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Yahweh has helped
Characteristics of Azaria
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Azaria
Azaria is a variant spelling of Azariah, which is actually a Biblical masculine name. Modern American parents, however, have hijacked this ancient Hebrew name and made it female through usage. In Hebrew (עֲזַרְיָה) the name means “Yahweh has helped” which is apropos once you’re familiar with Azariah’s Biblical story. Azariah lived around 600 B.C. during the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem under Nebuchadnezzar II. He is mentioned as one of three nobly born Jews who remained faithful to their Hebrew God (the other two being Shadrach and Meshach). Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are the Babylonian equivalents to Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, respectively (their original Hebrew names). The Babylonian names given to the three men refer instead to Babylonian pagan gods. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, along with Daniel, were hand-picked by King Nebuchadnezzar to serve in his court. He selected these high born Judeans specifically for their good appearance and wisdom. What Nebuchadnezzar failed to understand was that these three Israelite men were completely devoted to their own God first and foremost. When the king realized that Shadrach (Hananiah), Meshach (Mishael) and Abednego (Azariah) paid no respect to him or his Babylonian gods, in a rage he ordered their executions by the fiery furnace (a common Babylonian punishment). An angel of God intervened and kept the men out of harm’s way so that “the fire had no power over [their] bodies” and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego emerged from the blazing furnace unscathed. Nebuchadnezzar was so impressed by the miraculous scene that he allowed the three men to worship their own God freely while also promoting them in the province of Babylon. So Abednego/Azariah’s story is illustrative of God’s protection over those who demonstrate unwavering devotion to Him. In return, God (or Yahweh) “helped” Azariah and his fellow Jews avoid certain death by fire.
Popularity of the Name Azaria
Azaria is a very modern name for girls; it only just appeared on the charts in 2005. The name has only seen low usage, so it’s not very common. Azariah is also in circulation for American baby girls, but no longer enough to even make the Top 1000 list. We would venture to guess that most American parents are unaware of this relatively obscure Biblical story featuring Azariah and the fiery furnace. Still, the feminine sensibility of the name’s sound (ending with the “-ia(h)” suffix) provides the logic behind Azaria’s usage for baby girls. Even though Azariah was a minor male figure in the Bible, the name’s etymology has universal application for the religious minded parent, i.e., God has helped. It’s a comforting notion for sure.
Popularity of the Girl Name Azaria
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Literary Characters of the Baby Name Azaria
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Famous People Named Azaria
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Personality of the Girl Name Azaria
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Azaria