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Origin of the name HANANIAH.
Etymology of the name HANANIAH.
Meaning of the baby name HANANIAH.


HANANIAH (חֲנַנְיָה).  Biblical.  [Hebrew Hananyah, Hananyahu = "whom Jehovah has given," "the gift of Jehovah."  Nos. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are of the first form; Nos. 3 and 4 are of the second].

    (1) A Benjamite, a son of Shashak (1 Chron. viii. 24).
    (2) A son of Heman; he played the horn in David's time (1 Chron. xxv. 4).  With his sons and his brethren, twelve in number, he obtained the sixteenth lot (23).
    (3) One of King Uzziah's captains (2 Chron. xxvi. 11).
    (4) The father of a certain Zedekiah, who lived during the reign of Jehoiakim (Jer. xxxvi. 12).
    (5) A Gibeonite, a son of Azur.  In the fourth year of Zedekiah's reign he prophesied a return of the captives after two years' captivity, opposing Jeremiah, who had given forth a very different prediction.  As a penalty, the false prophet was doomed to death, his decease occurring two months later (Jer. xxviii. 1-17).
    (6) The father of Shelemiah, and the grandfather of that Irijah who accused Jeremiah of an intention to desert to the Chaldeans, and committed him to prison (Jer. xxxvii. 13-15).
    (7) The Hebrew name of the Jewish captive called by the Chaldeans Shadrach (Dan. i. 6, 7, 11, 19; ii. 17).
    (8) A son of Zerubbabel, and the father of Pelatiah and Jeshaiah (1 Chron. iii. 19-21).  Called in the New Testament Joanan (q.v.) (Luke iii. 27óR.V.) and Joanna (A.V.).
    (9) A son of Bebai.  He was induced by Ezra to put away his foreign wife (Ezra x. 28).
    (10) An apothecary who helped to rebuild or repair part of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. iii. 8; xii. 41 (?)).
    (11) A chief of the people, who with Nehemiah sealed the covenant (Neh. x. 23).
    (12) The governor of the castle and joint ruler with Hanani, Nehemiah's brother, over Jerusalem (Neh. vii. 2).
    (13) The head of the house of Jeremiah in the days of the high priest Joiakim (Neh. xii. 12).
    ∂ Hananiah is the same as the New Testament Ananias (q.v.). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)


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