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

The name Jebediah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved friend". Jebediah and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rotating Sibling Sets".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Jebediah

Pop Culture References for the name Jebediah

Jebadiah, Jebadia, Jebadieh, Jeb, Jebidia

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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.