Where is there a list of Jewish names?


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The Internet offers a wide selection of sites, such as JewishGen, that offer lists of Jewish names. Users may select traditional names or search genealogy lists.

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The Internet features many sites for people looking for names based on certain heritages. Sites like Kveller.com offer information about naming conventions and popular Jewish baby names. The Museum of Jewish Heritage website, JewishGen, offers insight into the use of patronymics in geneology research. Patronymics is a way of naming that includes a person's own name followed by the person's father's name. The Yad Vashem site provides a database that includes the names of Jewish individuals persecuted during the Holocaust period.

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