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Ohayon Meaning & Etymology

Last names derive from several different sources. Sometimes there is more than one explanation. This name is the patrons, that name which is derived from the first name of an ancestor. Ohayon family name is derived from the word "live" and is a version of the Hebrew name "Haim" (life). This means the prefix Berber “O-“ or “son of”, hence the name means Ohayon is the "son of Hayon" (or Hayun). The word “Haim” appears many times in the Bible, but not as a first name. The first name “Haim” its various forms “Hai” or “Hia” and as a women's first name “Haya”, common among Israeli communities since ancient times. In the Middle Ages it was common to add the “Haim” (life) at the circumcision ritual, or later in life, in case of illness or other danger, it has become common among Ashkenazi Jews. This is done in order to ensure good health and long life. Jews of Spain continued to use the first name “Haim” and among the Jews of Yemen common name "Yihya." Over time and as the contacts of the Jews with other peoples spelling and pronunciation of the name "Haim" was influenced by foreign languages. The name "Haim" got the form "im" or "Heim" in Spanish, "Heim" or "Himes" in Germany and in Alsace, "Hhgin" England, "Hayun" and “Ohayon” in Arabic-speaking countries. This name was translated into Latin forms "Vives", "Vita", "Vidal", and Arabic as "Yaish" or "Ayyash." One of the first mentions of the name "Hayan" is recorded in the 14th century in central France. Form "Hayan" recorded in France in the 15th century and the form "Hene" in Germany, in 1697. People familiar with the family name "Ohayon" include Rabbi Yitzhak Ohayon, born in Portugal in the 15th century, was known as a miracle maker, the judge Rabbi Musa Ben David Ohayon, who lived in Marrakesh, Morocco, in the 18th century, and Shalom Ohayon who served president of the Jewish community in Dmnt, Morocco, in 1952.

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