What does Cephas mean?
Cephas \ce-phas\ 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.
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 usage of Cephas and related names. Pedro (#354 the previous year), Per, Pete, Peter (#204), Pierce (#470), Pierre and Pietro are the prominent varying forms of Cephas (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.4836%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.2817%, down 41.7%), with the versions Pedro, Pete and Pierre becoming less fashionable. Pierce (#470) is the most trendy birth name in this list, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)