Gershom Meaning and Origin

The name Gershom is a boy’s name meaning “exile” and is of Hebrew origin. The biblical name that means ‘exile’ in Hebrew but usually interpreted as ‘sojourner’, derived from ger sham ‘a stranger there’. There are several Gershoms mentioned in the Bible the most notable two are Gershom son of Eli, founder of the Gershonites (Numbers 3:21), and the first-born son of Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:22).

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