🔼The name Adina: Summary
- Pleasant, Luxurious
- From the noun עדנה ('edna), delight, finery or luxury.
🔼The name Adina in the Bible
The name Adina occurs only once in the Bible; in the list of David's mighty-men Adina is mentioned as son of Shiza of Reuben (1 Chronicles 11:42). In the parallel text of 2 Samuel 23:24-39, the list ends with Uriah the husband of Bathsheba, who's mentioned just before Adina in First Chronicles.
🔼Etymology of the name Adina
The name Adina seems to be related to the Hebrew noun עדנה ('edna), meaning delight, finery or luxury.
Root עדן ('eden) has to do with free exchange of broadly diverse information, services and goods — which is where wealth comes from, in the modern understanding of economy. Nouns עדן ('eden), עדנה ('edna) and מעדן (ma'adan) mean delight, finery or luxury. Adjective עדין ('adin) means delightful or luxurious. Verb עדן ('adan) means to luxuriate or to delight.
For a meaning of the name Adina, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pliant or Pleasant. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Delicate.