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Gender: Female Pronunciation: yoh-KHEH-ved Meaning of Yocheved: "God is glory" Origin of Yocheved: Hebrew

The name Yocheved is a girl's name meaning "God is glory". Yocheved and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Victory.

From the experts:

The name of the mother of Miriam, Aaron and Moses in the Old Testament. Yocheved was also the name of one of the three daughters of the medieval Talmudic scholar, Rashi.

Famous modern-day bearers include Israeli poet Yocheved Bat-Miriam, and artist Yocheved “Juki” Weinfeld.

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Famous People Named Yocheved

Yocheved Bat-Miriam, Israeli poet
Yocheved "Juki" Weinfeld (born Ewa Ernst), Polish-Israeli artist
Yoheved "Veda" Kaplinsky, Israeli-American pianist

Pop Culture References for the name Yocheved


EvaThyssen Says:


It looks like a word in backwards, à la mirror of Erised (Harry Potter). Nevaeh is worse though, at least Yocheved is an actual name LOL Says:


Pretty name! Good nicknames too.

TechnoKitten Says:


I don't really like it...

CJ Says:


Hard no on this one.

ericakatherine Says:


I will undoubtedly be naming my future daughter Yocheved. She is one of my favourite women in the bible, I admire her intelligence and bravery. The name is not the sweetest sounding but it's very unique and stand-out which I love.