🔼The name Dodai in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Dodai
The name Dodai comes from the verb דוד (dwd), which probably means to love or fondle:
The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends, may either create an adjective (lovely), a possessive form (my love), or may be a remnant of יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Dodai, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names takes the final י (yod) to be a remnant of יהוה and reads Beloved Of The Lord.
Neither BDB Theological Dictionary nor NOBSE Study Bible Name List interpret this name.