Enoch


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Biblical Hebrew חֲנוֹך 
Meaning: “dedicated.”
Eng (EE-nock)

The name is derived from the Hebrew,  חֲנוֹך Chanokh, meaning, “dedicated.”

The name appears several times in the Old Testament, the most notable bearers being a son of Cain and a father of Methuselah. The latter is one of the seven pre-Deluge Patriarchs and is considered a major figure in Islam, (in Islam he is referred to as Idris), Judaism and various Christian branches. He is attributed as being the author of the apocryphal Book of Enoch,  which recounts the rise and fall of the Nephilim.

In the English-speaking world, the name came into usage after the Protestant Reformation. It was borne by American Revolutionary soldier and spy, Enoch Crosby (1750-1835), American entrepreneur and philanthropist, Enoch Pratt (1808-1896) and British politician, Enoch Powell (1912-1998).

As of 2010, its Scandinavian form of Enok was the 8th most popular male name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Henori (Albanian)
  • Henock (Amharic)
  • Enoch Енох (Bulgarian/English/German/Italian/Polish/Russian/Ukrainian)
  • Henoc (Catalan)
  • Henok (Croatian)
  • Eenok (Estonian)
  • Enok (Faroese/Icelandic/Scandinavian)
  • Enokur (Faroese)
  • Hanok (Faroese)
  • Henoch (Faroese)
  • Eeno (Finnish)
  • Eenokki (Finnish)
  • Eenukki (Finnish)
  • Einokki (Finnish)
  • Einukki (Finnish)
  • Ienokki (Finnish)
  • Enoki ენოქი (Georgian)
  • Énokh (Hungarian)
  • Enoque (Portuguese)
  • Enoh (Romanian)
  • Henoh (Slovene)
  • Enoc (Spanish)
  • Enock (Swedish)
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4 thoughts on “Enoch

  1. I like it too, but there is also something “puritanical” sounding about it to me. Its one of those names I’d like on someone else, but would never use myself.

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