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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.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Japheth for boys. Japheth has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Japhet and Yapheth. Like Japheth, these names are not commonly used.