Nehemiah Name Meaning & Origin

Nehemiah

Pronunciation: nee-hə-MIY-ə (key)

Origin of the name Nehemiah:

Derived from the Hebrew nechemyāh (comforted by Jehovah). The name is borne in the Bible by a Hebrew leader of about the 5th century B.C. He was a patriot of the exile and governor of the city of Jerusalem, which he returned to physical and religious order. Nehemiah authored the book that bears his name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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