Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts נַחוּם(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. NAY-əm(English)
NAY-həm(English)
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Meaning & History

Means "comforter" in Hebrew, from the root נָחַם (nacham). Nahum is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. He authored the Book of Nahum in which the downfall of Nineveh is foretold.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNaoum(Biblical Greek) Nachum(Biblical Hebrew) Naum(Bulgarian) Nachum(Hebrew) Naum(Macedonian) Naum(Russian)

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Entry updated May 31, 2018