Gender Masculine
Usage Biblical
Scripts הוֹשֵׁעַ(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. ho-ZAY-ə(English) ho-ZEE-ə(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant English form of Hoshea, though the name is spelled the same in the Hebrew text. Hosea is one of the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament, the author of the Book of Hosea. Written in the northern kingdom, it draws parallels between his relationship with his unfaithful wife and the relationship between God and his people.

Related Names

VariantsHoshea, Oshea
Other Languages & CulturesHosee(Biblical Greek) Hoshea(Biblical Hebrew) Osee(Biblical Latin)
User SubmissionHošea


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Entry updated May 29, 2020