🔼The name Ruhamah: Summary
- Mercy, Compassion
- From the verb רחם (raham), to love deeply or have mercy.
🔼The name Ruhamah in the Bible
Ruhamah is the symbolic name for the female half of Israel, and counterpart of the name Lo-ruhamah of the daughter of the prophet Hosea and Gomer (Hosea 2:1 and 1:6). The male population is called Ammi, the counterpart of Lo-ruhamah's brother Lo-ammi (2:1 and 1:9).
🔼Etymology of the name Ruhamah
The name Ruhamah comes from the verb רחם (raham), meaning to love deeply or to have mercy:
Verb רחם (raham) means to love deeply or have mercy, and commonly reflects the attentions of a superior toward an inferior (parents to children, God to people). It appears to derive from the noun רחם (rehem), womb.
Noun רחמים (rahamim) means compassions or tender mercies and adjective רחום (rahum) means compassionate.
The name Ruhamah means Mercy or Compassion.