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This was the name of a biblical woman and a man.
Puah, one of the two midwives who feared God, and refused to kill the Hebrew male children at their birth (Exodus 1:15-21)
Jewish tradition says that Puah was Miriam, the older sister of Moses and Aaron, and that the other midwife (Shiphrah/Shifra) was her mother Jochebed (Yocheved).
Puah, a male descendant of Issachar (Judges 10:1)