Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יוֹאָב(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JO-ab(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "Yahweh is father" in Hebrew. According to the Old Testament, he was the commander of King David's army. In separate incidents he killed both Abner and Absalom. When Solomon came to power he was executed.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIoab(Biblical Greek) Yoav(Biblical Hebrew) Ioab(Biblical Latin) Yoav(Hebrew)
User SubmissionJóáb


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Entry updated November 16, 2019