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What does Enoch mean?

Enoch Pronunciation of Enoch [enoch] as a boys' 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.

Associated with: books (literary), heaven, angel, famous.


Enoch has 3 variants: Chanoch, Enock and Enok.

Affiliated boy name: Hanoch.

Creative forms:
(male) Eloch, Emoch, ..

(female) Enoel, Enori, ..

Middle name pairings:
Enoch Arthur (E.A.), ..

How popular is Enoch?

Enoch is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1007 out of 1220, Top 83%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#9265 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Enoch reached its highest rank of #268 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #788 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Enoch name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Enoch outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Emich, Enos, Enosh, Erich and Roch. These names tend to be less commonly used than Enoch.