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Gender: Female Meaning of Jezebel: "not exalted" Origin of Jezebel: Hebrew

The name Jezebel is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "not exalted". Jezebel and is often added to lists like Cool Girls' Names - Rare, Unique and Unusual and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

From the experts:

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

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

Pop Culture References for the name Jezebel

Jezebel, character in the Kingdom Keepers series by Ridley Pearson
"Jezebel," song by American band Iron & Wine
Jezebel "Jez" Redfern, character in the Night World series by L. J. Smith, feminist blog owned by Gawker Media
"Jezebel," 1938 movie
Jezebel Jet, character in "Batman" comics
Jezebelle, DC comics superhero
"The Return of Jezebel James," TV sitcom
Jezebel Tripp, character on British TV series "Midsomer Murders"
"Jezebel" song by Sade