Jedidiah is a strong and masculine baby boy name. Inherently biblical, this name has become a popular choice in the modern era. Jedidiah is the name of a famous non-profit clothing brand, and Jedidiah Justice is the titular protagonist of the adventure book series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Jedidiah:

Hebrew: Beloved of God, friend of God

Origin of the name Jedidiah:

Jedidiah is the English spelling of the Hebrew name Yedidyah. The name derives from the Hebrew words yadid (meaning “beloved” or “friend”) and ‘yah (meaning “God”).

Symbolism of the name Jedidiah:

Jedidiah is a biblical name that means “beloved of the Lord.” In the second Book of Samuel, God gives baby Solomon this nickname as a sign of forgiveness and redemption for David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:24-25). Symbols of Solomon include the signet seal and the original temple at Jerusalem.

Baby name Jedidiah

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Gender of the name Jedidiah:

Jedidiah is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Jedidiah:


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Emotion evoked from the name Jedidiah:

The name Jedidiah evokes feelings of hope and new horizons.

Alternative spellings for the name Jedidiah:

  • Jedediah
  • Jedadiah
  • Yedidyah
  • Yedidia
  • Yedidya

Nicknames for the name Jedidiah:

  • Jed 
  • Jedd
  • Jedi
  • Jeddy

Popularity of the name Jedidiah:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Jedidiah was the 725th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Jedidiah:

Great middle names for Jedidiah and their meanings:

  • Arnold (eagle power, bright eagle)
  • David (beloved)
  • Easton (east town)
  • Hale (nook, retreat, halo)
  • Mason (stone worker)
  • Nolan (noble, famous)
  • Reid (red, ruddy)
  • Tanner (leather maker)
  • Vaughn (little)
  • Wade (move, ford, immerse)

Famous people with the name Jedidiah:

  • Jedidiah Ballard (television personality)
  • Jedidiah Goodacre (actor)
  • Jedidiah Morse (father of telegraph inventor Samuel Morse)
  • Jedidiah Solomon ben Abraham Norzi (rabbi)
  • Jedidiah Strong Smith (explorer)
  • Jedidiah Scott “Jedi” Willis (television personality)
  • Jedediah Strutt (hosier)

Jedidiah in popular culture:

  • Jedidiah (non-profit clothing brand)
  • Jedidiah Films (movie production company)
  • Jedidiah Justice (titular protagonist of the western novel series)