Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


ὄνομα means “name”

“Everyone who calls on the ὄνομα of the Lord will be saved” (Rom 10:13).

Mounce's Expository Dictionary (abridged): 

Noun: ὄνομα (onoma), GK G3950 (S G3686), 231x. The use of ὄνομα in the NT includes identifying people and place names, the idea of reputation (Rev. 3:1), and the authority by which an act is accomplished (Acts 3:6; 4:18). The plural form of ὄνομα can be used synonymously with people, echoing the idea that the name represents the essence of a person (Rev. 3:4; 11:13). Christ came to reveal God’s name (Jn. 17:6), which the Father glorified (12:28). The revelation of God’s name is the revelation of himself (17:26). Believers are baptized into the name of Jesus (Acts 19:5; 1 Cor. 1:13–15), meaning that they identify with him in his death and resurrection.