Gender: Male Meaning of Zephaniah: "God has hidden" Origin of Zephaniah: Hebrew

Zephaniah Origin and Meaning

The name Zephaniah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has hidden".

A minor prophet who has his own Book, Zephaniah is another Old Testament gem waiting to be rediscovered now that Noah and Abraham are becoming too trendy. While the vowel-sound ending of Zephaniah is classically feminine, ancient boys' names with softer sounds -- think Asher and Elijah -- are very much in fashion.

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Essa Says:


I love this name. I think Zeph, Zephy and Zephyr make great nicknames.

katinka Says:


Love Zeph!

eveyalecia Says:


Totally agree!

MaryKathryn Says:


This is my favorite Biblical name! I can imagine myself having a son name Zephaniah and calling him "Zeph". I find it the most unique and under appreciated Biblical name.