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.
Nehemiah has 1 feminine form: Nechama.
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)