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What does Zebediah mean?

Zebediah Pronunciation of Zebediah [zebe-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.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Zebediah Duke (Z.D.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. 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%). (2015 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.

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