The name Naamah in the Bible
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). This Naamah was an Ammonite.
- The third Naamah is a town in Judah (Joshua 15:41), and possibly the hometown of Zophar the Naamathite, one of the locutionary friends of Job (Job 2:11).
Etymology of the name Naamah
The name Naamah comes from the verb נעם (naem) meaning be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful:
For a meaning of the name Naamah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pleasant. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sweet, Pleasant.