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Gender: M Pronunciation: JAY-feth Meaning of Japheth: "expansion" Origin of Japheth: Hebrew

This name of a son of Noah, whose descendants were said to have populated Europe, was well used by the seventeenth century Pilgrims, but pronunciation challenges hinder its chances for resurgence today.

Japheth is a major character in the Madeleine L'Engle novel Many Waters.

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Famous People Named Japheth

Japheth Kimutai, Kenyan Olympic runner
Japheth Joshua Omojuwa, Nigerian blogger and political commentator

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