Given Name AZARIAH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: עֲזַרְיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: az-ə-RIE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
VARIANT: Azaria
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Azarias (Biblical Greek), 'Azaryah (Biblical Hebrew), Azarias (Biblical Latin)

Categories

biblical, heroes
Entry updated May 31, 2018