Goliath Origin and Meaning
The name Goliath is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "exile".
Not a traditional biblical choice, but the Philistine giant isn't a bad character as such, just a champion fighter who lost to the underdog. He has given his name to everything from insect species to roller coasters. In a time when we're seeing more biblical names with chequered associations - Leviathan and Cain spring to mind - Goliath may appeal to some.
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Goliath in Pop Culture
- Goliathlead character of cartoon series "Gargoyles," named in the story after the Philistine giant slain by David in the Old Testament
- Similar: Goliah Gahagantitular Irish adventurer in "The Tremendous Adventures of Major Gahagan" (1839) by W. M. Thackeray
- Goliath is a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountainin Valencia, California, USA.