Japheth Name Meaning & Origin

Japheth

Pronunciation: JAY-feth, JA-feth (key)

Related Names:

Japh, Japhet, Jay

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I've only ever met one person with this name, but I have to say, he is a very kind and friendly guy. Very much a people person and a great husband and father to his wife and two sons. So naturally, I think of him whenever I hear the name. I think its a good strong, masculine name that doesn't get used enough.

Nicknames for Japheth: | Edit

Japh, Jay, Japhy

Meanings and history of the name Japheth: | Edit

Hebrew "handsome"
Arabic "abundant"

Japheth was the oldest son of Noah, and his name means expansion or he with much room. His descendants are believed to be present-day Europeans, due to expansion of European nations to different continents.

Hebrew " Expansion, Conqueror, He with much room"

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Japheth "Japhy" Ryder - one of the main characters in Jack Kerouac's "The Dharma Bums."

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