🔼The name Amittai in the Bible
The name Amittai belongs to only one man in the Bible, although he is mentioned twice, and plays no real role in the story. The one and only Amittai of Scriptures is the father of the prophet Jonah (2 Kings 14:25, Jonah 1:1).
🔼Etymology of the name Amittai
The name Amittai comes from the root-verb אמן ('aman), meaning to confirm or support:
For a meaning of this graceful name Amittai, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary assume that the postfixed י (yod), makes the word אמת ('emet) an adjective, and read True.
Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names assumes the yod to be a remnant of YHWH, the name of the Lord, and reads for Amittai Truth Of The Lord.