🔼The name Hupham: Summary
- Protected, Inhabitant Of The Sea Shore
- From the verb חפף (hapap), to cover or shield.
🔼The name Hupham in the Bible
The only Hupham in the Bible is a son of Benjamin, who became the patriarch of the family of the חופמי, the Huphamites (Numbers 26:39). In Genesis 46:21 this son of Benjamin is called Huppim.
🔼Etymology of the name Hupham
The name Hupham is probably a slightly altered form of the name Huppim, and Huppim is a plural form of a noun that comes out of the root group חפף (hapap):
The verb חפף (hapap) means to surround, cover and protect. Noun חוף (hop) means shore or coast and noun חפה (huppa) means canopy. Adjective חף (hap) refers to one's mental order and stability.
Verb חפה (hapa) means to cover or overlay with a protective layer of sorts, and verb חפא (hapa') means to do covertly or secretly.
For a meaning of the name Hupham, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Protected. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) follows the conjecture of the brilliant theologian Gesenius, derives this name from the noun חוף (hop) and reads Inhabitant Of The Sea Shore. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't translate this name.