🔼The name Jedidah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jedidah
The name Jedidah comes from the verb ידד (yadad), meaning to love:
The name Jedidah differs from the name Jedidiah with only one letter. But this letter in the masculine name Jedidiah is the particle יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which is the common abbreviation of the personal name of God: YHWH; Yahweh. The he upon which the name Jedidah ends is a common feminization of the root.
For a meaning of the name Jedidah, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Beloved.