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Enoch

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Gender: Male Pronunciation: EE-knock Meaning of Enoch: "dedicated" Origin of Enoch: Hebrew Enoch's Popularity in 2017: #761

The name Enoch is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "dedicated". Enoch is ranked #761 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

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A major figure in the Old Testament, Enoch was the son of Jared, the father of Methuselah, and the great-grandfather of Noah whose Book of Enoch provides a focal point for ancient Jewish mysticism. Enoch Powell, English politician, academic, and poet, brought political and scholarly heft to this name. Another Enoch was the son of Cain. "Enoch Arden" is a famous poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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Famous People Named Enoch

John Enoch Powell, British politician, classical scholar, linguist and poet
Alfie Enoch, British actor who played Wes Gibbins in "How To Get Away With Murder"
Enoch Daniel Costa (b. 2009), son of Ashly DelGrosso & Mike Costa

Pop Culture References for the name Enoch

Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, character on Boardwalk Empire
Enoch Brae, main character of the movie Restless
Enoch Emery, character in Flannery O'Connor's book Wise Blood
Enoch Snow, a character in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel"
Enoch Arden, narrative poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Enoch O'Connor, character from the "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" series by Ransom Riggs
Enoch, a character from the rpg horror game "OFF"

Enoch's International Variations

Enok (Danish)

Comments

ignatz Says:

2017-08-29T23:12:59

"Enoch Powell, English politician, academic, and poet, brought political and scholarly heft to this name." Yikes you might want to read up on Powell's career. Let's just say most people would be inclined NOT to use the name because of him

Rebeca Blackmore Says:

2016-07-06T15:31:23

I'm not a fan of this name, but I do love a similar name, Enos!

NykkiJo Says:

2016-06-22T22:19:17

That's what I thought when I saw it.

tracyseymour1 Says:

2015-08-11T22:09:51

:D

MissAussie1992 Says:

2015-07-09T02:03:31

I think Boardwalk Empire is actually the greatest influence. Enoch may be a criminal but there is some gangster allure. Besides, the show definitely influenced hairstyles. Why not a name too?

Zelliew Says:

2015-06-04T08:32:28

Not a fan. Perhaps the trendies could play around with it & create.......A knock, B Knock

Daiseymae Says:

2015-05-08T14:41:22

My friend is named this. It reminds me of "eunuch".

enoch dablaka Says:

2015-03-03T00:41:28

that is my name

nonamenoface Says:

2015-01-22T07:11:45

I have been playing around with a family tree and found my great-great-great grandfather was named Enoch. He was born around 1845.

Jessica Else Mari Says:

2015-01-04T01:35:17

My sons name "Enoc" without the H according to family tradition, I loved it the first time I heard it. It's also my husbands and his grandfathers name, an uncles and a few cousins...it's a very popular name in our family but weirdly outside of our family no one really has heard of it.