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What does Cephas mean?

Cephas /ce-ph-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.

Associated with: rock, biblical.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Caphas, Cophas, ..

(female) Cephasci, Cephascy, ..

How 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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Cephas for boys. Cephas entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #1702 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cephas name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Cephas and related names. Peter (#204 the previous year) is the only other prominent varying form of Cephas ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Cephas was at its most widespread 64 years ago (average #1019) and is now significantly reduced (#1102, 80.3%), with the version Peter becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cephas, Peter in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Cephas is alike in pronunciation to Sophus. Other suggested similar 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.