Given Name GAD

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: גָּד (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: GAD (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "fortune, luck" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament, Gad is the first son of Jacob by Leah's slave-girl Zilpah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites. His name is explained in Genesis 30:11. Another Gad in the Old Testament is a prophet of King David.

Related Names



Lunar characters, prophets, sons of Jacob, twelve tribes of Israel
Entry updated December 8, 2017