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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 "Middle name for a First name!".

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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Famous People Named Zebediah

Pop Culture References for the name Zebediah

Zebediah Kilgrave aka the Purple Man, character in Daredevil Comics and TV's Jessica Jones
Zebediah Stane, character in Iron Man comics

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