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Gender: M Pronunciation: Jed-id-EYE-ah Meaning of Jedidiah: "beloved of the Lord" Origin of Jedidiah: Hebrew Jedidiah's Popularity in 2015: #716

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. It's currently Number 716, climbing significantly since its reintroduction to the popularity list in 2010.

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.

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 Robert Duggar, 10th child (5th son) of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting's Duggar family
Jedidiah Goodacre, American actor, famous for playing Chad Charming in Disney's Descendants
Jedidiah Scott "Jedi" Willis, 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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