Given Name JEROBOAM

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יָרָבְעָם (Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יָרָבְעָם (Yarav'am) meaning "the people contend". According to the Old Testament, this was the name of the leader of the revolt against King Rehoboam of Israel. The kingdom was split into Judah in the south and Israel in the north, with Jeroboam becoming the first king of the latter.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yarav'am (Biblical Hebrew)