Origin:Hebrew
Popularity:750
Meaning:comforter
This biblical boys' name refers to the leader of the Jews who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem once the city was returned from Babylonian rule; he also got the people back in touch with their faith. Nehemiah, mostly considered a Jewish name, was barely recognized until almost the 21st century when it and lesser-known biblical names like Zachariah and Josiah became popular.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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