[ hahy-ruhm ]
/ ˈhaɪ rəm /


a king of Tyre in the 10th century b.c. 1 Kings 5.
a male given name.

Origin of Hiram

Of uncertain meaning; perhaps from Hebrew Ḥīrām “high-born, exalted,” or from Phoenician Ḥīrām “benevolent brother,” or a shortening of Hebrew Aḥīrām “The brother (God) is exalted”
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British Dictionary definitions for Hiram

/ (ˈhaɪərəm) /


10th century bc, king of Tyre, who supplied Solomon with materials and craftsmen for the building of the Temple (II Samuel 5:11; I Kings 5:1–18)
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