We will review the names of Adam and Eve in Hebrew and how their names symbolically represent what divine roles of man and woman that God has created in them. In addition, their names symbolically represent the beginning and the end steps of the Plan of Salvation.
Adam in Hebrew is pronounced: ‘adam and looks like this:
The Aleph, א, as the first character in the Hebrew alphabet represents God himself, who is the One or should be number one in our lives.
The Dalet, ד, represents man or mankind.
The Mem, ם, represents the world, or water, which is mostly covered by water.
Reading from right to left then, Adam means leaving the presence of God and all of us, man or mankind, coming down to the earth as mortal beings. Adam fell that man might be! We become mortal knowing good from evil. Adam instigates the Plan of Salvation for all of us.
On a side note, the last two characters in Adam, דם, are pronounced dam and it means blood in Hebrew. Blood is the symbol of mortality. By removing the Aleph, א, or God in our lives we become mortal, or subject to death. So, Adam in Hebrew has further meaning.
Eve in Hebrew is pronounced: hava and looks like this:
The Chet, ח, represents a sacred or holy enclosure, the most important of which is the Holy of Holies, or the temple, or the presence of God.
The Vav, ו, represents the veil of the temple.
The Hey, ה, represents the spirit or the name of Christ.
Reading from right to left then, Eve means the other end of the Plan of Salvation, returning to the presence of God by passing through the veil where Christ and His spirit dwells. Eve’s name also represents the closeness to the spirit that women inherently have, through their divine nature, to become more like Him.
Hence, Adam’s name is the beginning of the Plan of Salvation and Eve’s, the destination of the Plan that we all hope for. Only together as man and woman unified, sealed and working together in faith and good works, can they both make it together.