Nahum name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nahum mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nahum

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Israel, the name Nahum means "This is a name of a prophet from the old testimony one of twelve with short books on their names. nahum from Elkosh most of his prophets are about Ninve".
  2. A user from South Africa says the name Nahum is of English origin and means "Comforter".
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  1. An Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the 7th century BC

From Hebrew נַחוּם‎ (nakhum, “consolation”).

  1. A book of the Tanakh / the Old Testament of the Bible.
    Synonym: Nah. (abbreviation)
  2. The minor prophet who wrote that book.
  3. (rare) A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.

Nahum was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Nahum

Notable Persons Named Nahum

J. Holiday

J. Holiday is a contemporary r&b and hip hop music singing, songwriter, actor, and rapping. He was most prominent from 2006 to present. J. was given the name Nahum Thorton Grymes on November 29th, 1984 in Washington, D.C.

Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate is a poet. Nahum was given the name Nahum Teate in Dublin.

Nahum Eitingon

Nahum was born on December 6th, 1899 in Shkloŭ. Nahum is also known as Ejtingon and Naum Isaakovič. He passed away on May 3rd, 1981.

Nahum Sonenberg

Nahum Sonenberg is a in the field of biochemistry. Nahum was born on December 29th, 1946 in Wetzlar.

Nahum M. Sarna

Nahum was born on March 27th, 1923. He passed away on June 23rd, 2005.

Nahum Stelmach

Nahum Stelmach was an athlete for the Hapoel Petah Tikva F.C., Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv F.C., and Israel national football team. Nahum was born on July 19th, 1936 in Petah Tikva. He passed away on March 27th, 1999.

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    Governor of New Hampshire
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  • Nahum Stetson
  • Nahum Zolotov

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nahum

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nahum

Baby K

Baby K is a pop music and dance music singing and songwriter. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Baby was given the name Claudia Nahum on February 5th, 1983 in Downtown Core.

Bertin Nahum

Bertin Nahum is a president of medtech. Bertin was born on November 14th, 1969 in Dakar.

Peter Nahum

Peter Nahum is an art historian and dealer.

Ricardo Dajer Nahum

Ricardo was born on February 19th, 1955.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Nahum U.S.
  White 86.25% 64.26%
  African American 4.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.86% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.69% 16.26%

Of Last Name Nahum

People with the last name Nahum are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Nahum

  • How Popular is the name Nahum? Nahum is the 7,329th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nahum was the 72,332nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Nahum have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,857 babies born with the first name Nahum in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nahum to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nahum? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nahum first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nahum is Tuesday, May 17th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Nahum born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nahum was in 2007 with a total of 85 babies.
  • Random Nahum Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nahum is not a popular baby boy's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Nahum: The name spelled backwards is Muhan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nmhau. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Nahum? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 269 people with the last name Nahum.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nahum? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nahum as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Nahum name meaning

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