"comforted by God"

Nehemiah Origin and Meaning

The name Nehemiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "comforted by God".

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.

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

  • Nehemiahwho returned to Judah with Zerubbabel (Nehemiah 7:7); rebuilder of Jerusalem
  • Nehemiah ben Hushielfigure who led the Jewish revolt against Heraclius
  • Nehemiah GreenAmerican politician; 4th governor of Kansas
  • Nehemiah PersoffAmerican character actor
  • Nehemiah BrüllGerman rabbi
  • Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" JamesAmerican blues singer
  • Nehemiah GrewEnglish plant anatomist
  • Nehemiah LevanonIsraeli intelligence agent
  • Nehemiah Rice KnightU.S. Senator and governor of Rhode Island
  • Nehemiah BroughtonAmerican NFL football player
  • Nehemiah EastmanU.S. Congressman from New Hampshire
  • Nehemiah ClarkAmerican reality TV personality ("The Real World: Austin")

Nehemiah in Pop Culture

  • Nehemiaheleventh book of the Bible
  • Nehemiah Straynfrom the movie "Ghost Brigade"

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