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Gender: Male Origin of Adonijah: Hebrew, 'my lord is Yahweh"

The name Adonijah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin. Adonijah and is often added to lists like Colonial Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Adonijah was one of King David's sons in the Old Testament; this name (the accent is on the "ni" syllable) is waiting to be rediscovered.

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Famous People Named Adonijah

Adonijah, Levite during the reign of King Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 17:8)
Adonijah, sealer of a covenant (Nehemiah 10:16)
Adonijah Strong Welch, U.S. Senator from Florida
Adonijah Bidwell, American minister, soldier and diarist
Adonijah Richardson, Anguillan footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Adonijah

Pronunciation: "ad-uh-NY-zhuh" {ends like Elijah}


snowsbeloved Says:


Well, technically it could be considered a hybrid, although this was an independent name. Adonis comes from the Hebrew word for "Lord" and the "El-" in Elijah means "God". The suffix "-jah" means "Yahweh". Very similar names...

indiefendi2 Says:


I'm really drawn to this name. I'd use it in the middle.

Tynavarro14 Says:


It sound unique n very rare name. Depending on how you pronounce it. It is a bibcial name from one of King David's son.

raevynstar Says:


I know it's a Hebrew name, but it looks like a horrible Adonis-Elijah mash up.