Gender: Female Meaning of Messiah: "expected savior or deliverer" Origin of Messiah: Aramaic

Messiah Origin and Meaning

The name Messiah is a girl's name of Aramaic origin meaning "expected savior or deliverer".

Highly unusual -- and audacious -- name chosen by basketball star Allen Iverson.

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Wittyusername103 Says:


This is not a name.

Orchid_Lover Says:


I think it's no worse on a girl than a boy. Why would it be worse on a girl...because a female couldn't be the messiah? But I just hate the name on either gender and think it's awful. I hope that I don't make some rude face if I ever meet one.

faithnamer Says:


Oh, ok! Thanks for explaining :)

Guest Says:


I meant I can't take them seriously lol like I can't imagine a politician running for office named Messiah for instance (they like to change their names for their careers anyhow). If I saw Messiah on a resume I'd be like "really?!", that kinda thing.

faithnamer Says:


What did you mean by "take a child" though? Haha

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I would feel like saying something similar.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Seems reasonable.

Guest Says:


well probably out of anger like "why the f--k would you name your daughter Messiah?!"

faithnamer Says:


Um... What?

Guest Says:


I would never take a child named Messiah seriously and I'd probably cuss the parents out. Come on now.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I am really horrified over this! Just please no. It's realky bad to name your kid Messiah, especially a girl. What is the world coming to these days?!

KittyMomma246 Says:


Horrible! lol
It sounds really arrogant & bizarre.

writtenmania Says:


I don't think it would be good to name your child this tho it has a feminine sounding quality, similar to mariah, people will think you are very arrogant and disrespectful to religion.