🔼The name Migdol in the Bible
It's not clear how many Migdols there are in the Bible. NOBSE Study Bible Name List lists two but BDB Theological Dictionary and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names decree these two are one and the same. Migdol is an encampment in the mountains near where Israel crossed the Sea of Reeds (Exodus 14:2). Migdol is also the location of a much later Jewish colony in Egypt, which receives a sturdy warning through the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 44:1, 46:14, only in the latter verse our name is spelled מגדול).
🔼Etymology of the name Migdol
The name Migdol comes from the Hebrew root גדל (gadal), meaning to grow up, become great or important:
For a meaning of the name Migdol, all sources agree: it means Tower.