Origin of the name RIMMON.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name RIMMON.
RIMMON (רִמּוֹן).Biblical. A form of Babylonian Ramman
("the thunderer"), meaning "pomegranate" in Hebrew.
(1) A Syrian
god. Naaman the Syrian leper after being cured is troubled over
the fact that he will still have to bow down in the house of the Syrian
god, Rimmon, when his master goes into the house to worship leaning on
his hand (2 K 5:18). Elisha answers him ambiguously:
"Go in peace." Judging from Naaman's position and this
incident, R. must have been one of the leading gods of the Syrians
worshipped in Damascus. He has been identified with Rammanu, the
Assyr god of wind, rain and storm. The name appears in the Syrian
personal names Hadadrimmon and Tabrimmon and its meaning is dubious (ramamu,
"to thunder" [?])
(2) A Benjamite of Beeroth, whose sons Baanah and
Rechab assassinated Ish-bosheth (2 S. 4:2,5,9). (The International
Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Orr, v.4, 1915)