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What does Cephas mean?

Cephas Pronunciation of Cephas 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




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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)

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. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Peter (#211 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 68 years ago (AVERAGE #1019) and is now significantly reduced (#1105, 80.2%), 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-sounding 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.

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