Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יִתְרוֹ(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JETH-ro(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יִתְרוֹ (Yitro), which was derived from the Hebrew word יֶתֶר (yeter) meaning "abundance". According to the Old Testament, Jethro was a Midianite priest who sheltered Moses when he fled Egypt. He was the father of Zipporah, who became Moses's wife. A famous bearer of the name was Jethro Tull (1674-1741), an English inventor and agriculturist.

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Other Languages & CulturesYitro(Biblical Hebrew)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017