Azriel Name Meaning & Origin
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Derived from Azrael - one of the arch angels (?), and also the name of Gargamels cat in the Smurfs!
also a character from dc comics batman and robin
The name Azriel/Azrael is the traditional name of the angel of death in many religions. I do not recommend anyone naming their child after the name of the angel of death.
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I know a kid named Azriel. It's pronounced AYZ-ree-uhl instead of AHZ-ri-ehl.
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There are several names that sound similar but are spelled slightly differently. Because this name is Hebrew in origin, the variation is not surprising. Azriel means "Help of God" or "God's help".
It can be read in many places that this name means "God is my help" but it will be wise to keep in mind that the name Azriel/Azrael is the traditional name of the angel of death in many religions. I don't recommend naming your child the same name as the angel of death.
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Azriel of Gerona, Azriel ben Menahem (Heb. עזריאל בן מנחם) (c. 1160 – c. 1238) was one of the most important kabbalists in the Catalan town of Girona (north of Barcelona) during the thirteenth century when it was an important center of Kabbalah. He is the teacher of the most important figure from the kabbalist community of Girona, Nahmanides.
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Azrael is a black metal band from Minnesota, USA, formed by Lord Samaiza and Algol in 1999. In 2000, their first demo tape entitled "Virulent Darkness" was self-released by the band. In 2001, their second demo tape "Unto Death" was self-released. In early 2002 Azrael released an extremely limited rehearsal demo consisting of improvised ambient/noise experimentation simply entitled "Noise".