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

Zebulon Origin and Meaning

The name Zebulon is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "exaltation or little dwelling".

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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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.