Meaning and Origin
What does the name Adonai mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to 2 people from Virginia, U.S., the name Adonai means "God who is with us".
- A user from Washington, U.S. says the name Adonai is of Hebrew origin and means "God".
Note: ☞ The later Jews used its vowel points to fill out the tetragrammaton Yhvh, or Ihvh, “the incommunicable name,” and in reading substituted “Adonai”.
Etymology: Heb. adōnāi, lit., my lord
From Hebrew אֲדֹנָי (ādônay, “My Lord”); used in place of the Tetragrammaton YHWH as a name of the God of the Hebrews during prayer recitation.
- (Judaism, Christianity) The Lord: a Hebrew title of God.
Adonai was also found in the following language(s): German and Portuguese