Gender: Male Meaning of Jebediah: "beloved friend" Origin of Jebediah: Hebrew

Jebediah Origin and Meaning

The name Jebediah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved friend".

Like its better known cousin Jedidiah, Jebediah is one of those four-syllable Old Testament names that is being shorn of its long white-bearded image, with the help of its modern-sounding Jeb nickname.

Pop culture references: The Australian alternate rock band Jebediah, and the founder of the Simpson's hometown, Jebediah Springfield.

Jeb Bush, by the way, was not born Jebediah: J.E.B. are his initials, as in John Ellis Bush.

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Pop Culture References for the name Jebediah

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D. Greenberg Says:


There is no such name and it doesn't mean anything in Hebrew. It must be a simple corruption of Jedidiah.