Yiddish Boy Names

Aizik

Yiddish form of Isaac, meaning he will laugh

Alter

Yiddish name meaning "old; elder" in Yiddish and "the other" in Latin. Jewish parents of sickly babies used to give the child this name to confuse the Angel of Death.

Anshel

Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Asher, meaning happy

Arke

Yiddish form of biblical Aaron, meaning high mountain

Avrom

Yiddish form of Abraham, meaning father of a multitude

Avrum

Yiddish form of Abraham, meaning father of a multitude

Benesh

Yiddish form of Benedict, meaning blessed

Chaskel

Yiddish form of Hebrew Yechezkel, meaning God will strengthen

Chatzkel

Yiddish form of Hebrew Yechezkel, meaning God will strengthen

Dovid

Yiddish form of David, meaning beloved

Elkan

Yiddish form of Hebrew Elkanah, meaning either God bought or God is jealous

Elya

Yiddish form of Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning the Lord is my God

Elye

Variant of Yiddish Elya, meaning the Lord is my God

Evron

Yiddish form of Hebrew Ephraim, meaning fruitful

Faivish

Yiddish form of Latin Phoebus, meaning shining one

Fayvel

Variant of Yiddish Feivel, meaning shining one

Feibush

Variant of Yiddish Faivish, meaning shining one

Feivel

Pet form of Yiddish Faivish, meaning shining one

Feiwel

Variant of Yiddish Feivel, meaning shining one

Fishel

Yiddish name meaning little fish

Fishke

Variant of Yiddish Fishel, meaning little fish

Gavrel

Yiddish form of English Gabriel, meaning strong man of God

Haskel

Yiddish form of Ezekiel, meaning God will strengthen

Herschel

Pet form of Yiddish Hirsh, meaning deer

Hersh

Variant of Yiddish Hirsh, meaning deer

Hershel

Variant of Yiddish Herschel, meaning deer

Heshel

Variant of Yiddish Herschel, meaning deer

Hirsh

Yiddish name meaning deer

Hirshel

Variant of Yiddish Herschel, meaning deer

Hyman

Yiddish altered form of Hebrew Hyam, meaning life

Hymie

Pet form of Yiddish Hyman, meaning life

Iser

Yiddish form of Israel, meaning struggles with God

Issur

Yiddish form of Israel, meaning struggles with God

Itzik

Yiddish form of Hebrew Yitzhak, meaning he will laugh

Kapel

Yiddish pet form of Jacob, meaning supplanter

Koppel

Yiddish pet form of Jacob, meaning supplanter

Lazer

Yiddish form of Hebrew Eleazar, meaning my God has helped

Lieber

Yiddish name meaning beloved

Mendel

Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Menahem, meaning comforter

Moishe

Yiddish form of Hebrew Moshe, the Hebrew form of Moses, probably meaning born/son of, but which is usually translated as saved (from the water)

Mordche

Yiddish form of biblical Mordecai, meaning devotee of Marduk

Motel

Pet form of Yiddish Mordche, meaning devotee of Marduk

Motke

Pet form of Yiddish Mordche, meaning devotee of Marduk

Seff

Variant of Yiddish Zeff, meaning wolf

Sekel

Yiddish pet form of Isaac, meaning he will laugh

Selig

Yiddish name meaning happy

Sender

Yiddish form of Alexander, meaning defender of mankind

Shimmel

Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Shimon, meaning hearkening

Sroel

Yiddish form of Israel, meaning equal power

Teivel

Yiddish name meaning devil

Tevye

Yiddish form of Hebrew Tobiah, meaning God is good

Velvel

Yiddish name meaning wolf

Yankel

Yiddish nickname for Hebrew Yaakov, meaning supplanter

Yudel

Yiddish form of Judah, meaning he who is praised

Yussel

Yiddish pet form of Hebrew Yosef, meaning (God) shall add, which is usually taken to mean God will add another son

Zalman

Yiddish form of Solomon, meaning man of peace

Zeff

Yiddish form of Hebrew Zev, meaning wolf

Zelig

Variant of Yiddish Selig, meaning blessed; holy

Zindel

Yiddish name meaning son, sonny

Zusman

Yiddish name meaning sweet man
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