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What does Obadiah mean?

Obadiah Pronunciation of Obadiah 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH servant, prophet, old


VARIANTS Obadias, Obadya, Obed, Obediah, Obie, Ovadiah, Ovadiach, Oved



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How popular is Obadiah?

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

Obadiah entered the list in 2013 and reached its top rank of #1553 in the U.S. in 2016, and is currently at #1668. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Obadiah (#1668 A YEAR AGO) are Obed and Obie. Adoption of these forms of Obadiah reached its highest during the years 1900-1909 (ADOPTION OF 0.01%) and is now significantly reduced (ADOPTION 0.01%, 58%), with the version Obie falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Obadiah, Obed, 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. Other recommended sound-alike names are Abiah, Abidjah, Azariah, Isaiah, Izaiah, Jedadiah, Jediah, Obama, Zariah and Zebediah. These names tend to be more frequently used than Obadiah.

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