Jedidiah - Meaning of Jedidiah
[ 4 syll. je-di-diah, jed-idi-ah ] The baby boy name Jedidiah is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is JHehDihDAYah (English) †. Jedidiah is used predominantly in the English language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. The name is of the meaning beloved of Yahweh. A biblical name, its meaning is derived from the element 'yahweh' name of God. Jedidyah (Hebrew) is an old form of Jedidiah. The name was borne as an alternate name by King Solomon in the Bible. It was adopted by English Puritans in the 17th century.
Jedidiah has 20 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Jebediah, Jedadia, Jedadiah, Jedadiya, Jedadiyah, Jeddediah, Jededia, Jededish, Jedediya, Jedediyah, Jediah, Jedidia, Jedidiya, Jedidiyah, and Yedidya. The short form Jed, the pet forms Didi and Jedd, and the variant spelling Jedediah are other English forms. A variant of Jedidiah in other languages is Yedidiah (Hebrew).
See also the related form, Jahwe (German).
Jedidiah is a rare baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 2011, 0.012% of baby boys were given the name Jedidiah. Its ranking then was #887. The baby name has since suffered a steep loss in popularity, and is currently of infrequent use. Out of all boy names in its group, Jedidiah was nonetheless the most commonly used in 2012. In the past century Jedidiah has predominantly been a baby boy name.
Baby names that sound like Jedidiah include Jedadia, Jedadiah, Jedadiya, Jedadiyah, Jeddediah, Jededia, Jedediah, Jedediya, Jedediyah, Jedidia, Jedidiya, Jedidiyah, Josecito, Jad, Jada, Jade, Jadee, Jadid, Jady, and Jaed.
† Pronunciation for Jedidiah: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"