"beloved of the Lord"

Jedidiah Origin and Meaning

The name Jedidiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved of the Lord".

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.

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, which last ranked on the US popularity charts in 1989.

# 878 in the US

Jedidiah Rank in US Top 1000

# 1288 on Nameberry

Jedidiah Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Jedidiah Popularity

Famous People Named Jedidiah

  • Jedidiah MorseAmerican geographer; father of telegraph inventor Samuel Morse
  • Jedidiah Solomon ben Abraham NorziItalian rabbi of Mantua
  • Jedidiah PrebleAmerican Revolutionary general
  • Jedidiah GoodacreAmerican actor
  • Jedidiah JenkinsAmerican author and Instagram influencer, known for controversial Kony 2012 campaign
  • Jedidiah Robert Duggar (b. 1998)10th child (5th son) of reality TV's Duggar family; twin of brother Jeremiah
  • Jedidiah Scott "Jedi" Willis (b. 1999)6th child (3rd son) of family band, The Willis Clan

Jedidiah in Pop Culture

  • Zeke Jedidiah Dunbarcharacter in the video game "Infamous"
  • Jedidiahhumanitarian clothing brand