GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: צְפַנְיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: ze-fə-NIE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name צְפַנְיָה (Tzefanyah) meaning "YAHWEH has hidden", derived from צָפַן (tzafan) meaning "to hide" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Zephaniah.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Tzefanyah (Biblical Hebrew), Zeph (English), Zephania (Southern African)


biblical, books of the Bible, minor prophets of the Old Testament
Entry updated July 11, 2018