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It is also said that Azazel was the name of an Angel cast down from heaven much like Lucifer. In order to gain God's forgiveness Azazel was given the burden of bearing the Sins of man/others.
-- Anonymous User  3/8/2006
On the television show "Hex" one of the main characters is called Azazeal (sic). He is supposedly the leader of the nephelim, a group of fallen angels. Keep in mind that this show is a VERY loose interpetation of this belief and should in no way bias your choice in naming your kid this. I think it's quite nice personally.
-- patchworkgirl  8/27/2006
I quite like this name. It's nice.

Azazel was a character in Supernatural, where he was the main Demon and worked to open the gates of hell onto the world.
There was also an Azazel in a miniseries called Fallen, which is also about Nephilim. He was a fallen angel who ended up chained to a stone slab underground for several millenia. If I remember correctly, he also had a particular fondness for french fries.
-- skatergirl2  10/27/2007
I have a ferret named Azazel, nicknamed Azael (Az-EEL). I find it to be a fitting name for ferrets and other pets considered "bad," "wild," or "evil."

However, I really don't think it would be a good name for a human. For a human, it'd be like naming a kid Satan.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2008
Sounds like a a cheesy magician or a cleaning product. "Prepare to be dazzled by the amazing Azazel! On the count of three, Azazel will say the magic spell and make this card disappear!"

The double az sound is too harsh and strange.
-- amishigloo  6/28/2008
In the apocryphal Book of Enoch, Azazel is one of the chiefs of the fallen angels, who "taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures." (chapter 8, verse 1, translated by R. H. Charles).
-- Nanaea  9/14/2008
In the Denzel Washington movie "Fallen", Azazel is the fallen angel committing the murders. Sorry I just totally gave away a large section of that movie.

In the Sandman comic books, Azazel is one of hell's three rulers and gains the Sandman's wrath by holding Nada (the Sandman's former love) inside itself as ransom for the Key to hell.
-- upon_her_eyes  1/27/2009
Who would name their child this? It means "scapegoat!" which is the lowest rank in the wolf pack and also a brand of beer.
-- Likeyeahwhatev  2/27/2009
I'm not sure how other people pronounce it, but I pronounce it AH-ZAY-ZUL.
-- Anonymous User  9/14/2009
I don't know why, but Azazel sounds like a female name to me.
-- Photine  7/6/2010
I heard a theory that this means "strength of God", but I'm not sure. "El" means God and Azaziah translates the "strength" in Hebrew, so maybe.
Azazel and Semyazza were the two angels that led the angelic group the Grigori, or Watchers, to mate with mortal women, creating the Nephilim. According to the apocryphal Book of Enoch and parts of the Old Testament, this is why God sent the Great Flood.
-- dramaelf  8/1/2010
The word "azaz" means rebellion or arrogance, and "el" means God, so this likely means "rebellion against God".
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2010
Actually, Azazel was the scapegoat. Once a year the priests would offer one goat for individual sin that would be killed. A second goat would be the scapegoat. They would confess all the sins of Israel, and heap them on the head of this goat. Then they would send the goat outside of the city walls, effectively removing the sins of the nation.
This can be found in the Old Testament of the Bible in Leviticus 16.
All the other uses of the name as super heroes or what have you, came after this one. This is the original meaning.
For more information about Azazel, please reference this site. http://www.gotquestions.org/Azazel-scapegoat.html.
-- irishleo13  7/13/2014

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