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.
There is 1 feminine form of Nehemiah: Nechama.
Nehemiah is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nehemiah for boys. Nehemiah reached its highest rank of #336 in the U.S. in 2010. (2014 statistics).