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Gender: Male Meaning of Gedaliah: "made great by Jehovah" Origin of Gedaliah: Hebrew

The name Gedaliah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "made great by Jehovah". Gedaliah and discussed in our forums with posts like "Compromise and pass it on!".

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Famous People Named Gedaliah

Gedaliah, son of Jeduthun, Levite during King David's reign (1 Chr. 25:3)
Gedaliah, son of Pashur (Jeremiah 38:1)
Gedaliah, ruler of those left at Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (2 Kin. 25:22)
Gedaliah, relative of the priest Jeshua (Ezra 10:18)
Gedaliah Nadel, Israeli rabbi and scholar
Gedaliah Alon, Israeli historian
Gedaliah ibn Yahya ben Joseph, Italian rabbi and scholar
Gedaliah Bublick, Russian-Israeli novelist
Gedaliah Aharon Koenig, Israeli rabbi and scholar
Gedaliah (or George) Silverstone (born Gedaliah ben Isiah Meir Zylbersztejn), Polish-American rabbi and author

Pop Culture References for the name Gedaliah

Gedalia, Gedalya, Gedaliahu, Gedalyahu

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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Is this pronounced with a hard G (as in grapes) or a soft G (as in giraffe)? Either way, I like the look of this name.