🔼The name Jorah in the Bible
The name Jorah occurs only once in the Bible. It's the name of one of the family heads of whom the family returned from the Babylonian exile, during the wave headed by Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:18). The near-same list of names occurs in Nehemiah 7, but Jorah doesn't occur there. Most scholars equate Jorah with Hariph (Nehemiah 7:24) but that is conjecture.
🔼Etymology of the name Jorah
The name Jorah is spelled the same as and pronounced only slightly different from the noun יורה (yoreh), meaning early rain, from the verb ירה (yara) meaning to throw, cast or shoot:
For a meaning of the name Jorah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Rain and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Autumnal Rain. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does list it under the verb ירה (yara).