🔼The name Joktan: Summary
- He Will Be Small
- From the verb קטן (qaton), to be small.
🔼The name Joktan in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Joktan
The name Joktan is the active form of the verb קטן (qaton) meaning to be small or insignificant:
The verb קטן (qaton) means to be small or insignificant. Adjectives קטן (qatan) and קטן (qaton) mean small, young or insignificant. Noun קטן (qeton) refers to the little finger.
For a meaning of the name Joktan, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads He Will Be Made Small. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads He Will Be Small. A name of similar meaning is Paul.