🔼The name Adlai in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Adlai
The name Adlai consists of two elements. The final yod should probably be regarded as a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The first part of the name Adlai comes from the rarely used Hebrew root group עדל ('dl I & II):
BDB Theological Dictionary lists the name Adlai under עדל I and treats the root but doesn't translate the name. For a meaning of the name Adlai, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Just, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Justice Of The Lord