Jedidiah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Jedidiah:
Derived from the Hebrew Yedidiah (beloved of Jehovah). Short: Jed.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Jedidiah
Jed; Jd; Jedi; Diah, jay; Yed; Yedi;
- Meanings and history of the name Jedidiah
Jedidiah (Ye-dee-dee-yah) was the name given to King Solomon by Jehovah at his birth through the prophet Nathan. Jedidiah was conceived when David and Bathsheba were married. They named him Solomon but the Lord named him Jedidiah. It was a sign of David had repented and God forgave him. David (Daw-veed) in Hebrew means "beloved". Jedidiah may sound like Ya-David-ya ... which explains why it means (Beloved of Lord God). The letter J = iah. They have the same meaning and similar sound. (J= yah, iah = yah).
- Famous real-life people named Jedidiah
Jedidiah Duggar, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's tenth child. They have nineteen children.
Jedidiah Scott Willis "Jedi", American musician, dancer and wrestler
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2 Samuel 12: 24-25