🔼The name Jadon: Summary
- He Judges
- From the verb דין (din), to judge or govern.
🔼The name Jadon in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Jadon
The name Jadon comes from the verb דין (din) meaning to judge:
The verb דין (din) means to judge or govern. It's an old verb that mostly describes the authority of a naturally superior (because that person is wiser, stronger, older, etcetera) in contrast to the governing done by a formal government (by politically favored and appointed officials).
The noun דין (dayyan) describes one such a leader, and noun דין (din) describes anything pertaining to primitive governing: a judgment, plea, complaint, contention. Noun מדון (madon) literally describes a "place or judging" and is synonymous with the contending that goes on in such a place. Noun מדונה (medina) described the jurisdiction of one judge, and became the word for province.
The name Jadon is the verb din made active: he will din. For a meaning of the name Jadon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He Judges. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Whom God Will Judge.