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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 13 Views | 🔊 10 Pronunciations
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Gender: Male

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: The Lord is My Secret

Pronunciation: zɛˈfaɪ.ni.ə, /zɛˈfaɪ.ni.ə/, Z AH F EY N AY AH

Popularity Rank: #97,337

On this page:

  • 1. Zephaniah Meaning
  • 2. Zephaniah Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Zephaniah
  • 4. Translations of Zephaniah
  • 5. Zephaniah Name Popularity
  • 6. Zephaniah popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Zephaniah
  • 8. Zephaniah Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Zephaniah

Zephaniah Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew name Tzefanyahu meaning 'Yahweh has hidden'. In the Bible, Zephaniah was a prophet who lived in the 7th century BC.

Zephaniah also means "The Lord is My Secret, Precious to the Lord, Treasured by God, Hidden by God, Protected by God, God has Hidden, God has hidden".

Zephaniah is commonly found in Nigeria, United States of America, South Africa, and 23 more countries.

Zephaniah Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: zɛˈfaɪ.ni.ə

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /zɛˈfaɪ.ni.ə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: Z AH F EY N AY AH

Z: Pronounce as in "zoo" (Z UW)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

F: Pronounce as in "fish" (F IH SH)

EY: Pronounce as in "they" (DH EY)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

AY: Pronounce as in "say" (S EY)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Zephaniah

Zephaniah Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Zephaniah is recorded 247 times globally, ranking it as the 97,337th most common name worldwide.

Zephaniah is most prevalent in Nigeria, with 94 occurrences, making it the 6,702th most popular name in the country.

In Nigeria, the name Zephaniah is found among 1 in every 12337 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Zephaniah Popularity by Country

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Nigeria#6,7021 : 12,337
United States of America#23,5781 : 28,267
South Africa#27,5011 : 78,163

List of countries the name Zephaniah is rarely found

Zephaniah popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Zephaniah from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Zephaniah

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