What does the name Jehovah's Witnesses mean? Jehovah is the personal name of God, as found in the Bible. A witness is a person who relates facts from direct personal knowledge or proclaims views or truths of which he is convinced. Thus, the name Jehovah's Witnesses designates an organized group of Christians who proclaim the truth that Jehovah is a loving and just God, deserving of our love and obedience. They do this by sharing what they have learned from the Bible with friends and neighbors.
Jehovah is a mix between the Hebrew consonants JHVH (alternately YHWH), which is the Name of God according to Exodus 3 and elsewhere, and the vowels for the Hebrew word for "Lord." It is how JW refer to God based on the KJV (and others following) tradition of directly transliterating the mix of the two words. A witness is one who attests to something. JW attest to the nature of YHWH as revealed in the OT and view Jesus as the Son of YHWH, our saviour, but not a figure of worship.