Could it be a variant of Azania? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azania Azania name - meaning and origin Name: Azania Origin: Hebrew Meaning: Azania name means: Variant of Azaniah: God is listening; God listens. The girl's name Azania \a-za- nia\ is of Hebrew origin, and its meaning is "heard by God". From the male name Azaniah, borne by a minor biblical character. The name is now used mainly with reference to the African nationalist name for South Africa, as a symbol of resistance during the apartheid era.