What does Jedediah mean?
Jedediah /jede-di-ah/ [4 sylls.] as a name for boys. Jedediah's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of Jedediah is "beloved of the Lord". Jedediah is an alternate spelling of Jed (Hebrew): short variant of Jedidiah. Compare last name Jeremiah.
Jedediah has 1 variant: Jedadiah.
Jedediah has 1 more related form via Jed, Jedidiah: Jedd.Kreatif forms: Jadediah, Jodediah, Judediah. [more]
How popular is Jedediah?
Jedediah is a rare first name for men. Jedediah is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Jedediah for boys. Jedediah entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #867 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Jedediah listed in the Top 1000 are Jed and Jedidiah (#782 the previous year). Variants like Jedadiah are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2023%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.0727%, down 64.1%), with the form Jed becoming less trendy. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Jedediah and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)