"a camel hump"

Gilead Origin and Meaning

The name Gilead is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "a camel hump".

Like Bethany and Shiloh, a meaningful biblical place-name.

Famous People Named Gilead

  • Gileadgrandson of Manasseh, great,grandson of Joseph (1 Chr. 7:14)
  • Gileadson of Michael, father of Jaroah, of the tribe of Gad (1 Chr. 5:14)

Gilead in Pop Culture

  • Mount Gileadmentioned in Song of Solomon 4:1
  • "Gilead" novel by Marilynne Robinson
  • Gileaddystopian society in "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

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