Given Name JAPHETH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יֶפֶת (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JAY-fəth (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iapheth (Biblical Greek), Yefet (Biblical Hebrew), Iafeth (Biblical Latin), Jafet (Spanish)


Entry updated December 8, 2017