1. One of the sons of Noah. The meaning of the name is quite uncertain. In Ge 9:27 there is a play on the name
May God make Japheth great, and let his living-place be in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant.
Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth: these are the sons which they had after the great flow of waters The sons of Japheth: Gomer and Magog and Madai and Javan and Tubal and Meshech and Tiras. read more. And the sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz and Riphath and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan: Elishah and Tarshish, the Kittim and the Dodanim.
Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain