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Gender: Female Pronunciation: KEE-zee-ah, KEE-szhah, KEZ-ee-ah, keh-ZYE-ah Meaning of Keziah: "cassia tree" Origin of Keziah: Hebrew

The name Keziah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "cassia tree". Keziah and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

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 Kezia, 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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Famous People Named Keziah

Keziah, Biblical daughter of Job
Keziah Gore, British rhythmic gymanast
Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard, American plantation mistress in South Carolina
Hannah Keziah Clapp, American educator and suffragist
Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu), Nigerian male singer-songwriter
Keziah Daum, the girl who caused Twitter outrage by wearing a qipao

Pop Culture References for the name Keziah

Keziah, gargoyle in movie "I, Frankenstein"
"Keziah Dane," novel by Sue Grafton
Keziah Mason, a witch in H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)
James Keziah Delaney, Tom Hardy's character in Taboo (TV Series)


FractalShadow Says:


I like this name a lot. It definitely sounds unisex. On a boy, it might be short for Hezekiah, but it is unusual enough that it could work well on a girl too.

iipostmvh Says:


Agreed! That line is very poor (and offensive).

jxmann Says:


"The lovely, distinctive Keziah — along with others like her biblical sister Jemima — deserves full emancipation."
Are we seriously making slavery puns here? I apologize for the tangential comment...I was really just interested in learning more about this name, but I have to say that I don't think a "joke" about slavery when describing a name popular in the African American community constitutes tasteful content.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I originally thought this was a boy name, and that opinion was further solidified by the character "James Keziah Delaney" from the tv show Taboo. Pronounced "Kee-zee-uh" or "kee-szhah", I think it works quite well for a girl. But pronounced "Keh-ZIE-uh", which is the ony way I've ever heard it said, I prefer it far more for a boy.

Haids1987 Says:


I thought it was a boy's name.

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morning_glory Says:


I know someone who pronounces it KEH-zee-ah, which seems the most natural pronunciation anyway - I don't know where they've got the 'kee' sound from. Other people apparently pronounce it - or try to pronounce it - as KET-zee-ah.

Wittyusername103 Says:


I'm slowly falling in love with this.

RoddyThlayli Says:


This sounds unisex to me.

Zelliew Says:


Not a fan of Keziah

eveyalecia Says:


I've only known one girl with this name, and she too pronounced it "keh-zee-uh."

rose Says:


we pronounce my friends name Ka-zi-ah and it is spelt the same way

madmaddie Says:


I know a girl named this and she pronounces it “Keh-zee-ah”. But that may just be wrong, I don't know.

ARead Says:


pronounced "KEZ-ee-ah", it's not an uncommon name in England, esp. with Christians

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


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Guest Says:


I know it's Biblical but it just sounds weird.

Guest Says:


Yuck. Not a fan at all.

KiwiMarie Says:


I'm surprised that the pronunciation guide says "KEE-zee-ah or KEE-szhah" because other sites say it's "ke-ZI-ah", where the "zi" rhymes with "sky," much like other Biblical names ending in "iah" like Josiah, Jeremiah, etc.