GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: אֲדֹנִיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: ad-ə-NIE-jə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "my lord is YAHWEH" in Hebrew. This is the name of one of King David's sons in the Old Testament. Though he was the eldest surviving son of David, he was passed over as heir to the throne in favour of Solomon.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: 'Adoniyah (Biblical Hebrew)
Entry updated December 8, 2017