"exaltation or little dwelling"

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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Famous People Named Zebulon

  • Zebulon Montgomery PikeU.S. general and explorer
  • Zebulon Baird VanceU.S. general; governor and senator from North Carolina
  • Zebulon WeaverU.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Zebulon ButlerAmerican Revolutionary soldier and politician
  • Zebulon Reed BrockwayAmerican prison reformer
  • Zebulon Vance "Zeb" EatonAmerican baseball player
  • Zebulon Alexander "Zeb" TerryAmerican baseball player
  • Zebulon Jeremiah Bogue (b. 2003)son of actor Robert Bogue

Zebulon in Pop Culture

  • Zebulon Tyler Waltongrandpa character on TV's "The Waltons"
  • ZébulonCanadian band
  • "Zebulon" song by Rufus Wainwright
  • "Zebulon" song by Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Zavulon or Zebuloncharacter in the "Night Watch" series by Sergei Lukyanenko
  • Zebulontown in North Carolina, USA
  • Zebuloncharacter in "MaddAddam" and "The Year of the Flood" by Margaret Atwood
  • Zebulon "Zeb" Macahan character on TVs How The West Was Won

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