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Gender: Male Pronunciation: Jed-id-EYE-ah Meaning of Jedidiah: "beloved of the Lord" Origin of Jedidiah: Hebrew Jedidiah's Popularity in 2017: #689

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 Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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.

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Famous People Named Jedidiah

Jedidiah Morse, American geographer; father of telegraph inventor Samuel Morse
Jedidiah Solomon ben Abraham Norzi, Italian rabbi of Mantua
Jedidiah Preble, American Revolutionary general
Jedidiah Goodacre, American actor
Jedidiah Robert Duggar (b. 1998), 10th child (5th son) of reality TV's Duggar family; twin of brother Jeremiah
Jedidiah Scott "Jedi" Willis (b. 1999), 6th child (3rd son) of family band, The Willis Clan

Pop Culture References for the name Jedidiah

Zeke Jedidiah Dunbar, character in the video game "Infamous"
Jedidiah, humanitarian clothing brand

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Gulligapandan Says:


Great for parents who are fans of starwars with the nickname Jedi!

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love the nickname Jed!!!

EasterBunny Says:


Oh my goodness, that's awesome! If we have a son we want to call him Jedidiah. I love Jed and we'll probably still use that but Jedi is amazing! We might have to use both :-)

literatevegetarian Says:


That's what I was thinking. Jedi is a pretty cool nickname

CleeClose Says:


This is my brothers name. We have called him Jed all his life. His nieces and nephews all call him Jeddy.

jordalini Says:


There is a woman on a show on fox news with this name, and I think that is pretty cool.

Candace Says:


We have an 8 year old Jedidiah. No one has ever really called him Jed. When we do use a nickname, we use "Jedi."