Gender: Male Meaning of Zebediah: "gift of Jehovah" Origin of Zebediah: Hebrew

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: Unusual & Outlandish Boys".

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.

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Essa Says:


Fantastic name, sounds modern while still being classic. I guess some people will think it's a bit full on but I think the nickname Zeb makes it really accessible.