Russian-Jewish Given Names: Their Origins and Variants
by Boris Feldblyum.
Based on a book published in Russia in 1911, this work presents to the English-speaking reader a comprehensive collection of Jewish given names used in Russia at the turn of the 20th century--more than 6,000 names in all. These names are also included in a dictionary of root names which shows its etymology as well as all variants of the names identifying them as kinnui (everyday names), variants or distortions. The introductory portion of the book is a historical essay that reviews the evolution of Jewish given names from biblical times through the late 19th century in Russia.
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