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Hebrew translation: Azriel

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01:34 Jan 7, 2003
English to Hebrew translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Robert
I wold like to know the equivalent Hebrew first name for Robert, please.
Michael Rogers
Hebrew translation:Azriel
Explanation:
Translation used by "The New Name Dictionary" by Alfred Kolatch quoted on:
http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/international/internframe.html

NOTE - for the translation of many english names to hebrew, one relies on the translation of meaning.

So:

ROBERT m English, French, Scandinavian
Pronounced: RAW-burt
Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It belonged to three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. The author Robert Browning and poets Robert Burns and Robert Frost are famous literary bearers of this name. Also, Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War. http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/fre3.html

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FROM ANOTHER SITE ADDRESSING THE TRANSLATION ISSUE:

Finding a Deceased Relative's Name
Many of you are looking for the Hebrew names of deceased relatives. One thing you must keep in mind is this: If your great-grandmother's name was Florence, she most likely had another "Hebrew" name because Florence is not Hebrew, of course, and there is no true equivalent in Hebrew. I recommend that you find a name that begins with the first letter. In this case, "F," and find a suitable name to give your daughter that begins with this letter.

It was and still is customary to give a child a Hebrew name as well as an English name. These names may or may not be the same in each language. Sarah or Daniel would, of course, be the same in each language but Heather or Robert would not have a similar sounding name in Hebrew. In the latter example, you would most likely choose another Hebrew name. This could be a name that means the same as Robert or Heather in Hebrew or you could choose a name completely different. I had one customer who named her daughter in English after her grandmother, Rose, and in Hebrew after her other grandmother, Ruth. She was able to honor both of her deceased grandmothers with the names she chose.

To find a relative's Hebrew name, I suggest you first ask other living relatives if they can recall the information. Then you may want to search through the old papers of that relative. You may find the ketuba, which would have the Hebrew names of the bride and groom. Lastly, you would want to go to the relative's synagogue and check the archives there. This last suggestion may be difficult if they were born in Europe around the time of the Holocaust. In any event, I wish you much luck in your search.
http://www.ritualr.com/hebrewnames.htm


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Paula Ibbotson
Canada
Local time: 20:41
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Thank you very much for your detailed and referenced answer. I think I now understand well the problem trying to find the equivalent name for Robert in Hebrew.
Todah rabah.
Michael Rogers
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Azriel


Explanation:
Translation used by "The New Name Dictionary" by Alfred Kolatch quoted on:
http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/international/internframe.html

NOTE - for the translation of many english names to hebrew, one relies on the translation of meaning.

So:

ROBERT m English, French, Scandinavian
Pronounced: RAW-burt
Means "bright fame", derived from the Germanic elements hrod "fame" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to Britain. It belonged to three kings of Scotland, including Robert the Bruce who restored the independence of Scotland from England in the 14th century. The author Robert Browning and poets Robert Burns and Robert Frost are famous literary bearers of this name. Also, Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War. http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/fre3.html

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FROM ANOTHER SITE ADDRESSING THE TRANSLATION ISSUE:

Finding a Deceased Relative's Name
Many of you are looking for the Hebrew names of deceased relatives. One thing you must keep in mind is this: If your great-grandmother's name was Florence, she most likely had another "Hebrew" name because Florence is not Hebrew, of course, and there is no true equivalent in Hebrew. I recommend that you find a name that begins with the first letter. In this case, "F," and find a suitable name to give your daughter that begins with this letter.

It was and still is customary to give a child a Hebrew name as well as an English name. These names may or may not be the same in each language. Sarah or Daniel would, of course, be the same in each language but Heather or Robert would not have a similar sounding name in Hebrew. In the latter example, you would most likely choose another Hebrew name. This could be a name that means the same as Robert or Heather in Hebrew or you could choose a name completely different. I had one customer who named her daughter in English after her grandmother, Rose, and in Hebrew after her other grandmother, Ruth. She was able to honor both of her deceased grandmothers with the names she chose.

To find a relative's Hebrew name, I suggest you first ask other living relatives if they can recall the information. Then you may want to search through the old papers of that relative. You may find the ketuba, which would have the Hebrew names of the bride and groom. Lastly, you would want to go to the relative's synagogue and check the archives there. This last suggestion may be difficult if they were born in Europe around the time of the Holocaust. In any event, I wish you much luck in your search.
http://www.ritualr.com/hebrewnames.htm




Paula Ibbotson
Canada
Local time: 20:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
Thank you very much for your detailed and referenced answer. I think I now understand well the problem trying to find the equivalent name for Robert in Hebrew.
Todah rabah.
Michael Rogers

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  xxxsimantov: Azriel has nothing whatever to do with bright fame - it means 'God is my help'.
13 hrs

disagree  Sue Goldian: No connection whatsoever between Azriel and bright fame or bright anything else. Perhaps the asked would be better off transliterating, like this - רוברט
14 hrs

agree  lasse: Complex to translate names, but I have seen this pairing before ...
26 days
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