Gender Masculine
Usage Yiddish
Scripts אַלטער(Yiddish) אלתר(Hebrew)

Meaning & History

From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". 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.

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Feminine FormAlte

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious  


Entry updated April 16, 2019