Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יוֹאָב(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈd͡ʒoʊ.æb/(English)  [key·simplify]

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

RootsYahweh + 'av
Other Languages & CulturesIoab(Biblical Greek) Yoav(Biblical Hebrew) Ioab(Biblical Latin) Joabe(Biblical Portuguese) Yoav(Hebrew) Joabe(Portuguese (Brazilian))
User SubmissionJóáb


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Entry updated November 16, 2019