🔼The name Zethan in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zethan
The name Zethan appears to be the word זית (zayit), meaning olive tree, extended with a final ן (nun), which possibly serves as a diminutive and possibly as an intensifier:
For a meaning of the name Zethan, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Olive. NOBSE Study Bible Name List and BDB Theological Dictionary both propose Olive Tree, but BDB adds a question mark indicating that this is a mere estimation.
Assuming that our name derives from the same general idea from whence comes the word for olive tree, here at Abarim Publications we would interpret this name as Sapling or Sprout.