GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: מְנַשֶּׁה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: mə-NAS-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Manasses (Biblical Greek), Menashsheh (Biblical Hebrew), Manasses (Biblical Latin), Menashe (Hebrew)