"not exalted"

Jezebel Origin and Meaning

The name Jezebel is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "not exalted".

Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab in the Hebrew Book of Kings, has long had a bad girl reputation. But in the modern secular world, this is somewhat mitigated by the feminist perspective of her as a strong woman, the power behind the throne. Previously avoided as a baby name, Jezebel is now, along with the also previously avoided Delilah and Desiree, coming into use, helped by its relation to other 'bel' name such as Isabel and Bella.

The popular feminist celebrity blog Jezebel upped the name's cool factor. Jezebel is the title of one of Bette Davis's best known early films.

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Famous People Named Jezebel

  • JezebelBiblical queen
  • Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger (born 1971)English jewelry designer; daughter of singer Mick Jagger

Jezebel in Pop Culture

  • "Jezebel" song by Sade
  • Jezebelcharacter in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson
  • "Jezebel" song by American band Iron & Wine
  • Jezebel "Jez" Redferncharacter in the Night World series by L. J. Smith
  • Jezebel.comfeminist blog owned by Gawker Media
  • "Jezebel" 1938 movie
  • Jezebel Jetcharacter in "Batman" comics
  • JezebelleDC comics superhero
  • "The Return of Jezebel James" TV sitcom
  • Jezebel Trippcharacter on British TV series "Midsomer Murders"