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What does Nachum mean?

Nachum Pronunciation of Nachum [nachum] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nachum is "comfort".


Nachum has 3 variants: Nahum, Nechum and Nehum.

Affiliated boy name: Menachem.

1 feminine form: Nechama.

Creative forms:
(male) Newchum, ..


Middle name pairings:
Nachum Hudson (N.H.), ..

How popular is Nachum?

Nachum is an uncommon given name for men. Nachum is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Menachem (#1123 in recent rankings) and Nahum are the popular alternative forms of Nachum (not ranked). Adoption of these forms of Nachum was at its highest 8 years ago (average #1360) and is somewhat less today. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Menachem, Nahum in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nachum and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nachum is pronounced similarly to Nacham. Other recommended names are Barnum, Callum, Calum, Farnum, Jachim, Nachman, Nachson, Nadeem, Nadim, Naeem, Nahir, Naim, Nash, Nashua, Nathan, Nathen, Nathon, Nichol, Noach, Racham, Rachim and Yachim. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nachum.