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
God will extend Japheth; he will dwell in the tents of Shem; Canaan will be his slave.
These are the family records of Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. They also had sons after the deluge. Japheth's sons: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras. read more. Gomer's sons: Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. And Javan's sons: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.
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