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You may already be familiar with Yiddish names if you’ve ever watched Fiddler on the Roof or An American Tail. Our trick for spotting Yiddish names is noting their creative spellings when written in Roman letters, for example Schmuel for Samuel.
Yiddish: Asked of God
German: Blessed, happy in life; variant of Selig
Yiddish: Blessed, happy in life; variant of Selig; Zelig was the name of a 1983 film by Woody Allen.
Yiddish: Defends mankind; variant of Alexander