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It is Aviyah in it's original Hebrew form and was the name of the mother of Chizqi'yah ben Achaz.
-- arrowhead909  9/8/2005
No offense to anyone who has this, but it sounds like baby babble.
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2006
Abijah was the name of a son of Jeroboam, the first king of Israel. On account of his severe illness when a youth, his father sent his wife to consult the prophet Ahijah regarding his recovery. The prophet, though blind with old age, knew the wife of Jeroboam as soon as she approached, and under a divine impulse he announced to her that inasmuch as in Abijah alone of all the house of Jeroboam there was found "some good thing toward the Lord," he only would come to his grave in peace. As his mother crossed the threshold of the door on her return, the youth died, and "all Israel mourned for him" (1 Kings 14:1-18).
-- Anonymous User  7/30/2007
The only nickname excluding Abi that I can think of is Bijah, and think about how that sounds. Not a nice name for a boy or girl!
-- spaz123  9/17/2007
I have a new nephew with this name as a middle name. I really like it. It's different and fresh with a nice meaning. At first the Hebrew names sound a little 'odd' I think, to modern ears, but they can be really pretty when they are pronounced properly. And as far as nicknames go- who says there has to be a nickname?
-- Anonymous User  3/1/2009
I don't know how the average American would take this as a name, so I don't think it'd be a great idea to name a child this in modern days (no matter how beautiful the name, people can be very mean if it isn't common or something they are used to) but since I'm Jewish and plan on giving my children Hebrew or Yiddish names, I'd definitely use this for either gender.
-- ema_kala  10/10/2009
ALSO, Abijah was
A descendant of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, a chief of one of the twenty-four orders into which the priesthood was divided by David (1 Chr. 24:10). The order of Abijah was one of those which did not return from the Captivity. (Ezra 2:36-39; Nehemiah 7:39-42; 12:1).

Abijah was also the head of the eighth of the twenty-four courses into which David divided the priests, and an ancestor of Zecharias the priest, who was the father of John the Baptist. (1Chronicles 24:10, Luke 1:5, Luke 1:13)

In the New Testament, Abijah is usually rendered Abia. In the first chapter of Luke, Zacharias, is identified as the husband of Mary's cousin, Elisabeth. Elisabeth was a descendant of Aaron, the brother of Moses. Aaron was the first anointed priest of the Hebrew nation after the Hebrew people left Egypt and began making progress toward their Promised Land. In Luke 1, Zacharias the priest is recorded as being of "the course of Abia."

In New Testament Greek, Abia is written as follows:

αβια

In Hebrew, Abijah is written as follows:

אביה

Abijah was a name which was used by both Kings and Queens of Judah and of Israel:

1. Abijah (queen), the daughter of Zechariah (2 Chr. 29:1; compare Isaiah 8:2), who married King Ahaz of Judah. She is also called Abi. (2 Kings 18:2) She was the mother of King Hezekiah. (2 Chr. 29:1)

2. A wife of Hetzron, one of the grandchildren of Judah. (1 Chr. 2:24)

Abijah (king) of the Kingdom of Judah, also known as Abijam, who was son of Rehoboam and succeeded him on the throne of Judah. (1 Chr. 3:10, Matt. 1:7, 1 Kings 14:31)

A son of Becher, the son of Benjamin. (1 Chr. 7:8)

The second son of Samuel. (1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Chr. 6:28) His conduct, along with that of his brother, as a judge in Beer-sheba, to which office his father had appointed him, led to popular discontent, and ultimately provoked the people to demand a monarchy.

A son of Jeroboam, the first king of Israel. On account of his severe illness when a youth, his father sent his wife to consult the prophet Ahijah regarding his recovery. The prophet, though blind with old age, knew the wife of Jeroboam as soon as she approached, and under a divine impulse he announced to her that inasmuch as in Abijah alone of all the house of Jeroboam there was found "some good thing toward the Lord," he only would come to his grave in peace. As his mother crossed the threshold of the door on her return, the youth died, and "all Israel mourned for him." (1 Kings 14:1-18).
-- HeatherM  12/2/2011

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