Arabic, Female, Hebrew, Male, Nature, Surname names

Rotem

Rotem is a Hebrew unisex name, the name of a species of flowering desert plant called Retama raetam (also known as the White Broom), indigenous to the Middle East, North Africa, and Sicily. It derives from Arabic retam, ratam which refers to the broom bush though it’s possible that it may also be derived from Hebrew ratam רתמה meaning “harness, rein in, hold”.

Rotem is also a Hebrew surname originating from the given name.

Origin: uncertain, either Arabic or Hebrew

Meaning: the name of a broom bush with white flowers; could also mean “harness, rein in” in Hebrew

Usage: Hebrew

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Rotem- רוֹתֶם (Hebrew)

 

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