Judeo-Spanish Submitted Names

Judeo-Spanish names are used by Sephardic Jews. See also about Jewish names.
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ABADIAN m Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Obadiah.
ALJOHAR f Judeo-Spanish
Medieval Navarran Jewish name, probably derived from the Arabic phrase al Jawhari "the gem". This name was used by Jewish women in the medieval kingdom of Navarre, occurring in 14th- and 15th-century documents written by Jews in Hebrew or Ladino (Ladino being the everyday language of the Jews; it is akin to Spanish, but was written down using Hebrew characters).... [more]
AMADH f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish name. Could come from Amada or be an Arabic name integrated into the language.
AMADIO m Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Amadeo.
ASTER f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Catalan
Old Judeo-Spanish form of Esther. From Greek aster, "star". It was already used in Judeo-Latin.
ASTRUC m Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Provençal, Medieval Jewish, Judeo-Catalan
Derived from Provençal astruc "lucky", ultimately from Greek aster "star" and thus having the extended meaning of "born under a good star".... [more]
ASTRUGA f Judeo-Catalan, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Provençal, Medieval Jewish
Feminine form of Astruc. This name was also used as a Judeo-Spanish translation of Mazal.
AYNA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish variant of Chana.
BARCELAY m Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Barsilai.
BASSEVA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Batsheva.
BECHORA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Feminine form of Bechor.
BELLIDA f Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Bella.
BENUTA f Jewish (Rare), Judeo-Spanish (Rare)
Either a diminutive of Buena or a contracted form of Benvenuta.
BENVENIDA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Bienvenida.
BENVENUTA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Italian
Judeo-Spanish for "welcome". Variation of Benvenida. Female form of Benvenuto.
BOLI f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish, Turkish
Means "honey" in Turkish.
BONADONA f Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan equivalent of Judeo-Italian Bonadonna.
BONAFILIA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Derived from Latin bona, the feminine form of the adjective bonus, "good; kind; noble" and filia "daughter".... [more]
BONASTRUC m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Provençal (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Combination of bono "good" and Astruc. This name was used as a translation of Gad and Mazal Tov.
BONONA f Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Bona.
BUENA f Jewish, Spanish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "good" in Judeo-Spanish.
BUENO m Judeo-Spanish
Masculine form of Buena.
BULISSA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Greek
From the Hebrew baalat bayit ("mistress of the house"), which became baalas bayis / balabuste in Yiddish, and then was transformed into a Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Greek name.
CADIN f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Form the Turkish name Kadın that got integrated into Judeo-Spanish.
ÇALAHADI m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic)
Judeo-Spanish form of Saladin.
CETI f Judeo-Spanish, Jewish (?)
Feminine equivalent of Cid, a byname derived from the Old Castilian loan word Çid, itself derived from the dialectal Arabic word sīdī (سيدي ) "my lord; my master", ultimately from Arabic as-sayyid (السيّد ) "the lord; the master".
CHERA f Judeo-Provençal, Judeo-Spanish, Medieval Jewish
Variant of Cara influenced by French chère.
CIDILA f Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Ceti (via the variant Çida).
CIMA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Hebrew Simcha.
CLERET f Jewish (Rare), Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish diminutive of Clara.
DOLCEAMORI f Judeo-Spanish (Archaic)
Means "sweetheart" in Judeo-Spanish.
DUENA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "lady, mistress" in Judeo-Spanish, ultimately from Latin domina "mistress".
ESTRAYA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Estrella.
EZTER f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Esther.
FERMOZA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish name derived from Latin formosa "pretty; shapely".
FLOR f Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Spanish, Portuguese and Judeo-Spanish form of Flower.
GALAF m Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Arabic
Judeo-Spanish form of Arabic Halif.
GAYA f Judeo-Spanish
Means "gay, happy" in Judeo-Spanish.
GENTILE m & f Judeo-Italian, Judeo-Spanish
Probably a Judeo-Italian and Judeo-Spanish form of Yentl.
GENTO m Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Hebrew Shem Tov "good name".
HAÏM m French, Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
French transcription of Haim used by Jews in France and French speaking countries.
HANIA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish variant of both Haniyya and Hannah.
HUALIT m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic)
Judeo-Spanish form of Arabic Al-Walīd, meaning "newborn".
JEMILA f Muslim (Rare), Judeo-Spanish, Jewish (?)
Rare variant transcription of Jamila.
LEDICIA f Asturian, Galician, Judeo-Spanish
Asturian, Galician and Judeo-Spanish form of Letitia. It coincides with the Galician word for "happiness".
MARÇOCH m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Marzūq.
MARGELINA f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish form of Margalit.
MATI f Jewish, Hebrew, Yiddish, Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Mathilde, Matilda or Matel, often used among chassidim or in Israel.
MAZAL f & m Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish
Means "luck" in Hebrew.
MAZALTA f Jewish, Judeo-Provençal (Rare), Judeo-Spanish
Most likely derived from the Hebrew expression mazal tov "good fortune".
MAZALTOV f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Elaborated form of Mazal
MEVORACH m Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Hebrew for "the one who blesses". See Baruch.
MIRA f Judeo-Spanish, Judeo-Catalan
Judeo-Spanish short form of Mirian and Judeo-Catalan short form of Miriam. In some cases it might also be a direct adoption of Judeo-Spanish mira "myrrh" (compare Spanish mirra) or an adoption of the "the popular Catalan feminine Mira, meaning "notable"".
MIRIAN f Judeo-Spanish
Judeo-Spanish variant of Miriam.
ORO f Judeo-Spanish
Derived from Spanish oro "gold".
OROVIDA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "golden life" from Spanish oro "gold" combined with vida "life". This name was used by Jewish women in the medieval kingdom of Navarre (see http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/nav_intro.html).
PRECIOSA f Medieval English, Judeo-Catalan (Archaic), Judeo-Spanish
Derived from the Old French precios (itself from the Latin pretiōsa) "precious, of great value". It was recorded three times in medieval England, in 1203 and 1279 as Preciosa, and in 1327 as Precious (which was probably the vernacular form).... [more]
REINA f Judeo-Catalan, Judeo-Provençal, Judeo-Spanish
Cognate of Regina. In the Middle Ages, it was used as an equivalent of Ceti and a translation of Malka.
SOLEINA f Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Sol.
TITA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Sephardic diminutive of Esther.
VENTURA f Jewish, Judeo-Spanish
Means "fortune, luck, happiness" in Spanish.
VENTURINA f Judeo-Spanish
Diminutive of Ventura, a Ladino name meaning "(good) luck, fortune".
YERUSSA f Judeo-Spanish
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory considers this name a variant of Jerusha.
ZALEMA m Judeo-Spanish (Archaic), Judeo-Catalan, Medieval Jewish
Judeo-Spanish and Judeo-Catalan adaption of Salimah.