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What does Obediah mean?

Obediah /obe-di-ah/ as a name for boys. Obediah's name origin is Hebrew, and the name Obediah means "servant of God". Obediah is an alternate spelling of Obadiah (Hebrew) with the prefix Obe-.

Associated with: servant.


Obediah has 1 variant: Obadya.

Obediah has 4 more alternative forms via Obadiah: Obadias, Obed, Ovadiach and Ovadiah.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Obediman, Obedo, ..

(female) Obeda, Obedii, ..

How popular is Obediah?

Obediah is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Obediah is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Obediah and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Obediah (not ranked) are Obed (#1648 in 2014) and Obadiah. Other forms, like Obadias, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Obediah reached its highest less than a decade ago and is somewhat lower today. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Obediah is alike in pronunciation to Ubadah. Other recommended names are Abiah, Abidjah, Jedaiah, Jedediah, Jediah, Jeriah, Jesiah and Zebediah. Like Obediah, these names are not commonly used.