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Gender: M Pronunciation: Jed-id-EYE-ah Meaning of Jedidiah: "beloved of the Lord" Origin of Jedidiah: Hebrew Jedidiah's Popularity in 2014: #782

Jedidiah, an Old Testament name with a touch of Gunsmoke-era western panache, is right in line to be revived along with the other biblical 'iah' names; it's currently in the Top 800, climbing signficantly during 2014.

Jedidiah was the name given by the prophet Nathan to King Solomon in the Old Testament. An inspiration to hiking enthusiasts might be the intrepid explorer and trailblazer Jedidiah Strong Smith.

Jed is the inevitable nickname.

Famous People Named Jedidiah

Jedidiah Morse, American geographer; father of telegraph inventor Samuel Morse
Jedidiah Solomon ben Abraham Norzi, Italian rabbi of Mantua
Jedidiah Preble, American Revolutionary general
Jedidiah Robert Duggar, 9th child of reality TV's Duggar family

Pop Culture References for the name Jedidiah

Zeke Jedidiah Dunbar, character in the video game "Infamous"
Jedidiah, humanitarian clothing brand

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