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What does Japheth mean?

Japheth Pronunciation of Japheth [japheth] as a boys' 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.

Affiliated boy name: Yaphet.

Associated with: biblical.


Creative forms:
(male) Jepheth, Jopheth, ..

(female) Japhle, Japhne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Japheth Jeffery (J.J.), ..

How popular is Japheth?

Japheth is an unusual given name for men and an unusual last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Japheth has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Japheth name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Japheth outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Gareth, Garreth, Jabesh, Janesh, Japhet, Jareth, Jarett, Jarlath, Jarleath, Jarret, Jarreth, Jarrett, Jephers, Jereth, Jeth and Yapheth. These names tend to be more frequently used than Japheth.