Diminutive of Jebediah, Hebrew
"beloved friend"

Jeb Origin and Meaning

The name Jeb is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved friend".

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.

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Famous People Named Jeb

  • John Ellis "Jeb" BushAmerican politician; former governor of Florida
  • James Ewell Brown "Jeb" StuartAmerican Confederate general
  • (Thomas) Jeb HensarlingU.S. Congressman from Texas
  • John Edward "Jeb" Burton IVAmerican NASCAR driver
  • Jeb Stuart MagruderAmerican businessman and politician
  • Jeb CorlissAmerican pro skydiver
  • Jeb Colton Bates19th child (9th son) of the reality TV's Bringing Up Bates family
  • Jens Peder "Jeb" BergenstenSwedish video game designer for Minecraft

Jeb in Pop Culture

  • Jebediah "Jeb" Strydercharacter in "The Host" by Stephanie Meyers
  • Jeb Scottcharacter in "Shattered"
  • Jeb Batcheldercharacter in "Maximum Ride" series by James Patterson
  • Jebediah "Jeb" Holtcharacter in "Splintered"