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Gender: M Meaning of Nehemiah: "comforted by God" Origin of Nehemiah: Hebrew Nehemiah's Popularity in 2014: #359

Nehemiah is an Old Testament name used by the Puritans, whose white-bearded image kept it out of favor for centuries, until it suddenly reappeared in 1998, along with the more user-friendly Josiah and Isaiah, until it is now Number 346.

The biblical Nehemiah was the prophet assigned the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity-- which could make it a fitting possibility for an architect or building contractor's boy.

In Sir Walter Scott's novel Woodstock, Nehemiah Holdenough is a Presbyterian minister. One modern namesake is football star Nehemiah Broughton.

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Famous People Named Nehemiah

Nehemiah Broughton, American Football Player
Nehemiah Clark, American reality show participant
Nehemiah Persoff-American character actor.

Pop Culture References for the Name Nehemiah

Nehemiah Strayn, from the movie "Ghost Brigade"

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