Meaning:God has purchased
In the Book of Samuel in the Torah and Old Testament, Elkanah was the husband of Hannah and the father of her first son, Samuel. This Hebrew boy's name is an alternative way of spelling Elqānāh. It means "god has purchased," and comes from the words el, meaning "god," and qaneh, which means "to acquire." You can use this traditional name as a way to emphasize to baby the importance of staying in touch with your heritage.

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