Sons of Jacob

Name: Rueben
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name: See a son
The Lord has looked on my affliction now my husband will love me

Name: Simeon
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name:Heard
The Lord has heard that I was hated and has given me another son

Name: Levi
Mother: Leah
Meaning of name: Joined
This time will my husband be joined to me because I have born him three sons

Name: Judah (Jesus comes from the line of Judah)
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name: Praise
Now will I praise the Lord

Name: Dan
Mother: Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid
Meaning of Name: Judged
God has judged me and has also heard my voice and has given me a son

Name: Naphtali
Mother: Bilhah, Rachel’s handmaid
Meaning of Name: Wrestled
I have wrestled with my sister and I have prevailed

Name: Gad
Mother: Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid
Meaning of Name: Troop
A troop cometh

Name: Asher
Mother: Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid
Meaning of Name: Happy
Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed

Name: Issachar
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name: A hire
God has given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband

Name: Zebulun
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name: Dwelling
God has endued me with a good dowry, now will my husband dwell with me because I have born him six sons

Name: Dinah (A daughter)
Mother: Leah
Meaning of Name: Judgment

Name: Joseph (Joseph had two sons – Manasseh and Ephraim)
Mother: Rachel
Meaning of Name: Adding
The Lord shall add to me another son

Name: Benjamin
Mother: Rachel
Meaning of the Name:
Genesis 35:18
Rachel died in childbirth
She call the baby Benoni: the son of my sorrow
But Jacob named him Benjamin: the son of my right hand

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