🔼The name Eliam in the Bible
There are two men named Eliam in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Eliam
The name Eliam consists of two elements. The first part comes from the name אל (El), which belonged to the prominent Canaanite deity whose name became applied to the God of Israel, or else the common abbreviation of Elohim, the genus God:
The second part of our name is the noun עם (am), meaning a people or kinsman:
For a meaning of the name Eliam, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads God Of The People. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has God's People. And BDB Theological Dictionary proposes God Is Kinsman.