Biblical place name, Hebrew

Meribah Origin and Meaning

The name Meribah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "quarreling".

Though this Biblical place name is found among early American settlers, usually as a male name, today it sounds completely feminine. As a place name, its gender is mutable in any case. An unusual and intriguing Biblical option, albeit one with an unhappy meaning.

Meribah in Pop Culture

  • Meribaha place visited by the Israelites after their exodus from Egypt; means "strife, contention" in Hebrew; also called "waters of Meribah" (Ps. 81:7)

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