🔼The name Blastus: Summary
- Sprout, Shoot
- From the noun βλαστος (blastos), sprout or shoot.
🔼The name Blastus in the Bible
The name Blastus occurs only once in the Bible. Acts 12:20 tells us how Herod Agrippa I had grown vexed about the people of Tyre and Sidon. What he was so upset about isn't told but the people of Tyre and Sidon were fearing his intervention and managed to entice Herod's chamberlain Blastus to plead for peace.
During this meeting Herod met his untimely demise but what became of Blastus, the story doesn't tell.
🔼Etymology of the name Blastus
The name Blastus is the same as the noun βλαστος (blastos), meaning shoot, bud, embryo, germ or even blossom. The phrase ο του βλαστος καιρος literally means "the season of (its) blastos" and denotes Spring.
The noun blastos is not used in the Bible, but it's also the parent of the verb βλαστανω, which occurs four times:
The verb βλαστανω (blastano) means to bud, sprout or grow and derives from the noun βλαστος (blastos), sprout or shoot.
The cheerful name Blastus means all of the above. For a meaning of the name Blastus, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sprout.