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Its original Hebrew form is Hanoch (khah-nokh).
-- Miss Claire  12/5/2004
From Hanoch (or Chanoch), which was then mispronounced in Latin as Enoch. It comes from the Hebrew stem Hanach (or Chanach) which means 'initiated' or 'educated'. Hanoch in Hebrew means initiate (more in modern Hebrew), or educate.
-- Anonymous User  6/13/2005
Enoch, the father of Methuselah, was taken to Heaven by God without dying.
-- breakofday  12/7/2005
Enoch Arden is the titular character of a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It covers the life of a fisherman, Enoch, who is lost at sea while away trying to build wealth for his family. In his absense, his wife remarries relunctantly. Many years later, he returns, but in order not to disrupt her happiness, he remains anonymous until he dies of grief. The poem explores the morals of Enoch's leaving -- should he have stayed and tried to provide for them in other ways, or was he justified in leaving since he did so out of duty to them?
-- jc  2/1/2007
This is an okay name, I suppose.
-- Anonymous User  6/16/2007
I think of this name as grandad-ish. It sounds a bit like the granny names Ena, Ina (also pronounced 'EYE-na'), and Enid.
-- freeserve.co.uk  8/30/2007
Enoch, the son of Cain, had a city named after him (built by Cain). Enoch, the son of Jared, was the great-grandfather of Noah.
-- earthnut  1/3/2008
A famous bearer was British politician Enoch Powell (June 16, 1912 - February 8, 1998). Known for his controversiality, he was a Conservative Party Member of Parliament between 1950 and 1974, and an Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament between 1974 and 1987. In the 2002 BBC poll "The 100 Greatest Britons", he ranked 55.
-- AndrewJKD  3/17/2008
In the Pearl of Great Price, Enoch (the father of Methusalah) was a great prophet who could move mountains, saw a vision of the entire future of the world, and founded the righteous city of Zion. Very cool hero name. I like it.
-- RedGyl  5/18/2008
The name Enoch (or "Hanoch", more accurately) is derived from the Hebrew word chinuch, or learning, enlightenment, insight. Thus, Enoch would be "wise teacher."
-- barnegat  8/13/2008
Enoch was the main character in Flannery O'Connor's short story "Enoch and the Gorilla", which took place in New York City. A troubled youth, he winds up in a violent confrontation with a Hollywood movie star in a gorilla suit.
-- Anonymous User  10/2/2008
The Flannery O'Connor story you mentioned was incorporated into her novel Wise Blood. Enoch appears throughout the story.
-- leylaellen  9/10/2009
Pronounced Chee-nu-ch

Doesn't mean dedicated, means trained/influenced.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2010
From Wiki: Enoch "Nucky" Johnson was Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer. From 1911 until his imprisonment in 1941, he was the undisputed “boss” of the Republican political machine that controlled Atlantic City and the Atlantic County government. Using his political position to his advantage, his rule encompassed the Roaring Twenties when Atlantic City was at the height of its popularity as a temporary refuge from Prohibition, his organization also being involved in bootlegging, gambling and prostitution.

There is a show (based on a book) loosely based on him wherein Steve Buscemi plays Enoch "Nucky" Thompson.
-- she_assassin  11/30/2010
The name Enoch was given to 192 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/19/2013

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