Given Name ACHAN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: עָכָן (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: AY-kan (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly a variation of the Hebrew word עֲכָר ('akhar) meaning "trouble". In the Old Testament, Achan is stoned to death because he steals forbidden items during the assault on Jericho.
Entry updated December 8, 2017