Given Name NAHUM

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: נַחוּם (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: NAY-əm (English), NAY-həm (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Naoum (Biblical Greek), Nachum (Biblical Hebrew), Naum (Bulgarian), Nachum (Hebrew), Naum (Macedonian), Naum (Russian)


biblical, books of the Bible, comfort, minor prophets of the Old Testament
Entry updated May 31, 2018