Gender: Masculine
Origin: Hebrew יְדִידְיָה
Meaning: “beloved of Yahweh.”
Eng (JED-did-DYE-ah)

The name is found in the Old Testament as a name given by God to Nathan, the son of King David and Bathsheba.

The name was very prevalent among early Americans, especially the Puritans. Jed is often the nickname of choice.

Currently, it is the 879th most popular male name in the United States (2010).

Other forms of the name include:

Jedediah (English)
Jedidja (German)
Yedidyah יְדִידְיָה  (Hebrew)