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Meaning and name origin

Obadiah \o-ba-diah\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Obadiah is "servant of God". Biblical: a lesser prophet from the Old Testament.


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


Obadiah is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Obadiah and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Obie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Obie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Obadiah is also pronounced similarly to Ubadah. Like Obadiah, this name is not commonly used.