🔼The name Hemdan in the Bible
According to Genesis 36:26, Hemdan (חמדן) was one of four sons of Dishon of Seir. In 1 Chronicles 1:41 this man is called Hamran (חמרן). See our article on the name Hamran for a brief discussion of this discrepancy.
🔼Etymology of the name Hemdan
The name Hemdan derives from the verb חמד (hamad), meaning to desire or take pleasure in:
For a meaning of the name Hemdan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Pleasant and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Desire/ Delight. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the verb חמד (hamad), meaning to desire.