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Gender: Male Meaning of Jeb: "beloved friend" Origin of Jeb: Diminutive of Jebediah, Hebrew

The name Jeb is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved friend". Jeb and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose: Similar Names (Boys)".

From the experts:

Both Jeb and Jed are very attractive Old Testament short forms with long and bright futures. Jeb's main current association is with the Bush brother and former governor of Florida, but the name was a mainstay on early TV westerns, and then went upscale as the nickname (his birth name being Josiah) of the President on "The West Wing."

Jebediah Obadiah Zachariah Jedediah Springfield was the fictitious founder of the Simpsons' hometown. As for Civil War Confederate General Jeb Stuart, his nickname sprang from his initials--his full name was James Ewell Brown.

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Famous People Named Jeb

John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, American politician; former governor of Florida
James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, American Confederate general
(Thomas) Jeb Hensarling, U.S. Congressman from Texas
John Edward "Jeb" Burton IV, American NASCAR driver
Jeb Stuart Magruder, American businessman and politician
Jeb Corliss, American pro skydiver
Jeb Colton Bates, 19th child (9th son) of the reality TV's Bringing Up Bates family
Jens Peder "Jeb" Bergensten, Swedish video game designer for Minecraft

Pop Culture References for the name Jeb

Jebediah "Jeb" Stryder, character in "The Host" by Stephanie Meyers
Jeb Scott, character in "Shattered"
Jeb Batchelder, character in "Maximum Ride" series by James Patterson
Jebediah "Jeb" Holt, character in "Splintered"

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