The Hebrew word “hovah” is a part of the word jehovah. In the Hebrew hovah is ruin or destroyed.
H1943 hovah, ho-vaw’; another form for H1942; ruin.
Therefore jehovah would mean “I am ruin” or “I am destroyed”. We should abandon the use of this name. A 1931 dictionary says the word jehovah is a false form while the name Yahweh is a better choice.
I do believe that God has protected His name. One day we will know it correctly. Until then it seems wise to stop using one that is so obviously incorrect.
Exodus 9:16 “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth“.