🔼The name Naamah: Summary
- Sweet, Pleasant
- From the verb נעם (naem), to be pleasant.
🔼The name Naamah in the Bible
There are three Naamahs mentioned in the Bible:
- The first is among the final generation descending from Cain, namely the daughter of Lamech and Zillah (Genesis 4:22).
- Another Naamah is a wife of king Solomon and mother of king Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21). This Naamah was an Ammonite.
- The third Naamah is a town in Judah (Joshua 15:41), and possibly the hometown of Zophar the Naamathite, one of the locutionary friends of Job (Job 2:11).
🔼Etymology of the name Naamah
The name Naamah comes from the verb נעם (naem) meaning be pleasant, sweet, delightful, beautiful:
The verb נעם (na'em) means to be pleasant, delightful or sweet. Derived nouns נעם (no'am) and נעמן (na'aman) mean pleasantness. Adjective נעים (na'im), means pleasant. The plural noun מנעמים (man'ammim) describes "sweets" or dainties. The adjective נעים (na'im) describes a soft or pleasant sound.
For a meaning of the name Naamah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Pleasant. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Sweet, Pleasant.