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It appears to be prophecy!
Possible meanings:
Adam: "man, humanity, humankind"
Seth: "possessed, appointed"
Enosh: "mortal, feeble, frail"
Cainan: "sorrow"
Mahalalel: "The blessed God"
Jared: "shall come down, a descent"
Enoch: "teaching, to instruct, to initiate or discipline, dedicate, train up"
Methuselah: "his death shall bring"
Lamech: "the despairing"
Noah: "comfort, rest"

These names form the beginning of Jesus' genealogical line through Adam's son Seth (see Luke 3:36-38). The names are Hebrew (Old Test. was orig. Hebrew) & derived from Hebrew root words (which requires a decent root study to understand). As with most Bible lessons, be sure to research everything, check the source & pray the Spirit of God will lead you.
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Unlike today, where dictionaries have given word fixed meanings, back then words in common usage sometimes had obscure or changing meaning these therefore are a best guess:

Adam: Earth/Soil (he was formed by God from the ground) it also has a generic meaning for "human" as all people are descended from him

Seth: Placed or Appointed

Enos: Mortal

Cainan: Smith/Artificer, one who makes things

Mahalaleel: Praise/Glory of God

Jared: Descent

Enoch: Dedicated or disciplined

Methuselah: Man of the Spear

Lamech: Servant of God, one who makes pleas to God

Noah: One who brings rest

It should be noted these Hebrew words are derived from other languages. Adam is derived from the Egyptian Atum which means the first creation of God. It was likely during the Babylonian captivity the Hebrews changed this name to Adam. Most other Hebrew words are derived from Aincent Sumer/First dynasty Egypt the language of the world before the fall of the tower of Babel. Enoch is generally considered to be short for Emunderanki or Enmendurana which is Sumerian for the king of the two meeting places. He also has his own epic in which he is taken to heaven by God to bring knowledge back to man and returns a second time to heaven never to be seen again.

It has been thought that these names are not an exhaustive list of all men during the first bronze age but a royal bloodline. Hence the names only list one son per father and no women.
The Sumerian king list includes similar names that begin with the "man" Enki A-lulim who ruled form Eridug a land south of the Garden of Eden in Iraq and ends with Enoch "Enmendurana" who was the last to rule is Sippur where ancient temples to Elohim (the name of God in Genesis) have been discovered. and lastly Enoch's son Ubar-tutu who ruled until "the flood swept over the land" Note in The Bible Methuselah died the same year the flood swept over. At which point the "the kingship again descended from heaven" to their version of Noah. It is likely these people were taught to Abraham as a Child in Ur and he passed on this history of human kings to his children, but did not Diefy them as the other Sumerians did. It was this system of Ancestor worship that Abraham rejected in favor of worshiping only the creator or head of the Sumerian Pantheon, El (Elohim) but not human patriarchs.

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Q: What are the meanings of the names of Adam Seth Enos Cainan Mahalaleel Jared Enoch Methuselah Lamech and Noah?
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Genesis 5:25-31 Relevant portion from the NIV. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 After he became the father of Lamech, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters. 27 Altogether, Methuselah lived a total of 969 years, and then he died. 28 When Lamech had lived 182 years, he had a son. 29 He named him Noah and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the Lord has cursed." 30 After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters. 31 Altogether, Lamech lived a total of 777 years, and then he died.

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How old was NOAH when the flood stop?

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