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What does Zebediah mean?

Zebediah [ze-be-di-ah] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zebediah is "gift of Jehovah". Biblical: the father of apostles John and James.

Associated with: gift, biblical.


Zebediah has 2 variants: Zeb and Zebedee.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zebedi, Zubediah, ..

(female) Zebede, Zebedian, ..

How popular is Zebediah?

Zebediah is an uncommon given name for men. Zebediah is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Prominent variation forms of Zebediah (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Zeb and Zebedee. Adoption of these relations of Zebediah was at its peak a century ago (usage of 0.01%). Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Zebediah and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zeb, Zebedee in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Abiah, Abidjah, Gedaliah, Gefaniah, Gevariah, Hezekiah, Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Jedediah, Jediah, Jedidiah, Jeremiah, Jeriah, Jesiah, Meredith, Nechemiah (see Nehemiah), Nehemiah, Obadiah, Obediah, Ovadiah (see Obadiah), Tobiah, Ubadah, Yehudah, Yeremiyah, Zariah, Zechariah, Zecheriah, Zedechiah, Zedekiah, Zedekias, Zekariah, Zekeriah, Zephaniah, Zephariah, Zerah and Zuberi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zebediah.