Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts זְבוּלֻן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. ZEHB-yə-lən(English)

Meaning & History

Possibly derived from Ugartic zbl meaning "prince". In the Old Testament Zebulun is the tenth son of Jacob (his sixth son by Leah) and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Genesis 30:20 implies two different roots for the name: זָבַל (zaval) meaning "to dwell" and זֵבֵד (zeved) meaning "gift, dowry". These are probably only folk etymologies.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesZaboulon(Biblical Greek) Zevulun(Biblical Hebrew) Zabulon(Biblical Latin)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019