Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יֶפֶת(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. JAY-fith(English)  [key·IPA]

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 & CulturesIapheth(Biblical Greek) Yefet(Biblical Hebrew) Iafeth(Biblical Latin) Jafet(Spanish)


Entry updated January 22, 2019