• Gene Benjamin II

What A Name In A Name

Here is a fascinating word and name study for your Bible studying pleasure:


Common Name Strong’s Hebrew Name Meaning


Abijah 29 Abiyyah: Yahuah is my father: 1 Samuel 8:2

Adaiah 5718 Adayah or Adayahu: Yah has ornamented Himself: 2 Kings 22:1

Adonijah 138 Adayah or Adayahu: my Master is Yahuah: 2 Samuel 3:4

Ahaziah 274 Achazyah: Yahuah has grasped: 1 Kings 22:40

Ahiah 281 Achiyyah: brother of Yahuah: Nehemiah 10:26

Ahijah 281 Achiyyah: brother of Yahuah: 1 Kings 11:29

Amariah 568 Amaryahu or Amaryah: Yahuah has promised: 1 Chron. 6:7

Amasiah 6007 Amasyah: Yahuah has loaded: 2 Chron. 17:16

Amaziah 558 Amatsyahu or Amatsyah: Yahuah is mighty: 2 Kings 12:21

Azaliah 683 Atsalyahu: Yahuah has reserved: 2 Kings 22:3

Azaniah 245 Azanyah: Yahuah has heard: Nehemiah 10:9

Azariah 5838 Azaryah or Azaryahu: Yahuah has helped: 1 Kings 4:2

Azaziah 5812 Azazyahu: Yahuah is mighty: 1 Chron. 15:21

Bakbukiah 1229 Baqbuqyah: emptying of Yahuah: Nehemiah 11:17

Bealiah 1183 Baalyah: Yahuah is lord: 1 Chronicles 12:5

Bedeiah 912 Bedeyah: servant of Yahuah: Ezra 10:35

Benaiah 1141 Benayahu or Benayah: Yahuah has built up: 2 Sam. 8:18

Beraiah 1256 Berayah: Yahuah has created: 1 Chronicles 8:21

Berechiah 1296 Berechiah: Yahuah blesses: 1 Chronicles 3:20

Bukkiah 1232 Buqqiyyahu: proved of Yahuah: 1 Chronicles 25:4

Conaniah 3562 Konanyahu: Yahuah has sustained: 2 Chronicles 31:12

Delaiah 1806 Delayah or Delayahu: Yahuah has drawn: 1 Chron. 3:24

Elijah 452 Eliyyah: Yahuah is Elohim: 1 Kings 17:1

Gedaliah 1436b Gedalyahu: Yahuah is great: 2 Kings 25:22

Gemariah 1587 Gemaryah or Gemaryahu: Yahuah has accomplished: Jeremiah 29:3

Habaiah 2252 Chabayah: Yahuah has hidden: Ezra 2:61

Hacaliah 2446 Chakalyah: wait for Yahuah: Neh 1:1

Haggiah 2293 Chaggiyyah: feast of Yahuah: 1 Chronicles 6:30

Hananiah 2608a Chananyah or Chananyahu: Yahuah has been gracious: 1 Chronicles 3:19

Hasadiah 2619 Chasadyah: Yahuah is kind: 1 Chronicles 3:20

Hashabiah 2811 Chashabyahu or Chashabyah: Yahuah has taken account: 1 Chronicles 6:45

Hashabneiah 2813 Chashabneyah: Yahuah has accounted: Neh 3:10

Hazaiah 2382 Chazayah: Yahuah has seen: Nehemiah 11:5

Hezekiah 2396 Chizqiyyah or Chizqiyyahu: Yahuah has strengthened:

2 Kings 16:20

Hilkiah 2518 Chilqiyyahu or Chilqiyyah: my portion is Yahuah: 2 Kings 18:18

Hizkiah 2396 Chizqiyyah or Chizqiyyahu: Yahuah has strengthened:

