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Aniam meaning

אניעם

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🔼The name Aniam in the Bible

The name Aniam occurs only once in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 7:19 he is listed as one of the sons of Shemida of Manasseh, but that's all we hear about this man.

🔼Etymology of the name Aniam

The name Aniam consists of two elements, the first one being אניה ('aniya), meaning mourning, from the verb אנה ('ana I), meaning to mourn:

The second part of our name is the noun עם ('im), meaning people:

🔼Aniam meaning

For a meaning of the name Aniam, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Lament Of The People. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Sorrow Of The People.

But note that our name may just as well be derived from the noun אני ('oni), meaning fleet, and mean Fleet Of The People.