bertha.
BERURA   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
A name of Hebrew origin meaning "pure".
BESCHA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Bascha.
BESSELYN   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Basel (via its variant Besel). It was recorded in 14th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
BEYLE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Beila.
BIELKE   f   Yiddish
Variant of BEYLKE. Jerry Bock used this for the name of Tevye's fifth daughter in his musical "Fiddler on the Roof" (1964).
BINA   f   Yiddish, Hebrew
Yiddish name derived from bin(e) "bee", which was originally used as a translation of the Hebrew name Deborah, though it has since become associated with modern Hebrew bina "understanding".... [more]
BLIMA   f   Yiddish
Variant of BLUMA
BLIMY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Blima.
BLOEMINA   f   Yiddish
Dutch-Yiddish diminutive of Bluma.
BLOEMKE   f   Yiddish
Dutch-Yiddish diminutive of Bluma.
BLÜMLE   f   Yiddish
German-Yiddish diminutive of Bluma.
BOBE   f   Yiddish
Means "grandmother" in Yiddish. This is the feminine equivalent of Zeyde.
BODHANA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Bodhana is a Yiddish name, made from the combined elements of BOD (the Ukranian word meaning G-d) and HAN (from the Hebrew, meaning gracious).... [more]
BORISCH   m   Yiddish (Archaic)
Yiddish form of Baruch.
BRAINDLA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Breindel.
BRANCHA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Breindel.
BRANDEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive form of a Yiddish word; means "little flame".
BRÄUNLE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval Yiddish name derived from German braun "brown" and Bräune "brownness", it is a cognate of Breindel. This name was recorded in early 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
BREINDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Breindel.
BREINE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Breinle.
BREINLE   f   Yiddish
German-Yiddish variant of Breindel (see also Bräunle).
BRONNELIN   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Bräunle. It was recorded in early 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
BRUCHA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Bracha.
BRUCHY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Brucha and Bracha.
BRYNA   f   English, Yiddish (Anglicized)
Yiddish ברײַנא from German Bräune "brown(ness)".
BUNEM   m   Yiddish
Likely derived from French bon homme "good man".
CESIA   f   Jewish, Polish, Yiddish
Yiddish and Polish short form of Cecilia (in the Polish case of Cecylia).... [more]
CHABA   f   American, Yiddish, Hebrew
A very rare Hebrew form of the Chava.
CHAJE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Chaya.
CHANY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Channah.
CHARNE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Charna.
CHARNKE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Charna.
CHAVALA   f   Hebrew, Yiddish
Diminutive of Chava. Chavaleh is a song in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, sung by Tevye about his daughter Chava.... [more]
CHAVELE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of CHAVA
CHAVY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Chava.
CHEICHE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Chaje.
CHEILE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Chaje and variant of Cheiche.
CHERNA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Charna.
CHIEL   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish short form of Jechiel.
CHIELA   f   Yiddish (Rare)
Feminine form of Chiel.
CHINKE   f   Yiddish
CHUZCHE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
CISA   f   Yiddish
Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
COUSSIEL   m   Yiddish (Archaic)
Archaic French-Yiddish form of Kusel.
CREINE   f   Yiddish
Variant transcription of Kreine (which may be a Yiddish form of Keren).
CYPA   f   Yiddish
Short form of Cypojra, found in Polish documents from the early 1800s.
CYPOJRA   f   Yiddish
Presumably a Polish Yiddish form of Tziporah, found in Polish documents from the early 1800s.
CYRLA   f   Yiddish
DAVRUSHA   f   Yiddish
Allegedly a Yiddish form of Deborah.
DEICHE   f   Yiddish
DEROZHA   f   Yiddish
A Yiddish name taken from the Slavic, meaning 'my dear little one'.
DEVOYRE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Deborah.
DINE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Dinah.
DINORELLA   f   Yiddish
Elaborated form of Dinora.
DOBA   f   Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish
Probably a Yiddish short form of Dvorah influenced by Slavic dobro, "good".... [more]
DOBE   f   Yiddish
Derived from Slovak-Yiddish dobre "good".
DOVA   f   Yiddish, Hebrew
Possibly derived from the Hebrew meaning "(graceful) bear." Alternatley, it could ultimatley derive from the Hebrew טוֹבִיָּה (Toviyyah) (see TOBIAH).
DREISEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Drusilla
DREYZE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish feminine name, probably derived from the German name Theresia. Alternatively it may be a Yiddish form of Slavic Derozha, Drozha.
DUBE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Medieval variant of Taube, recorded in 15th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
DÜRZ   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Medieval German-Yiddish form of Tirzah. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
EISIK   m   Yiddish
One of the Yiddish forms of Isaac.
