|Jaredite PN||1.||King (Ether 1:22; 10:13)|
|Lehite PN & GN||2.||Rebel, ca. 72 BC (Alma 50:28; 51:29)|
|3.||City and land, named from No. 2, ca. 72 BC (Alma 50:25–26; Alma 59:5)|
No etymology is suggested.
Nibley has suggested Egyptian PN (of princes) mry.itn, “beloved of Aton,” and mry.imn, “beloved of Amon” (LID, 29). But, despite the problem of using Egyptian to explain a Jaredite PN, it would be difficult to explain how a Lehite could have a name based on a non-Israelite theophoric element.
See also Morianton / Morionton Variants