Hebrew: זִמְרִי —transliteration: Zimriy —meaning: praise-worthy
This is the name of 4 biblical men.
Prince Zimri, a son of Salu
This prince of the Tribe of Simeon was slain by Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, because of his wickedness in bringing a Midianite woman into the camp and to his tent for sex (Numbers 25:6-15). Her name is Cozbi. This sin was in open defiance against Moses and in sight of those gathered at the Tabernacle.
Zimri was the former commander of half of Elah’s chariots. Upon becoming king, Zimri destroyed all the household of King Baasha.
Zimri reigned as king only 7 days, for Omri, whom the army elected as king, laid siege to Tirzah, whereupon Zimri set fire to the palace, committing suicide by perishing amid its ruins (1 Kings 6:11-20).
Omri succeeded him on the throne only after 4 years of fierce war with Tibni, another claimant to the throne.
Zimri (Zabdi), a son of Zerah
1 Chronicles 2:6
Zimri is a grandson of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:3-4).
Zimri, son of Jehoaddah (Jarah)
1 Chronicles 8:36; 1 Chronicles 9:42