Gender Masculine
Scripts Κηφᾶς(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. SEE-fəs(English)  [key·IPA]

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 Πέτρος (Petros) (in English Peter).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKepa(Basque) Kephas(Biblical Greek)
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Entry updated June 9, 2023