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“Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First, we make our choices. Then our choices make us.” – Anne Frank
You have made your choice to bring in a new life in this beautiful world, the life that will grow with you, and bear all your good features and characteristics. If you choose to give your baby a Jewish name, it will be the best choice that you have ever made.
Judaism is among the oldest of religion and has a long history. From the time prior to the Christian era, Judaism had its roots from the ancient civilization. Jewish last names were used as pride points to represent the parentage or religious lineage.
So, you will be in line with oldest of the heritage in case of surnames.
The Jewish convention was to follow the surnames according to any of the following order:
- A Patronymically order – the surname which is followed from the father’s side
- A Metonymical order – is the use of a mother’s or grandmother’s hereditary family surname.
- Lineage order – derived from the traditional Israelite priesthood.
- A Toponymical order – is based on the place of living, e.g. – town, city, region, or country.
- Occupational order –based on the occupation of the first name bearer of the family.
- Ashkenazic order – influenced by the European neighbors, these surnames are compounds of two features, e.g.: colors, nature, precious gems, materials, physical traits, etc.
- Sephardic order – forced surname was given by the rulers to demarcate and put to exile.
- An acrostic name – the name created from the initial letters of Hebrew name
- Hebraicized name – Modern-day Jews in Israel for their traditional Hebrew roots.
Common Jewish last names
In spite of so much of wax and wane in their life the Jewish community have been successful in maintaining their solidarity with the basic culture and religion.
Here are some Common Jewish last names for your reference.
- Let’s provide you with some meanings of the names.
- Hoffman means steward
- Abrams means High father, referring to the prophet Abraham.
- Levi means Descendant of Levi, the third son of Jacob and Leah.
- Leib means Dear or beloved.
- Cantor means a synagogue singer.
Jewish First names
While you are searching for a good Jewish name for your baby, think of an un-ending list of illustrations Jews, who have brought in glory to mankind. From literature to science, to music, to film, it has been a successful journey so far. We present before you a list of first names for your cuddly one, with the hope that he or she would reach the same height of fame.
The list contains names of boys and girls, only to help your little one gets a beautiful Jewish First names
German Jewish last names
“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. “ – Franz Kafka May it is Austria or Poland, the life and land of the Jews were predominantly under the influence of Germans.
So here is a list of German Jewish last names for your perusal.
Popular Jewish last names
Leaving apart the apathies of history let’s celebrate the birth of a new life, who does not know the implication of war, land, and politics. It is for us to provide him or her, the best of our earth, with the best of names. Jewish names are widely accepted over the world.
Jewish people are well accomplished and settled all over the world.
May be you are among them, or may not be. But don’t refrain from giving your baby the best of names that are available.
The above are the list of names that you can always use for your kid.
Here is a list of funny Yiddish names. These names not only sound funny but have weird meanings. We are providing you with the meanings, so you can decide for yourselves.
Funniest Jewish names
|Anani||Mannis||Feivel Laski||Nirit Shmerkin|
|Kenaniah||Zaydel||Gedeon Steinberg||Yifat Spitzer|
|Shammuah||Ancel||Ximen Mazar||Ella Sarlin|
|Ichabod||Faivish||Jamon Hirst||Oshrit Kohnstamm|
|Pallu||Shimmel||Ely Kalish||Lihi Pazy|
|Abishag||Fogel/Vogel||Shilo Har-Zahav||Carmine Pinero|
|Gomer||Toiba||Jenda Laski||Aram Bomberg|
|Rahab||Faigel||Kaleb Ginsberg||Jantje Uki|
|Zibiah||Yentl||Thaddeus Benski||Yonatan Sarasohn|
|Hepzibah||Shoni||Jurre Chicherin||Tziyon Brann|
Mannis – God is with us, Zaydel- grandfather
Gittel – good,Gently – aristocrat, made famous by Barbra Streisand
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein As per the saying of the iconic person, let us imagine a better world for the young soul. Let their minds bloom with happiness and bliss.