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

From Hebrew זְבוּל (zevul) meaning "exalted house". 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 connects the name to the related verb זָבַל (zaval), translated as "exalt, honour" or "dwell with" in different versions of the Bible, when Leah says my husband will exalt/dwell with me.

Related Names

VariantZebulon
Other Languages & CulturesZabulon(Biblical French) Zaboulon(Biblical Greek) Zevulun(Biblical Hebrew) Zabulon(Biblical Italian) Zabulon(Biblical Latin) Zabulon(Biblical Polish) Zeb(English)

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Entry updated April 5, 2022