Tirzah Name Meaning & Origin

Tirzah

Pronunciation: TEER-zə (key)

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My husband and I just named our daughter Tirzah. I was a little worried people would think it was weird, but everyone loves it so far. We have gotten a few comments that we're saying it wrong - the actual hebrew word is pronounced "tirtsah" with the accent on the second syllable. (I usually respond that her name is "tirtsah" like my husband's name is "yonatan" - in other words, as long as we're speaking English, it's not her name.)
My daughter is named Tirzah Clover. I tell her she is my delight and my lucky charm! We have yet to meet another Tirzah.

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Means "pleasantness" or "favorable" or "delight" (this being Hebrew, where they stretch the meanings of words).

One of the daughters of Zelophehad in the Old Testament (Numbers 27), who asked of Moses, and were granted, their father's land when he died without male heirs (a piece of radical feminism in those times).

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Tirzah Ellen was Miss World 2011.

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Tirzah is the name of Ben-Hur's sister in the movie Ben-Hur.

In Song of Solomon 6:4, it says, "You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling, As lovely as Jerusalem," which refers to Tirzah the ancient city.

William Blake wrote a poem entitled "To Tirzah" in which he seems to be rejecting her for materialism. Not an accurate interpretation of the Biblical story, but fascinating anyway.

Tirzah, main character in Sara Douglass' novel "Threshold"

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