Asked in IsraelNames and Name MeaningsSea of Galilee
What does the name Galilee mean?
April 15, 2016 2:30PM
It is the name of a region in northern Israel. In Hebrew, it suggests waves (galim), which in turn is based upon a rolling motion (galgel), since waves describe a circular movement. Looking south from the Galileean hills, one sees rolls of hills further south on clear days, which look like waves.