Variation of Keziah
"cassia tree"

Kizzy Origin and Meaning

The name Kizzy is a girl's name meaning "cassia tree".

Kizzy was a character in Alex Haley's Roots; this and other Keziah variations were widely used among enslaved people. In Roots the name is explained by the hero Kunta as 'you sit down' or 'you stay put' in the Mandinka language meaning that 'this child would never get sold away'.

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Famous People Named Kizzy

  • Kizzy Yuanda Constance GetrouwDutch actress/singer
  • Kizzy CrawfordBarbadian,Welsh singer
  • Kizzy Kay NealBritish teen mother, subject of film "Kizzy: Mum at 14"

Kizzy in Pop Culture

  • Kizzy Waller Leacharacter in book/TV miniseries "Roots"
  • Kizzy "Kiz" Shoemakercharacter in web series "Afterworld"
  • Kizzycharacter on TV's "Snobs"
  • Kizzycharacter in "Turn Left at Gilgamesh" by Rory Winston
  • Kizzyorphaned Romani or traveller girl who faces persecution, grief and loss in a hostile, close,knit village community in Rumer Godden's children's novel "The Diddakoi" (1972)
  • "Kizzy" 1976 BBC adaptation of Rumer Godden's "The Diddakoi"
  • "Kizzy"song by Don McKenzie