Meaning and name origin
Cephas \ce-phas\ as a boy's 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.
Cephas is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12874 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Cephas and related names. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Peter (#204). (2014 statistics).