🔼The name Akan: Summary
- Unclear but perhaps Twist
- From the verb עקם ('aqam), to twist.
🔼The name Akan in the Bible
Akan is a grandson of Seir, through Ezer (Genesis 36:27), and is also known as Jaakan (1 Chronicles 1:42). Eventually, his name became part of a location: Bene-jaakan, meaning 'sons of Jaakan' (Numbers 33:31).
🔼Etymology of the name Akan
For a discussion on the meaning of the name Akan, please see our article on the name Jaakan.