Given Name JOB

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: אִיּוֹב (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JOB (English), ZHAWB (French), YAWP (Dutch)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אִיּוֹב ('Iyyov) which means "persecuted, hated". In the Book of Job in the Old Testament he is a righteous man who is tested by God, enduring many tragedies and hardships while struggling to remain faithful.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ayyub (Arabic), Hiob (Biblical German), Iob (Biblical Greek), 'Iyyov (Biblical Hebrew), Giobbe (Biblical Italian), Iob (Biblical Latin), Joby (English), Iyov (Hebrew), Eyüp (Turkish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017