AskDefine | Define lieberman

Extensive Definition

Lieberman, Liebermann, or Liberman are names deriving from Lieb, a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) nickname for a pleasant or agreeable person, from the German lieb or Yiddish lib, meaing 'dear, beloved' (Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames [Oxford UP, 1988], p. 325). Many Lieberman families originally spelled the name in Hebrew or Cyrillic characters, so variations in the spelling occurred during transliteration to the Latin alphabet.


surname Liebermann


surname Lieberman


surname Liberman
lieberman in German: Liebermann
lieberman in French: Lieberman
lieberman in Hebrew: ליברמן
lieberman in Japanese: リーバーマン
lieberman in Russian: Либерман
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