How do you pronounce Enoch?

See the results of this poll: How do you pronounce Enoch?

Respondents: 120 (This poll is closed)

  • “ee-NOCK” : 94 (78%)
  • “ee-NICK” : 12 (10%)
  • Another way (explain in comments): 14 (12%)

More like “nuk” than “nok” or “nik,” and I put the emphasis on the first syllable: EE-nək.

I’ve heark EE-nok before, but never EE-nik.

I say ee-nock but I have heard ee-nuck too. I have never heard it pronounced ee-nick

Whoops. I should have clarified that I’m putting emphasis on the first syllable too. The capitalization was to emphasis the differences between the two pronunciations.

@goodhope: EE-nuk makes more sense than EE-nik…

EE-nuk, sometimes EE-nok

“EE-nuhk” is the way I pronounce it.

Ee-[name]NICK[/name] is probably correct, but the moment I saw it I said “Ee-NOCK”

I have a friend named [name]Enoch[/name] and he pronounces it EE-nok, so that’s how I based my vote.

Ee-nock. Where would Ee-nick come from? Basing the pronunciation on [name]Enoch[/name] [name]Powell[/name].

I’ve always heard it pronounced EE-nuck.

I voted “another way,” because I’d describe my pronunciation the way goodhope did–EE-nuk. EE-nock is probably the most correct, but EE-nuk, and probably EE-nick in more aggravated cases, is what happens when you pronounce it without taking the time to really open your mouth and put that ‘[name]AH[/name]’ sound in EE-nock. And I don’t know for sure, but I would guess that all of these are more or less Anglicized pronunciations and not the original Hebrew.
Good luck!

I voted ee-KNOCK, but I agree, it’s with more of an emphasis on the “EE”. EE-nick/EE-nuck has always seemed like the lazy way to say it to me, lol, like they couldn’t be bothered to actually pronounce the last syllable correctly. I knew an Enoc growing up, and that’s how he said it. That’s how it was always pronounced in Bible stories, sermons, Bible classes, etc. growing up, too.

This has made me feel better. [name]Glad[/name] I’m not pronouncing it wrong after all.

It’s not Ee-nock. I voted other, but its closer to Ee-nick. It’s a neutral vowel sound. EE-nehk, Ee-nihk. Closer to, for example, the last vowel in [name]Isaac[/name].

And in Hebrew its Chanokh with the ch as in Chanukah or the end of loch ness, not as in choo-choo train.

I’ve always heard it pronounced E-nuck.

Ee-nuk or Ee-nook

e noch…

EE-nock for sure.

It’s pronounced e-knock . not enick or enuck.
go type the word in and watch it be pronounced.

agree with others the first syllable is stressed - EE-nok, but with a soft “k” sound.