🔼The name Jehoaddah in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jehoaddah
The name Jehoaddah consists of two elements:
The first part is the name יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton; the name of the Lord: YHWH.
The second part of our name looks like it has to do with the word group עדה:
For a meaning of the name Jehoaddah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Whom Yahweh Adorns. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes The Lord Will Adorn (Him). BDB Theological Dictionary cites Gesenius, who read Yah Hath Adorned, but deems this dubious.
Etymologically, the name Jehoaddah comes perhaps from a cognate language and may mean Yah Is Equipment, Hath Carried Off Spoil or Hath Deposed, or even Hath Numbered. A Hebrew audience, however, would have probably interpreted the name Jehoaddah the same way Gesenius did.