Given Name GERSHOM

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: גֵּרְשֹׁם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: GUR-shahm (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Probably means "exile" in Hebrew, though the Bible explains that it derives from גֵּר שָׁם (ger sham) meaning "a stranger there" (see Exodus 18:3). This is the name of a son of Moses in the Old Testament.
VARIANT: Gershon (Biblical Hebrew)

Categories

biblical, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017