Question Good morning. I came across the Hebrew name Breindel which I read means blessing. My husband and I just lost a baby through miscarriage but very much want to name this child. This name very much appealed to us. Can you possibly help me with the proper pronunciation? I saw a lot when I searched online but know little about correct Hebrew pronunciation. The one that seemed to be the most consistent was to pronounce it like "Brinn dell." Is this correct? I would very much appreciate your help with this.
Answer Hi Kim,
Yiddish is a phonetic language, meaning that 'A' has the sound of 'Ah' and 'E' has the sound of 'Eh'. The correct pronunciation of Breindel is 'brain-del'.
Breindel is not a Hebrew name; it is a Yiddish name. The equivalent name in Hebrew is Brachah, wher the 'ch' sound is the same as the 'ch' in Loch Ness.