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Gender: masculine

Usage: Biblical, Biblical Hebrew

Pronounced: el-KAYN-Ə

Meaning and History:  means “God has purchased” in Hebrew.  In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Samuel. Exodus 6:24; 1 Samuel 1:1; 1 Corinthians 6:25-26, 9:16, 12:6, 15:23; 2 Corinthians 28:7

Related names: Elkan (Hebrew)

Feminine form: Elke

Famous Elkanah’s

Elkanah Settle (1648-1724) English poet and playwright

Elkanah Billings (1820-1876) Canada’s first paleontologist

Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) American writer, agriculturalist and canal promoter

Elkanah Angwenyi (1983) Kenyan 1500m runner

Elkanah Armitage (1794-1876) British industrialist and Liberal politician

Elkanah Greer (1825-1877) American cotton planter and general

Elkanah Young (1804-1876) Nova Scotia merchant and politician

Elkanah Onyeali (died 2008) Nigerian footballer

Elkanah Tisdale (1768-1835) American engraver and cartoonist

Elkanah Kelsey Dare (1782-1826) American hymn composer


Elkanah’s related to me

Elkanah Dyer (1759-1820) private in Captain Joshua Jordan’s Company-Revolutionary War

Elkanah S. Smith (1803-1868) of Maine and Massachusetts

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On this day, September 12…

Family Events



1744 Solomon I. Jordan 5th great grand father
1829 Mary Haire 3rd great grand mother



1758 Joseph C. Calef 1st cousin 7x removed and Mehitable C. Miller
1811 Jeremiah Varnum and Elizabeth Wescott 4th great grand aunt
1837 William Stevenson 3rd great grand uncle and Mary Ann Greer



1838 Nancy Jordan 1st cousin 6x removed

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