🔼The name Gomer in the Bible
There are two Gomers in the Bible:
- The first Gomer is a son of Japheth, son of Noah (Genesis 10:2), but he doesn't get a lot of Biblical screen time. Besides a mere note that he existed (in Genesis and repeated in 1 Chronicles 1:5), he's only mentioned once more, in Ezekiel 38:6, where his troops gather against Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
- The second Gomer is the daughter of Diblaim and exacious wife of the prophet Hosea (Hosea 1:3). She's mentioned by name once, but plays a major role in the first three parts of the book of her unfortunate husband. Their eldest son is named Jezreel. Their daughter is named Lo-ruhamah. Their younger brother is named Lo-ammi (Hosea 1:4-9).
🔼Etymology of the name Gomer
The name Gomer comes from the verb גמר (gamar), meaning to end or complete:
For the meaning of the name Gomer, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Completion, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names renders Complete, Perfect.