🔼The name Amam in the Bible
The name Amam occurs just one time in the Bible. A town called as such is mentioned among the cities that marked the southern border of the territory of Judah (Joshua 15:26). If one went any further south, one would end up in Edom.
🔼Etymology of the name Amam
It's not crystal clear where the name Amam might come from or what it was supposed to mean. It's not very hard to guess what it would have meant to a Hebrew audience though. There are basically two ways of dealing with this name. NOBSE Study Bible Name List, apparently, takes this name from the verb עמם ('mm):
The intrepid Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), on the other hand, insists that our name comes from the verb אמם ('mm). The theory of Jones has the obvious advantage of connecting our name to a root that is exactly alike:
For a meaning of the name Amam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes Gathering Place. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads People. BDB Theological Dictionary declines from translating this name.