🔼The name Mered: Summary
- From the verb מרד (marad), to rebel.
🔼The name Mered in the Bible
The name Mered occurs only one time in the Bible, in a rather confusing passage. Mered is a son of Ezrah of Judah, who marries Bithia, a daughter of a Pharaoh, who bears him a passel of kids (1 Chronicles 4:17). But he may also have married another woman, who is either known as Jehudijah or simply "the Jewish one" (as opposed to the Egyptian one), who also bears him children. But who exactly is married to who is not entirely clear. See our article on the name Jehudijah for a closer look at this conundrum.
🔼Etymology of the name Mered
The name Mered is identical to the masculine noun מרד (mered), meaning rebellion, from the verb מרד (marad), meaning to rebel:
The verb מרד (marad) means to be rebellious or to revolt. Nouns מרד (mered) and מרדות (mardut) mean rebellion.
For a meaning of the name Mered, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Rebellion. BDB Theological Dictionary doesn't interpret our name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun מרד (mered), meaning rebellion.