🔼The name Anani in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Anani
The name Anani comes from the root group ענן:
The name Anani is the name Anan (means Cloud or Obscurity) postfixed with the letter י (yod). And there are two ways to go about that:
Some scholars (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) assume that the final yod of Anani is a straight forward possessive yod: My Anan, or My Cloud, or My Obscurity.
Another way of looking at the name Anani is favored by Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names), who sees the name Anani as a truncated (or rather a apocopated) form of the name Ananiah, which is the name Anan followed by the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh. The whole name Anani would thus mean Cloud Of The Lord.