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 increase Japheth that he may dwell in the tents of Shem. And Canaan be their servant."
These are the generations of the sons of Noah: of Shem, Ham and Japheth, which begat them children after the flood. The sons of Japheth were: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. read more. And the sons of Gomer were: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. And the sons of Javan were: Elishah, Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.