🔼The name Adna: Summary
- From the noun עדן ('eden), delight, finery or luxury.
🔼The name Adna in the Bible
The name Adna occurs twice in the Bible. In Ezra 10:30 Adna, son of Pahath-moab, is mentioned among the Israelite men who divorce their foreign wives during the purge of Ezra. Another Adna, of the family of Harim, is mentioned in Nehemiah 12:15, as one among the kohanim in the days of Joiakim the son of the Jeshua mentioned in Nehemiah 12:1.
🔼Etymology of the name Adna
The name Adna comes from the Hebrew noun עדן ('eden), meaning delight 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 Adna, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names and NOBSE Study Bible Name List both read Pleasure.