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Gender: Male Meaning of Hezekiah: "God gives strength" Origin of Hezekiah: Hebrew Hezekiah's Popularity in 2017: #613

The name Hezekiah is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "God gives strength". Hezekiah is ranked #613 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This name of an influential Old Testament king of Judah is one that would challenge even the most adventurous biblical name-seeker, but it does have the modernizing short forms Zeke or Kiah.

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Famous People Named Hezekiah

Hezekiah, King of Judah
Hezekiah, son of Neariah, of the House of David (1 Chr. 3:23)
Hezekiah, son of Chobar, who helped Eleazar, son of Simon, during in the Zealot Temple siege of 68 A.D.
Hezekiah, 9th-century Khazar ruler
Hezekiah Gaon, last Gaon of the Yeshiva of Pumbedita 1038-1040
Hezekiah Niles, American newspaperman
Chaim Hezekiah Medini, rabbi who worked among the Krymchaks
Hezekiah Linthicum Bateman, American stage actor
Hezekiah Bradley Smith, U.S. Congressman from New Jersey
Hezekiah Ochuka, ruler of Kenya for six hours in 1982
Hezekiah Davis, American rapper
Hezekiah Walker, American Gospel singer

Pop Culture References for the name Hezekiah


jes Says:


I really love this name and plan to name my son Hezekiah one day! (farrrr in the future! lol) but I would have his nickname be Ki :) (like Kai/Ky) but I do think Hezzy is cute too in all honesty! I love that it is hebrew and my jewish side of the family will appreciate that but also it's pretty unique and I personally think it's very handsome and cool!

SunKissedChild Says:


I don't think it's too much, I think it actually works really well

Essa Says:


Oh I love Ezzie! I know an Ezekiel who goes by Ezzie too. I'm a bit worried about the alliteration in Henry Hezekiah, do you not think it's a bit much?

SunKissedChild Says:


I love Hezekiah (see post below)! My husband was the one who suggested it too :) I love Henry Hezekiah, it sounds great! We have Elliott Hezekiah for a future son, nickname Ezzie. I like your idea of the nickname Ziah too.

Essa Says:


Also, I considered the nickname Ziah if I did actually name my son Hezekiah. To me it just seems more masculine than Kiah, probably because of the similarity to Zion. I'd appreciate your opinions on Ziah!

If my husband had his way he'd call him Hezzy for short, that's definitely not happening!

Essa Says:


I thought my husband was mad when he suggested Hezekiah for our son but now it's really growing on me. I don't think I'll ever use it as a first name but possibly as a middle name. I currently like Isaac Hezekiah and Henry Hezekiah. I believe my husband's main reason for liking it is because along Hezekiah in the Bible is a great guy worthy of being names after.

SunKissedChild Says:


One of my favourite names! My husband really wanted to use it for a first name, and although I adore it, I'm not brave enough. I will definitely be using it as a middle name though. King Hezekiah was a great man who did amazing things. We studied him in school and I loved reading the Bible stories with him in it too. Although I have never met a Hezekiah, I have a few friends of friends that have this name or have used it for a child.