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What does Jethro mean?

Jethro Pronunciation of Jethro as a boys' name is pronounced JETH-roh. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Jethro is "eminent". Biblical: a priest or prince of Midian who gave his daughter Zipporah in marriage to Moses. Rock group Jethro Tull.

ASSOCIATED WITH Je-, biblical, priest (monk), prince (king), rock


VARIANTS Jeth, Jethroe




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How popular is Jethro?

Jethro is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Jethro was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1215 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, and is presently at #1475. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

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