🔼The name Put: Summary
- Unclear but perhaps Gift
- Unclear but perhaps from the Egyptian verb put, to give.
🔼The name Put in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Put
This name is spelled the same as the verb put, to give, treated under Potiphera. There is nothing in Hebrew that looks like this name.
If this name indeed derives from the Egyptian verb put, it would mean Gift and be on a par with such familiar names as Nathanael (=El Has Given) and Zebadiah (Yah Has Given). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names employs words in cognate languages and reads Extension. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Foreign Archers (for no discernible reason).