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Gender: male
Pronunciation: jed-ah-DYE-ah, je-dih-DY-ah
Meaning: beloved of the Lord, friend of God
Related Names: Jed, Jedadiah, Jedd, Jeddy, Jededish, Jedi, Jediah, Jedidiah, Jedidiyah

Length: 8 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: jedediah Origin: Hebrew,, Meaning (no case): beloved of the lord, friend of god



The source of Jedediah is Yedidiah, a Hebrew name meaning "Friend of God." In the Bible, It was a “blessing" name given in infancy to Solomon, King David's second son by Bathsheba. [1]


The name Jedediah ranked in the top 1000 names from 1977 to 1985. The variant form Jedidiah ranked in the top 1000 names from 1977 to 1993. Jed ranked 961st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census. [1]

  • 1985: Rank = 928
  • 1984: Rank = 895
  • 1983: Rank = 767
  • 1982: Rank = 824
  • 1981: Rank = 726
  • 1980: Rank = 607
  • 1979: Rank = 540
  • 1978: Rank = 601
  • 1979: Rank = 762[1]


The name Jed has a certain rustic quality because of the fictional character Jed Clampitt from the popular television show The Beverly Hillbillies.[1] Buddy Ebsen starred as Jed, the patriarch of a poor rural family from Tennessee that discovers oil, becomes rich, and moves to Beverly Hills, California. Despite his wealth, Jed continues to lead the family in a simple lifestyle, creating comical situations as they mingle with their affluent neighbors. The show ran from 1962-1971 and comprises 274 episodes in both black and white and color.


  • Jedediah Romano “J.R.” Jones – character from the television series Barnaby Jones
  • Jedediah Leland – character from the movie Citizen Kane
  • Jed Bartlet – fictional character on the television show The West Wing
  • Jed Eckert – fictional character from the film Red Dawn
  • Jed Kramer – fictional character from the film The Bonfire of the Vanities


  • Jedediah Smith (1799-1831) – trapper, hunter, fur trader, and explorer of the American West
  • Jedediah Kilburn Smith (1770-1828) – U.S. Representative from New Hampshire
  • Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899) – an educator and the most famous topographer during the American Civil War



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Author: Samantha Bell

Facts about JedediahRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 8  +
Meaning beloved of the Lord, friend of God  +
Meaningnc beloved of the lord, friend of god  +
Name jedediah  +
Origin Hebrew  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation jed-ah-DYE-ah, je-dih-DY-ah  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Jed  +, Jedadiah  +, Jedd  +, Jeddy  +, Jededish  +, Jedi  +, Jediah  +, Jedidiah  +, and Jedidiyah  +
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