From Biblical Hebrew, possibly from a Phoenician, or a shortened form of Hebrew [script needed] (Ahiram, “brother of the exalted”).
- A king of Tyre. (biblical character)
- a male given name, taken into use by Puritans in the seventeenth century.
- 1994 Sharyn McCrumb, She Walks These Hills, Scribner's, ISBN 0684195569, page 8:
- Harm. It wasn't even a nickname. It was just the way folks had always pronounced his first name Hiram, in mountain dialect, a long "i" sound blending the two syllables into an aspirated breath.