masc. proper name, biblical name of Aramean general cured of leprosy by Elisha, from Hebrew Na'aman, literally "pleasantness," from stem of na'em "was pleasant or lovely." Cf. Naomi.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for naaman

Historical Examples of naaman

  • Naaman must plunge seven times in Jordan, else he cannot be made clean.

    Memories of Bethany

    John Ross Macduff

  • So Naaman went in and told the king what the maid from the land of Israel had said.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • Then Naaman, with all his followers, returned to the man of God.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • But some of my readers have forgotten who Naaman was, long ago.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)