🔼The name Lo-ammi in the Bible
The name Lo-ammi occurs twice in the Bible, both times in the Book of Hosea (Hosea 1:9, 2:23), although the second occurrence of this name is more narrative than nominative.
🔼Etymology of the name Lo-ammi
The name Lo-ammi obviously consists of two elements. The first element is the word לא (lo), the common particle of negation: no or without:
The second part of our name is the noun עם ('am), meaning people:
The letter י (yod) upon which our name ends has the function of making a possessive form out of the noun עם: my people.
For a meaning of the name Lo-ammi, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary read Not My People. For no discernable reason, Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) decides to utilize a double possessive and proposes Not Of My People.