Jairus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Gender: boy
Martha Martins
Feb 07, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on Jan 20, 2021
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The meaning of Jairus is ‘God will enlighten’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Greek origin. It comes from an Old Greek name Yaiyr which means ‘Yahweh will enlighten’. It is also thought to have come from the name Yair derived from 'iaïros’. In the Bible, Yair was the name of a girl who was resurrected by Jesus Christ. In the Bible, the father pleads for his daughter’s life. On their way to the girl, Jesus is stopped by a starving woman who is cured after she touches a fragment of Jesus’ clothing. On the other hand, the girl dies but who is brought back to life after Jesus consoles the mourners and whispers ‘Talitha cumi’ which means ‘wake up, little girl'. Jairus is also the name of the son of Manasseh and a judge of Israel.

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Jairus is most often associated with the gender: male.
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J-A-I-R-U-S, 6-letter male given name.

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Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

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Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

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