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What does Obadiah mean?

Obadiah /oba-di-ah/ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Obadiah is "servant of God". Biblical: a lesser prophet from the Old Testament.

Associated with: servant, prophet


Obadiah has 8 variants: Obadias, Obadya, Obed, Obediah, Obie, Ovadiach, Ovadiah and Oved.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Obaodi, Obiah, ..

(female) Obada, Obadii, ..

How popular is Obadiah?

Obadiah is a rare first name for men. Obadiah is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Obadiah for boys. Obadiah entered the list in 2013 and reached its top rank of #1996 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Obadiah are Obed (#1648 a year ago) and Obie. Adoption of these forms of Obadiah reached its highest during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 0.01%) and is now significantly reduced, with the version Obie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Obadiah, Obed, Obie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Obadiah and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Obadiah is alike in pronunciation to Ubadah. Other recommended names are Abiah, Abidjah, Azariah, Isaiah, Izaiah, Jedadiah, Jediah, Obama, Zariah and Zebediah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Obadiah.