Given Name ARETAS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: Αρετας (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
Entry updated December 8, 2017