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 doth give beauty to Japheth, And he dwelleth in tents of Shem, And Canaan is servant to him.'
And these are births of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham, and Japheth; and born to them are sons after the deluge. Sons of Japheth are Gomer, and Magog, and Madai, and Javan, and Tubal, and Meshech, and Tiras. read more. And sons of Gomer are Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah. And sons of Javan are Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.