Enoch - Meaning of Enoch
[ 2 syll. e-noc(h), en-o-ch ] The baby boy name Enoch is pronounced IYNahK in English †. Enoch is of Hebrew origin. It is used mainly in English and German. The meaning of Enoch is 'dedicated, experienced, trained'. A biblical name, its meaning is derived from the word henok. Older forms of the name include Chanokh (Hebrew) and Hanok (Hebrew). The name is of debated meaning. It was borne in the Bible by the son of Cain who later became the father of Methuselah; he was obedient to God and led a just life. According to tradition, he lived for 365 years and went to Heaven without experiencing death; he was also the supposed author of the apocryphal Books of Enoch. Due to the biblical mention, the name was later taken up by English Puritans in the 17th century. In literature, it has appeared as the name of the titular character in Lord Tennyson's narrative poem Enoch Arden (1864).
Enoch is uncommon as a baby boy name. In 1900, 0.022% of baby boys were named Enoch. It was #367 in rank then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Within all boy names in its family, Enoch was nevertheless the most popular in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Enoch: IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)"
A famous person named Enoch is Politician, Enoch Powell, born John Enoch Powell 16 June 1912 - 8 February 1998, Stechford, Birmingham, England.