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What does Nehemiah mean?

Meaning of the name NehemiahNehemyahNemoNehmiaNechemyaNechemyahNechmayaNehmiahNehemiaNechemiahNehemieNechemiaNehemyaNahumNehemias

[ 4 syll. ne-he-miah, neh-emi-ah ] The baby boy name Nehemiah is pronounced in English as Niy-HHah-MAY-ah †. Nehemiah's language of origin is Hebrew and it is predominantly used in the English language. Biblical name: The name means 'comforted by Yahweh; comfort of Yahweh'. In the Old Testament of the Bible, Nehemiah was a Jewish governor of Judea who led the rebuilding of Jerusalem after its destruction by the Persians; his story is told in the Book of Nehemiah. The name was adopted by English Puritans in the 17th century.

Nehemiah has 13 variant transcriptions. Variation transcriptions of Nehemiah include Nechemia, Nechemiah, Nechemya, Nechemyah, Nechmaya, Nehemia, Nehemias, Nehemie, Nehemya, Nehemyah, Nehmia, and Nehmiah. The short form Nemo is another English variant.

See also the related form, Nahum (English, German, and Hebrew).

See also the related categories, destruction (death), yahweh (god), puritans, biblical, comfort, hebrew, jerusalem, and jewish.

Nehemiah is a rather popular baby boy name. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s; before that, it was of only very light use. Its usage peaked modestly in 2013 with 0.046% of baby boys being given the name Nehemiah. It had a ranking of #345 then. In 2018, it ranked at #396 with a usage of 0.041%, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its family.

Baby names that sound like Nehemiah include Nainoa, Nechemia, Nechemiah, Nechemyah, Nehemias, Nehemya, Nehemyah, Nucpana, Nechmaya, Nikunja, Nixkamich, and Nsonowa.

† Pronunciation for Nehemiah: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"


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