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Gender: Male Meaning of Gershom: "stranger, exodus" Origin of Gershom: Hebrew

The name Gershom is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "stranger, exodus". Gershom and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Build a sibling set together!".

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Old Testament name of a son of Moses used by the Puritans, and now by Orthodox Jews.

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Famous People Named Gershom

Gershom, alternate spelling for Gershon, Levi's son (1 Chr. 6:16)
Gershom, chief of the sons of Phinehas (Ezra 8:2)
Gershom ben Judah, medieval German Talmud scholar
Gershom Mendes Seixas, first native-born rabbi in the U.S.
Gershom Mott, American Civil War general
Gershom Scholem, German-Israeli Kabbalist
Gershom Stewart, English MP
Gershom Carmichael, Scottish philosopher
Gershom Cox, English footballer
Gershom Schocken, Israeli Knessel member and journalist

Pop Culture References for the name Gershom

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