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pinWhat does Cephas mean?

Cephas /ceph-as/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Cephas is "rock". Biblical: what Jesus called his apostle Simon. Peter is the Latin translation by which he is more frequently known.


Kreatif forms: Caephas, Caphas, Cophas. [more]

pinHow popular is Cephas?

Cephas is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#16314 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Cephas and related names. Peter (#204 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Cephas (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this relation of Cephas was at its most widespread 134 years ago (#37) and is now significantly reduced (#204, 17.3%). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Peter in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Peter outside U.S.

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Cephas is alike in pronunciation to Sophus. Other suggested similar baby names are Aeneas, Cahan, Capps, Cathal, Cathan, Celsus, Cesar, Cetus, Cezar, Chad, Chai, Chan, Chap, Chaps, Chas, Chase, Chaz, Claas, Cleofas, Cleophas, Cleophus, Cobham, Colas, Cordas, Costas, Demas, Georas, Gervas, Pinhas, Seoras, Servas, Seumas, Tamhas, Zenas and Zephan. These names tend to be more frequently used than Cephas.