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Meaning and Name Origin

Nehemiah \ne-hemiah, nehe-miah\ as a boys' name is pronounced nee-ah-MYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nehemiah is "comforter". Biblical: the prophet assigned to lead the Jews on their return to Jerusalem from exile in Babylon. Used by the Puritans.


Variations

Nehemiah has 3 variants: Nechemia, Nechemiah and Nechemya.

Nehemiah has 1 feminine form: Nechama.


Popularity

Nehemiah is an unusual first name for males. Nehemiah is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Nehemiah for boys. Nehemiah was first listed in 1998 and reached its peak rank of #336 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #359. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nehemiah name in U.S.

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

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