Given Name HEZEKIAH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: חִזְקִיָהוּ (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: hez-ə-KIE-ə (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name חִזְקִיָהוּ (Chizqiyahu), which means "YAHWEH strengthens". This name was borne by a powerful king of Judah who reigned in the 8th and 7th centuries BC. Also in the Old Testament, this was the name of an ancestor of the prophet Zephaniah.

Categories

biblical, kings, strength
VARIANT: Hizkiah
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Ezekias (Biblical Greek), Chizqiyahu (Biblical Hebrew), Ezechias (Biblical Latin)