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What’s in a Name? Alma as a Hebrew Name
TitleWhat’s in a Name? Alma as a Hebrew Name
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsHoskisson, Paul Y.
JournalJournal of Book of Mormon Studies
Volume7
Issue1
Pagination72-73
Type of ArticleWhat's in a Name?
KeywordsAlma; Alma the Elder; Alma the Younger; Hebrew; Name; Onomastics
Abstract

The name Alma appears more frequently in the Book of Mormon than any other name besides Nephi. The name has a logical derivation from a Hebrew root that means “youth” or “lad.”

URLhttp://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/7/1/S00011-50be297b720ea9Hoskisson.pdf

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