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Meaning and name origin

Enoch \e-no-ch\ as a boy's name is pronounced EE-nuk. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Enoch is "experienced, profound". Biblical: Enoch was the son of Cain and the father of Methuselah, the oldest living man named in the Bible. The "Books of Enoch" are attributed to him and describe his visits to heaven as a major source of angel lore. The name was briefly inspired by Tennyson's famous and sentimental poem "Enoch Arden" from the 1860s to 1880s.

Enoch has 3 variant forms: Chanoch, Enock and Enok.

For more information, see also the related boy name Hanoch.


Enoch is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1007 out of 1220, Top 83%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#6921 out of 88799, Top 8%) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Emich, Enos and Enosh. These names tend to be less commonly used than Enoch.