🔼The name Nehemiah in the Bible
There are three Nehemiah's mentioned in the Bible:
🔼Etymology of the name Nehemiah
The name Nehemiah consists of two parts. The first part of the name Nehemiah comes from the root-verb נחם (naham), meaning to comfort:
The second part of the name Nehemiah is יה, the abbreviated form of יהוה, or YHWH, the Name of God .
The two parts of the name Nehemiah put together means something like The Lord Is Comfort.
For a meaning of the name Nehemiah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Has Comforted. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Comfort Of The Lord.