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What does Nahum mean?

Nahum Pronunciation of Nahum [nahum] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Nahum is "comforter". Nahum is a variant form of Menachem (Hebrew): Israeli statesman Menachem Begin. Nahum is also a form of Nachman (Hebrew). Nahum is also used as a variant of Nachum (Hebrew).

Associated with: comforter.


Nahum has 1 variant: Nehum.

2 more relations via Menachem, Nachman, Nachum: Nacham and Nechum.

Creative forms:
(male) Nayhum, Newhum, ..

(female) Natu, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nahum Wiley (N.W.), ..

How popular is Nahum?

Nahum is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#95091 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Nahum entered the list in 1996 and reached its highest position of #1732 in the U.S. in the year 2005, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Menachem (#1123 from current records) is the only other prominent alternative form of Nahum. Other forms, like Nechum, are uncommon. These relations of Nahum were favored by parents in 2007 and are somewhat less conventional today.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Calum, Nadim, Naeem, Nahir, Naim and Nashua. Like Nahum, these names are not frequently used.

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