Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts יִפְתַח(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈd͡ʒɛf.θə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "he opens" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this name belongs to a ruling judge. He successfully defended Israel from the Ammonites, but was then obliged to sacrifice his daughter because of a vow he had made.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesIephthae(Biblical Greek) Yiftach(Biblical Hebrew) Iepthae(Biblical Latin) Jeptha(English)

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Entry updated April 16, 2019