Nehemiah

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16k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nehemiah

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  • A user from Ohio, United States says the name Nehemiah is of African origin and means "God's builder".
  • A user from South Africa says the name Nehemiah means "HOLY".
  • A user from Philippines says the name Nehemiah is of Hebrew origin and means "God's comfort".
  • A submission from Tanzania says the name Nehemiah means "Son of GOD" and is of Hebrew origin.

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  1. An Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
Wiktionary

Hebrew נְחֶמְיָה (“consolation of Yahweh”).

  1. A governor of Judea who was, according to the Tanakh, sent by the king of Persia to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
  2. The sixteenth book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Nehemiah

Nehemiah Persoff is an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1999. Nehemiah was born on August 2nd, 1919 in Jerusalem.

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Skip James was a delta blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1931 to 1931. Skip was given the name Nehemiah Curtis James on June 9th, 1902. He passed away on October 3rd, 1969.

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Nehemiah Grew was a scientist in the field of physiology. Nehemiah was born on September 26th, 1641 in Mancetter Parish, Warwickshire. He left this life on March 25th, 1712.

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Nehemiah was born in 1598. He passed away in 1658.

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Nehemiah Kish is a ballet dance. He holds the title Principal dancer, the Royal Ballet, and theRoyal Ballet. Nehemiah was born in Caro, Michigan, US.

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Nehemiah Broughton is a football player. His ongoing career started in 2005. Nehemiah was born on November 4th, 1982.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nehemiah

Renaldo Nehemiah is a football player. He was most prominent from 1982 to 1984. Renaldo was born on March 24th, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey.

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He left this life in 730.

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How popular is the baby name Nehemiah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 7 0 7
1911 7 0 7
1912 9 0 9
1913 5 0 5
1914 6 0 6
1915 12 0 12
1916 12 0 12
1917 10 0 10
1918 12 0 12
1919 22 0 22
1920 26 0 26
1921 18 0 18
1922 21 0 21
1923 22 0 22
1924 22 0 22
1925 20 0 20
1926 16 0 16
1927 13 0 13
1928 10 0 10
1929 14 0 14
1930 11 0 11
1931 10 0 10
1932 20 0 20
1933 15 0 15
1934 13 0 13
1935 5 0 5
1936 7 0 7
1937 15 0 15
1938 16 0 16
1939 16 0 16
1940 9 0 9
1941 9 0 9
1942 14 0 14
1943 9 0 9
1944 16 0 16
1945 9 0 9
1946 9 0 9
1947 10 0 10
1949 18 0 18
1950 11 0 11
1951 13 0 13
1952 16 0 16
1953 23 0 23
1954 11 0 11
1955 17 0 17
1956 22 0 22
1957 6 0 6
1958 20 0 20
1959 7 0 7
1960 14 0 14
1961 16 0 16
1962 12 0 12
1963 23 0 23
1964 13 0 13
1965 6 0 6
1966 10 0 10
1967 16 0 16
1968 10 0 10
1969 12 0 12
1970 16 0 16
1971 15 0 15
1972 6 0 6
1973 17 0 17
1974 22 0 22
1975 25 0 25
1976 27 0 27
1977 25 0 25
1978 20 0 20
1979 62 0 62
1980 59 0 59
1981 71 0 71
1982 81 0 81
1983 74 0 74
1984 74 0 74
1985 75 0 75
1986 73 0 73
1987 76 0 76
1988 57 0 57
1989 65 0 65
1990 71 0 71
1991 88 0 88
1992 94 0 94
1993 79 0 79
1994 90 0 90
1995 113 0 113
1996 122 0 122
1997 132 6 126
1998 187 8 179
1999 181 7 174
2000 267 13 254
2001 284 21 263
2002 303 15 288
2003 382 27 355
2004 406 21 385
2005 567 22 545
2006 850 25 825
2007 891 15 876
2008 893 23 870
2009 873 20 853
2010 966 36 930
2011 891 25 866
2012 933 27 906
2013 957 29 928
2014 918 33 885
2015 927 20 907
2016 944 24 920
2017 908 26 882
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International Interest for Nehemiah

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Popularity of Nehemiah as a first name

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Popularity of Nehemiah as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Nehemiah

  • What name lists does Nehemiah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nehemiah? Nehemiah is the 1,905th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nehemiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,050 babies born with the first name Nehemiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nehemiah to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nehemiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nehemiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nehemiah is Tuesday, June 6th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nehemiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nehemiah was in 2010 with a total of 930 babies.
  • Random Nehemiah Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nehemiah is not a popular baby boy's name in Oregon. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Nehemiah: Your name in reverse order is Haimehen. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amehhien. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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