CEPHAS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κηφας (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: SEE-fəs (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "rock" in Aramaic. The apostle Simon was called Cephas by Jesus because he was to be the rock upon which the Christian church was to be built. In most versions of the New Testament Cephas is translated into Greek Πετρος (Petros) (in English Peter).
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kepa (Basque), Kephas (Biblical Greek)