Naphtali name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Naphtali

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From Biblical Hebrew נַפְתָּלִי‎ (naftalí), a son of Jacob.

  1. (biblical) Sixth son of Jacob, by his wife's handmaid Bilhah.
  2. (biblical) One of the Israelite tribes, descended from Naphtali.
  3. A male given name from Hebrew

Notable Persons Named Naphtali

Notable Persons Named Naphtali

Tuli Kupferberg

Tuli Kupferberg was an author, poet, cartoonist, pacifist, anarchist, musician, pacifism, and anarchism. His career lasted from 1958 to 2009. Tuli was given the name Naphtali Kupferberg on September 28th, 1923 in New York City. He left this life on July 12th, 2010.

Naphtali Cohen

Naphtali was born in 1649. He died in 1718.

Naphtali Daggett

Naphtali Daggett was an office holder. Naphtali was born on September 8th, 1727 in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He died on November 25th, 1780.

Herz Cerfbeer of Medelsheim

Herz Cerfbeer of Medelsheim was an arms dealer, philanthropist, and philanthropy. Herz was given the name Naphtali Ben Dov-Beer in 1730 in Medelsheim, or Bischheim, Alsace. Herz is also known as Herz Cerf Beer von Medelsheim. He left this life on December 7th, 1793.

Naphtali Lewis

Naphtali was born on December 14th, 1911. He passed away on September 11th, 2005.

Naphtali Keller

Naphtali was born on January 25th, 1834. He left this life on August 5th, 1865.


Fun Facts about the name Naphtali

  • How Popular is the name Naphtali? Naphtali is the 22,311th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Naphtali have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 304 babies born with the first name Naphtali in the United States. That's more than enough people named Naphtali to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Naphtali? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1975 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Naphtali first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Naphtali is Sunday, October 5th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Naphtali born? The highest recorded use of the first name Naphtali was in 2018 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Naphtali Factoid: According to the 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Naphtali is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2002.
  • Weird things about the name Naphtali: The name spelled backwards is Ilathpan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nlaphita. How do you pronounce that?
  • Naphtali name meaning

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