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What does Jedidiah mean?

Jedidiah Pronunciation of Jedidiah [je-didi-ah] as a boys' name is pronounced jed-ah-DYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jedidiah is "beloved of the Lord". Biblical: a "blessing" name given in infancy to King Solomon, David's second son by Bathsheba.

Associated with: biblical, blessing (gift), king.


Jedidiah has 4 variants: Jed, Jedadiah, Jedd and Jedediah.

Creative forms:
(male) Jedidi, Jodidiah, ..

(female) Jedidirah, Jedidith, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jedidiah Branson (J.B.), ..

How popular is Jedidiah?

Jedidiah is an unusual given name for males. Jedidiah is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Jedidiah entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #716 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Jedidiah (#716 a year ago) are Jed (#1906 a year ago) and Jedediah. Adoption of these relations of Jedidiah was widespread less than a decade ago (median #1541) and has remained as conventional to this day. Jedidiah is more widely used than the rest.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jedidiah, Jed, Jedediah in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jedidiah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Abidjah, Gedaliah, Gefaniah, Gevariah, Hezekiah, Jadrian, Jaidin, Jedaiah, Jediah, Jedrick, Jeladi, Jenshian (see Gentian), Jentian, Jerah, Jeremia, Jeremiah, Jeremias, Jeriah, Jerrah, Jesiah, Jesimiel, Josiah, Joziah, Judah, Meridith, Nehemiah, Obadiah, Obediah, Ovadiah (see Obadiah), Yehudah, Zebediah, Zedechiah, Zedekiah, Zekariah and Zekeriah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Jedidiah.

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