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Gender: Male Meaning of Zebulon: "exaltation or little dwelling" Origin of Zebulon: Hebrew

The name Zebulon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "exaltation or little dwelling". Zebulon and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

An Old Testament name with a Puritan feel and post-Zachary possibilities--one of several routes to the cool nickname Zeb.

Pike's Peak was named for Zebulon Pike, the best known bearer of the name.

In the Bible, Zebulon--or Zebulun-- was the son of Jacob and Leah, the ancestor of the tribe of Israel which bore his name and settled around Nazareth. The Zebulunites mustered the single largest army to fight for David's installation as king.

Zebulon is the name of a song by Rufus Wainwright, and Margaret Atwood used it for a character in her MaddAddam trilogy. It was also the name of the grandpa on The Waltons.

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Famous People Named Zebulon

Zebulon Montgomery Pike, U.S. general and explorer
Zebulon Baird Vance, U.S. general; governor and senator from North Carolina
Zebulon Weaver, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina
Zebulon Butler, American Revolutionary soldier and politician
Zebulon Reed Brockway, American prison reformer
Zebulon Vance "Zeb" Eaton, American baseball player
Zebulon Alexander "Zeb" Terry, American baseball player
Zebulon Jeremiah Bogue (b. 2003), son of actor Robert Bogue

Pop Culture References for the name Zebulon

Zebulon Tyler Walton, grandpa character on TV's "The Waltons"
Zébulon, Canadian band
"Zebulon," song by Rufus Wainwright
"Zebulon," song by Einstürzende Neubauten
Zavulon or Zebulon, character in the "Night Watch" series by Sergei Lukyanenko
Zebulon, town in North Carolina, USA
Zebulon, character in "MaddAddam" and "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood
Zebulon "Zeb" Macahan character on TVs How The West Was Won

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stepx Says:


Its a rather neglected Bible name for boys -- and certainly a neglected "Z" name. I prefer it to the other iterations of Zeb actually. And like Ishamel, its so under used right now. Has dignity and Zebulon Pike is a cool reference. It retains a subtle western edge.

danirose01 Says:


I think this is befitting for a robot from space

shelbynh Says:


I like the nn Zeb

MaryKathryn Says:


I think is a fantastic name. Love the Zeb nickname.

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Catastroffy Says:


I'm not fond of Z names in general but I find this appealing and handsome.