The name Nehemiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "comforted by God". Nehemiah is ranked #372 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "TV Show Title Family Name Game".
From the experts:
Nehemiah is an Old Testament name used by the Puritans, whose white-bearded image kept it out of favor for centuries, until it suddenly reappeared in 1998, along with the more user-friendly Josiah and Isaiah.
The biblical Nehemiah was the prophet assigned the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity—which could make it a fitting possibility for an architect or building contractor's boy.
In Sir Walter Scott's novel Woodstock, Nehemiah Holdenough is a Presbyterian minister. One modern namesake is football star Nehemiah Broughton.