🔼The name Lo-ruhamah in the Bible
Lo-ruhamah is the symbolical name that the prophet Hosea was to give his daughter (Hosea 1:6). Hosea's whole family was a bit of a symbol. His wife Gomer was a prostitute and Hosea was to marry her to symbolize God's fidelity towards wayward Israel. Their first son they were to name Jezreel, their second son was named Lo-ammi.
🔼Etymology of the name Lo-ruhamah
The name Lo-ruhamah consists of two parts. The first part is the word לא (lo), the common particle of negation: no or without:
The second part comes from the root רחם (raham), meaning to love deeply or have mercy:
NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree: the name Lo-ruhamah means No Mercy.