🔼The name Onam in the Bible
There are two men named Onam in the Bible, but neither plays an active part:
🔼Etymology of the name Onam
The name Onam comes from the remarkable root group און ('wn), meaning either sorrow or vigor:
The added letter ם (mem) could indicate a personal pronoun of the third person plural. The same word אונם occurs in Psalm 94:23 with the meaning of "their iniquity".
For a meaning of the name Onam, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary derive it from און II and read Vigorous. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names takes our name from the root און I, and proposes Weariness, Iniquity.