Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts כְּנַעַן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. KAY-nən(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From כְּנַעַן (Kena'an), the Hebrew name of the ancient region of Canaan, which was possibly derived from a root meaning "low, humble". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Ham. He is said to be the ancestor and namesake of the Canaanite peoples.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKənan(Azerbaijani) Chanaan(Biblical Greek) Kena'an(Biblical Hebrew) Chanaan(Biblical Latin) Kenan(Turkish)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022