🔼The name Azaziah in the Bible
The name Azaziah is actually Azaziahu. Almost all Hebrew names that end with iah also occur slightly expanded, ending with iahu. But the English translations of the Bible traditionally only list the iah-form and omit the iahu-form. The name Azaziah only occurs as Azaziahu in the Bible, but, true to tradition, we'll continue to speak of Azaziah:
There are three men named Azaziah in the Bible, all relatively late in the narrative:
🔼Etymology of the name Azaziah
The name Azaziah consists of two elements. The first part of our name comes from the root-verb עזז ('azaz), meaning to be strong:
The final part of the name Azaziah is the appellative יה (Yah) = יהו (Yahu) = יו (Yu), which in turn are abbreviated forms of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
For a meaning of the name Azaziah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Yahweh Is Strong. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Strengthened Of The Lord. And BDB Theological Dictionary reads Yahweh Is Mighty.