Name pronunciation: JAY-dun, JAH-DUN / YAH-dun
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning of name: Thankful (Strong’s Definitions); a judge; one judged by God (Gesenius’ Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon); “God has heard”
The Story Behind This Biblical Christian Baby Name
There is one very brief mention of this name in the book of Nehemiah. A man named Jadon from a place called Merenoth helped to rebuild the walls and gates of Jerusalem. The city of Jerusalem was the holy city to the Jewish people, and this was a big deal, repairing the defenses and revitalizing this place central to the sacrificial system and holy celebrations of their religious beliefs and political identity as a nation.
Although Nehemiah gets a lot of the fame for this rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem, there were many people who were a part of this grand and dangerous project. They faced much opposition, and the violence threatened against them was enough that half of them would stand guard with weapons at the ready while the other half did the building work. Even the construction workers kept a sword in their belts at all times, just in case.
Every person involved in this construction effort is a hero, including Jadon the Merenothite.
Scriptures for the Bible Stories of the Girl Name Jadon
Variations of the Baby Name Jadon
Girl names: Jadyn, Jaden
Boy names: Jadon, Jayden
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