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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 "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory: Girls".

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


pamsatran Says:


Hi everyone -- You'll see we updated this name's commentary, as it deserved more than a dismissive one-liner. It may still be a difficult name for a child to pull off, but it does have deep history and some cute nickname possibilities.

Mhill46 Says:


Can't decide how I feel about this name. I think it's beautiful but I don't know that it could be pulled off on an actual child. Maybe as a middle name or GP

KLS2 Says:


ha! same, and then because I'm apparently very childish, I couldn't stop giggling lol

KaiLun Says:


My first thought when reading the meaning of this name is that it sounds sexual lol did anyone else read it that way?

Daiseymae Says:


There was a character on "Bewitched" when I was little.

Tipper12 Says:


I find myself actually adoring this name and did not expect to. It's punchy and fun to say, but also kinda gorgeous.

Aethelflaed Says:


It's a beautiful Colonial New England name! The Hebrew original is Heftsiva.

headintheclouds Says:


Definitely a name that would not be able to be pulled off in real life. It's crazy how clunky Hepzibah sounds, and Hephzibah indeed is even clunkier.

Margot23 Says:


Love the meaning, wish the name was a little smoother

saoirse123 Says:


Same first three letters as hepatitis