Gender: Female Meaning of Kizzy: "cassia tree" Origin of Kizzy: Variation of Keziah

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 for slaves. 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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WriterNotPrego Says:


Too nickname-y for my taste.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I've been watching the reboot of Roots and, I have to say, I really like this name, and definitely favour the 'stay put' meaning over the bland and unimpressive 'cassia tree' one. I think that Kizzy is quite a strong name due to the character-connection, and given the story behind it, Kizzy also has a fair amount of dignity and distinction to it as well. However, unlike other cute names along the lines of Lottie and Betsy, Kizzy doesn't have that traditional/classic vintage vibe backing it which, to me, leaves it with a somewhat juvenile, more baby-oriented appeal. As such, I feel like it would be more appropriate as a nickname. However, to my ears, the fuller version Keziah is masculine and a would stick out like a sore thumb amongst all the Arabellas, Lucys, Daphnes and Willows.

Still, overall, Kizzy is a pretty and charming name.