🔼The name Raamah: Summary
- Trembling, Thundering
- From the verb רעם (ra'am), to thunder.
🔼The name Raama(h) in the Bible
The one and only Raamah in the Bible is a son of Cush, son of Ham, son of Noah (Genesis 10:7). After his brief appearance in Genesis 10, and the parallel text of 1 Chronicles 1:9, where his name is spelled רעמא (Raama), we hear no more of this person.
🔼Etymology of the name Raamah
The name Raamah derives from the root רעם (ra'am) meaning to thunder:
The unused verb רעם (ra'am) probably meant to roll like thunder. Noun רעם (ra'am) means thunder and denominative verb רעם (ra'am) means to thunder or cause to thunder. Noun רעמה (ra'ma), curiously enough, appears to be a rare word to describe a horse's mane, perhaps in the sense of its rolling or whipping.
For a meaning of the name Raamah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Trembling. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Thundering.