🔼The name Ramiah in the Bible
The name Ramiah occurs only once in the Bible. He was one of the sons of Parosh who had married a foreign wife directly after the return from the Babylonian exile (Ezra 10:25). In an attempt to purify Israel, Ezra enticed these men to divorce their foreign wives during the Purge of Ezra.
🔼Etymology of the name Ramiah
The name Ramiah appears to consist of two elements, the final one of which being יה (Yah), an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The first part of our name comes from the root group רמה (rama):
NOBSE Study Bible Name List, curiously, appears to omit the name Ramiah. For a meaning of the name Ramiah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Placed Of The Lord. BDB Theological Dictionary proposes a careful Yah Has Looseneth, and adds a question mark to demonstrate that this meaning is by no means the only possible one.