"God has hidden"

Zephaniah Origin and Meaning

The name Zephaniah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has hidden".

A minor prophet who has his own Book, Zephaniah is another Old Testament gem waiting to be rediscovered now that Noah and Abraham are becoming too trendy.

The vowel-sound ending of Zephaniah is currently bang on trend, along with other Biblical boys' names with softer sounds – think Elijah, Asher and Isaiah. Zephaniah would make a perfect lesser-used alternative to Zachariah.

A famous namesake is the British writer and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Zephaniah Popularity

Famous People Named Zephaniah

  • Zephaniahfather of Azariah, son of Tahath, of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr. 6:36)
  • ZephaniahBiblical prophet
  • Zephaniahsecond priest in Jerusalem when it was captured by the Babylonians
  • Zephaniah Kingsley Sr.British merchant and founder of the University of New Brunswick, great,grandfather of painter James McNeill Whistler
  • Zephaniah KingsleyJr., American plantation owner
  • Zephaniah SwiftU.S. Congressman from Connecticut
  • Zephaniah WilliamsWelsh Chartist and leader of the Newport Rising
  • Zephaniah Swift MooreAmerican clergyman and educator
  • Zephaniah NcubeZimbabwean Olympic runner
  • Dewi Zephaniah PhillipsWelsh philosopher
  • Zephaniah Marley (b. 2017)son of Zion Marley; grandson of singer Lauryn Hill and CFL player Rohan Marley; great,grandson of singer Bob Marley
  • Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal ZephaniahEnglish poet