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What does Nehemiah mean?

Nehemiah Pronunciation of Nehemiah [ne-hemi-ah] 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.

Associated with: comforter, biblical, prophet, puritans.


Nehemiah has 3 variants: Nechemia, Nechemiah and Nechemya.

1 feminine form: Nechama.

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Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Nehemiah?

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

Nehemiah reached its peak rank of #336 in the U.S. in 2010, and is presently at #362. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Gedaliah, Gefaniah, Gephaniah, Geremia, Gevariah, Hezekiah, Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Jedediah, Jediah, Jedidiah, Jeremia, Jeremiah, Jeremias, Jeriah, Jesiah, Nehum, Nemesio, Neuman, Newman, Obediah, Yehudah, Yeremia, Yeremiyah, Zebediah, Zechariah, Zecheriah, Zedechiah, Zedekiah, Zekariah, Zekeriah, Zephaniah and Zephariah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nehemiah.

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