🔼The name Maaz in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Maaz
The name Maaz comes from the verb מעץ (maaz), which isn't used in the regular Hebrew text of the Bible. According to BDB Theological Dictionary (which endorses the opinion of the renowned theologian Gesenius) this elusive Hebrew root is comparable to a known Arabic root that means to be enraged. Another Biblical name that comes from this root is Ahimaaz.
For a meaning of the name Maaz, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Anger. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name beyond the proposed relationship with the verb מעץ (maaz).