Nehemiah name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nehemiah mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nehemiah

User Submitted Origins

Puerto Rican

User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from Philippines, the name Nehemiah is of Hebrew origin and means "God's comfort".
  2. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Nehemiah is of African origin and means "God's builder".
  3. A user from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Nehemiah is of Hebrew origin and means "Son of GOD".
  4. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Nehemiah is of English origin and means "gift of god".
  5. 2 submissions from the United States and South Africa agree the name Nehemiah means "Holy" and is of Hebrew origin.
  6. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Nehemiah means "comfort".
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  1. An Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity

From Hebrew נְחֶמְיָה‎ (“consolation of Yahweh”).

  1. A governor of Judea who was, according to the Tanakh, sent by the king of Persia to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
  2. The sixteenth book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and a book of the Tanakh.
    Synonym: Neh. (abbreviation)
  3. A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Nehemiah

Notable Persons Named Nehemiah

Nehemiah Persoff

Nehemiah Persoff is an actor. He was most prominent from 1948 to 1999. Nehemiah was born on August 2nd, 1919 in Jerusalem.

Skip James

Skip James was a delta blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1931 to 1931. Skip was given the name Nehemiah Curtis James on June 9th, 1902. He passed away on October 3rd, 1969.

Nehemiah Grew

Nehemiah Grew was a scientist in the field of physiology. Nehemiah was born on September 26th, 1641 in Mancetter Parish, Warwickshire. He left this life on March 25th, 1712.

Nehemiah Wallington

Nehemiah was born in 1598. He passed away in 1658.

Nehemiah Kish

Nehemiah Kish is a ballet dance. He holds the title Principal dancer, the Royal Ballet, and theRoyal Ballet. Nehemiah was born in Caro, Michigan, US.

Nehemiah Broughton

Nehemiah Broughton is a football player. His ongoing career started in 2005. Nehemiah was born on November 4th, 1982.

  • Nehemiah Rice Knight
    Governor of Rhode Island
  • Nehemiah Green
    Governor of Kansas
  • Nehemiah Brown
  • Nehemiah Levanon
  • Nehemiah Hawkins
  • Nehemiah Mayo Dyer
    Military Person
  • Nehemiah Day Sperry
  • Nehemiah Perry
  • Nehemiah Strong
    American Astronomer

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nehemiah

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nehemiah

Renaldo Nehemiah

Renaldo Nehemiah is a football player. He was most prominent from 1982 to 1984. Renaldo was born on March 24th, 1959 in Newark, New Jersey.

Natronai Ben Nehemiah

He left this life in 730.


Fun Facts about the name Nehemiah

  • What name lists does Nehemiah rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Nehemiah? Nehemiah is the 1,841st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nehemiah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,758 babies born with the first name Nehemiah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nehemiah to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nehemiah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Nehemiah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nehemiah is Tuesday, June 6th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Nehemiah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nehemiah was in 2010 with a total of 931 babies.
  • Random Nehemiah Factoid: According to the 2018 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nehemiah ranks 107th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 22 babies in New Mexico have the same name in 2018.
  • Weird things about the name Nehemiah: The name spelled backwards is Haimehen. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enihmaeh. How do you pronounce that?
  • Nehemiah name meaning

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