Obadiah - Meaning of Obadiah
[ 4 syll. o-ba-diah, ob-adi-ah ] The baby boy name Obadiah is pronounced in English as ow-Bah-DAY-ah †. Obadiah's language of origin is Hebrew, and it is used mainly in the English and Hebrew languages. Biblical name: The name's meaning is 'servant of God'. In the Bible, the name was borne by more than ten characters, including a prophet who gave his name to the short Book of Obadiah of the Old Testament. The name was adopted by Puritans in the 17th century, and the term 'Obadiah' came into use then as a reference for a Puritan.
Obadiah has 22 variant forms that are used in English and foreign languages. Variant forms used in English include Obadia, Obadias, Obadya, Obadyah, Obbea, Obbee, Obbey, Obbi, Obbie, Obby, Obedia, Ovadiach, Ovadiah, Ovadya, Oved, Ovedia, Ovediah, and Ovedya. The contraction Obed, the diminutive form Obie, and the variant spelling Obediah are other English forms. The Hebrew Ovadia is a variant form of Obadiah that is in foreign languages.
Obadiah is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is not ranked within the top 1000 names. Among the group of boy names directly linked to Obadiah, Abdiel was the most frequently used in 2018.
A baby name that sounds like Obadiah is the name Obadia.
† Pronunciation for Obadiah: OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)"