Azariah Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Azaria:
Derived from the Hebrew Azariah (help of God). The name is borne in the Bible by a king of Judah.
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Ranked 985 for females in 2009
OTHER SCRIPTS: עֲזַרְיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: az-ə-RIE-ə (English)
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Azariah is a male biblical name pronounced ah-zah-RIY-uh, but as a contemporary girl's name it's generally pronounced ah-ZAH-ree-uh.
Means "YAHWEH has helped" in Hebrew, derived from עָזַר ('azar) meaning "help" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. This is the name of many Old Testament characters including of one of the three men the Babylonian king ordered cast into a fiery furnace. His Babylonian name was Abednego.
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Azaria Chamberlain, was a nine-week-old Australian baby who disappeared in 1980, while camping with her family.
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"A Cry in the Dark", docudrama film that chronicles the case of Azaria Chamberlain. Meryl Streep, was nominated for an Oscar for her role.