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What does Kezia mean?

Kezia Pronunciation of Kezia [kezia] as a girls' name is pronounced ke-ZYE-ah. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kezia is "cassia tree". Cassia is the generic name for a variety of trees and shrubs, one of which produces cinnamon. Biblical: one of the three fair daughters of Job. The name was adopted by the Puritans and introduced to America in the 18th century.

Associated with: biblical, fair (beautiful), puritans, 18th century.


Kezia has 10 variants: Kazia, Kessie, Kessy, Ketzia, Ketziah, Keziah, Kezzie, Kissie, Kizzie and Kizzy.

Affiliated girl names: Cassia, Jemima, Keisha, Keren and Lakeisha.

Creative forms:
(female) Kelzia, Kesi, ..

(male) Keid, Kesey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kezia Jordan (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kezia?

Kezia is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Kezia is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Keziah (#1414 in 2015), Keren (#1722), Lakeisha, Kizzy, Jemima, Keisha and Kizzie are the prominent variation forms of Kezia (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Kezia were favored as baby names during 1970-1979 (average #1317) and have become much less widespread since (#1876, 84%), with forms such as Keisha becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jemima, Keisha, Keren, Keziah, Kizzie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kizzy, Lakeisha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kezia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kezia is alike in pronunciation to Kaci, Kacie, Kasi, Kasie, Kassia and Kasya. Other suggested similar names are Belia, Betia, Celia, Cesia, Decia, Delia, Femia, Fenia, Hedia, Hefzia, Henia, Hepzia (see Hephzibah), Kacia, Kadia, Kaia, Kalia, Kasia, Keala, Keana, Keara, Kecia, Keelia, Keera, Kefira, Keicia, Keira, Kelda, Kelila, Kelsa, Kena, Kenda, Keni, Kenia, Kenina, Kennia, Kenya, Kenza, Kenzie, Keona, Kera, Kerin, Kerria, Kesha, Keshia, Kesia, Ketifa, Kevia, Kevina, Keyla, Kia, Kicia, Kiria, Kyria, Lecia, Lelia, Lexia, Media, Melia, Nelia, Netia, Pazia, Pelia, Razia, Selia, Tazia, Tesia, Venia, Zelia and Zenia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kezia.

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