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Gender: Female Meaning of Kezia: "cassia tree" Origin of Kezia: Hebrew

Kezia Origin and Meaning

The name Kezia is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "cassia tree".

This lively Old Testament nature name (belonging to one of the three beautiful daughters of Job) may be missing from the current US Top 1000 list, but it ranks highly here on Nameberry — making it one to watch!

Also spelled KeziaH, the name has multiple legitimate pronunciations — from "KEE-szhah" to "KEZ-ee-ah" to "keh-ZYE-ah" — and comes complete with the sweet and sparky nickname Kizzy. A related name is the lovely cinnamon-scented Cassia, which beginning to be discovered by lovers of the fashionable Cas- clan.

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Pop Culture References for the name Kezia

Kissie, Ketzi, Kessie, Kezi, Kizzy, Kessy, Keziah, Ketziah, Kezzie, Kizzie, Kazia, Kaziah, Ketzia

Comments

frenchviolet Says:

2017-12-01T19:11:47

This is my name, and I pronounce it KEZ-EE-AH. My mother read it in The Diddakoi as a child and loved it, but I've never really liked it - probably due to nobody at school being able to pronounce it at first!

Marlee27 Says:

2017-10-18T01:33:47

The Nameberry description is so disrespectful! "Kezia is an Old Testament name -- she was one of the three daughters of Job -- widely used for slaves and still most common in the African-American community. This lovely, distinctive name -- along with others like Jemima -- deserves full emancipation." This failed attempt at wit is so inappropriate. I shouldn't have to point out that jokes about slavery aren't funny. Come on. Beyond that, the message that a name should be freed from Black culture and appropriated by white people is disturbing and very racist. It's a theme I see often in name discussions but people aren't usually so blatant about it. This is wrong on many levels and I am sad to see it here.

Aless White Says:

2017-03-02T21:18:39

My adult daughter's name is Kezia. I read Rumer Godden's "The Diddakoi" when I was 17 and vowed to use the name if I ever had a daughter (father having no say in the matter :-) ). Our first born was Kezia - dark hair,dark brown eyes and olive skin.Suits her down to the ground! and she loves it ! Never call her Kezzy but you CAN call her Kez....

attery squash Says:

2016-06-24T07:58:03

I have always thought it was pronounced Ke-ZYE-ah...

alexandramae Says:

2015-09-21T01:06:25

I only know one person with this name, pronounced Kuh-zy-uh. Of course, it's likely her parents read the name and didn't hear it before naming her, since her father was a Pastor.

Sarastarnamenerd Says:

2015-09-21T00:42:33

I have also heard it pronounced KAY- jah the j sounding like the s in usually. I would like to know the correct pronunciation though

yvonne_virginia Says:

2015-07-28T16:26:41

I always though that is was KEE-zee-ah (or -uh.)

namenerd8 Says:

2015-07-28T15:55:55

I go to school with a girl named Kezia, she pronounces it KEZ-ee-ah

Paige_Mackenzie Says:

2015-07-28T14:51:29

Is this pronounced KEZ-ee-ah or KET-see-ah?

unicornluvgirl Says:

2014-07-11T14:49:22

Pretty!