ELYE   m   Yiddish
The Yiddish form of Elijah.
ENDLA   f   Yiddish
Polish Yiddish name related to Yentl, found in Polish documents from the early 1800s.
ENIA   f   Yiddish
Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
ENYE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish feminine name meaning "grace".
ETKE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of ESTHER
FAGAN   m   Yiddish
FAIGY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Faiga or Faigel
FAITEL   m   Yiddish
Derived from the Latin name Vitalis, meaning "full of life". Similar in meaning to the Hebrew name Haim.... [more]
FANYA   f   Yiddish
From the Spanish Estafania, brought to Eastern Europe by the Jews expelled from Spain during the Spanish Inquisition.
FAUGEL   f   Yiddish
Either a variant of Faigel or a younger form of Vogel.
FAYGE   f   Yiddish
FEIBESCH   m   Yiddish (Archaic)
German-Yiddish variant of Feibush.
FEIGA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Feige and Faiga.
FEIGEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Variation of Faigel.
FEIGLE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Feige.
FEIJEL   m   Yiddish
Russian-Yiddish form of Feyel.
FEILE   f   Yiddish
FEITEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish amuletic name, from Italian "vitale". Yiddish form of Judeo-Spanish name Vita.... [more]
FEYEL   m   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
FRADEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Freyde.
FRADY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Freyde.
FRAIDA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Freyde.
FRAIDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Freyde.
FRAYDA   f   Yiddish (?)
Variant of Freyde.
FREIDEL   f   Yiddish
Probably a pet form of Freyde.
FREIDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Freyde.
FREYDA   f   Yiddish
Variant of FREYDE
FRIEDEL   m & f   Dutch (Rare), Flemish (Rare), German, Yiddish
Dutch, Flemish and German short form of Fridolin and its feminine forms Fridolina and Fridoline.... [more]
FRIMA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Variation of Fruma
FRIMCHA   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
FRIMET   f   Yiddish
Presumably a (Polish?) Yiddish name related to Frima, found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
FRIMETTA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive / pet form of Frima.
FRIMMY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
FRIMY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
FROMMET   f   Yiddish
Variant of Frumet and Fromut. Alternately, this Yiddish name is derived from old provincial French, and refers to "a species of grape". Source: Jewish Personal Names by Rabbi Shmuel Gorr (Avotaynu, Inc., 1992).
FROMUT   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval variant of Frumet, possibly influenced by the German word Frohmut (compare Frohmut). It was recorded in 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
FRUMET   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma (see also Frimet).
FRUMI   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
FRUMIE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
FRUMIT   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Fruma.
GAVRELA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish feminine form of Gabriel.
GINENDEL   f   Yiddish
Variant of Genendel.
GITE   f   Yiddish
Younger form of Gute (see also the diminutive forms Gitl and Gittel).
GITEL   f   Yiddish
Variant of Gittel.
GITSHE   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Gittel.
GLIKE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Gluke.
GLÜCK   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Gluke (which coincides with the German word Glück "good luck; bliss, happiness").... [more]
GOLDE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Golda.
GOLDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Golda.
GRUNNAH   f   Yiddish
Yiddish name derived from the German word grün meaning "green".
GUDELA   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Guthela. It was recorded in Frankfurt, Germany in the 1300s.
GUTA   f   Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
Variant of Gute.
GUTE   f   Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
Derived from German gut "good".
GUTLIN   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Gute and Guta, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany throughout the 14th century.
HADASS   f   Yiddish
A variant of Hadassah, used in the 1983 film, "Yentl".
HADASSE   f   Yiddish (?), Jewish
German variant of Hadassah.
HAYM   m   Hebrew, Yiddish
Variant of Chayyim. A famous bearer was Haym Salomon, a financier of the American Revolution.
HENCHY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Hannah.
HENDLA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Hendel.
HENTSHE   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Henda.
HERSCHELL   m   Yiddish
German Yiddish variant of Hershel.
HERSZ   m   Yiddish, Jewish
(Polish?) Yiddish variant of Hersh.
HERZ   m   Yiddish
This name was apparently used as a secular form of Naphtali.
HERZL   m   Hebrew (Rare), Yiddish (Rare)
Herzl is originally a Yiddish given name. Currently it is both given and surname for both Hebrew-speaking and Yiddish-speaking Jews. The most famous Herzl is Benyamin Ze'ev "Theodor" Herzl, a Hungarian journalist who founded Modern Zionism.
HESSA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Short form of Hentshe.
HEYNEKH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ENOCH
HINDA   f   Yiddish, Jewish
Means "deer" in Yiddish, related to the English word "hind". A common nickname is Hindy or Hindie.
HINDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Hinda.
