Nehemiah

Nehemiah - A very unique male name



  Jan 19,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nehemiah, meaning comforted by God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1919 on position #1328. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nehemiah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nehemiah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nehemiah. The baby boy name Nehemiah was given to 873 baby boys in 2012, ranking #342 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,880 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nehemiah peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2010 on position 334.



Famous with this name

Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Kish


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Nehemiah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nehemiah is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #169 - and is the least popular in Iowa at position #537.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nehemiah is where you live.


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Nehemiah origin and meaning

Nehemiah is a 8 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means comforted by God. To see famous people named Nehemiah, pop culture references for the name Nehemiah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nehemiah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nehemiah, sorted by popularity.

Noah / Noe / Naim / Noam / Naeem / Neo / Nahum / Noa / Nino / Nam /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012342
2011349
2010334
2009359
2008360
2007356
2006361
2005464
2004573
2003597
2002661
2001662
2000690
1999880
1998865
19971171
19961068
19951127
19941264
19931348
19921401
19911484
19902144
19891390
19881527
19871241
19861170
19851306
19841115
19831096
19821046
19811272
19801280
19791380
19771905
19561710
19551703
19491675
19251891
19221936
19201890
19191328

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware169
District of Columbia174
Maryland229
Georgia252
Florida258
North Carolina259
Colorado262
Mississippi266
Oregon274
Ohio289
Virginia294
Arkansas304
New Mexico305
Kansas314
South Carolina316
Connecticut317
Washington329
Tennessee334
Michigan336
Kentucky344
Alabama344
Illinois345
Indiana345
Oklahoma355
Pennsylvania360
Texas363
Arizona370
California372
Nebraska383
Missouri385
Wisconsin397
Nevada433
New York440
Louisiana441
New Jersey472
Massachusetts518
Minnesota526
Iowa537

Even more about Nehemiah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nehemiah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nehemiah?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2010
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Nehemiah
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,880
Letter count 8
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1919
2012 births +873

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