Zebedee 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 Zebedee mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zebedee

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Zebedee is of Greek origin and means "Priest".
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International Interest
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From the Ancient Greek form of Zebadiah.

  1. The father of the Apostles James and John. (biblical character)
  2. (rare) A male given name from Hebrew of biblical origin.

Notable Persons Named Zebedee

Notable Persons Named Zebedee

Zeb Soanes

Zeb Soanes is a journalist, presenter, news presenter, and newsreader. Zeb was given the name Zebedee Soanes on June 24th, 1976 in Lowestoft. Zeb is also known as Soanes and Zeb.

Zebedee Jones

Zebedee Jones is a painter. Zebedee was born on March 12th, 1970.

Zebedee Coltrin

Zebedee was born on September 7th, 1804 in Ovid (town), New York. He left this life on July 21st, 1887.

Zebedee Armstrong

Zebedee Armstrong is an artist.

Zebedee E. Cliff

Zebedee E. Cliff is a --05- Member of the, Board of Health of, Board of Aldermen of, 16th Mayor of, Somerville, Massachusetts, Massachusetts House of Representatives, and 26th Middlesex District. Zebedee was born on September 23rd, 1864 in New Brunswick.


Fun Facts about the name Zebedee

  • How Popular is the name Zebedee? Zebedee is the 9,983rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Zebedee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,141 babies born with the first name Zebedee in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zebedee to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zebedee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Zebedee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zebedee is Thursday, April 20th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Zebedee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zebedee was in 1959 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Zebedee Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zebedee is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Alabama have the same name in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Zebedee: The name spelled backwards is Eedebez. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eebzede. How do you pronounce that?
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