Zephaniah - boys name

Zephaniah name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 79%

Zephaniah name meaning:

The name Zephaniah is of Hebrew origin and carries a rich biblical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name Tzefanyah, which means "Yahweh has hidden" or "hidden by Yahweh." In the Old Testament, Zephaniah was the name of a minor prophet who predicted the downfall of Jerusalem and the subsequent restoration of God's people.

The name Zephaniah is often associated with qualities such as strength, wisdom, and divine protection. It symbolizes a person who is deeply connected to their spirituality and has a profound understanding of God's plans and teachings. Individuals named Zephaniah are believed to possess a sense of purpose and are often driven by a desire to spread God's word and bring about positive change in the world.

In summary, the name Zephaniah represents a person who is guided and protected by a higher power, possesses wisdom, and holds a deep spiritual connection. It carries with it a sense of purpose and a calling to make a difference in the lives of others through sharing their faith and bringing about positive change.

Origin: Biblical

The Lord is my secret.


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Overall UK ranking: 1004 out of 4789

29 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Zephaniah

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