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