Enoch (from Hebrew: חֲנוֹךְ, Modern H̱anokh Tiberian Ḥănôḵ; Greek: Ενώχ, Enōkh; Arabic Name: إينوخ muslim usage; أخنوخ in Arab Christian usage) "initiated, dedicated, disciplined") is a Hebrew name. It may refer to:


Biblical occurrences

  • Enoch (ancestor of Noah), the son of Jared, a great-grandfather of Noah, and father of Methuselah
  • Enoch (son of Cain), son of Cain, after whom Cain named the first city he founded.
  • Hanoch (Enoch), son of Reuben
  • Hanoch (Enoch), one of the five sons of Midian
  • Enos (Bible) (or Enosh), a grandson of Adam (Genesis 5:5-6), and great grandfather of Enoch (Genesis 5:18).


  • Enoch Crosby (1750–1835), American soldier and spy during the Revolutionary War
  • Enoch Hood (1861–1940), English footballer
  • Enoch Light (1905–1978), American musician and producer
  • Enoch Olinga (1926–1979), Ugandan missionary
  • Enoch Powell (1912–1998), British politician
  • Enoch Pratt (1808–1896), American businessman and philanthropist
  • Enoch Showunmi (born 1982), British football player
  • Enoch Sontonga (1873–1905), South African composer
  • Enoch L. Johnson (1883-1968), Atlantic City, New Jersey political boss and racketeer

Fictional characters

  • Enoch, main character in the video game, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
  • Enoch Cain, the sociopathic antagonist of Dean Koontz's suspense novel, From the Corner of His Eye
  • Enoch Root, fictional character from Neal Stephenson's novels The Baroque Cycle and Cryptonomicon
  • Enoch Soames, eponymous protagonist in an eponymous short story by Max Beerbohm
  • Nucky Thompson, main character from the television series Boardwalk Empire



  • Enoch, a band later renamed P.O.D. (Payable on Death)
  • "Enoch", a short story from the Pleasant Dreams: Nightmares collection by Robert Bloch
  • "Enoch and the Gorilla", a short story from The Complete Stories (O'Connor) collection by Flannery O'Connor
  • Enoch Linux, the original name of Gentoo Linux

See also

  • Book of Enoch
  • Enochian (disambiguation)
  • Hanoch (disambiguation)
  • Henoch (disambiguation)
  • Chanoch (disambiguation)

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  • ENOCH — (Heb. חֲנוֹךְ). (1) Son of Cain, father of Irad. The world s first city was named after Enoch (Gen. 4:17f.). It has been suggested that the writer is punning on the root ḥnk, to found, initiate. (2) Son of Jared, father of Methuselah, seventh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Enoch — ist ein männlicher Vorname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Zwei Personen im Tanach tragen diesen Namen, der bekanntere davon ist der Patriarch Henoch. Namensträger Enoch von Ascoli (um 1400–um 1457), humanistischer Lehrer und Handschriftensucher Enoch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Enoch — Enoch, UT U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3467 Housing Units (2000): 1029 Land area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Enoch, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3467 Housing Units (2000): 1029 Land area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.310913 sq. miles (8.575224 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Enoch — m Biblical: name (possibly meaning ‘experienced’ in Hebrew) of the son of Cain (Genesis 4: 16–22) and father of Methuselah (Genesis 5: 18 24). The latter is said to have lived for 365 years and the apocryphal ‘Books of Enoch’ are attributed to… …   First names dictionary

  • énoch — ou Hénoch personnage biblique, père de Mathusalem. Livre d énoch: livre apocryphe de l Ancien Testament; sorte d Apocalypse en plusieurs ouvrages des IIe et Ier s. av. J. C …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Enoch — masc. proper name, in O.T. eldest son of Cain, father of Methuselah, from L. Enoch, from Gk. Enokh, from Heb. Hanokh, lit. dedicated, consecrated, from hanakh he dedicated, whence also HANUKKAH (Cf. Hanukkah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enoch — enoch; enoch·ic; …   English syllables

  • Enoch — [ē′näk΄, ē′nək] n. [Gr Enōch < Heb chanoch, lit., dedicated] 1. a masculine name 2. Bible a) the eldest son of Cain: Gen. 4:17 b) the father of Methuselah: Gen. 5:21 …   English World dictionary

  • Enoch — Enoch, so v.w. Henoch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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