Origin of HanukkahTalmudic Hebrew chanuka, literally , dedication from root ?nx, inaugurate, dedicate
or Ha·nu·kah also Cha·nu·kah
Origin of HanukkahHebrew hănukkâ dedication from hānak to train, dedicate hnk
Originated 1890–95. From Hebrew חנוכה \ חֲנֻכָּה (khanuká, “dedication, consecration”) from חָנַךְ (khanákh, “to dedicate, to consecrate”).