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Gender: Female Meaning of Hepzibah: "my delight is in her" Origin of Hepzibah: Hebrew

The name Hepzibah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my delight is in her". Hepzibah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Would you rather be named...".

From the experts:

This is a streamlined spelling of the biblical Hephzibah. Hephzibah is an Old Testament name that came into use in the 17th century, but is not often used today. It does have less formal nicknames Eppie and Hepsie, which seem revivable. Hephzibah "Eppie" Cass/Marner is the heroine of George Eliot's novel Silas Marner and Hepzibah Smith is a witch in the Harry Potter series.

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Famous People Named Hepzibah

Hepzibah Clarke Swan, American socialite during the Revolutionary War
Hepzibah Swan Howard, daughter of Hepzibah Swan

Pop Culture References for the name Hepzibah

Hepzibah Smith, character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
Hepzibah Pyncheon, character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of Seven Gables.
Hepzibah Jeffries, title character of the 'Mrs. Jeffries' novel series by Emily Brightwell
Hepzibah, character in Marvel's Starjammers and X-Men comics