Given Name BA'AL

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: בַּעַל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: BAY-əl (English), BAYL (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Hebrew form of Semitic ba'l meaning "lord, master, possessor". This was the title of various deities, often associated with storms and fertility, who were worshipped by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and other peoples of the ancient Near East. It was particularly applied to the god Hadad.

Categories

biblical, fertility deities, gods, storm deities
VARIANTS: Baal, Bel (Semitic Mythology)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Baal (Biblical), Baal (Biblical Greek), Baal (Biblical Latin)
SAME SPELLING: Baal
Entry updated July 11, 2018