🔼The name Maath: Summary
- From the verb מעט (ma'at), to be small.
🔼The name Maath in the Bible
The name Maath occurs only once in the Bible. He was an ancestor of Christ according to the Lucan genealogy through Nathan, the son of David (Luke 3:26). Maath was the seventh generation after Zerubbabel, the leader of the great return from the Babylonian exile, and twelfth before Joseph, the father-by-law of Jesus.
🔼Etymology of the name Maath
The name Maath is obviously Hebrew, and although it does not exist as such in the Bible it's pretty safe to assume it was derived of the verb מעט (ma'at), meaning to be or become small:
The verb מעט (ma'at) means to be or become small. The noun מעט (me'at) means a little, a few or fewness. This versatile word may also describe concepts like soon, near, almost, barely, and so on.
For a meaning of the name Maath, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads To Be Small, and Spiros Zodhiates (The Complete Wordstudy Dictionary) simply says Small.