Meaning:Noble, refined; Busybody; Gossip
Yenta is a feminine name of Yiddish origin. As a variant of Yentl, it means “noble” or “refined.” But during and after World War I, popular Yiddish theatre actors portrayed busy-bodying and gossiping characters under this name. It went onto do so well that the association stuck. Perhaps, choosing Yenta for your little one can inspire them to turn the tables, and reclaim the original meaning by setting an example for the next generation.
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