User comments for Javan (Meaning / History Only)

From the same as yonah, a Hebrew word meaning dove. Yonah is the Hebrew form of Jonah.
Atarah Derek  7/14/2007
Yes Javan has the meaning of Greece. But it actually means Angel of Greece. I love this name. It is a great name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2008
Actually, it means 'dove,' same as Jonah. Although I think I prefer the name Javan to Jonah. Something about the J and V sounds together in the name.
Atarah Derek  12/16/2009
Another site listed a possible meaning for Javan as "effervescent", as in high-spirited or active.
Modern-Day Jane  3/4/2009
Means Angel of Greece.
― Anonymous User  8/6/2011
I looked through what the Hebrew scholars had on this and they all agree at least it is a pun. Yes, it is a cousin of the word "dove" like Jonah aurally, and yes it has part of the meaning of the word "miry" (the root), and was used to name Greece (place name). However, all the letters added together spell the meaning "Mud-man". It was an understood pun in Hebrew to refer back to Adam without being called by the same name.
lowcal historyan  5/26/2016

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