What does Japheth mean?
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.
(male) Jepheth, Jopheth, ..
(female) Japhja, Japhna, ..
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)
Charted below is the birth name history of Japheth for boys. Japheth has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
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.