🔼The name En-gannim in the Bible
There are two towns called En-gannim in the Bible. The first one is a town in Judah (Joshua 15:34), the other is a town in Issachar (Joshua 19:21 and 21:29; only in Joshua 19:21 this name is spelled with a maqqep or hyphen).
🔼Etymology of the name En-gannim
The name En-gannim is a compound of two elements:
The first element is the Hebrew word עין (ayin), meaning eye, or spring of water:
The second part may a plural form derived of the Hebrew noun גן (gan), meaning garden, from the root גנן (ganan), meaning to defend:
The name En-gannim means Gardens With Fountains (NOBSE Study Bible Name List) or Fountain Of The Gardens (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names).
Note that the closely similar phrase מעין גנים occurs in Song Of Solomon 4:15.