🔼The name Gomer: Summary
- From the verb גמר (gamar), to complete or bring to an end.
🔼The name Gomer in the Bible
There are two Gomers in the Bible:
- The first Gomer is a son of Japheth, son of Noah (Genesis 10:2), but he doesn't get a lot of Biblical screen time. Besides a mere note that he existed (in Genesis and repeated in 1 Chronicles 1:5), he's only mentioned once more, in Ezekiel 38:6, where his troops gather against Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.
- The second Gomer is the daughter of Diblaim and exacious wife of the prophet Hosea (Hosea 1:3). She's mentioned by name once, but plays a major role in the first three parts of the book of her unfortunate husband. Their eldest son is named Jezreel. Their daughter is named Lo-ruhamah. Their younger brother is named Lo-ammi (Hosea 1:4-9).
🔼Etymology of the name Gomer
The name Gomer comes from the verb גמר (gamar), meaning to end or complete:
The verb גמר (gamar) means to complete or come to an end. It has no extant derivations.
For the meaning of the name Gomer, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Completion, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names renders Complete, Perfect.