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

The name Zephaniah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God has hidden". Zephaniah and is often added to lists like Unusual Biblical Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 sons whose names started with...".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Zephaniah

Zephaniah, father of Azariah, son of Tahath, of the tribe of Levi (1 Chr. 6:36)
Zephaniah, Biblical prophet
Zephaniah, second priest in Jerusalem when it was captured by the Babylonians
Zephaniah Kingsley Sr., British merchant and founder of the University of New Brunswick, great-grandfather of painter James McNeill Whistler
Zephaniah Kingsley, Jr., American plantation owner
Zephaniah Swift, U.S. Congressman from Connecticut
Zephaniah Williams, Welsh Chartist and leader of the Newport Rising
Zephaniah Swift Moore, American clergyman and educator
Zephaniah Ncube, Zimbabwean Olympic runner
Dewi Zephaniah Phillips, Welsh philosopher
Zephaniah Marley (b. 2017), son of Zion Marley; grandson of singer Lauryn Hill and CFL player Rohan Marley; great-grandson of singer Bob Marley
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah, English poet

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