1 Chronicles 3:23

Hobaiah 2252 Chabayah: Yahuah has hidden: Ezra 2:61

Hodiah 1941 Hodiyyah: my splendor is Yahuah: 1 Chronicles 4:19

Hoshaiah 1955 Hoshayah: Yahuah has saved: Nehemiah 12:32

Ibnijah 2998 Yibniyyah: Yahuah builds up: 1 Chronicles 9:8

Ibneiah 2997 Yibneyah: Yahuah builds up: 1 Chronicles 9:8

Igdaliah 3012 Yigdalyahu: Yahuah is great: Jeremiah 35:4

Iphdeiah 3301 Yiphdeyah: Yahuah will ransom: 1 Chronicles 8:25

Irijah or Jeriah 3376 Yiriyyah: Yahuah sees: Jeremiah 37:13

Isaiah 3470b Yeshayahu: salvation of Yahuah: 2 Kings 19:2

Ishmaiah 3460 Yishmayah or Yishmayahu: Yahuah hears: 1 Chron. 12:4

Ismachiah 3253 Yismakyahu: Yahuah has sustained: 2 Chron. 31:13

Izrahiah 3156 Yizrachyah: Yahuah will shine: 1 Chronicles 7:3

Izziah 3150 Yizziyyah: may Yahuah sprinkle: Ezra 10:25

Jaazaniah 2970 Yaazanyahu or Yaazanyah: Yahuah hears: 2 Kings 25:23

Jahzeiah 3167 Yachzeyah: Yahuah sees: Ezra 10:15

Jeberechiah or Jeberekiah 3000 Yeberekyahu: Yahuah blesses: Isaiah 8:2

Jechiliah 3203 Yekolyah or Yekolyahu: Yahuah has been able: 2 Kings 15:2

Jecoliah 3203 Yekolyah or Yekolyahu: Yahuah has been able: 2 Kings 15:2

Jedaiah 3042 Yedayah: praised by Yahuah: 1 Chronicles 4:37

Jedidiah (Solomon) 3041 Yedideyah: beloved of Yahuah: 2 Samuel 12:25

Jehdeiah 3165 Yechdeyahu: may Yahuah give joy: 1 Chron. 24:20

Jehiah 3174 Yechiyyah: may Yahuah live: 1 Chronicles 15:24

Jekamiah 3359 Yeqamyah: Yahuah will rise: 1 Chron. 2:41

Jeremiah 3414 Yirmeyah or Yirmeyahu: Yahuah loosens: 2 Kings 23:31;

Jeremiah 1:1

Jeriah 3404 Yeriyyah or Yeriyyahu: Yahuah will throw: 1 Chron. 23:19

Jerijah 3404 Yeriyyah or Yeriyyahu: Yahuah will throw: 1 Chron. 26:31

Jeshaiah 3470a Yeshayah: salvation of Yahuah: 1 Chron. 3:21

Jezrahiah 3156 Yizrachyah: Yahuah will shine: Nehemia 12:42

Joshibiah 3143 Yoshibyah: Yahuah causes to dwell: 1 Chron. 4:35

Josiah 2977 Yoshiyyah or Yoshiyyahu: Yahuah supports: 1 Kings 13:2

Josiphiah 3131 Yosiphyah: Yahuah adds: Ezra 8:10

Kolaiah 6964 Qolayah: voice of Yahuah: Nehemiah 11:7

Maaseiah 4993 Mattithyah or Mattithyahu: gift of Yahuah: 1 Chron. 15:18

Mahseiah or Machseiah 4271 Machseyah: Yahuah is a refuge: Jeremiah 32:12

Malchijah 4441 Malkiyyah or Malkiyahu: my king is Yahuah: 1 Chron. 6:40

Mattaniah 4983 Mattanyah or Mattanyahu: gift of Yahuah: 2 Kings 24:17

Mattithiah (aka Matthew) 4993 Mattithyah or Mattithyahu: gift of Yahuah: 1 Chron. 9:31; Matt. 9:9

