Baby name story: Egedah


In 1938, a woman identified as Mrs. Aaron Stricker gave birth to a baby girl while riding an Egged bus to the Beilinsohn Hospital near Tel Aviv.

She and her husband decided to name the baby Egedah (or Eggedah) in honor of the bus line.

The Egged Transportation Company, in turn, presented the baby girl with a free lifetime bus pass.

The name of the company, egged, is Hebrew for “union.”


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