Japheth Name Meaning & Origin
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- Personal experiences with the name Japheth
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
Japh, Jay, Japhy
- Meanings and history of the name Japheth
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."