Type Settlement
Scripts בֵּית־לֶחֶם(Ancient Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Means "house of bread" in Hebrew, from the roots בַּיִת (bayit) meaning "house" and לֶחֶם (lechem) meaning "bread". This is the name of a city in Palestine. It appears in the both the Old Testament and the New Testament, notably as the town where Jesus is born.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesBayt Lahm(Arabic) Bethleem(Biblical Greek) Beit-Lechem(Biblical Hebrew) Bethleem(Biblical Latin) Belén(Biblical Spanish) Betlém(Czech) Bethléem(French) Betlemme(Italian) Betlehem(Slovak) Belén(Spanish)


Entry updated May 29, 2020