All About The Name Gershom

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).

Meaning: Exile

Origin: Hebrew

Gender: Boy

Current Popularity: Not in the US top 1,000 names

Middle Name Possibilities: Elliot

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