Hephzibah - Meaning of Hephzibah
[ 3 syll. hep-(h)zi-bah, he-phzib-ah ] The baby girl name Hephzibah is pronounced in English as HHEHF-Zih-Bah †. Hephzibah has its origins in the Hebrew language, and it is used largely in English and Hebrew. Biblical name: Hephzibah is of the meaning 'my delight is in her'. The name was borne in the Bible by the mother of Manasseh; she was also the wife of Hezekiah, king of Judah. Like Beulah, Hephzibah was also used as the symbol of Jerusalem by the prophet Isaiah; this significant association promoted the adoption of the name among English Puritans in the 17th century. The name is today rare among English speakers, and it is used mainly by Jews. In literature, it has appeared in George Eliot's novel Silas Marner (1861) as the name of the young girl Eppie who is named after her mother Hephzibah.
Hephzibah is uncommon as a baby name for girls. It is not in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Hephzibah include Hepsiba, Hepsibah (Hebrew), and Hepzibah (Hebrew).
† Pronunciation for Hephzibah: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Hephzibah is Pianist Hephzibah Menuhin, born 20 May 1920 - 1 January 1981, San Francisco.