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Meaning and name origin

Japheth \j(a)-phe-th\ as a boy's name is pronounced JAY-feth. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Japheth is "may he expand". Biblical: the oldest of Noah's three sons.

For more information, see also the related boy name Yaphet.

Suggested similar baby names are Japhet and Yapheth.


Japheth is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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