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What does Obadiah mean?

Obadiah \o-ba-diah\ 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.


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


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

The only popular alternative form of Obadiah (#unlisted) is Obie. Adoption of these boy names reached its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.407%) and is now significantly lower, with Obie becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Obadiah and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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 alike in pronunciation to Ubadah. Like Obadiah, this name is not frequently used.