Gilboa means in the bible: Bubbling fountain. It is a mountain ridge which forms the southern boundary of Esdraelon in south Galilee. The large number of perennial springs that are found in the area gives it its name. Saul and his brothers were killed here 1 Sam. 28:4; 31:1, 8; 2 Sam. 1:6, 21.
(in Bible Dictionary)