Given Name MESHACH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: מֵישַׁך (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: MEE-shak (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly means "who is what Aku is?" in Akkadian, Aku being the name of the Babylonian god of the moon. In the Book of Daniel in the Old Testament this is the Babylonian name of Mishael, one of the three men cast into a blazing furnace but saved from harm by God.


biblical, fire, moon, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017