Jethro Origin and Meaning

The name Jethro is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "excellence".
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

  • JethroBiblical father of Zipporah; father,in,law of Moses
  • Jethro Exum SumnerAmerican Revolutionary War general
  • Jethro Ayers HatchU.S. Congressman from Indiana
  • Jethro TullEnglish agriculturalist and inventor of the seed drill
  • Jethro PughAmerican NFL football player

Jethro in Pop Culture

  • Jethro Bodinecharacter on TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"
  • Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbscharacter on TV's "NCIS"
  • Jethro Canecharacter on TV's "Doctor Who"
  • Jethrocharacter in G. A. Henty's "The Cat of Bubastes"
  • Albert Jethro 'A.J.' Chegwiddencharacter on TV's "JAG"
  • Jethro Creightoncharacter in "Across Five Aprils" by Irene Hunt
  • Jethro Westcharacter on New Zealand TV's "Outrageous Fortune"
  • Jethrocharacter in video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"
  • Jethro TullBritish rock band

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