"servant of God"

Obed Origin and Meaning

The name Obed is boy's name meaning "servant of God".
This quirky Old Testament name has potential, as parents are digging deeper into the Bible to find names for their children. It has also been used as a nickname for Obediah.

In the Old Testament, Obed was the son of Ruth and Boaz and the grandfather of David.

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Famous People Named Obed

  • ObedBiblical figure, son of Ruth and grandfather of King David
  • Obedvaliant man in King David's armies (1 Chr. 11:47)
  • Obedson of Ephlal, father of Jehu, descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 2:38)
  • Obedfather of Azariah, a captain of hundreds (2 Chr. 23:1)
  • Obed Yao Asamoahformer foreign minister and Attorney General of Ghana
  • Obed MacyAmerican physician, hotelier and pioneer in Los Angeles County, California along with his son Oscar Macy