Gender Feminine
Scripts יענטע, יענטאַ(Yiddish)

Meaning & History

From French gentille meaning "noble, aristocratic". This is the name of a gossipy matchmaker in the musical Fiddler on the Roof (1964), based on late 19th-century stories by Sholem Aleichem. Due to the character, this name has also acquired the meaning "gossiper".

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Entry updated November 16, 2019