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Meaning and etymology of the name Naamah

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There are three Naamahs mentioned in the Bible. The first is among the final generation descending from Cain, namely the daughter of Lamech and Zillah (Genesis 4:22). Another Naamah is a wife of king Solomon and mother of king Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21). The third Naamah is a town in Judah (Joshua 15:41)

The name Naamah comes from naem (naem) meaning be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful. Derivatives are naem (noam), pleasantness, beauty; naim (naim), pleasant, sweet; naaman (naaman), pleasantness; and manammim (manammim), delicacies.

For a meaning of the name Naamah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pleasant. NOBS Study Bible Name List reads Sweet, Pleasant.

Other names from this same root are Abinoam, Ahinoam, Naomi, Naam, Naaman and Naamath(ite).



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