Meaning: “comforted by Yahweh.”
According to the Book of Nehemiah, he was responsible for the rebuilding of Jerusalem and strengthening the Jewish community after being released from Babylonian captivity.
Currently, Nehemiah is the 339th most popular male name in the United States, (2010).
Other forms of the name include:
- Neemija Неемия (Bulgarian/Russian/Serbian)
- Nehemia (Dutch/Finnish)
- Néhémie (French)
- Neemias Νεεμίας (Greek: modern/Portuguese)
- Nechemyah נְחֶמְיָה (Hebrew)
- Neemia (Italian)
- Nehemja (Norwegian)
- Nehemiasz (Polish)
- Nehemias (Scandinavian)
- Nehemiáš (Slovak)
- Nejemija Неємія (Ukrainian)