🔼The name Gaddiel in the Bible
The name Gaddiel occurs only once in the Bible. Gaddiel is the son of Sodi of Zebulun, who represented his tribe in the team of spies that Moses dispatched to investigate the promised land (Numbers 13:10). He was one of the ten who came back with unfavorable reports and died because of that (Numbers 14:37).
🔼Etymology of the name Gaddiel
The name Gaddiel consists of two or rather three elements. The first part of our name is the same as the name Gad, and comes from the verb גדד (gadad), meaning to cut or invade:
The second element is the letter י (yod), which in this case probably serves to create a possessive form out of the first part: my gad.
For a meaning of the name Gaddiel, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Gad (Fortune) Is God. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Troop Of God. And BDB Theological Dictionary has El Is My Fortune.