🔼The name Abijam in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Abijam
The name Abijam consists of two elements. The first element is the word אב (ab), meaning father:
The second part of the name Abijam looks like it could be the word ים (yam), meaning sea:
The name Abijam means Father Of The Sea. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) proposes that Abijam was or was named after a sailor.
Abijam may also mean Father Of The West, perhaps indicating some regional lord (compare with Benjamin, meaning Son Of The Right Hand, as well as Son Of The South).
And note that the form אבים occurs in Ezekiel 3:7, as the second (but implied third) person plural of the verb אבה ('aba), meaning to want or accede (to be willing). That would give our name the meaning of You Are Willing.