What does Cephas mean?
Cephas /ceph-as/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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)
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 (outside Top 1000) 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)