Melatiah 4424a Melatyah: Yahuah delivered: Nehemiah 3:7

Micaiah 4321 Mikayah or Mikayahu: who is like Yahuah: 1 Kings 22:8

Mikneiah 4737 Miqneyahu: possession of Yahuah: 1 Chron. 15:18

Moriah 4179 Moriyah or Moriyyah: chosen by Yahuah: Genesis 22:2

Nedabiah 5072 Nedabyah: whom Yahuah impels: 1 Chron. 3:18

Nehemiah 5166 Nechemyah: Yahuah comforts: Nehemiah 1:1

Neraiah 5374 Neriyah or Neriyahu: lamp of Yahuah: Jeremiah 32:12

Nethaniah 5418 Nethanyah or Nethanyahu: given of Yahuah: 2 Kings 25:23

Noadiah 5129 Noadyah: meeting with Yahuah: Ezra 8:33

Obadiah 5662 Obadyah or Obadyahu: servant of Yahuah: Obadiah 1:1

Pedaiah 6305 Pedayahu or Pedayah: Yahuah has ransomed: 2 Kings 23:36

Pekahiah 6494 Peqachyah: Yahuah has opened (the eyes): 2 Kings 15:22

Pelaliah 6421 Pelalyah: Yahuah has interposed: Nehemiah 11:12

Pelatiah 6410 Pelatyahu or Pelatyah: Yahuah has delivered: 1 Chron. 3:21

Raamiah 7485 Raamyah: thunder of Yahuah: Nehemiah 7:7

Ramiah 7422 Ramyah: Yahuah has loosened: Ezra 10:25

Reaiah 7211 Reayah: Yahuah has seen: 1 Chronicles 4:2

Rehabiah 7345 Rechabyah or Rechabyahu: Yahuah has enlarged: 1 Chron. 23:17

Rephaiah 7509 Rephayah: Yahuah has cured: 1 Chronicles 3:21

Semachiah 5565 Semakyahu: Yahuah has sustained: 1 Chron. 26:7

Seraiah 8304 Serayah or Serayahu: Yahuah persists: 2 Samuel 8:17

Sheariah 8187 Shearyah: gate of Yahuah: 1 Chronicles 8:38

Shecaniah 7935 Shekanyah or Shekanyahu: Yahuah has taken up His abode: 1 Chronicles 3:21

Shehariah 7841 Shecharyah: Yahuah has sought: 1 Chronicles 8:26

Shelemiah 8018 Shelemyah or Shelemyahu: friend of Yahuah: 1 Chron. 26:14

Shemaiah 8098 Shemayah or Shemayahu: Yahuah hears: 1 Kings 12:22

Shemariah 8114 Shemaryah or Shemaryahu: Yahuah has kept: 1 Chron. 12:5

Shephatiah 8203 Shephatyah or Shephatyahu: Yahuah has judged: 2 Samuel 3:4

Sherebiah 8274 Sherebeyah: Yahuah has sent burning heat: Ezra 8:18

Tebaliah 2882 Tebalyahu: Yahuah has dipped: 1 Chronicles 26:11

Tobijah 2900 Tobiyyahu or Tobiyyah: Yahuah is good: 2 Chronicles 17:8

Uriah 223a Uriyyah: flame of Yahuah: 2 Samuel 11:3

Urijah 223a Uriyyah: flame of Yahuah: 2 Kings 16:10

Uzziah 5818 Uzziyyah or Uzziyyahu: my strength is Yahuah: 2 Kings 14:21

Zebadiah 2069 Zebadyah or Zebadyahu: Yahuah has bestowed: 1 Chron. 8:15

Zechariah 2148a Zekaryah or Zekaryahu: Yahuah remembers: Zech. 1:1

Zedekiah 6667 Tsidqiyyahu or Tsidqiyyah: Yahuah is righteousness: 1 Kings 22:11

Zephaniah 6846 Tsephanyah or Tsephanyahu: Yahuah has treasured: Zeph. 1:1

Zerahiah 2228 Zerachyah: Yahuah has risen: 1 Chronicles 6:6


Names End in 'YAHU'

Common Name Strong's Hebrew Name Meaning


Abijah 29 Abiyahu: my Father is YAHUAH: 1 Samuel 8:2

Adonijah 138 Adoniyahu: my Master is YAHUAH: 2 Samuel 3:4

Urijah 223 Uriyahu: my flame is YAHUAH: 2 Kings 16:10

Ahaziah 274 Achazyahu: possession of YAHUAH: 1 Kings 22:40

Ahijah 281 Achiyahu: my brother is YAHUAH: 1 Kings 11:29

Amaziah 558 Amatsyahu: strength of YAHUAH: 2 Kings 12:21

Amariah 568 Amaryahu: promised of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 6:7

Azaliah 683 Atsalyahu: reserved to YAHUAH: 2 Kings 22:3

Benaiah 1141 Benayahu: built up of YAHUAH: 2 Sam. 8:18

Berechiah 1296 Berekyahu: kneel to YAHUAH: 1 Chronicles 3:20

Gedaliah 1436 Gedalyahu: YAHUAH is great: 2 Kings 25:22

Gemariah 1587 Gemaryahu: perfected by YAHUAH: Jeremiah 29:3

Dodawah 1735 Dodawahu: Love of YAHUAH: 2 Chronicles 20:37

Delaiah 1806 Delayahu: delivered by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 3:24

Hodewah 1936 Hodaywahu: majesty of YAHUAH: Nehemiah 7:43

Zebadiah 2069 Zebadyahu: endurance of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 8:15