HIRSCH   m   Yiddish
German-Yiddish variant of Hersh, which was originally used to translate Tzvi.... [more]
HITZEL   f   Yiddish
ITELLA   f   Yiddish
(Polish?) Yiddish elaboration of Itta (via its variant Ita), found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
ITTA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Ashkenazic pet form of Yehudit. Also variant spelling of Ita.
IZA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish short form of Isabelle.
JACHET   f   Yiddish
(German) Yiddish variant of Yachet.
JANKEL   m   Yiddish
JENTA   f   Yiddish
Polish and German Yiddish variant of Yente.
JENTE   f   Yiddish
German-Yiddish form of Yente.
JISKE   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Possibly a Yiddish variant of Jiska.
JISZKÁ   f   Yiddish
Hungarian-Yiddish variant of the Hebrew name Yiskah, which means "to behold" (with a context of foresight/precognition). ... [more]
JITTEL   f   Yiddish
Possibly a variant of Gittel.
JIZCHAK   m   Yiddish
German and Polish rendering of Yitzhak.
JUDIS   f   Yiddish
Variant of Judys.
JUDLIN   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Possibly a variant of Gutlin.
JUDYS   f   Yiddish
(Polish?) Yiddish variant of Yehudis, found in Polish documents from the early 1800s.
JULA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Jule.
JULE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Diminutive of Judlin, recorded in Frankfurt, Germany.
KALMAN   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Kalonymos... [more]
KALMEN   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Form of Kalman
KAYLA   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Kelila.
KEILE   f   Yiddish
German-Yiddish variant of Kaila.
KETZEL   f   Yiddish, English
Yiddish for "kitten". Usually used as a nickname.
KEYLA   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Kelila.
KHANE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Hannah. This is an earlier form of Hene, Henye and Hende, which are backformations from Hendl (see Hendel), itself a diminutive of Khane (now, of Hene).
KHASKE   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of Hannah.
KHASKL   m   Yiddish
Variant of Chatzkel or Haskel, Yiddish forms of the Hebrew name Yechezkel (see Ezekiel).
KHATSKEL   m   Yiddish
Variant of Khaskl.
KLARE   f   Yiddish
KRENLE   f   Yiddish (Archaic)
German-Yiddish diminutive of Kreine.
KRESSEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Kressia, the Yiddish form of the Judeo-Spanish name Gracia, used as an alternative to Channah.
KRESSIA   f   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Gracia. Used as an alternative to Chana ... [more]
KROYNE   f   Yiddish
Derived from Yiddish kroyn "crown". (Cf. Kreine.)
KUSEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Jekusiel.
LÈALE   f   Yiddish
Italian-Yiddish diminutive of Lea.
LEIB   m   Yiddish, Czech, Polish
From the Yiddish word leyb meaning "lion". The lion was associated with the tribe of Judah.
LEIBA   f   Yiddish
Feminine form of Leib.
LEIBUSH   m   Yiddish
Diminutive of LEIB
LEYA   f   Yiddish, Jewish
Yiddish form of Lea.
LIBE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Liba.
LIBET   f   Yiddish, Medieval Jewish
Diminutive of Liba.
LIBI   f   Yiddish
Variant of LEEBA
LIBSCHE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Libe and Liba.
LIEBE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Leeba (via its other variant forms Liba and Libe).... [more]
LIEV   m   Yiddish
Yiddish variation of Lev (2). A famous bearer is Liev Schreiber, an American actor.
LIGUM   m & f   Hebrew, Yiddish
Means this person is apart of the Levi tribe. They are the servant(assistants) to the high priest at the temple. In modern times or within the last 200 years, they would assist with the service or in most recent times with the high holiday service.
LILKA   f   Polish, Yiddish
Polish diminutive of Liliana, Lucyna, Alicja, etc.
LIPA   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Short form of Lipman
LIPMAN   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish form of the Judeo-German name Liberman, meaning "beloved man".
LIPSHE   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Pet form of Liba.
LOITA   f   Yiddish
Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
MAIDEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish name and word for "young girl."
MÄNDLE   m   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish
Recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
MANES   m   Yiddish
MARYASHA   f   Jewish, Yiddish, Russian
Yiddish pet form of Marya
MATEL   f   Yiddish, Jewish, German
Can be a Yiddish pet form of Mathilde, or a Jewish Frankish name from the elements macht, power, and el, God.
MATHEL   f   Yiddish
MATI   f   Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish
Pet form of Mathilde, Matilda or Matel, often used among chassidim or in Israel.
MATLA   f   Yiddish
Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
MAYLECH   m   Yiddish
Yiddish short form of Elimelech
MAZEL   f   Yiddish
In Hebrew, the word is generally transliterated as mazal, and literally refers to a "star" or "planet in the night sky" or "zodiac constellation." It came to mean "lucky" in medieval times due to the widespread belief in astrology and that the planets and constellations can influence one's fate.
