Gender: Male Meaning of Nimrod: "we shall rise up, we shall rebel" Origin of Nimrod: Hebrew

Nimrod Origin and Meaning

The name Nimrod is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "we shall rise up, we shall rebel".

Our kids laughed when they saw this name. Enough said.

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QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I think of the robot from Strange Hill High when I hear this name.

Renee5322 Says:


Oof... not recommended

NameNerd15 Says:


True. I like Green Day, but why would you name a child Nimrod? Would you ever name a child Dookie or Kerplunk?

Daiseymae Says:


I can only think of this name as an insult. A dolt.

beachbear Says:


I've never heard of this as an insult. It is, however, a Green Day album—and therefore unusable.

LadyLothlorien Says:


I think you'd almost be better off naming a child Elrond or Thorin :) if you're living in the UK and then travel to the states the stigma would be present, even if it isn't so much at home.

alextheindigo Says:


Really sad this name got ruined by the insult! It really is a unique name with a strong and inspiring meaning.

Miri Says:


oh my goodness, no. Why is this a registered name? Geez.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


Unfortunately, I do think that that would be the most common reaction to the name. Perhaps in a generation or two the stigma will have passed... or maybe it never will.

MonikerWanderer Says:


If I met a child named Nimrod I would pity them, if that helps you. It might not be a big insult in the UK, but the name just doesn't sound well. There are other names that have Nim in them if you want that nickname.

Courtney Says:


I was taught that Nimrod means "useless tool". In high school band we played a song called Nimrod and everyone agreed that it was funny the song was named "useless tool". I don't care if in biblical times it was a good name, now it means something completely different. That happens to words a lot of the time. If you name your child this, you are being extremely mean you them. They will absolutely get bullied no matter what you think. Them telling the bullies "but my mom loves my name" is just going to make it worse and they will hate you.

maddiepie Says:


lol true

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I'm well-aware that Bugs Bunny made 'Nimrod' a term for stupid or dull. Still, I like the name. It reminds of Elrond which (as a LoTR fan) is pretty cool. I like the meaning. I adore how unusual it is and the nickname 'Nim/Nym' is to die for. Statistics show that 26 babies have been named Nimrod over the last 19 years - with the biggest cluster being between 2012 and now. So, I'm a bit conflicted. Would Nimrod go down well here in the UK? Would people simply think to themselves "Oh, that's an odd old name." or would they take the insult on board like Americans have, and be more like "Omg! You named your child an insult? How COULD you?!" I've asked a fair few friends and family, and appear to be getting mixed results...

Poppet93 Says:


Y'know, I think a lot of these parent were bullied when they were at school and they want to put that onto their child because they couldn't bear their kids being popular. So they give them a ridiculous name so that when they come home crying that the other kids were mean about their name, the parent has a sort of feeling of relief that their child won't ever be one of the popular kids.

CookiesAndPurple Says:


Oh, c'mon. That's just crude.

Arthur Davida Says:


The Bible says that Nimrod stood in opposition to God. It is a common name in Israel today.

jordalini Says:


Go ahead, name your child an insult.

SunKissedChild Says:


I know this was originally the name of a man of power, but I, and a lot of people I know, now say 'Nimrod' as an insult, just like we say 'idiot' or 'moron'.
I would definitely discourage any parents from using this name.