🔼The name Adino: Summary
- His Delight, His Luxury
- From the noun עדן ('eden), delight, finery or luxury.
🔼The name Adino in the Bible
The name Adino occurs only once in the Bible. In 2 Samuel 23:8 we read about Adino the Eznite who killed eighth-hundred men at one time. This name is actually a nickname for Josheb-basshebeth the Tahchemonite, chief of the captains of king David's army. In the parallel text of 1 Chronicles 11:11 this man seems to be known by a third name: Jashobeam, whose weapon of choice was the spear and with which he killed three hundred.
🔼Etymology of the name Adino
The name Adino seems to be related to the Hebrew noun עדן ('eden), 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.
The final ו (waw) may be the masculine pronominal suffix: his.
For a meaning of the name Adino Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pleasure (Jones doesn't treat the name Adino separately but translates the compound Adino the Eznite with Whose Pleasure Is The Spear). NOBSE Study Bible Name List is taken with the frequency with which these words describe feminine attributes, and possibly tries to throw the image of a spear in the meaning of Adino too, and reads Slender, but this is very far off the actual compass of the root words.
Anyone Hebrew, and without overthinking it, would probably understand this name to mean His Delight or His Luxury.