Cephas is a masculine name of Aramaic origin, meaning "rock." It is derived from the Aramaic word kephas, which means "rock" or "stone." Cephas is a biblical name known for its connection to Peter from the Greek word for rock, petros. The apostle Simon was given the name Cephas or Petros by Jesus because he was considered to be Jesus's right hand and the rock from which the Christian Church was to be established. Although Cephas is an uncommonly used Christian moniker, its unique sound and reliable symbolism will be sure to appeal to parents who wish to choose a novel biblical name for baby.
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