Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts עֹבַדְיָה(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. o-bə-DIE-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "serving Yahweh" in Hebrew, derived from עָבַד ('avad) meaning "to serve" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Obadiah, which predicts the downfall of the nation of Edom. This is also the name of several other biblical characters.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAbdias, Abdiou(Biblical Greek) 'Ovadyah(Biblical Hebrew) Abdias(Biblical Latin) Ovadia(Hebrew) Abdias(Portuguese (Brazilian)) Avdey(Russian)

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Entry updated June 9, 2023