🔼The name Amal: Summary
- Toil, Trouble
- From the verb עמל (amal), to toil or labor.
🔼The name Amal in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Amal
The name Amal comes from the verb עמל (amal), meaning to labor:
The verb עמל ('amal) means to toil. Noun עמל ('amal) means trouble, toil or labor; noun עמל ('amel) describes a laborer or sufferer, and the adjective עמל ('amel) means toiling.
For a meaning of the name Amal, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Toil. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Troublesome. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate but acknowledges that the name Amal is spelled identical to the masculine noun meaning trouble, toil or labor.