🔼The name Herodion in the Bible
The name Herodion occurs only once in the Bible. In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul calls Heriodion his kinsman, and asks him to be greeted (Romans 16:11). Nothing else is known about this man.
🔼Etymology of the name Herodion
It's unclear where the name Heriodion may come from, although it's obviously related to the familiar name Herod. Here at Abarim Publications we propose that the name Herod(ion) may have to do with the Hebrew verb ערד ('arad), meaning to flee, or חרד (harad), meaning to tremble or be afraid (and please see our article on the name Herod for the details).
None of the credible sources we commonly consult interprets the name Herodion, but to a Hebrew audience it may have sounded like Flee-town, Place Of Refuge or Scary Town, Place Of Fear.