What does Jedidiah mean?
Jedidiah /je-didi-ah/ [4 sylls.] 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.
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Jedidiah for boys. Jedidiah entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its highest position of #782 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Jedidiah (#782 a year ago) are Jedediah and Jed. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.2023%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.0727%, down 64.1%), with the version Jed becoming less in vogue. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Jedidiah and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)