Shekinah Name Meaning & Origin
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While this name is Hebrew and comes from a Jewish term for the divine presence (shekhinah, "sheh-khee-NAH"), it is not a traditional or Jewish name. It has recently been adopted as a girl's name by some evangelical Christian families.
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I named my daughter Shekinah in 2003; at that time in many African American churches there was a lot of talk about Greek and Hebrew names of God and one was the Shekinah Glory of God; it was pronounced "sheh-KY-nah". Our church handbell choir was dubbed Shekinah Glory and there is a nationally known gospel choir known by that name (my daughter was originally due around Christmas time so her middle name is Noelle, but a lot of church folks call her Shekinah Glory). But EVERYBODY who has never heard of that expression in church invariably pronounces her name "sheh-KEE-nah" which: forces her to correct them -- which irritates the heck out of her because she's shy and doesn't like to draw attention to herself.
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Shekinah is Hebrew and means "God's presence and glory"
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