MEILECH   m   Yiddish, Jewish
Yiddish short form of Elimelech
MELCHE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Possibly an archaic Yiddish form of Malka. It was recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
MENASZE   m   Yiddish
Variant of Menashe.
MENDY   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Diminutive of Mendel.
MERL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Miryam.
MERLE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Recorded in 16th-century Frankfurt, Germany.
MESKE   m & f   Yiddish (?)
MICHLA   f   Yiddish
Likely the derived from Michal (2).
MILKELE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Milka.
MINA   f   Yiddish
Allegedly derived from Old High German Minne "love" (see also Leeba and its variants).
MINDEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Diminutive of Mina.
MINDLA   f   Yiddish
Presumably a Polish Yiddish form of Mindel, found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
MINDY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Mindel.
MIREL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Miriam.
MIRI   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Miriam.
MIRKE   f   Dutch (Rare), Yiddish
Diminutive form of Miriam. However, in some cases, the name is a Dutch feminization of the Slavic masculine name Mirko.
MIRLA   f   Yiddish
Polish Yiddish name, presumably related to Mirele. Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
MÖSCHEL   m   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Moyshe, recorded in the 14th and 15th centuries.
MOSHEH   m   Hebrew, Yiddish
Hebrew form of MOSES
MOSZEK   m   Jewish, Yiddish, Polish
Polish pet form of Moshe
MOTL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of MORDECHAI
MOVCHA   m   Russian, Yiddish
Russian or Yiddish version of Moses. This was the birth name of the painter Marc Chagal.
MUSHKA   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Muskat.
MUSKAT   f   Yiddish
Derived from Old French, Muscade, meaning "nutmeg, an aromatic spice".
NACHA   f   Yiddish
NAFTALI   m   Biblical, Yiddish
Means "wrestling" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a son of Jacob by Rachel's servant Bilhah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.... [more]
NISSEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish name. May be a pet form of Nessia, or a female form of Nissan or Nissim.
NUSIM   m   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish form of Nissim
OSCHER   m   Yiddish (Archaic)
One of the Yiddish forms of Asher.
OSHIK   m   Yiddish
Oshik, also rarely seen as Ushach is a Yiddish/Hebrew form of the name Yehoshua.
PEREL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish, meaning "pearl".
PERL   f   Yiddish
Variant of Perle.
PESCHE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Variant of Pesha, recorded in medieval Frankfurt, Germany.
PESHA   f   Yiddish
Related to Pesach (Passover). Alternately, a Yiddish diminutive of Batya.
PESSE   f   Yiddish
Variant of Pesche.
PESSY   f   Yiddish
A Yiddish diminutive of Batya.
PINKUS   m   German (East Prussian), Yiddish
East Prussian German and German Yiddish form of Pinchas.
RAIZEL   f   Yiddish
Alternate form of Raisel
RAIZY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Raisa.
RECHEL   f   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of Recha.
REÏZEL   f   Yiddish
French spelling of Reizel, a variant transcription of Raisel.
RIEFGE   f   Medieval Jewish, Yiddish (Archaic)
Late medieval German-Yiddish variant of Rifka.
RIFKELE   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of RIFKA. Used frequently in Ruth Minsky Sender's novel "The Cage."
RIFKY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Rivka.
RIFOEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of Raphael.
RIKEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish name, from "rika", "rich". This is an amuletic name.
RIVE   f   Yiddish
Back formation of Rivke.
RIVKE   f   Yiddish
Variation of Rivka.
RIVKY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Rivka.
ROCHEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Variation of Ruchel. It is used by Orthodox Jews almost exclusively.
ROIZA   f   Yiddish
Variant of Raisa.
ROIZY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Raisa.
ROKHE   f   Yiddish
Pet form of RUCHEL.
RONNA   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish for "joy". Same root as modern Hebrew name Ron.
ROYZE   f   Yiddish
Means "rose" in Yiddish.
RUCHLA   f   Yiddish, Polish
Polish form of Ruchel.
RUCHY   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Ruchel.
RUDEL   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Yiddish pet form of Rhoda, probably influenced by Rada. Sometimes used as a pet form for Rosa.
SAFRAN   m   English, French, Hungarian, Yiddish
Variant of Saffron, or from the surname Safran, meaning saffron, originally given to someone with yellow hair.
SALI   f   Jewish, Yiddish
Czechoslovakian Yiddish pet form of Sarah and Charlotte. See Sally.
SCHARNE   f   Yiddish
German-Yiddish variant of Charne.
SCHEINDEL   f   Yiddish
Diminutive of Scheine (compare Shaindel).
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