Zechariah 2148 Zacharyahu: remembered by YAHUAH: 2 Kings 14:29; Zech. 1:1

Hezekiah 2396 Chizeqiyahu: my strength is YAHUAH: 2 Kings 16:20

Hilkiah 2518 Chiliqiyahu: my portion is YAHUAH: 2 Kings 18:18

Hananiah 2608 Chananyahu: favored by YAHUAH: 1 Chronicles 3:19

Hashabiah 2811 Chashabyahu: regarded by YAHUAH: 1 Chronicles 6:45

Tebaliah 2882 Tebalyahu: immersed by YAHUAH: 1 Chronicles 26:11

Tob-adonijah 2899 Tob Adoniyahu: pleasing to my Master YAHU: 2 Chron. 17:8

Tobiah 2900 Tobiyahu: my goodness is YAHUAH: Ezra 2:60

Jaazaniah 2970 Yaazanyahu: will be heard by YAHUAH: 2 Kings 25:23

Josiah 2977 Yoshiyahu: my foundation is YAHUAH: 1 Kings 13:2

Jebcrechiah 3000 Yeberekyahu: kneeling to YAHUAH: Isaiah 8:2

Igdaliah 3012 Yigdalyahu: magnified by YAHUAH: Jeremiah 35:4

Jezaniah 3153 Yezenyahu: adorned of YAHUAH, YAHUAH has listened: Jeremiah 42:1

Jehdeiah 3165 Yechdiyahu: my unity is YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 24:20

Hezekiah 3169 Yechizqiyahu: my strength is YAHUAH: 2 Kings 20:10

Jecoliah 3203 Yekolyahu: YAHUAH will enable: 2 Kings 15:2

Jeconiah (aka Jehoiachin) 3204 Yekonyahu: YAHUAH will establish: 1 Chron. 3:16

Jaaziah 3269 Yaaziyahu: my boldness is YAHUAH: 1 Chronicles 24:26

Jeriah 3404 Yeriyahu: taught by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 23:19

Jeremiah 3414 Yirmeyahu: exalted of YAHUAH: 2 Kings 23:31; Jere. 1:1

Ishiah, Isijahu 3449 Yishiyahu: YAHUAH will lend: 1 Chron. 7:3

Ishmaiah 3460 Yishmayahu: heard by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 27:19

Isaiah 3470 Yeshayahu: salvation of YAHUAH: 2 Kings 19:2; Isa. 1:1

Conaniah 3562 Conanyahu: sustained by YAHUAH: 2 Chron. 35:9

Coniah (aka Jehoiachin) 3659 Conyahu: stability by YAHUAH: Jer. 22:24

Chenaniah (Kenaniah) 3663 Kenanyahu: planted by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:22

Michaiah 4321 Mikayahu: like YAHUAH: Jeremiah 36:11

Malchiah 4441 Malkiyahu: my king is YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 6:40

Maaziah 4590 Maazyahu: rescue of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 24:18

Maaseiah 4641 Maaseyahu: work of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:18

Mikneiah 4737 Miqncyahu: purchase of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:18

Meshelcmiah 4920 Meshelemyahu: repaid by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 9:21

Mattaniah (aka Zedekiah) 4983 Mattanyahu: present of YAHUAH: 2 Kings 24:17

Matthew 4993 Mattithyahu: gift of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 9:31; Matthew 9:9

Neriah 5374 Neriyahu: my light is YAHUAH: Jer. 32:12

Nethaniah 5418 Nethanyahu: given by YAHUAH: 2 Kings 25:23

Semachiah 5565 Semakyahu: supported by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 26:7

Obadiah 5662 Obadyahu: Servant of YAHUAH: Obadiah 1:1; 1 Kings 18:3

Adaiah 5718 Adayahu: continuing in YAHUAH: 2 Kings 22:1

Azaziah 5812 Azazyahu: strength of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:21

Uzziah 5818 Uzziyahu: my power is YAHUAH: 2 Kings 14:21

Azariah 5838 Azaryahu: helped of YAHUAH: 1 Kings 4:2

Athaliah 6271 Athalyahu: constrained by YAHUAH: 2 Kings 8:26

Pedaiah 6305 Pedayahu: ransomed of YAHUAH: 2 Kings 23:36

Pelatiah 6410 Pelatyahu: delivered by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 3:21

