Gender Masculine
Scripts נִמְרֹד(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. NIM-rahd(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Meaning unknown, possibly of Akkadian origin or possibly meaning "rebel" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament Nimrod is a renowned hunter, the great-grandson of Noah. He was the founder of Babylon.

Due to the biblical character, this name was adopted as an English-language vocabulary word meaning "hunter". In American English it acquired a further meaning of "fool", after the oafish cartoon character Elmer Fudd (a hunter) was called such by Bugs Bunny.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNebrod(Biblical Greek) Nimród(Hungarian)
Same SpellingNimród


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Entry updated June 13, 2019