Given Name NIMROD

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: נִםְרֹד (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: NIM-rahd (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.

Due to the biblical character, this name was adopted as an English-language vocabulary word meaning "hunter". In American English it acquired a further meaning of "fool", after the oafish cartoon character Elmer Fudd (a hunter) was called such by Bugs Bunny.


archers, biblical, hunters, television, uncertain etymology

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