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Nehemiah meaning and name origin
Nehemiah \ne-hemiah, nehe-miah\ as a boy's 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.
Nehemiah has 3 variant forms: Nechemia, Nechemiah and Nechemya.
Popularity of Nehemiah
Nehemiah is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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