Zedekiah 6667 Tsidekiyahu: YAHUAH is righteous: 1 Kings 22:11

Zephaniah 6846 Tsephanyahu: hidden by YAHUAH: Zeph. 1:1

Kushaiah 6984 Qushayahu: entrapped of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:17

Rehabiah 7345 Rechabyahu: enlarged of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 23:17

Remaliah 7425 Remalyahu: protected by YAHUAH: 2 Kings 15:25

Shebaniah 7645 Shebanyahu: prospered by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 15:24

Shecaniah 7935 Shekanyahu: lodging of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 3:21

Shelemiah 8018 Shelemyahu: thank offering of YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 26:14

Shemaiah 8098 Shemayahu: heard of YAHUAH: 1 Kings 12:22

Shemariah 8114 Shemaryahu: hedged by YAHUAH: 1 Chron. 12:5

Shephatiah 8203 Shephatyahu: judged by YAHUAH: 2 Samuel 3:4

Seriah 8304 Serayahu: prevailed by YAHUAH: 2 Samuel 8:17


Ancient names not only ended with "yahu", but also began with "Yahu"; this was determined by comparing other languages like Arabic and Cuneiform.

The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew English Lexicon. In Arabic, Jehu was pronounced "Yahu". See Hastings Dictionary of the Bible. All this evidence and more, suggest that "Yahu" was used at the beginning of names, instead of the more modem Jewish "Yeho" cover up of the set-apart name. Therefore, the 27 following names are restored to their original pronunciation.

Names Begin with "YAHU"

Common Name Strong's Hebrew Name Meaning


Jehudijah 3057 Yahudiyah: a Jewess: 1 Chronicles 4:18

Jehu 3058 Yahu: He exists: 1 Kings 19:16

Jehoahaz 3059 Yahuachaz: YAHUAH seized: 2 Kings 10:35

Jehoash (Joash) 3060 Yahuash: YAHUAH fired: 2 Kings 11:21

Jehud 3061 Yahud: a name for Judea: Daniel 5:13; Ezra 5:1

Judah 3063 Yahudah: praise YAHUAH: Gen. 29:35 marg

Jew 3064 Yahudi: a Jew, a descendant of Yehudah: Esther 2:5

Judith 3067 Yahudith: Jewess-Jehudith, a Canaanitess: Genesis 26:34

Jehovah 3068 YAHUAH: I AM THAT I AM; the Existing One; the One who breathes; the One who has breath: Exodus 3:15

Jehozabad 3075 Yahuzabad: YAHUAH-endowed: 2 Kings 12:21

Jehohanan 3076 Yahuchanan: YAHUAH-favored: 1 Chronicles 26:3

Jehoiada 3077 Yahuyada: YAHUAH-known: 2 Samuel 8:18

Jehoiachin 3078 Yahuyakin: YAHUAH-will establish: 2 Kings 24:6

Jehoiakim 3079 Yahuyaqim: YAHUAH-will raise: 2 Kings 24:6

Jehoiarib 3080 Yahuyarib: YAHUAH-will contend: 1 Chron. 9:10

Jehucal 3081 Yahukal: YAHUAH-is able: Jeremiah 37:3

Jehonadab 3082 Yahonadab: YAHUAH is willing; a liberal giver: 2 Kings 10:15

Jehonathan 3083 Yahunathan: YAHUAH-given: 1 Chronicles 27:25

Jehoseph 3084 Yahuseph (compare 3130): YAHUAH-is adding: Psa. 81:5

Jehoadah 3085 Yahuaddah: YAHUAH-adorned: 1 Chron. 8:36

Jehoaddan 3086 Yahuaddan: YAHUAH-pleaaed: 2 Kings 14:2

Jehozadak 3087 Yahutsadaq: YAHUAH-righteouness: 1 Chron. 6:14

Jehoram 3088 Yahuram: YAHUAH-raised: 1 Kings 22:50

Jehosheba 3089 Yahusheba: YAHUAH-sworn: 2 Kings 11:2

Jehoshabeath 3090 (alt of 3089) Yahushabath: YAHUAH hath sworn: 2 Chron. 22:11

Jehoshua (Joshua) 3091 YAHUSHUA: YAHUAH-Savior: Exodus 17:9

Jehoshaphat 3092 Yahushaphat: YAHUAH-judged: 1 Kings 15:24

0 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Happy Thanksgiving! A true Neo-Messianic holiday by Dr. Miles Jones The Reformation in the 16th century was sparked by the recovery of The Received Text of the Bible which had been preserved from the