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pinWhat 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.


Cephas has 21 related forms via Peter: Boutros, Par, Peder, Pedro, Pekka, Per, Petar, Pete, Peterson, Petr, Petre, Petros, Petrov, Pierce, Piero, Pierre, Piet, Pieter, Pietro, Piotr and Pyotr.

Kreatif forms: Caephas, Caphas, Cophas. [more]

pinHow 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%, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Pedro, Pete, Peter, Pierce, Pierre, Pietro in U.S.

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