🔼The name Pelaliah in the Bible
The name Pelaliah occurs only once in the Bible. Pelaliah is a son of Amzi, father of Jeroham, and grandfather of a man named Adaiah, who worked on the temple's restoration project immediately after the return from the Babylonian exile (Nehemiah 11:12).
🔼Etymology of the name Pelaliah
The name Pelaliah has two elements, the final one being יה (Yah), which is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The first part of the name Pelaliah comes from the verb פלל (palal), meaning to pray, intercede, discern or judge:
For a meaning of the name Pelaliah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads: Yahweh Has Judged and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Judge Of The Lord.
BDB Theological Dictionary lists our name indeed under the verb פלל (palal) and translates it as Yah Hath Interposed.