Gender: Male Meaning of Hosea: "salvation" Origin of Hosea: Hebrew

Hosea Origin and Meaning

The name Hosea is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "salvation".

Since so many of the biblical prophet names -- Daniel, Jonah, Nathan, Samuel -- are overused, you might want to consider this distinctive alternative. Hosea was the author of the book of prophesies bearing his name, whose underlying message was a promise of restoration. The Talmud claims that he was the greatest prophet of his generation.

Hosea Williams was an important civil rights leader. Martin Luther King called him "my wild man, my Castro," in recognition of Williams' skill as an organizer.

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stepx Says:


Hugely neglected. One of the best below the radar bible names.