Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts רֵחַבְעָם(Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name רֵחַבְעָם (Rechav'am) meaning "he enlarges the people". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Solomon. He succeeded his father as king of Israel, but his subjects eventually revolted because of high taxes. This resulted in the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, with Rehoboam ruling Judah.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesRehav'am(Biblical Hebrew)


Entry updated December 8, 2017