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Jewish Hebrew Names

I've heard many Jewish people refer to their Hebrew name. Is this different then their given name. I'm just curious.

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Asked by RyansMom001 at 5:55 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • It depends! Sometimes parents will choose a 'regular' name and then add on a hebrew name for religious reasons, some do it when they convert. However some people who were born with a Hebrew name (i.e. David Goldenblatt) would just keep their name.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 6:10 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Thanks

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • In addition to what ethan's momma posted, the Hebrew name usually includes the name of one or both parents. For example, my Hebrew name is Rachel bat (daughter of) Aaron (my dad's Hebrew name) v (and) Hadassah (my mother's Hebrew name.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Yeshidiah!! (Yesh-ah-die-ah) Someone name your child this!! lol, I wanted to name my child this sooo bad, but my family was totally against

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 AM on Jan. 11, 2010

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