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Names and Naming Practices - Yemen
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The Jewish communities of Yemen did not have fixed rules for the selection of names. Commonly, the names for boys were picked by the father, while the names of girls were chosen by the mother, and occasionally the midwife or a female relative, such as a grandmother or an aunt. It was customary to name chil…

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Aharon Gaimani, “Names and Naming Practices - Yemen”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_000686>
First published online: 2013

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