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Golda Myerson Changes Her Name; Adopts Hebrew Name “Meir”

July 25, 1956
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Foreign Minister Golda Myerson changed her last name to Meir today, in keeping with the established practice that foreign service personnel Hebraize their names.

The meaning of the new name in Hebrew is “light up.” The Foreign Minister has not yet decided on the official rendition of the name into Roman letters.

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