Nehemiah - boys name

Nehemiah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Nehemiah name meaning:

The name Nehemiah is of Hebrew origin and holds a significant meaning. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Nehemyah," which means "comforted by Yahweh" or "Yahweh has comforted." The name is a combination of two elements: "nehem" which means "to comfort" and "Yah" which is a shortened form of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh.

As a biblical name, Nehemiah holds strong religious connotations. In the Old Testament, Nehemiah was a prominent figure who was a cupbearer to the king of Persia. He played a crucial role in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and restoring the city after the Babylonian exile. This biblical character is often seen as a symbol of leadership, determination, and faithfulness to God.

Parents who choose the name Nehemiah for their son may appreciate its spiritual significance, hoping that their child will find comfort and strength through their faith. The name Nehemiah can also convey a sense of resilience and perseverance, representing the ability to overcome challenges and rebuild what has been broken.

Origin: Hebrew

Comfort of the Lord, comforted by God.

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Overall UK ranking: 1139 out of 4789

24 recorded births last year

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