Gender: Male Meaning of Jabez: "borne in pain" Origin of Jabez: Hebrew

Jabez Origin and Meaning

The name Jabez is a boy's name meaning "borne in pain".

Jabez has a rare combo of three appealing elements: a Biblical heritage, a captivating Southern accent, and a jazzy feel. It was popular with the Pilgrims and on into the nineteenth century (there have been four U.S. Congressmen named Jabez), but it hasn't been in the Top 1000 since 1880.

Jabez came back into the spotlight in 2000 with the publication of Bruce Wilkinson's book The Prayer of Jabez, based on the Old Testament passage beginning "Jabez was more honorable than his brothers." The book became an international best seller, selling nine million copies and heading the New York Times bestseller list.

In literature, Jabez Stone was the main character in the story and film "The Devil and Daniel Webster," and a principal character in a Sherlock Holmes story. Real life Jabezes include a founding partner of Standard Oil.

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NykkiJo Says:


Extremely Southern to my ear.

Kristina Alix Says:


This was the name we gave to our first born! His nickname is Jabie pronounced "JB"

EW314 Says:


Not the best, but probably accurate!

RoddyThlayli Says:


I have never heard this name anywhere except for one Sherlock Holmes short story. The meaning is definitely not the best.

KassemJ Says:


This is really close to my last name.

Sunflowerist Says:


I definitely don't get a Southern accent from this name, sounds Hispanic or Arabic to me or something