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Given Name JAPHETH
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: יֶפֶת (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: JAY-fəth (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Iapheth (Biblical Greek), Yefet (Biblical Hebrew), Iafeth (Biblical Latin), Jafet (Spanish)