GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: מְנַשֶּׁה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: mə-NAS-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "causing to forget" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of the oldest son of Joseph and Asenath and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also borne by a 7th-century BC king of Judah, condemned in the bible for allowing the worship of other gods.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Manasses (Biblical Greek), Menashsheh (Biblical Hebrew), Manasses (Biblical Latin), Menashe (Hebrew)


biblical, kings, twelve tribes of Israel
Entry updated July 11, 2018