Jericho - boys name

Jericho name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 28%

Jericho name meaning:

The name Jericho is of Hebrew origin and holds significant historical and biblical symbolism. In the Bible, Jericho was an ancient city located near the Jordan River and is known for its famous walls that came tumbling down when Joshua and the Israelites marched around it for seven days. The name Jericho is believed to mean "fragrant" or "moon city," derived from the Hebrew word "yareach," meaning moon, and "yaraq," meaning fragrant or aromatic.

The name Jericho carries a powerful and resilient connotation, symbolizing victory, triumph, and overcoming obstacles. It represents the ability to break down barriers and build anew. Naming a boy Jericho may reflect the hope and belief that he will possess strength, courage, and determination to face challenges head-on and emerge victorious. It can also signify a desire for him to have an unwavering faith and the ability to inspire and lead others. Overall, the name Jericho holds a deep sense of history, courage, and triumph, making it a meaningful choice for parents seeking a name that conveys strength and resilience.

Origin: Arabic

City of the moon. In the bible Jericho was a Canaan city destroyed when its walls fell down.


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Overall UK ranking: 3451 out of 4789

5 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Jericho

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