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Ithran meaning

יתרן
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🔼The name Ithran in the Bible

There are two men named Ithran in the Bible:

  • A son of Dishon, who was a son of Anah the Horite (Genesis 36:26). This Ithran was among the last generation of the Horites. After them, Esau and his Edomites swooped in and took over Mount Seir.
  • One of the eleven sons of Zophah, son of Helem of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37).

🔼Etymology of the name Ithran

The name Ithran comes from the verb יתר (yatar) meaning to remain over, be a rest:

🔼Ithran meaning

For a meaning of the name Ithran, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Excellent. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Exalted or Very Eminent. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret this particular name, but does list it under the verb יתר (yatar) meaning to remain over, and refers to the name Jether for comparison. BDB translates Jether with Abundance.

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