"the Lord is perfect"

Jotham Origin and Meaning

The name Jotham is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "the Lord is perfect".

Jotham is an Old Testament name that today would certainly be the only one in his class, having something of an urban feel via its similarity to the word 'gotham'. In the Bible one Jotham is the sole surviving son of Gideon after the massacre of his brothers, the other is a king of Judah who was an enthusiastic builder. Jotham Riddle is a character in James Fenimore Cooper's novel The Pioneers, while Jotham Powell appears in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome.

Jotham Popularity

Famous People Named Jotham

  • Jothamdescendant of patriarch Judah (1 Chr. 2:47)
  • Jothamson of Gideon
  • JothamKing of Judah
  • Jotham PostJr., U.S. Congressman from New York
  • Jotham JohnsonAmerican archaeologist
  • Jotham Powers AlldsAmerican politician from New York
  • Caleb Jotham Wylieson of skater Paul Wylie & Kate Presbrey

Jotham in Pop Culture

  • Jotham Riddlecharacter in James Fenimore Cooper's The Pioneers
  • Jotham Powellcharacter in Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome
  • Jotham Klorecharacter in play/film "The Farmer Takes a Wife"
  • Jothamcharacter in advent stories "Jotham's Journey," "Tabitha's Travels" and "Bartholomew's Passage"