The name Jedidiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "beloved of the Lord". Jedidiah is ranked #689 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".
From the experts:
Jedidiah, an Old Testament name with a touch of Gunsmoke-era western panache, is right in line to be revived along with the other biblical -iah names.
Jedidiah was the name given by the prophet Nathan to King Solomon in the Old Testament. An inspiration to hiking enthusiasts might be the intrepid explorer and trailblazer Jedidiah Strong Smith.
Jed is the inevitable nickname, which last ranked on the US popularity charts in 1989.