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What does Zephaniah mean?

Zephaniah Pronunciation of Zephaniah [zepha-ni-ah] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zephaniah is "hidden by God". Biblical: a minor prophet.

Associated with: biblical, prophet.


Zephaniah has 2 variants: Zeph and Zephan.

Related boy name: Zephariah.

Creative forms:
(male) Delphaniah, Zaphaniah, ..

(female) Zephanai, Zephania, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zephaniah Korbin (Z.K.), ..

How popular is Zephaniah?

Zephaniah is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Zephaniah is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Zephaniah entered the list in 1998 and reached its peak rank of #1337 in the U.S. in 2013, and is currently at #1443. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zephaniah name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zephaniah outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Elchanah, Gedaliah, Gefaniah, Gefanyah, Gephania (see Gefen), Gephaniah, Gevariah, Jedadiah, Jedaiah, Mataniah, Mattaniah, Nechemiah (see Nehemiah), Nehemiah, Zaccariah, Zacharia, Zachariah, Zacharias, Zackariah, Zariah, Zebediah, Zechariah, Zecheriah, Zedechiah, Zedekiah, Zekariah, Zekeriah and Zephir. These names tend to be more commonly used than Zephaniah.

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