Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:8590
Meaning:may he extend; beautiful
Japheth, a Hebrew name, comes from the Torah where it's the name of the eldest of Noah's three sons in the Book of Genesis. In this book, it's said that Japheth's descendants helped to repopulate the earth after the flood. This name has two possible meanings, depending on its roots. In Aramaic, it could mean "may he extend," while in Hebrew, it might mean "beautiful." Japheth also features in Stephen Schwartz’s musical Children of Eden, which is based on the Book of Genesis, helping to make this a name with a strong familial association.

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