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Hephzibah

Heart
Hebrew
"my delight is in her"

Hephzibah Origin and Meaning

The name Hephzibah is girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "my delight is in her".
Hephzibah is an Old Testament name that came into use in the 17th century, but is not often used today. It does have less formal nicknames Eppie and Hepsie, which seem revivable. Hephzibah "Eppie" Cass/Marner is the heroine of George Eliot's novel Silas Marner and Hepzibah (the condensed spelling) Smith is a witch in the Harry Potter series.

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Famous People Named Hephzibah

  • HephzibahBiblical wife of Hezekiah, King of Judah, and mother of Manasseh
  • Hephzibah MenuhinAmerican,Australian pianist and activist
  • Hephzibah Beulah Dumville BechlyAmerican farm wife and letter writer
  • Hephzibah Jenkins TownsendAmerican baker and plantation wife

Hephzibah in Pop Culture

  • Hephzibah "Eppie" Marnercharacter in George Eliot's Silas Marner (1861)
  • Hephzibahsymbolic name for Zion once it has been restored to the favor of Yahweh in Isaiah 62:4.
  • 'Mrs White's name is that. Her husband calls her "Hep"and she doesn't like it. She says when he calls out "Hep,Hep!" she feels just as if the next minute he was going to yell "Hurrah!" And she doesn't like to be hurrahed at.' [Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna, 1913]