The name Zebediah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift of Jehovah". Zebediah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory -- Boys Names 900-1000".
From the experts:
Biblical names are expanding (literally) as some parents move from Isaiah and Elijah to more elaborate choices with simple short forms, like Jedidiah and Zebediah.
Zebediah, or Zebadiah, is the New Testament father of apostles John and James, and there are a number of Zebadiahs in the Old Testament as well.