Arvid - ארויד - name

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by eric489, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. eric489 Senior Member

    Hi everyone,

    I just wondered if ארויד (hope it's spelled correctly) is a Hebrew/Jewish name.
    I came across it but it's also a common Scandinavian name which is easily found among Norwegians and Sweedes (don't know about Finns).

    Also, is it a common name ? I don't think I've ever met an Israeli with that name.
    I also found Arvad. Which of the two is most used ?

    Sorry for the load of questions, just curiosity ;)

    Thanks in advance,
  2. GeriReshef

    GeriReshef Senior Member

    I have never heared that name.
    I guess it would be writen ארביד.
    In Israel, in contrary to probably most of other counrties, the popular names are always changed, and people tend to give their children untraditional names (I'm talking mainly about the not-religious Jewish society), and thus one can easily find her strange names from all over the world.
    I guess that in a typical classroom in England you will easily find children whose names are John or Elizabeth,
    but in an Israeli classroom you wouldn't find אברהם or שרה (unless it is a religious one).
  3. origumi Senior Member

  4. arbelyoni Senior Member

    Arvid is not a Hebrew name, but we do have a similar sounding one: Ravid (spelled רביד), meaning "necklace".

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