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A famous bearer of the name was the pianist Hephzibah Menhuin, sister of the violinist Yehudi Menhuin.
-- Laleroc  7/5/2005
In George Eliot's book "Silas Marner", it was Silas' mother's name. He named the beautiful young girl he took into care Hephzibah and nicknamed her Eppie.
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2006
In the Harry Potter books, Tom Riddle visited an old woman named Hephzibah Smith. He killed her and then stole a locket and a golden cup from her.
-- Swallowtail  11/28/2007
As well as referring to the mother of Mannaseh (2 Kings 21:1) the name is also used to refer to the people of Israel (Isaiah 62:4) as a people in whom God delights.
-- Eps  2/21/2008
I love this name and the sentiment it conveys, however it can be hard for some people to pronounce, so I usually shorten it to Eppie.
-- Eps  2/21/2008
Pompous and foreign-sounding, and the nicknames would all surely be crap.
-- slight night shiver  6/1/2008
I knew an Israeli girl with this name who spelt it Hefzibah, and I always liked the sound of it. Also, Eppie is a perfectly sweet nickname!
-- Pie  10/23/2008
A marginally more attractive English form of the name is Hepsibeth.
-- Anonymous User  5/29/2009
Too religious to use, but sounds kind of cool.
-- vomiting  6/12/2009
I thought this name was always pronounced "HEP-zi-bah", regardless of whether it is spelled with an "h" after the "p" or not. Perhaps "HEF-zi-bah" comes from too many uninformed people reading the name phonetically.
-- JJSkeete  7/29/2010
In Hebrew the letter "pe" can be pronounced either as a "P" or an "F" - that explains the differences in pronunciation.
-- tyro49  8/6/2010
Hepzibah Pyncheon is the name of the old spinster in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The House of Seven Gables.
-- kkgnoise  1/14/2011
Hephzibah... represents, to me, the "call" of God to His beloved church to come away and rejoice in Him. To separate itself unto His Joy and Peace.
-- roxannity  8/21/2011
This name may have a nice meaning, but it's still incredibly pretentious and overly evangelical. And Hepsie is a stupid nickname.
-- bananarama  4/2/2012

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