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Gender: Male Meaning of Jethro: "excellence" Origin of Jethro: Hebrew

The name Jethro is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "excellence". Jethro and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Jethro, though the biblical father-in-law of Moses, has suffered for a long time from a Beverly Hillbilly image, but some really adventurous parents might consider updating and urbanizing it and transitioning it into the hip o-ending category.

The 60s rock group Jethro Tull was named for an eighteenth century British agricultural reformer and inventor.

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Famous People Named Jethro

Jethro, Biblical father of Zipporah; father-in-law of Moses
Jethro Exum Sumner, American Revolutionary War general
Jethro Ayers Hatch, U.S. Congressman from Indiana
Jethro Tull, English agriculturalist and inventor of the seed drill
Jethro Pugh, American NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the name Jethro

Jethro Bodine, character on TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, character on TV's "NCIS"
Jethro Cane, character on TV's "Doctor Who"
Jethro, character in G. A. Henty's "The Cat of Bubastes"
Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwidden, character on TV's "JAG"
Jethro Creighton, character in "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt
Jethro West, character on New Zealand TV's "Outrageous Fortune"
Jethro, character in video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"
Jethro Tull, British rock band

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