Gender Masculine
Scripts חִירָם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. HIE-rəm(English)
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Meaning & History

From Phoenician 𐤇𐤓𐤌 (Ḥirom) meaning "exalted brother". This was the name of a king of Tyre in the Old Testament. He may have reigned in the 10th century BC. As an English given name, Hiram came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In the 17th century the Puritans brought it to America, where it gained some currency.

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VariantsHyram, Hyrum(English)
Other Languages & CulturesHirom(Phoenician)
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Entry updated April 5, 2022