What Are Some Common Yiddish Names?


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As of 2105, some of the common Yiddish names are Avrum, Anshel, Benesh, Chatzkel and Dovid. Additional favorites include Evron, Gavrel, Hena, Henda and Hudes. Others that show up on lists of notable Yiddish names are Ruchel, Sekel, Sender, Shimmel and Suri.

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More Yiddish names from Behind the Name include Iser, Kapel, Mirele, Moishe and Nosson. Yiddish names typically have different English meanings.

The term "Yiddish" means "Jewish German." The Yiddish language is a German language most commonly spoken by the Ashkenazi Jews who reside in the United States, as well as by Israelites, Russians, Ukrainians and people from many other countries in various parts of the world. The language is written using the Hebrew script.

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