🔼The name Eglah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Eglah
The name Eglah is identical to the noun עגלה (eglah), meaning calf, from the root עגל ('igl):
Our name Eglah is identical to the word עגלה (egla), meaning female calf, but it should be stressed that a noun derived from the root and made feminine would look just like that. Literally, Eglah means Skippy.
For a meaning of the name Eglah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads a rather graceless Heifer. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names offers A Girl, A Heifer, and notes that similar names were common in antiquity — Damalis, Taurus, Juvencus, etcetera.