Meaning: son of affliction.

This was the name of two biblical men:

  1. One of the two sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, a captain in Saul’s army. He and his brother Rechab assassinated Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 4:2), and were on this account slain by David, and their mutilated bodies suspended over the pool at Hebron (5-6, 12).

  2. The father of Heled, who was one of David’s thirty heroes (2 Samuel 23:29; 1 Chronicles 11:30).