List of Standardized Given Names and Common Spellings

Male

Mielec Standardized Given NameCommon Jewish SpellingsCommon Polish / German ConversionsCommon American ConversionsNotes
AARONAron; Aharon
ABRAHAMAbram; Avrum; AbeAdolf
ABISHAbbaI make a distinction between ‘Abba’ and ‘Abe’ but often these are confused / muddled
AKIVAAkiwa; Kiwe; Kiwa; Akiba
ALEXANDERSander; Sender; SandorAlex; Sendek
ALTERAdolf
ANSHLAnschel; Amschel; Anszel; Auczel
ARYEHAri; Arie; Arje‘Aryeh’ is very often combined with ‘Leib’ i.e. ‘Aryeh Leib’
ASHERAscher; Aszer; Ojzer; Ozer; Uscher; Usha; Usher; UszerAscek; OskarOscar
AVIGDORAwigdor; Vigdor; WigdorViktorVictor
BARUCHBoruchBunekBenjamin; Bernard
BENEDICTBeinish; BeiniszBernard
BENJAMINBeniaminBenek
BENZIONBenzyon; Benzija; Bension
BERBerl; Berel; Beryl; Berish; Berisch; BeryszBernard‘Ber’ is very often combined with ‘Dov’ i.e. ‘Dov Ber’ – so often in fact that I treat them as the same name (as does Bieder)
BETZALELBetsalel; Bezalel; Calel; Calev; Zalel; Zallel;
CHAIM
ELIEZERLaser; Lazer; Leiser; Leser
ELIJAHElias
HIRSCHHerschelZisza
ISAACYitzchok; EisigIzakIsidore
ISRAELIzraelIsidore
JOSEPHJosef; Jozef
LEIBLeibishLeo
LEVILewi
MEIRMajer
MICHAELMechelMichałMichael
MOSESMosheMaurycy; MojżeszMorris; Moe
NAFTALI
WOLFZev
YECHIELChiel

Female

Mielec Standardized Given NameCommon Jewish SpellingsCommon Polish / German ConversionsCommon American ConversionsNotes
ADINAHAdela
BILHABeila; Beile
ESTHEREtel; Etla; Etta
FRIEDAFreindel
GITELGitl
HINDA
MIRIAMMarjem
PEARLPerel; Perl
RACHELRuchel
ROZARosa; Reisel; Reizel
SARAHSara
SHAINDELScheindel
SIMCHAHSima
TOVATauba
TZIRILCerla

List of Standardized Surnames and Common Spellings

Mielec Standardized SurnameAlternate SpellingsCommon American ConversionsNotes
BIGELEISENBIEGELEISEN
FERDERBERFERBER
FRIEDMANFRIEDMANN
HALLERHELLER; HILLER; HILLEL
HUDES
KARTAGENERKARTAGARER
LANDERLIND
LEIDNERLEINER
REISS
RUBINRUBEN
RUBINFELDRUBENFELD
SALZ
SCHULLERSCHILLER
SINAISAN; SANN
SIEGELMANZIEGELMANN
SPITZ