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Gender: M Meaning of Jeb: "beloved friend" Origin of Jeb: Diminutive of Jebediah, Hebrew

Both Jeb and Jed are very attractive Old Testament short forms with long and bright futures. Jeb's main current association is with the Bush brother and former governor of Florida, but the name was a mainstay on early TV westerns, and then went upscale as the nickname (his birth name being Josiah) of the President on "The West Wing."

Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield was the fictitious founder of the Simpsons' hometown. As for Civil War Confederate General Jeb Stuart, his nickname sprang from his initials--his full name was James Ewell Brown.

Famous People Named Jeb

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, American politician
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, American Confederate general
Jeb Colton Bates, 19th child of reality TV family The Bates

Pop Culture References for the name Jeb

Jebediah "Jeb" Stryder, character in "The Host" by Stephanie Meyers
Jeb Scott, character in "Shattered"
Jeb Batchelder, character in "Maximum Ride" series by James Patterson
Jebediah "Jeb" Holt, character in "Splintered"

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