Because Hanukkah is a Hebrew word, there is no one correct way to translate the spelling of the word into English. So what spelling is best?
As you see throughout this site, we use “Hanukkah,” which a non-scientific study revealed conducted in 2012 found to be the second most popular way to spell the word. eJewish Philanthropy reports:
According to Evite, a leading digital invitation and social event planning brand, with no one, right way to spell the Hebrew word for the Festival of Lights, it begs the question: what is the most popular way to spell Hanukkah?
Culled from folks who sent Hanukkah-related invitations on Evite in 2011, here are the Top 8 Ways to Spell (C)Hanuk(k)a(h)
In 2017, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, interviewed everyday people in Washington Square Park in New York City to ask how they spell the name of this popular winter holiday.