Zephaniah

First Name
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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zephaniah

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  1. An Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
  2. A Hebrew minor prophet of the late 7th century BC
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  1. (biblical) A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Zephaniah

Zephaniah was born on December 4th, 1765 in Bristol. He passed away on September 14th, 1843.

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Zephaniah Swift Moore was an office holder. Zephaniah was born on November 20th, 1770 in Palmer, Massachusetts. He breathed his last breath on June 29th, 1823.

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Zephaniah Thomas is a soccer player for the Mickleover Sports F.C., Rotherham United F.C., Ilkeston Town F.C. (1945), A.F.C. Emley, Harrogate Town F.C., Harrogate Railway Athletic F.C., Garden City Community College, Parkgate F.C., Rossington Main F.C., Stocksbridge Park Steels F.C., and R.R.F.C. Monte. Zephaniah was born on November 14th, 1989 in Bradford, England. Zephaniah is also known as Thomas and Zeph.

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Zephaniah Platt is a Member of the New York Provincial Congress, Member of the Committee of Safety, Member of the Congress of the Confederation, Member of theNew York Provincial Congress, Member of theCommittee of Safety, New York State Senator, Member of theCongress of the C. Zephaniah was born in Huntington, New York.

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Zephaniah Williams was a mineral agent. His career lasted from 1839 to 1839. Zephaniah was born in 1795 in near Argoed, Sirhowy Valley, Monmouthshire, Wales. He left this life on May 8th, 1874.

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Zephaniah was born on June 27th, 1989.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah is a writer. Benjamin was given the name Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah on April 15th, 1958 in Handsworth, Birmingham, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1972 7 0 7
1975 7 0 7
1976 8 0 8
1977 8 0 8
1978 7 0 7
1980 7 0 7
1981 14 0 14
1982 11 0 11
1983 7 0 7
1984 11 0 11
1985 7 0 7
1986 9 0 9
1987 15 0 15
1988 11 0 11
1989 17 0 17
1990 18 0 18
1991 18 0 18
1992 11 0 11
1993 21 0 21
1994 29 0 29
1995 29 0 29
1996 48 7 41
1997 44 7 37
1998 61 9 52
1999 52 9 43
2000 73 6 67
2001 71 12 59
2002 76 10 66
2003 71 8 63
2004 88 13 75
2005 95 10 85
2006 106 16 90
2007 123 14 109
2008 139 20 119
2009 129 20 109
2010 122 15 107
2011 140 24 116
2012 131 15 116
2013 150 23 127
2014 141 18 123
2015 137 17 120
2016 170 28 142
2017 163 27 136

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Popularity of Zephaniah as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Zephaniah

  • How Popular is the name Zephaniah? Zephaniah is the 5,722nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zephaniah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,602 babies born with the first name Zephaniah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zephaniah to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zephaniah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zephaniah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zephaniah is Saturday, April 28th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Zephaniah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zephaniah was in 2016 with a total of 142 babies.
  • Random Zephaniah Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zephaniah is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Zephaniah: Your name in reverse order is Hainahpez. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ipehaznha. 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).
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