🔼The name Naarah: Summary
- Young Woman
- From the verb נער (na'ar), to be young.
🔼The name Naarah in the Bible
There's only one person named Naarah in the Bible, and she is one of the wives of Asshur of Judah; his other wife is called Helah (1 Chronicles 4:5). Naarah's sons are called Ahuzzam, Hepher, Temeni and Haahashtari.
🔼Etymology of the name Naarah
The name Naarah comes from the root נער (na'ar):
The verb נער (na'ar) has three major nuances. Its core meaning is to be to be young, but it may also mean to growl and to shake or shake loose. Noun נער (na'ar) means a scattering and noun נערת (ne'oret) refers to a kind of plant-product that involved beating and scattering. These words occur just a few times in the Bible. Much more common are the words that have to do with being young.
Noun נער (na'ar) means young one or child of both sexes. The feminine version of this word, נערה (na'ara), commonly refers to a marriageable but unmarried young woman. Nouns נער (no'ar), נעורים (ne'urim) and נערות (ne'urot) mean youth or early life.
The name Naarah is identical to the noun נערה (na'ara) denoting a marriageable girl.
For a meaning of the name Naarah, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Handmaid. NOBSE Study Bible Name List has Girl.